Just announced is 'Grit' - a theatrical performance celebrating the inspiring life and music of one of Scotland’s most innovative, pioneering and influential musicians; the tragically late Martyn Bennett. This is an ambitious new cross-form, Scots-Canadian production directed by multi-award winning Director Cora Bissett ( Olivier award winning RoadKill, Creative Scotland award winning ‘Whatever gets You through the Night’ and bold new political musical ‘Glasgow Girls’.) And written by Kieran Hurley (‘Beats’/Chalk Farm/ ‘Rantin’) one of Scotland’s most exciting, politically urgent voices.
Reflecting Martyn’s own Scots-Canadian heritage, Grit- The Martyn Bennett Story will be an exciting International collaboration with Canada’s renowned choreographer Dana Gringas (of ‘Animals of Distinction’) and some of Canada’s finest circus artists (Francois Gravel on trapeze) who will both work alongside an ensemble of Scotland’s dance and aerial artists, actors, live folk singers, and classical musicians, whilst of course featuring Martyn’s groundbreaking dance music in it’s original form.
This ambitious piece is set to take place in Scotland - at the Glasgow’s Tramway One and in Mull Theatre during the Midsummer weekend.
Martyn released his last album Grit on Real World Records in October 2003.