Mammy Goose continues the Tron's tradition of savvy, subversive and witty yuletide shows
- Gareth K Vile
- 15 November 2018
Musical director Ross Brown tells us more about this year's Tron panto
'Every year the Tron panto brings with it something fresh and exciting,' say musical director Ross Brown. With pantomime king Johnny McKnight on directing, writing and performing duties, 2018's Mammy Goose continues the Tron's run of pop-culture savvy, subversive and witty yuletide productions that manage to pay tribute to tradition while adding a contemporary sass and a gallus wit.
The story is a familiar favourite – McKnight's Mammy has to choose between eternal youth or friendship – and the cast includes familiar faces from previous years' festivities. As composer and musical director, Brown is the presence in the pit that keeps the show swinging and the songs sparkling.
Having been involved since 2009, and now on his sixth seasonal celebration as musical director, Brown admits he can't wait for Christmas. 'There is always a great atmosphere both on and off stage. I enjoy being a part of something original and working alongside a cracking team of people.' But Brown knows that there is always a secret ingredient.
'I love the enthusiasm and unpredictability of a Tron audience, some of whom you recognise year in year out,' he says. 'Everyone gets into the Christmas spirit and is up for a good laugh. Bring on this year!'
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 27 Nov–Sun 6 Jan.