GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story

GRIT: The Martyn Bennet Story (photo: Richard Kellett)

The world premiere of GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story takes place next month at Tramway as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

This new production is a visually spectacular theatrical exploration of one of Scotland's most innovative musical maverick visionaries, Martyn Bennett, who stormed the underground music scene in the 90s with his unique blend of Gaelic and world song with cutting edge dance music.

Directed by Cora Bissett and written by one of Scotland's brightest writing talents, Kieran Hurley, in collaboration with Cora and the company, the production will take the audience through Martyn’s incredible life journey - unveiling the story of his phenomenal musical imagination, passion, fierce love of life, music, the country and people who inspired his ground-breaking creations, and his fight against the cancer which ultimately robbed him of his short life at 33.

To reflect the explosive, high octane yet delicate layers within his music, world-class trapeze artists and stunning choreography by Montreal-based choreographer Dana Gingras will come together to create a visual extravaganza, set against the backdrop of Martyn's legendary dance music in its original form.

To make the show's opening Martyn’s legendary GRIT album has also been officially re-released as part of the Real World Gold series.

GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story will showcase at two locations – Glasgow’s Tramway from 3-7 June, including matinees on Thursday 5 June and Saturday 7 June at 2pm, and at Druimfin, Mull from 20-22 June.

Visit the Tramway website to buy tickets.