Olivier Award winning theatre director Cora Bissett’s latest production - GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story - has received rave reviews from Glasgow audiences after a successful run at Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre.
“GRIT the day after is still making me want to dance, create and cry.”
The visually spectacular theatrical show explores the life journey of Martyn Bennett - one of Scotland's most innovative musical maverick visionaries.
Bennett stormed the underground music scene in the 90s with his unique blend of songs from the Gaelic tradition of the west highlands, songs from the travellers’ tradition and spliced them with cutting edge dance music.
“GRIT is great. Exhilarating and moving.”
The story charts his phenomenal musical imagination, passion and fierce love of life. His patriotism and dedication to the people who inspired his ground-breaking creations, and his fight against the cancer which ultimately robbed him of his short life at 33 all play a part of this vivid creation from Cora Bissett.
Supported by a brilliant cast, dance artists and world-class trapeze artists; the show features stunning choreography by Montreal-based choreographer Dana Gingras, set against the backdrop of Martyn's legendary dance music in its original form.
“Forget Wicked, this is the must see show of the year – loved it!”
GRIT: The Martyn Bennett Story forms part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and will now tour to Druimfin, Mull from 20-22 June
Fans are also in for another treat as a mini music festival of artists inspired by his work will take place from 19-22 June on Mull; featuring among others, brilliant folk visionaries LAU, McFalls Chamber, India Alba, Mischa MacPherson Trion and Sorren MacLean.