Boundless Theatre


1–18 Nov 2011
Written & directed by John Retallack

How do you find your limits without breaking the rules? Teenagers need to play truant from their parents to establish their own identity, their own personal values. But what happens when parents play truant from their children, when they avoid their parental duties? Everyone has family, but who is making and who is breaking the rules?

‘Truant’ is a provocative new piece of theatre set in, and inspired by, the people of Glasgow. ‘Truant’ is the result of interviews with a diverse range of people from communities across the city exploring responses to questions about family values, the challenges of modern parenting and the place of children in society.

Featuring a cast of eight and combining performance, movement, music and live debate, ‘Truant’ is an unmissable event.

A Boundless Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland co-production.

Sponsored by ScottishPower with additional support from the Scottish Government.

This is a past production


Ruchill Community Centre
Penilee Community Centre
Jordanhill Church
Reidvale Neighbourhood Centre
St Robert’s Hall
Cranhill Development Trust
Hutchesons’ Grammar School
Castlemilk Community Centre
Maryhill Burgh Hall
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

★★★★ This show opens up a powerful debate about the importance of public space, a sense of community, and supporting families in difficulties. The Scotsman