A faint glimmer of festive hope

Photo by Ian Watson
Photo by Ian Watson

The usual festive pantomimes leaving you cold? Then head to Tramway this week, where Glas(s) Performance promises a show to give you the warmest of glows.

The family-friendly Glimmer kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) following a sneak preview on Saturday and runs until December 21 — giving southside audiences plenty of chances to get into the Christmas spirit.

The show explores the real-life relationship between sisters Megan and Rosie Reid, and aims to find true meaning in the fraught festive season.

Despite her best attempts to stay positive, Megan can’t help but feel down about everything — so it’s perhaps just as well that Rosie is there to remind her of all the little things, offering that glimmer of comfort and joy Megan needs.

And just as Megan begins to think she’ll never feel hopeful again, things begin to change...

Join the sisters on a special Christmas journey filled with stories, live music and seasonal magic, courtesy of artistic directors Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore — also the team behind last year’s large scale arts project Albert Drive, which chronicled the lives of real people living and working on the bustling Pollokshields street.

Tramway hosts Glimmer from Dec 10-21, with performance times varying — visit for a full schedule.

Tickets are available on the website, or from 0845 330 3501, and cost £12/£8 or £32 for family tickets (two adults and two children).