See Five Minute Theatre live at the Tron, Glasgow


A glimpse into Five Minute Theatre: ‘Protest’

Who’s protesting?
Five Minute Theatre protesters are celebrated playwrights, primary school children, teenage drama groups, community theatre projects, professional theatre companies, accomplished actors, 1st year HNC acting students, opera singers, aerial artists, amateur theatre-makers and one-man-bands, dancers, feminist collectives, musicians and cyclists…

What are they protesting about?
Body hair, death, penguins, threesomes, sustainability, smart phones, independence, government, apathy, Protestantism, social norms, Catholicism, banks, love, kettling, war, ice lollies, homelessness, feet, the media, Granpaw Broon, censorship, cutbacks, drivers…

How are they protesting?
Through drama, dance, physical theatre, performance poetry, puppetry, aerial performance, human Punch & Judy, song, improv, monologue, video, Q+A, flashmob, kettling, music, opera, verbatim, theatre-on-wheels…

Where are they protesting from?
From the Middle East to Easterhouse, from Malibu to Midlothian, from Beijing to Bristol, from London and Lancaster, Musselburgh and Milan…

In which venues are they performing?
Church halls, nightclubs, theatres, outdoor amphitheatres, school halls, dance halls, studios and community centres…

Site-specific locations include:
A seaside cottage, a demolished theatre, an empty shop, an outdoor bubble bath, style bars, football pubs…

Scottish Five Minute Protests come from:
Aberdeen, Alexandria, Ayrshire, Bo’ness, Buckhaven, Coatbridge, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Glenrothes, Halbeath, Midlothian, Musselburgh, Newport on Tay, Orkney and Port Skerra…

English Five Minute Protests come from:
Bristol, Lancaster and London…

International Five Minute Protests come from:
Malibu, California; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China

Tickets are now available for the event’s live hub, The Victorian Bar at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre.

The event is free, but advance booking is highly recommended via the Tron Theatre box office on 0141 552 4267.

Between 6pm and midnight on May 1st, the various live, live-streamed and pre-recorded performances will play on-stage and on-screen to a limited capacity audience in the bar, with a further audience of thousands expected to experience the event online at

Both the live and live-online audiences are encouraged to interact through the live chat facility at and via twitter, using the hashtag #fiveminutetheatre.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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