I’m absolutely delighted to announce that the show about my athletic journey, Tetra-Decathlon, will be presented during Festival 2018, part of Glasgow 2018.
A year ago, when doing a reccy of Glasgow to see if I might like to live here, I met with Lorenzo Mele at Glasgow Life. I told him about what I’d been up to, and the show I wanted to make about it. I couldn’t believe it when he told me that 6 sports would join forces to hold their European Championships in and around the city in 2018, and that there would be a cultural festival alongside it. What a perfect fit.
The show will be produced by Showroom. The wonderful Jenna Watt will continue to direct the piece, and I’m very pleased to once again be working with Sue Mayes as the show’s designer (this will be our third production together) . Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling are our generous co-producers, and it’s really exciting to have a link through them to University of Stirling; Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence (who can hopefully teach me a thing or two about what I should have been doing in training).
Festival 2018 runs alongside the sporting events, from 2-12 August. Tetra-Decathlon will premiere at the Tron- located near the Festival hub in Glasgow’s Merchant City- and will go on to tour several venues close to the sporting action. More details coming soon.
Huge thanks to Glasgow 2018 and Macrobert; as well as to TronLab, Tom McGrath Trust, and as ever my teammates and coaches, without whom we couldn’t have got to this stage.