Dates and times
Saturday's performance is followed by a post-show talk, 8.30 – 9pm
1,210km is an explosive new show that will inspire, question and provoke. Award winning young performance companies from Berlin and Glasgow explore ideas of cross-cultural identity, connection and belonging as they ask the question: ‘what is the space between us?’
This show has been created by young participants from Theater an der Parkaue and Glasgow's Junction 25, through a creative and cultural exchange over a number of months, and through digital technology.
They will only meet twice in the run-up to the show opening. The first time was for an intensive development weekend in February, and they will next come together in person for the final production week in August.
Tramway is delighted to host the premiere of 1,210km before it transfers to Berlin. The Glasgow performances are part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. It is without doubt one of the most daring collaborations taking place between the two cities as a result of Festival 2018.
About the companies
Theater an der Parkaue, Young State Theatre of Berlin is a repertory theatre for children and young people. It is subsidised by the federal state Berlin, making it the largest state theatre for young audiences in Germany. Since its foundation in 1950 more than 8 million people visited the house, watching over 500 productions.
Junction 25 is an awarding-winning theatre company made of young people aged 11-18. They make original performances, using theatre as a platform on which to explore, document and share their ideas, opinions and unique perspective on what it means to be a young person today. In over ten years they have made over 15 pieces of work, and garnered nominations and awarrds. Most recently, in 2015, they won the prestigious CATS Whiskers award for an outstanding achievement in pioneering and high-quality work by young people.
Junction 25 is co-produced by Glas(s) Performance and Tramway, and 1,210 km is supported by Goethe-Institut and Festival 2018.