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SPRING/SUMMER 2017


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SPOTLIGHT: SSIONS OPEN SUBMI se’s most some of the Traver on ht lig a g in in Sh tivities... exciting offstage ac

The Traverse is the only theatre in Scotland dedicated to new writing. Discovering the most promising emerging writers, nurturing their skills and producing their work on our stages lies at the very heart of what we do. We’re always on the hunt for fresh and exciting new stories which reflect the world in which we live, and make us question where we might be headed next.

“Open Submissions throws open a door to new talent and ensures a fresh pipeline of diverse voices to our stages. It embodies so much of what we stand for, and we encourage as many people as possible to tell us their stories.” Orla O’Loughlin, Artistic Director

For two months every year, we accept scripts from any writer from the UK and Ireland through our Open Submissions scheme. A panel of expert readers, who are all active theatremakers, read each script we receive – some of which, such as Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke and Milk

by Ross Dunsmore, end up on our stages during our iconic August festival.

“Every play was a new play once, every writer a new writer. I think the Traverse, perhaps more than anywhere, understands, nourishes and respects that.” Ross Dunsmore, writer of Milk

Open Submissions kickstarts exciting conversations with artists we’ve never met before. And this year, with the support of the Foyle Foundation, we’ll offer dramaturgical support and development to five of the most vital and bold plays we receive, which will be presented as part of a festival of new writing in 2019. To find out more about Open Submissions and writing opportunities at the Traverse, visit traverse.co.uk/writing. To find out how to support the Traverse’s creative learning and engagement projects, such as Open Submissions, turn to page 34. Open Submissions supported by

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CONTENTS

01. Shows

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint

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Nests

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Manpower

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Scotties

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The Macbeths

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The Unreturning

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Stuff

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The Last Witch

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Schooled

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Arctic Oil

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Chrysalis

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First Look Readings

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Class Act

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CONTENTS

03. Get involved Mouthpiece

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Black Beauty

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McGonagall’s Chronicles

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The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

Come in!

Open Submissions

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Open Auditions/Open Booth Sessions

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Take Part

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04. Other info

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02. Bar Events

Traverse Bar Café

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Access

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Support Us

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Thanks

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Calendar

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Talisk

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Soundhouse MUSIC AT THE TRAVERSE FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2018 Thanks once again to The Traverse for letting us take over their bar on Monday evenings (and the

SEPTEMBER

10 Amanda Anne Platt

NOVEMBER

05 The Dime Notes

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Produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór Presented by the Traverse Theatre

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‘One of the most magical theatre initiatives of the last decade.’ THE SCOTSMAN

£13.50


11 SEP – 20 OCT

A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.

OUTSIDE IN

TIPPING THE HAT

TUE 11 – SAT 15 SEP, 1PM; FRI 14 SEP, 7PM

TUE 2 – SAT 6 OCT, 1PM; FRI 5 OCT, 7PM

Jay hasn’t left his flat in years due to a fear of the outside world, exacerbated by an endless cycle of TV news. It’s not a problem though; online shopping and his mum are all he really needs anyway. But when a gun is inexplicably posted through his letterbox and two unwelcome visitors come knocking, Jay can’t hide any longer. The outside world is coming to him.

Presented in classic revue format, Tipping the Hat brings the satirical songs of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, a stage duo of the 50s and 60s, to a contemporary audience. Two men and a piano invite you to enjoy some silliness, be touched by elegant sadness, savour humanity and revel in delicious wit.

TAP DANCING WITH JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

By Alan Bissett

By Chris Grady

By James Runcie

TUE 18 – SAT 22 SEP, 1PM; FRI 21 SEP, 7PM

Paris, spring 1956, where Fred Astaire, the world’s greatest dancer, Jean-Paul Sartre, the world’s most influential philosopher and Audrey Hepburn, the world’s most beautiful woman, meet in a musical comedy about existentialism, the meaning of life and tap dancing your way to happiness… It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!

THE LOTTERY

By Donna Franceschild TUE 25 – SAT 29 SEPT, 1PM; FRI 28 SEP, 7PM

IT WISNAE ME

TUE 9 – SAT 13 OCT, 1PM; FRI 12 OCT, 7PM

A police interview room. A table. Jock has been huckled for a crime he says he didn’t commit: imperialism. He has been spotted at the scene, but was he there out of need? Or is Jock, despite what he claims, a racist himself? A political satire posing the question: is Scotland the coloniser or the colonised?

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW By Morag Fullarton

TUE 16 – SAT 20 OCT, 1PM; FRI 19 OCT, 7PM

Before the war, Billy was a budding musician, playing along to silent movies in the picture houses of Glasgow. December 1918, he returns blinded, scarred and stuck in a small town with no job prospects. Between the last few months of WW1 and the immediate aftermath, a strange encounter brings Billy the hope that he may not have played his last picture show. See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information.

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Saleh and Jacek are on a run of bad luck. Saleh’s asylum claim isn’t looking hopeful, Jacek hasn’t been able to send money to his wife in Krakow for months, and they’ve just been ejected from a homeless shelter for ‘rowdy behaviour’. But when a lottery ticket blows into Jacek’s coat as he sleeps, Saleh is convinced their fortunes are about to change.

By John Bett

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World Premiere Frozen Charlotte & Stadium Rock

Image by Mihaela Bodlovic

NESTS

By Xana Marwick FRI 7 – SAT 8 SEP, 8PM Director Heather Fulton Designer Katy Wilson Lighting Designer Gerron Stewart Sound Designers Matt Elliott & Dougal Marwick Video Designer Geraldine Heaney Cast David McKay & Ashleigh More You’ve chosen to take yourself away from things but me, I’m invisible. A frightened, starving boy and his only friend, a crow, encounter a man on the edge of society trying to forget his past. Their meeting begins a surreal journey where magical realism meets real-life media broadcast on life in present day UK.

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Nests is a contemporary tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable.

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frozencharlotte.com / @Frozen_C

Tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £10.50 Under 30s / Students £9 Other concession £6 See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T2

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NOTE: Contains some strong language. Strictly no latecomers. Supported by Creative Scotland


Scottish Premiere Two Destination Language

Image by Alex Brenner

MANPOWER By Alister Lownie

WED 26 – THU 27 SEP, 8PM Performed and devised by Alister Lownie & Katherina Radeva Dramaturg Ben Francombe Designer Katherina Radeva Lighting Designer Vince Field Did you think it would be easy? Did you think it would be fair? Silent battles of power drive a politically complex commentary on Britain’s working men over the last 40 years, as a British man and an Eastern European woman share the stage. Sound-tracked on vinyl by the tunes of those years, it’s theatre for the hard-working modern Britain. Total Theatre Award-winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of the European Union. twodestinationlanguage.com / @2destlang

Tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £10.50 Under 30s / Student £9 Other concession £6 See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T2

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NOTE: Strictly no latecomers. Development supported by Arts Council England and University of Chichester. Tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Post-show Discussion Wed 26 Sep Thu 27 Sep, 8pm shows

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World Premiere Theatre Gu Leòr supported by National Theatre of Scotland and Abbey Theatre

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SCOTTIES

Le/By Muireann Kelly & Frances Poet THU 27 – SAT 29 SEP, 7.30PM Stiùiriche/Director Muireann Kelly Dealbhadair/Designer Charlotte Lane Dealbhadair Solais/Lighting Designer Simon Wilkinson Coireògrafaiche/Choreographer Jessica Kennedy “Beir abhaile ar marbh. / Send home our dead.” A telegram from Ireland in 1937 inspires the untold story of ten young lads from Achill lost in a Scottish bothy fire. The effects reach across the sea, waking the soul of a young Glasgow boy today struggling to find his voice. A powerful new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland.

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Le teileagram à Èirinn ann an 1937 dh’ fhosgail sgeulachd mu dheichnear ghillean òga à Eilean Acla a fhuair bàs ann an tubaiste teine ann am bothan ann an Alba. Is ann an Glaschu an-diugh tha buaidh am bàis a’ dùsgadh anam gille òg ’s e a’ feuchainn ri a ghuth a lorg. Dealbh-chluich ùr dhrùideach le cànan agus ceòl Alba agus Èireann.

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theatreguleor.com / @gaidhligtheatre / #ScottiesTGL Accessible to audiences both with and without Gaelic.

Tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £10.50 Under 30s / Students £9 Other concession £6 See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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NOTE: Contains some strong language. Le taic bho Alba Cruthachail agus Colmcille / Supported by Creative Scotland and Colmcille. Air a cochoimiseanadh le Teatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba agus Theatre Gu Leòr. / Co-commisioned by National Theatre of Scotland and Theatre Gu Leòr.

Post-show Discussion Thu 27 Sep Fri 28 Sep , 7.30pm


Citizens Theatre

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THE MACBETHS

Adapted from the play by William Shakespeare TUE 16 – THU 18 & SAT 20 OCT, 8PM Director Dominic Hill Dramaturg Frances Poet Lighting Designer Stuart Jenkins Composer Matthew Whiteside Sound Designer Tom Penny

Tickets Full price £17 Standard concession £14 Under 30s / Student £12.50 Other concession £9

At the heart of Shakespeare’s darkest play is a disintegrating marriage. This new adaptation using a radically cut version of the text focuses on the relationship between one of the most famous killers in literature and his ambitious wife.

See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information.

First performed at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow in 2017, this brutal and intense production by Citizens Theatre and former Traverse Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill, tells the Bard’s famous story in a powerfully concentrated 70 minutes.

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NOTE: Contains scenes of a sexual nature. Strictly no latecomers.

‘Sweaty, erotic and breathlessly self-destructive.’ THE HERALD shows

‘Dominic Hill is one of the finest directors of classic productions ever to work in Scotland… a rich evening of theatre for anyone who loves Macbeth.’ THE SCOTSMAN

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World Premiere Traverse Theatre Company

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TUE 9 – SAT 20 OCT, 7.30PM THU 11 & SAT 20 OCT, 3PM PREVIEW SAT 6 OCT, 7.30PM Writer Clare Duffy Director Gareth Nicholls We’re dirty. We’re messy. We die. That’s life. Bound to the land. Bound by blood. Bound by oil. A mother and daughter battle to save their children. While Ella fights for her son’s future, Margret is terrified that Ella’s activism will her get killed. Not all mothers know best. Around them, at the mercy of the brutal North Sea and Mother Nature, their isolated island community is being pushed to the brink in a world which is changing too fast for them to survive. Arctic Oil gets under the skin of what climate change could make us do to the people we love. Written by the award-winning 2015 IASH/Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow Clare Duffy and directed by Traverse Associate Director Gareth Nicholls (How to Disappear). @traversetheatre / #ArcticOil

‘An unsettling but compelling piece of theatre, under the sure hand of Gareth Nicholls’ direction.’ EDINBURGH GUIDE on HOW TO DISAPPEAR

Preview tickets £12 / £9 Tickets Full price £17 Standard concession £14 Under 30s / Students £12.50 Other concession £9 Matinee tickets £12 / £9 No Mon or Sun performances See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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NOTE: Contains strong language. Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm (Touch Tour 6.45pm) Post-show Discussion Thu 18 Oct

Sat 20 Oct, 3pm

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Traverse Theatre Company

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THU 25 – SAT 27 OCT Join us in a celebration of brand new writing, as we present three Traverse commissioned plays in front of an audience for the first time, performed script-in-hand by professional actors. Come along and get an exclusive first taste of plays set to be produced by the Traverse over the coming seasons. Each performance will be followed by a discussion, giving the opportunity for audiences to ask questions, give feedback and be part of the plays’ development process.

SOME OF US ARE BRAVE

By Adura Onashile

ENOUGH

By Stef Smith

THU 25 OCT, 7PM

SAT 27 OCT, 7PM

Director Orla O’Loughlin

Director Orla O’Loughlin

We won’t be one of those couples that have a secret language that we display in public. God, no! And we won’t have any secrets? No, no secrets

We both know this particular ache is ancient. This particular mistreatment is as old as... well, man.

Lola and Sam are in love. Lola is Black. Sam is White. Set over a weekend at Sam’s brother’s wedding, their relationship slowly unravels in a tangled web of sex, lies and internalised racism.

THOLE

By Owen Whitelaw FRI 26 OCT, 7PM

Director Gareth Nicholls

Tickets Full price £7 Concession £5 T2

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NOTE: Contains some strong language. Strictly no latecomers.

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Set in a small ex-mining village in East Lothian, Thole examines how violence has come to be inherited by three generations of men. As Chris and his father, Jim, navigate their first fragile meeting in eight years, they are forced to contend with the ever increasing madness of Jim’s father, Tam, who is battling his own guilt for a life lived in rage.

Bloodied lips, buildings collapsing and coins from currencies that no longer exist. A woman must go on a journey to understand why everything around her seems to be turning to sand. An experimental new play about trying to rise above the rumble that is collecting around you.

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Scottish Premiere A Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth production

THE UNRETURNING By Anna Jordan

WED 24 – SAT 27 OCT, 7.30PM Director Neil Bettles I want to return to my home. A British Northern Coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years, are beautifully interwoven in this compelling new play by Anna Jordan (Yen, Royal Court Theatre, Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013). Directed by Frantic Assembly Associate Director Neil Bettles and featuring Frantic’s celebrated physicality, The Unreturning explores the profound effect that war has on young lives, and asks – what does coming home really mean? What is home? And when experience has shattered you into a million pieces, will home help to put you together again, or treat you as an ugly truth it does not want to confront?

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franticassembly.co.uk / @franticassembly

‘A thing of beauty. Exquisitely observed. An absolute gem.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH on THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE

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Tickets Full price £17 Standard concession £14 Under 30s / Student £12.50 Other concession £9 See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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World Premiere SYLVIAN Productions

STUFF

By Sylvia Dow TUE 6 – WED 7 NOV, 8PM Director Muriel Romanes Designer John Byrne Lighting Design Jeanine Byrne Sound Design Philip Pinsky Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things. Today the Council is coming to clear Magda’s house. She must find a way to deal with the constant shifting of stuff in her house and her head, as she revisits the past and struggles with the present to find a way to face the future. Told with humour and tenderness this will resonate in its view of our attachment to things, and our need for attachment to each other. ‘It is touching to see this work on mental health and family struggle portrayed with care and deftness.’ EDINBURGH GUIDE ON PERFORMED READING APRIL 2017

Tickets Full price £17 Standard concession £14 Under 30s / Student £12.50 Other concession £9 See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T2

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NOTE: Strictly no latecomers Supported by Creative Scotland.

Post-show Discussion Tue 6 Nov Wed 7 Nov, 8pm shows

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre in association with Firebrand Theatre Company

THE LAST WITCH By Rona Munro

WED 7 – SAT 10 NOV, 7.30PM; SAT 10 NOV, 2.30PM Director Richard Baron Designer Ken Harrison Lighting Designer Wayne Dowdeswell Composer & Sound Designer Jon Beales Plenty women are withered to dust at my age. Dead in damp graves. But I’m as full of juice as an autumn bramble. A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she really a free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?

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See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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Supported by Medici Advisors

From the writer of the acclaimed The James Plays, Iron and Bold Girls, Rona Munro’s tense, passionate play is brought vividly to life in this thrilling new revival.

Post-show Discussion (with Rona Munro) Wed 7 Nov

PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com / @PITLOCHRYft

‘[Richard Baron is] one of the most accomplished and imaginative directors working in Britain today.’

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Tickets Full price £17 Standard concession £14 Under 30s / Student £12.50 Other concession £9

THE STAGE

‘Firebrand has the knack of identifying new plays that are destined to become contemporary classics.’ THE TIMES

Sat 10 Nov, 2.30pm


Work in Progress Traverse Theatre Company in association with Wildfire Theatre

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SCHOOLED By Pauline Lockhart

FRI 23 – SAT 24 NOV, 7.30PM Scotland has a fair and equal education system. Doesn’t Tickets it? The potential of every child is equally nurtured. Isn’t it? Full price £7 Standard concession £5 Education is a basic right for all. And yet the school Under 30s / Student £5 system often fails the most vulnerable around us. A daring verbatim work in progress using individual experiences of pupils and teachers, past and present, to shine a spotlight on Scotland’s education system, while exploring possible alternative options.

See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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A partnership between Traverse Theatre and Wildfire Theatre, a new Edinburgh-based theatre company which aims to widen access to opportunities and blaze pathways to those who feel cut off. Wildfire Theatre presented Project #1 at the Traverse earlier this year; a work in progress aiming to change perceptions and the expectations of working class women. shows

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15 – 17 NOVEMBER 2018 @ytartsscot #chrysalisfest UK Premiere Junges Ensemble Marabu

THERE IS A GLOBE STUCK IN MY THROAT

World Premiere Platform Young Company

SHAKING THE HABITUAL FRI 16 NOV (7PM) & SAT 17 NOV (6PM)

THU 15 NOV (7PM), FRI 16 NOV (10AM), SAT 17 NOV (8.15PM)

This ambitious, brand-new devised performance, uses movement, text and Complacent wealth versus abject poverty. sound to interrogate and interpret our Thousands of displaced refugees flee from current political and social climate. A powerful and stylish production, war and hunger while Europe strives to from one of Scotland’s most exciting put up borders. Junges Ensemble Marabu young companies, Shaking The Habitual debates and illustrates these conflicts, questions the ways in which we conform gets wrapped up and searches for a way to the world around us. They challenge to escape them. Funny and sad, in equal the audience to look at themselves, their measure, the production focuses on the habits and routines, and ask if they are inner turmoil experienced by carefree brave enough to break away from it all? and fun-loving youth in a world that can no longer tolerate looking the other way. T1

EMERGENCE

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SAT 17 NOV (2PM)

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Join three young companies as they present brand new works in development for the first time. T1


Join us at Chrysalis festival for three days of bold and engaging work by young companies. From shows, to workshops and pop-up events, check out the full festival line-up at ytas.org.uk/chrysalis. Produced by Youth Theatre Arts Scotland. Scottish Premiere Camden Youth Theatre

Activising For Change

NOISE

147HZ CAN’T PASS

THU 15 NOV (8.15PM), FRI 16 NOV (11.30AM), SAT 17 NOV (7PM)

FRI 16 NOV (8.15PM), SAT 17 NOV (3.30PM)

NOISE is a sonic explosion, merging theatre and gig. As the city gets louder there seems to be no getting away from the relentless noise nor the constant stream of information. Camden Youth Theatre pull us into a world inside their headphones, sharing their inner thoughts, rebellions and the playlists they use to escape from the everyday Noise. T2

In life you face options. Some communities choose to turn away, others offer their hand. Using movement, poetry and projection 147Hz Can’t Pass is a celebration of queer experience, an honest, unapologetic and relatable introduction to a trans non-binary experience in 2018. Emerging theatre maker, Ink Asher Hemp has developed this piece as part of Scottish Youth Theatre Making Space programme, which supports young artists to develop their own theatre projects. T2

Ticket offers Four-show Pass £30 Three-show Pass £24

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Performance tickets Full price £10 Concession £8 Emergence £5

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WED 21 – THU 22 NOV, 7.30PM Class Act is the Traverse’s flagship education project. Now in its 27th year, Class Act challenges senior pupils from schools across Edinburgh to become playwrights, creating brand new scripts which are premiered on the Traverse stage. We’ll present work of pupils from Craigroyston Community High School, Currie Community High School, Firrhill High School and Leith Academy. Traverse 1 will host two evenings of exciting new work from the Traverse’s next generation of playwrights – the Class Act 2018 graduates.

Tickets Full price £7 Concession £5 See Booking your tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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Supported by Creative Scotland, The City of Edinburgh Council, The Nimar Charitable Trust and The Gannochy Trust.

@traversetheatre / #ClassAct

‘Such a relatively simple idea has grown in stature to not only enrich the artistic lives of those taking part. Class Act has also helped foster a radical form of artistic exchange which has developed into an inclusive aesthetic, through which young people get to express whatever is on their minds in suitably dramatic fashion.’

‘After Class Act, I was so proud of myself and I felt truly talented. It was a fantastic feeling.’ PUPIL PLAYWRIGHT, CLASS ACT 2017

THE HERALD

CLASS ACT CONNECT In celebration of the 2018 Year of Young People, the Traverse has expanded its engagement programme to create Class Act Connect. Across the Autumn/Winter 2018 and Spring/Summer 2019 seasons, the four participating Class Act schools will be offered free tickets to Traverse Theatre Company productions.

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In addition, in spring 2019, the Traverse will offer Class Act Connect schools a further two free theatre skills workshops, aiming to strengthen our relationship with schools and young people in our community.

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World Premiere Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide

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Image by Stewart Armstrong


WED 5 – SAT 22 DEC, 8PM THU 13, SAT 15, THU 20 & SAT 22 DEC, 2.30PM PREVIEWS SAT 1 & TUE 4 DEC, 8PM Writer Kieran Hurley Director Orla O’Loughlin

Preview tickets £10 / £8

Cause it’s all very well wanting to be a voice for the voiceless eh. Until you find oot the voiceless have a fucking voice and mibbe they might want tay use it.

Tickets Full price £15 Standard concession £12 Under 30s / Students £10 Other concession £8

Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever. Libby whiles away her days in New Town cafes and still calls herself a writer – but she’s not put pen to page for years. Declan is a talented young artist struggling with a volatile home life in Pilton. As they form an uneasy friendship, complicated by class and culture, Libby spots an opportunity to put herself back on track, and really make a difference. She needs Declan’s story. In all its messy, painful detail. But does she have the right to it? When does poverty portrayal become poverty porn? Often startling, sometimes shocking and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece takes a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another, and examines whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way. Written by Fringe First winner Kieran Hurley and directed by the Traverse’s award-winning Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin. @traversetheatre / @_HighTide_ / #MouthpiecePlay ‘Urgent, compelling, beautiful writing.’ THE GUARDIAN on HEADS UP by Kieran Hurley

‘Orla O’Loughlin places exceptional faith in the writing and performances, which is paid off in spades.’

Ticket offer Book for both Mouthpiece and The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, and save 20%. No Mon or Sun performances See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T2

16+

NOTE: Contains frequent strong language and depictions of graphic violence. Strictly no latecomers. Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm

Wed 19 Dec, 8pm (Touch Tour 7.15pm) Post-show Discussion Thu 13 Dec , 7.30pm

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THE TIMES on SWALLOW

Matinee tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £9 Under 30s / Student £9 Other concession £8

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Red Bridge and Traverse Theatre Company

Image by University of Nottingham

BLACK BEAUTY

Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon & Shona Reppe THU 29 – FRI 30 NOV, 7PM Performers Paul Curley & John Currivan Fresh from an acclaimed run in New York City, multiaward-winning audience favourite Black Beauty returns home for two performances only. From the cosy horsebox they call home, the McCuddy Brothers take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you’ve never seen it before. Saddle up, jump on and gallop headlong into a story where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes, and courage saves the day.

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Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this vibrant re-telling of Black Beauty offers fun and adventure for fans of the book, classic TV show and those brand new to the tale, and is sure to warm your heart during the coldest of winter nights. @traversetheatre / @RedBridgeArt / #BlackBeauty ‘A galloping, five-star triumph.’ THE GUARDIAN

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Tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £10.50 Under 30s / Student £9 Child (under 16) £7 Other concession £6 Group offer 11th ticket free See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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Gary McNair presents

MCGONAGALL’S CHRONICLES By Gary McNair

WED 5 – SAT 8 DEC, TUE 11 – WED 12 DEC & FRI 14 – SAT 15 DEC, 2PM FRI 7 – SAT 8 DEC, 7.30PM

Director Joe Douglas Sound Designer & Composer Simon Liddell Cast Gary McNair, Brian James O’Sullivan & Simon Liddell I’m in love with a man from Dundee Though he lived 100 years or so before me He was a poet He was aware of this His name was Sir William Topaz McGonagall And his life, for you, I will now chronicle

Tickets £13.50 (including mince pie and mulled wine/soft drink) See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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This of the Scottish poet who some say was the world’s worst Is fittingly written in almost rhyming verse

‘I doubt if anywhere you’d find a creative team that’s better than this... pure bliss.’ THE HERALD

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When it played here in April the audience did cheer and did roar They were desperate for us to perform some more At the end of each show on their feet they did stand So it’s back by very popular demand

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Queen Jesus Productions

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN By Jo Clifford

THU 13 – SAT 15 DEC & WED 19 – SAT 22 DEC, 7.30PM SUN 16 DEC, 3PM Director Susan Worsfold Performer Jo Clifford Producer Annabel Cooper Celebrate a different kind of Christmas. Jesus has returned to earth as a trans woman and she has a lot to say. Stories to tell. Bread and wine to share. Blessings to give… At the epicentre of an anti-censorship and human rights movement in Brazil, and almost ten years from its controversial premiere, Jo Clifford’s ‘moving and infinitely graceful’ (The Guardian) legendary play arrives at the Traverse for the first time. @jesusthequeen

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‘Profound, moving, witty and filthy, a wake-up call to tolerance, love and acceptance.’

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THE LIST

Special event with post-show discussion Sun 16 Dec, 3pm

Tickets Full price £15 Standard concession £12 Under 30s / Students £10 Other concession £8 Matinee tickets Full price £12 Standard concession £9 Under 30s / Student £9 Other concession £8 Ticket offer Book for both Mouthpiece and The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven, and save 20%. See Booking tickets page for full pricing and booking information. T1

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NOTE: Strictly no latecomers


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MUSIC AT THE TRAVERSE FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2018 Thanks once again to The Traverse for letting us take over their bar on Monday evenings (and the occasional Sunday). We’ve got another packed programme of music coming up for the autumn season. It includes world class musicians playing jazz, folk, and Americana so we hope there’s something for everyone. Check out our listing (right) and read more at our website (soundhouse.org.uk). This year, for the first time, we’re also hosting a Christmas party for musicians and music lovers to celebrate another year of wonderful music.

Jane-Ann and Douglas

The Soundhouse Organisation

10 Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters 17 Fara 24 Malcolm MacFarlane

OCTOBER

01 Alice Howe and Freebo 08 Old Blind Dogs 14 Twelfth Day 15 Nathan Bell 22 Talisk 29 cua

NOVEMBER

05 The Dime Notes + Viper Swing 11 Sheelanagig 12 Chris Wood 19 Alison Rayner Quintet 26 Cam Penner

DECEMBER

10 Dean Owens and The Felsons 17 Soundhouse Christmas Party

SOUNDHOUSE IS RUN IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY, BUT WITH A COMMUNITY SPIRIT, OFFERING ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS A FIRST-CLASS STOP IN EDINBURGH

festivals

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

SEPTEMBER

TIM KLIPHUIS

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Come in!

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TIM PRICE, PLAYWRIGHT, TRAVERSE ASSOCIATE ARTIST

As Scotland’s only theatre wholly dedicated to new writing, we strive to discover, nurture and produce the brightest new voices across Scotland, the UK and Ireland. Open Submissions connects us with new work and new writers; it is the first step of a creative and fruitful journey from page to stage.

get shows involved

We are open to new, innovative ideas, and we would like to hear from all writers with a bold and brilliant story to tell. A story that could only be told on the Traverse stages.

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Five of the most vital plays submitted will receive dramaturgical support and development by the Traverse’s artistic

team, and will be presented as part of a festival of new writing in 2019. We particularly encourage submissions from voices and communities which are under-represented in theatre – both onstage and off. Provoke us, entice us, move us and tell us your story. Come in, we are open. Submissions will be open from 1 August to 30 September 2018. For guidelines and details of how to submit your play, please visit traverse.co.uk Supported by


OPEN AUDITIONS FRI 2 – SAT 3 NOV This autumn, the Traverse will hold a number of open auditions in order to widen our knowledge of who’s out there and meet actors we might not otherwise connect with.

Each open audition day will have limited slots to ensure we have enough time to get to know you, hear you read and learn about your passions.

We’re keen to meet actors we’ve never worked with before and from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible. If you think we should know who you are and what you do – then we want to hear from you.

Each slot will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will involve a chat about your work and your ambitions, alongside an audition monologue of your choice. Auditions will take place at the Traverse and will be fully accessible.

Applications open on Mon 1 Oct, closing Sun 21 Oct. For more info and to apply, visit traverse.co.uk

OPEN BOOTH SESSIONS FRI 14 SEP, FRI 12 OCT, FRI 9 NOV, FRI 7 DEC Are you an established or aspiring artist or creative and want to talk to us about your work, an idea or a project? Over four days, our Artistic Team will grab a booth in the Traverse Bar Café and meet with creatives and theatre-makers from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Come along for an informal chat, a chance to get to know us and discuss ideas and opportunities. Tea, coffee and biscuits are on us. We look forward to meeting you! Each day will have limited slots with each slot lasting approximately 30 minutes.

get shows involved

For more info and to apply for a slot, visit traverse.co.uk

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TAKE PART The Traverse engagement programme exists to excite and involve audiences. With a mixture of projects, workshops, events and resources led by professional theatre-makers, we aim to enhance the artistic programme for all our audiences.

TRAVERSE YOUNG WRITERS Ages 18-25

get involved

Date & time Starts Mon 24 Sep, 7-9pm

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WORKSHOPS PLAYING WITH BIG QUESTIONS Date & time Sat 6 Oct, 3-6pm Cost £20 This workshop offers the opportunity to work with playwright Clare Duffy to explore writing about the being and politics of Environment. Connected to Traverse commission Arctic Oil, this workshop will look at how playwriting can examine complex themes on the environment and our world today. Clare Duffy is a writer for stage, radio, television and is increasingly working in new storytelling platforms such as digital games and virtual reality.

Traverse Young Writers is aimed at 1825 year olds who wish to develop their playwriting skills. It offers the opportunity WRITING AND RE-WRITING to be part of a creative network, where (AND RE-WRITING AGAIN) aspiring playwrights can discuss, debate and create great new work. Date & time Sat 8 Dec, 3-6pm Cost £20 This season, the Traverse Young Writers will participate in a series Join playwright Kieran Hurley, writer of intensive playwriting workshops of Traverse commission Mouthpiece, with award-winning playwright, May in a workshop focussed on the art of Sumbwanyambe. getting your work on the page, and then reworking it again, and then… again. The course will culminate in a one-toUsing Kieran’s own practice as a starting one dramaturgy session with a member point, this practical workshop will of the Traverse Reading panel. encourage writers to connect with the creativity behind redrafting. The cost of a 10-week course of Traverse Young Writers is £90. The Traverse is able Kieran Hurley is a writer, performer to offer a limited number of bursaries and theatre-maker based in Glasgow. covering the majority of the course fees His Fringe First award-winning and for those unable to pay. critically acclaimed play Heads Up won Best New Play at the 2017 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.


COMMON GROUND AT THE TRAVERSE

DOORS OPEN DAY TOURS

We are delighted to be working with COMMON, an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socioeconomic diversity, and help workingclass artists build sustainable careers in theatre.

As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre building, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre.

Date & time Thu 13 Sep, 6.30pm Free

COMMON GROUND is an inclusive, supportive discussion exclusively aimed at artists who confidently selfidentify as working-class, living and/or regularly working in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. To find out more visit traverse.co.uk

Date & time Sat 29 Sep, 3-6pm Free

As part of the Traverse’s and Doors Open Day’s celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, members of our Traverse Young Writers group will act as tour guides and stewards throughout the day, sharing the history of the Traverse as well as their own experiences. Tours will start at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm, and will last approximately 40 minutes.

We’d like to thank The Turtleton Charitable Trust, The Teale Charitable Trust, The Nimar Charitable Trust and The Gannochy Trust for their generous support of the Traverse Theatre’s engagement work.

get involved

To book for any of these opportunities, please contact the Box Office on 0131 228 1404 or visit traverse.co.uk

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EATING & DRINKING

RESERVATIONS & HIRES Please contact us on 0131 228 5383

TRAVERSE BAR

TRAVERSE COFFEE

Craft beers & ciders Spirits & wines

Barista-made coffee Healthy snacks & sweet treats Fresh soup, hot food, salads & sandwiches

Seasonal food menu available including homemade snacks, burgers, sharing platters & salads Mon to Fri, 4pm to late Sat, 12pm to late

Mon to Fri, 7.30am to 4pm

We offer free Wi-Fi and are proud to be dog-friendly!

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By choosing the Traverse Coffee Shop and Bar you are supporting our theatre’s year-round work.


ACCESS Copies of this brochure and an access guide are available in large print and audio formats from the Traverse Box Office.

ACCESS – THE BUILDING

From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the Box Office. There is lift access to the Bar Café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the Box Office and Bar Café levels. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival.

COMPANION SERVICE

Artlink offers a companion service for people who have difficulty attending performances on their own. For more information, please phone 0131 229 3555 or visit artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

WHEELCHAIR USERS

There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres – please reserve when making your booking. Easily accessible seating can be reserved for audience members who prefer to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat.

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

If you would like to use any of the following services, please let the Box Office know at the time of booking and make yourself known to the Front of House team on arrival, as they will be expecting you.

CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES

The actors' words appear on a display unit (or units) placed on the set or next to the stage at the same time as they are spoken or sung.

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Audio description is a way of communicating the visual elements of a production for visually impaired audience members. Information is relayed as a live commentary to a personal headset. Please collect this from a member of the Front of House team from 30 minutes before the performance.

TOUCH TOURS

Touch tours give a guided tour of the stage set to visually impaired audience members prior to the start of an audio described performance.

BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

An interpreter stands at the side of the stage and interprets dialogue, songs and sound effects for deaf audience members.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Hearing enhancement supplies amplified sound to a personal headset. Please collect this from a member of the Front of House team from 30 minutes before the performance. This service is suitable for audience members with low to moderate hearing loss and can be used in conjunction with existing hearing aids.

RELAXED PERFORMANCES

These are designed for audience members with a range of additional support needs, including autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and anyone who may benefit from a more relaxed environment when visiting the theatre.

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This belief fuels the Traverse. It is why we continue to uncover bold and exciting new talent through projects like Open Submissions, inspiring curious communities and ensuring that theatre remains a place for everyone to join – or start – the conversation. The door is open. Come in, take part and help us make the Traverse a thriving home for creativity. Whatever amount you choose to give, as a registered Scottish charity (SC002368), every donation makes a difference.

SUPPORT US Text TRAV16 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 today* Visit our website at traverse.co.uk/supporting Call our Box Office on 0131 228 1404 If you would like to find out more about supporting the Traverse Theatre, please contact Ellen Gledhill, Development Manager, at ellen.gledhill@traverse.co.uk or call 0131 228 3223. *Text donation service provided by JustTextGiving. 100% of every donation goes direct to the Traverse Theatre.

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Traverse Theatre (Scotland) is a Limited Company (SC076037) and a Scottish Charity (SC002368) with its registered office at 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED.


WITH THANKS The Traverse Theatre would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their significant contribution to our work all year round.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS Emma Callander Rob Drummond Gary McNair Morna Pearson Tim Price Stef Smith

Writer in Residence, Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Adura Onashile IASH/Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow Frances Poet

Thanks to all Traverse permanent and seasonal staff.

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

The Traverse Theatre works in synergy with partners and collaborators, including: A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór BBC Writersroom British Council Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme Culture Ireland CodeBase Dance Base Dive Queer Party Doosan Arts Centre, Seoul Edinburgh College Edinburgh Cultural Venues Group Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh International Film Festival Edinburgh International Science Festival Edinburgh Lighting and Sound School Federation of Scottish Theatre Hidden Door Festival HighTide

Imaginate / Edinburgh International Children’s Festival Leith Theatre Trust Luminate manipulate / Puppet Animation Scotland National Theatre of Great Britain National Theatre of Scotland Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland Queen Margaret University RAGE Theatre, Mumbai Raw Material Red Bridge Arts Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Soundhouse Spotlight Theatre Uncut Tron Theatre University of Edinburgh Wildfire Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

The Traverse Theatre extends grateful thanks to all those who generously support our work, including those who prefer their support to remain anonymous.

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS

Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative Bòrd na Gàidhlig British Council: UK/India 2017 The Cross Trust Edinburgh Airport Community Board The Educational Institute of Scotland The Evelyn Drysdale Charitable Trust The Foyle Foundation The Fidelio Charitable Trust The JMK Trust The Nimar Charitable Trust Ponton House Trust The RKT Harris Charitable Trust The Robert Haldane Smith Charitable Foundation The Russell Trust The Souter Charitable Trust Teale Charitable Trust The Turtleton Charitable Trust WCH Trust for Children

TRAVERSE THEATRE SUPPORTERS Diamond Platinum Gold Silver Bronze

Alan & Penny Barr, Katie Bradford David Rodgers Angus McLeod, Iain Millar Carola Bronte-Stewart Bridget M. Stevens, Allan Wilson, Judy & Steve Barbara Cartwright, Alex Oliver & Duncan Stephen

PRODUCTION SUPPORTERS Allander Print Cotterell & Co Paterson SA Hairdressing

Brochure design everyonelovescake.co.uk

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DIARY Traverse 1

Traverse 2

Bar Café

SEPTEMBER Fri 7 Sat 8

8pm, Nests 8pm, Nests

Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 6.30pm, COMMON GROUND Fri 14 Sat 15

1pm, PPP: Outside In 1pm, PPP: Outside In 1pm, PPP: Outside In 1pm & 7pm, PPP: Outside In 1pm, PPP: Outside In

Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22

1pm, PPP: Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre 1pm, PPP: Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre 1pm, PPP: Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre 1pm & 7pm, PPP: Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre 1pm, PPP: Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre

Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thu 27 7.30pm, Scotties Fri 28 7.30pm, Scotties Sat 29 7.30pm, Scotties

1pm, PPP: The Lottery 1pm, PPP: The Lottery / 8pm, Manpower 1pm, PPP: The Lottery / 8pm, Manpower 1pm & 7pm, PPP: The Lottery 1pm, PPP: The Lottery

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse

Doors Open Day

OCTOBER Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14

3pm, Clare Duffy workshop 7.30pm, Arctic Oil P 7.30pm, Arctic Oil 7.30pm, Arctic Oil 3pm & 7.30pm, Arctic Oil 7.30pm, Arctic Oil 7.30pm, Arctic Oil

Mon 15 Tue 16 7.30pm, Arctic Oil Wed 17 7.30pm, Arctic Oil Thu 18 7.30pm, Arctic Oil Fri 19 7.30pm, Arctic Oil Sat 20 3pm & 7.30pm, Arctic Oil Mon 22 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Mon 29

7.30pm, The Unreturning 7.30pm, The Unreturning 7.30pm, The Unreturning 7.30pm, The Unreturning

1pm, PPP: Tipping the Hat 1pm, PPP: Tipping the Hat 1pm, PPP: Tipping the Hat 1pm & 7pm, PPP: Tipping the Hat 1pm, PPP: Tipping the Hat

1pm, PPP: It Wisnae Me 1pm, PPP: It Wisnae Me 1pm, PPP: It Wisnae Me 1pm & 7pm, PPP: It Wisnae Me 1pm, PPP: It Wisnae Me

1pm, PPP: The Last Picture Show 8pm, The Macbeths 1pm, PPP: The Last Picture Show 8pm, The Macbeths 1pm, PPP: The Last Picture Show 8pm, The Macbeths 1pm & 7pm, PPP: The Last Picture Show 1pm, PPP: The Last Picture Show 8pm, The Macbeths

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse 8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse 7pm, First Look Readings 7pm, First Look Readings 7pm, First Look Readings 8pm, Soundhouse


DIARY Traverse 1

Traverse 2

Bar Café

NOVEMBER Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Sun 11

7.30pm, The Last Witch 7.30pm, The Last Witch 7.30pm, The Last Witch 2.30pm & 7.30pm, The Last Witch

Mon 12 Thu 15 various times, Chrysalis festival Fri 16 various times, Chrysalis festival Sat 17 various times, Chrysalis festival Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24

8pm, Stuff 8pm, Stuff

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse various times, Chrysalis festival various times, Chrysalis festival various times, Chrysalis festival

8pm, Soundhouse

8pm, Soundhouse 7.30pm, Class Act 7.30pm, Class Act 7.30pm, Schooled 7.30pm, Schooled 8pm, Soundhouse

Mon 26 Thu 29 7pm, Black Beauty Fri 30 7pm, Black Beauty

DECEMBER 8pm, Mouthpiece P

Sat 1 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8

2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles 2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles 2pm & 7.30pm, McGonagall's Chronicles 2pm & 7.30pm, McGonagall's Chronicles

8pm, Mouthpiece P 8pm, Mouthpiece 8pm, Mouthpiece 8pm, Mouthpiece 3pm, Kieran Hurley workshop 8pm, Mouthpiece

Mon 10 Tue 11 2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles Wed 12 2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles Thu 13 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus,

8pm, Mouthpiece 8pm, Mouthpiece 2.30pm & 8pm, Mouthpiece

Fri 14

8pm, Mouthpiece

Queen of Heaven 2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven Sat 15 2pm, McGonagall's Chronicles 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven Sun 16 3pm, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

2.30pm

& 8pm, Mouthpiece

Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus,

8pm, Mouthpiece 8pm, Mouthpiece

Thu 20 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus,

2.30pm & 8pm, Mouthpiece

Fri 21

8pm, Mouthpiece

Queen of Heaven

Sat 22

Queen of Heaven 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven 7.30pm, The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

8pm, Soundhouse

2.30pm & 8pm, Mouthpiece

8pm, Soundhouse


Waverley Station

Traverse Theatre 10 Cambridge Street Edinburgh, EH1 2ED

Haymarket Station

Buses Lothian Bus services on Lothian Road.

1, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 22, 24, 25, 30, 34, 36, 47, N8, N16, N22, N30, N31, N34, X25. Luggage The Traverse is unable to store large or oversized bags. Items of luggage can not be taken into the theatres. If you have items you wish to leave, we advise using the Left Luggage facility at Waverley Station.

traverse.co.uk 0131 228 1404 @traversetheatre

Trains Nearest stations are Waverley Train Station and Haymarket Train Station. Car Parking Four blue badge bays on Cambridge Street. A short distance from Castle Terrace Car Park. Pay & Display on-street parking in surrounding streets. Taxis Drop off point at main entrance to Traverse Theatre. A short distance from Lothian Road taxi rank, outside Sheraton Hotel.

Traverse Theatre (Scotland) is a Limited Company (SC076037) and a Scottish Charity (SC002368) with its registered office at 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh EH1 2ED.

Traverse Theatre Autumn/Winter Season 2018  

The Traverse Theatre today reveals its Autumn/Winter 2018 season, taking in a range of Traverse-produced work - including brand new and retu...

Traverse Theatre Autumn/Winter Season 2018  

The Traverse Theatre today reveals its Autumn/Winter 2018 season, taking in a range of Traverse-produced work - including brand new and retu...

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