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AUTUMN 2012


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Welcome to the Traverse Autumn 2012 Season The nights are drawing in and there is a host of enticing work on offer this season. I am delighted to be directing our two flagship Traverse productions. The first is a new play by one of Scotland’s most distinctive voices, Morna Pearson, the chilling but hilarious The Artist Man and the Mother Woman. Set in a small town in the North East of Scotland, the relationship between a mother and son unravels as our hero makes a bid to cut the apron strings he’s clung on to for far too long. This is a pitch black tale with a big, big heart. Our second world premiere is a riotous Christmas show. The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society by Steven Canny and John Nicholson is a collaboration between the Traverse and the acclaimed Peepolykus. All is not what it seems in this illustrated lecture about life, death and the afterlife. Physical theatre, comedy and big ideas merge as we explore, amongst other things, just what might happen when Arthur Conan Doyle is put face to face with his creation, Sherlock Holmes. I’m really excited about our Autumn Dance Festival, which enters its fourth year. Highlights include Scotland’s first Open Art Surgery by Breakin’ Convention, Smallpetitklein Dance Company's haunting piece Within This Dust and Red Note Ensemble’s fusion of music, sensational choreography and animation in The Intoxicating Rose Garden.

World class writers are presented by some of the best Scottish theatre companies around. ThickSkin’s The Static by Davey Anderson comes to us fresh from its celebrated Edinburgh Festival Fringe run. Linda McLean’s new play Sex and God is brought to us by Magnetic North and Platform. Multi-award winning Grid Iron present the latest play from Ella Hickson, and Random Accomplice presents Johnny McKnight’s The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam. We’ll be taking you out of the Traverse too this season, with a couple of thrilling off site projects. Vanishing Point’s audio experience, Entartet at Leith’s Old Ambulance Depot - part installation, part performance and totally free. Red Note Ensemble will transport you to Summerhall to experience the apocalypse with The End of the World (for one night only). This Christmas, for our younger audiences we are teaming up with macrobert and Frozen Charlotte to bring you Too Many Penguins. A truly magical polar adventure. So, as the days get shorter and darkness falls on Edinburgh, I hope you’ll join us at the Traverse for a celebration of all that is weird and downright wonderful See you there, Orla O’Loughlin


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Traverse Theatre in association with the ESRC Genomics Policy & Research Forum

A Number By Caryl Churchill

11 September Director Peter Arnott We are all individual. But what if you found out that you're not? What if, disappointed with how you turned out, your parents secretly had you cloned in the hope that "version 2.0" will be closer to their expectations?

Dates & Times Tue 11 Sep, 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ6/ÂŁ4

How would you react if confronted with this dark secret? A decade since its debut, in the wake of Dolly the Sheep and the mapping of the human genome, we present a reading of the ground-breaking A Number. Directed by Forum Resident Playwright, Peter Arnott and followed by a panel discussion about its continuing relevance with Forum Bright Ideas Fellow, Dr Adele Langlois. genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/forum @genomicsnetwork

Genomics Forum: Established in August 2004, the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum is a novel initiative in the field of social science research. It has a commitment to explore innovative avenues to promote social research on the contemporary life sciences. Creative engagements form a valuable part of this work helping to reach new audiences.

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THICKSKIN

The Static

By Davey Anderson

13 & 14 September Director & Choreographer Neil Bettles Lighting Simon Wilkinson A kinetic coming-of-age story about desire, guilt and mind over matter. ‘Most people’s thoughts stay inside their head. Not mine. My thoughts travel. My thoughts do things. Don't believe me? Just watch.’ Following an award-winning debut in 2010, ThickSkin returns with a magnetic new play by Davey Anderson.

Dates & Times Thu 13 & Fri 14 Sep, 7.30pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 13 Sep

thickskintheatre.co.uk @ThickSkinTwit "Such a direct, in-your-face energy and invention that it becomes irresistible." ««««The Scotsman "Directed and choreographed with aplomb by Neil Bettles" ««««Metro "Poetic and insightful" The List

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Developed in association with The Core at Corby Cube with support from National Theatre of Scotland. Photo by Eric Richmond


The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in collaboration with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland

New Works 13 – 15 September The Special by Rona Munro The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence by Lewis Hetherington

Dates & Times Thu 13 – Sat 15 Sep, 8pm Tickets £6/£4

Random Object Flying Through the Air by Oliver Emanuel Directors and cast Directing and Acting students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s ground-breaking new writing collaboration returns, in partnership with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland goes from strength to strength. This year, three of Scotland’s top playwrights have been commissioned to write three new plays, working with the actors and directors of the world-renowned Masters in Classical and Contemporary Text programme. The students of the MA Classical and Contemporary Text programme are presenting The Special, The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence and Random Object Flying Through The Air. Two out of the three plays are performed each night. rcs.ac.uk @RCStweets

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Greyscale in association with Stellar Quines

A Beginning, A Middle and An End

AFTER Show Discussion

By Sylvia Dow

18 & 19 September Director Selma Dimitrijevic Composer Scott Twynholm Designers Oliver Townsend, Ana Marques and Mark Howland Cast Jon Foster, Andrew Gourlay, Emilie Patry A beginning, a middle and an end, that’s how things go, provided you start in the right place. For Evelyn and Ade time passes; sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes all at once, but always away from what was and relentlessly towards what will be. Their little family of two, of four, of three, of one, not necessarily in that order, travels together towards a new beginning, or an old ending. Or both. Only time will tell.

Wed 19th Sep

Dates & Times Tue 18 & Wed 19 Sep, 8pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Tue 18 Sep

Funny, beautiful, human and wise this is Sylvia Dow’s first play. Sylvia is not a young writer. Sylvia is 73. greyscale.org.uk stellarquines.com @GreyscaleTC @Stellarquines "The evening unfolded in a series of engaging, funny and thought-provoking surprises." The Independent (on Theatre Brothel)

T2 Supported by Creative Scotland, The Fenton Arts Trust and University of Glasgow. Image by Ana Marques


GREYSCALE

The Edinburgh Gadda Prize

British premiere of award-winning Italian show.

Ubu Prize Winner for Best Actor and Best Show of the Year.

Its Only Words: Rehearsed Reading

L’ingegner Gadda va alla guerra, o della tragica istoria di Amleto Pirobutirro

19 September

21 & 22 September

During the run of A Beginning, A Middle and An End, Greyscale will also present a reading of Sylvia Dow’s new radio play. The reading is directed by Artistic Director of Stellar Quines, Murial Romanes, and performed by Edith MacArthur.

Director Giuseppe Bertolucci

Date & Time Wed 19 Sep, 2.30pm Tickets £6/£4

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By Fabrizio Gifuni

Based on texts by Carlo Emilio Gadda

When do we start going to war and why? And what did it mean to go to war from World War I to World War II and beyond, in Italy, before and after Mussolini, or rather to this day? A contemporary play based on texts by Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italy’s greatest modernist writer. Italian with English subtitles. gaddaprize.ed.ac.uk Dates & Times Fri 21 Sep, 7.30pm Pre-event talk, 6.45pm Post-show discussion,8.45pm Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm As part of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize Junior installation, 6.30pm Pre-event talk, 6.45pm Prize Ceremony, 9pm Tickets £10/£6

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Event sponsored by The Edinburgh Gadda Prize – with the support of the University of Edinburgh, Finmeccanica UK and the Italian Cultural Institute. Photo by Marco Caselli Nirmal


Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon In partnership with National Theatre of Scotland

Ménage à Trois

By Claire Cunningham and Gail Sneddon

19 September Performers Claire Cunningham & Christopher Owen In a dark, private chamber, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows - her crutches. A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage a Trois is a stunning new piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon.

Dates & Times Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Wed 19 Sep

Exploring Claire's twenty-year relationship with her crutches, this darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait asks if it's possible to find love, when there are already three of you in the relationship. Featuring an extraordinary animated environment, this visually poetic and witty video design envelops Claire Cunningham in the magical world of her imagination. nationaltheatrescotland.com @NTSonline “This is strong visionary work.... It's hugely, generously entertaining too, full of joy, optimism and sassy spirit.” «««««The Herald (on Mobile/Evolution) “One of the most joyous and moving things I’ve ever seen." «««««The Scotsman (on Mobile/Evolution)

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Ménage à Trois has been commissioned by the Unlimited Programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Photo by Sven A Hagolani


National Theatre of Scotland

My Shrinking Life

Concept by and featuring Alison Peebles

2 & 3 October Director Lies Pauwels Devised by the Company Cast Katie Armstrong, Thomas J Baylis and Hanna Stanbridge

Dates & Times Tue 2 & Wed 3 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6

Traverse Theatre Club Alison Peebles is a leading Scottish actor. But that’s not the £3 off on Tue 2 Oct point. Alison Peebles has primary progressive MS which was first diagnosed 12 years ago, after a series of falls as a creeping numbness spread throughout her body. But maybe that’s not the point either. The point is that she is as vulnerable as all of us. Thomas, Katie and Hanna are beautiful young performers, but it’s not important that they have healthy, flexible, reliable bodies. What’s important is that their minds and their emotions can be as unpredictable as Alison’s body. My Shrinking Life is a confrontation between fundamental concepts in human life, between weakness and vanity, between choice and coercion, between movement and stasis, beginnings and ends. Celebratory, irreverent and, at times, surreal. My Shrinking Life blends theatre and dance examining the emotional and physical journey we are all on as vulnerable, fragile people, diagnosed or not. nationaltheatrescotland.com @NTSonline T1 Photo by Simon Murphy


Stellar Quines & Luminate Present Rehearsal Room 18

Mortal Memories

By Liz Lochhead

4 & 5 October Director Marilyn Imrie Stellar Quines in partnership with Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, presents a rehearsed reading of Liz Lochhead’s humorous and poignant play, Mortal Memories. Nettie Abernethy, widow of the local minister and with a passion for the work of Robert Burns, was a leading light of the Women’s Guild Burns Suppers in the 1970s. Nearly 40 years later she builds an unlikely friendship in her sheltered housing community, as they prepare to celebrate Burns night and share some secrets and memories from the past. Liz Lochhead will take part in a post show discussion following both performances.

AFTER Show Discussion Fri 5 Oct

Dates & Times Thu 4 & Fri 5 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets £6/£4

Part of the Luminate Festival

Luminate is Scotland’s creative ageing festival celebrating and profiling our creative lives as we age.

stellarquines.com luminatescotland.org @Stellarquines @LuminateScot

5 October, BSL (7.30pm)

" Sometimes the most magical moments happen in the rehearsal room" Participant, FST Open Space event

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Photograph by Norman McBeath


Wee Stories

A Dream on Midsummer’s Night Adapted by Iain Johnstone from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

4 – 6 October

Dates & Times Thu 4 – Sat 6 Oct, 7pm Matinee Sat 6 Oct, 1.30pm

Director Iain Johnstone Designer Natasha Jiggins Lighting Gerron Stewart Costume Kat Smith

Tickets £10/ family tickets £8 each

If you go down to the woods tonight, you’re in for a big surprise! The course of true love never did run smooth: a strict father and his headstrong daughter; star-crossed lovers and quarrelling fairies; mischievous imps, supernatural spells and people in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expect the unexpected as you are drawn into an enchanted forest on the most magical night of the year - Midsummer’s night... Wee Stories’ re-telling of Shakespeare’s fabulous fairytale will be an entertaining, fastmoving and delightfully inventive night out. weestoriestheatre.org @Wee_Stories

Traverse Theatre Club Thu 4 Oct Family tickets £7 each

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Supported by Creative Scotland Photo by Maria Falconer

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Red Note Ensemble

Noisy Nights

Composers from around the world

Traverse theatre company

Words, Words, Words

8 October & 10 December 5 November Performers Red Note Ensemble Conductor John Harris

Words, Words, Words is a no holds barred, work in progress, scratch extravaganza.

Noisy Nights, now in their fourth year, are Red We're offering you, the writers, slots of up to Note’s regular informal new music nights at 10 minutes each. The 10 best, most interesting, the Traverse. Short pieces of new music are challenging scripts will be read out by actors submitted from all around the world to be who will work with directors on the day to give premiered here, in response to a new line-up first breath to these hatchlings.The work can of instruments and players each time.Noisy be brand new, a bit rough, rather unpolished Nights are fun, informal and easy-going. - but the emphasis is on development of workMembers of the audience even get the chance in-progress…birthing, gasping, whooping to to write their own pieces for Red Note to play life and with bigger things in mind for the with the now-famous 10 Minute Composer’s future. Words, Words, Words will be directed Challenge in the interval! Sign up to our by the Traverse Emerging Directors. Anyone Facebook or Twitter feeds to learn about how who wants to touch the beating heart of new to submit your music, or just show up to hear writing - come along and watch this event. the very freshest of new music. Afterwards, please join us the bar to talk about what we've seen and give the writers feedback rednoteensemble.com on their work. @rednoteensemble Dates & Times Dates & Times Mon 5 Nov, 8pm Mon 8 Oct, 8pm & Mon 10 Dec, 8pm Tickets Free (ticketed) T2 Tickets Free (ticketed) TB Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Hope Scott Trust, Traverse Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Magnetic North in co-production with Platform

Sex and God

By Linda McLean

11 – 13 October Director Nicholas Bone Designer Claire Halleran Lighting Simon Wilkinson Sound Kim Moore Tantalising fragments of the lives of four women from across the twentieth century are woven together to transform everyday experiences into something extraordinary in this lyrical new play by Linda McLean. The writer of many acclaimed and award-winning plays, including Any Given Day (Traverse and Magic Theatre, San Francisco), Linda McLean has “quietly emerged as one of Scotland’s top womens playwrights” (The Scotsman).

Dates & Times Thu 11 – Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 11 Oct

Sex and God is the latest production from Magnetic North, whose distinctive and highly acclaimed previous work includes Walden, Pass the Spoon and Word for Word, a previous collaboration with Linda McLean. magneticnorth.org.uk @magnorththeatre “Theatrical perfection.” The List (on Word for Word) “Works beautifully.” The Scotsman (on Walden)

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Supported by Creative Scotland Illustration by fogbank.co.uk


Grid Iron

The Authorised Kate Bane By Ella Hickson

16 – 26 October

Previews 12 & 13 October Director Ben Harrison Composer MJ McCarthy Designer Becky Minto Kate Bane returns home to her eccentric family for a winter weekend to introduce her new boyfriend. As the snow falls, mobile phone signal fails and the trains stop running, Kate finds herself searching with increasing desperation for an authentic account of her family’s past. Are her memories fact, or are they continually shifting acts of imagination? Unable to pin down the truth, what does this mean for her future… which version of the family mythology will ensure her own happiness? Ella Hickson’s new painfully comic excavation of a family history asks if there is an authorised version of the past – or just the one we can live with. Multi-award winning Grid Iron present the latest play from brilliant young writer Ella Hickson with original music from MJ McCarthy (of Glasgow based Indie band, Zoey Van Goey).

Previews Fri 12 & Sat 13 Oct, 8pm Dates & Times Tue 16 – Fri 26 Oct, 8pm Tickets Previews £11/£6 Sun – Thu £15.50/ £11.50/£6 Fri & Sat £17.50/£13.50 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 16 Oct

gridiron.org.uk @gridirontheatre “Grid Iron is not just a Scottish national treasure but one of the companies that has shaped British theatre over the last 20 years.” The Guardian “Ella Hickson has already found her voice and it’s a potent one.” New York Times

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Supported by Creative Scotland & Playwrights' Studio, Scotland Photo by Douglas Jones


Random Accomplice

The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam By Johnny McKnight

18 – 20 October Director Johnny McKnight Producer Julie Brown A brand new electrifying story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary life. Sam McTannan is just a typical 15 year old - with one exception. Sam is a Superhero. He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today something is wrong. In Superhero comics they would call it a blip. Sam's powers are failing him and the people he doesn’t want to see him start paying him a little bit too much attention. With sensational animation creating Sam’s world, accentuated by a haunting score, The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam is an unmissable show from “one of Scotland’s most versatile and energetic companies” (The Skinny).

Dates & Times Thu 18 – Sat 20 Oct 7.30pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 18

A heartbreaking, life-affirming comedy about life, love and being a total loser. seethrusam.com @randomaccomplic #SeeThruSam

“An often hilarious and uproarious evening of stage comedy…a right rollicking night out.” Sunday Herald, Mark Brown (on Smalltown)

“Such sustained brilliance…that it sometimes threatens to take the breath away.” «««««The Scotsman, Joyce MacMillan (on Promises Promises)

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Traverse Theatre Company World Premiere

The Artist Man and the Mother Woman By Morna Pearson


1 –17 November

Previews Tue 30 & Wed 31 Oct, 7.30pm

Previews 30 & 31 October

Director Orla O’Loughlin Designer Anthony Lamble Composer/ Sound Designer Daniel Krass Lighting Designer Richard Howell Cast includes Garry Collins, Lewis Howden, Lynn Kennedy and Anne Lacey “Of all human struggles there is none so treacherous and remorseless as the struggle between the artist man and the mother woman.” Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw. Geoffrey Buncher is an art teacher. Until now his only meaningful relationship has been with his mother Edie, who doesn’t want her ‘wee man growing up too fast’. One day he reads in the paper that he’s working in amongst the top 10 sexiest professions. He decides it’s time for change. Now Geoffrey is old enough to buy his own Ribena, and it’s time to find himself a wife. Written in Morna Pearson’s trademark “lurid, post-modern Doric” (The Scotsman), The Artist Man and the Mother Woman is a wickedly funny, surreal portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional relationship. Prepare for a celebration of small town life as a mother and son find their universe threatened by old demons and newly aroused passions. Morna started her career at the Traverse Young Writers' Group. Her first play for the Traverse, Distracted, won the Meyer Whitworth prize. Her other plays include: Elf Analysis, The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness and Skin; or How To Disappear, along with a variety of work for BBC Radio. Morna has been commissioned by NT Connections. Her play Ailie and the Alien will be staged as part of their 2013 season.

October 2012 Tue 30 Wed 31 7.30pm 7.30pm P November 2012 Tue 6 7.30pm Tue 13 7.30pm

Wed 7 7.30pm Wed 14 7.30pm

Preview tickets £11/£6 Dates Wed 31 Oct – Sat 17 Nov Tickets Sun – Thu and matinees £15.50/£11.50/£6 Fri & Sat £17.50/£15.50 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thurs 1 Nov T1

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The role of Assistant Director, Marta Mari is supported by Creative Scotland. Photo by Laurence Winram

Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pm

“Dour, hilarious and chilling… full of acid colour and showstopping theatricality.” The Scotsman

(on a performed reading o f The Artist Man and the Mother Woman, Festival 2012)

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Thu 1 7.30pm Thu 8 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 15 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 2 7.30pm Fri 9 7.30pm Fri 16 7.30pm

Sat 3 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sat 10 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sat 17 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Glasgay! in association with the American Foundation for Equal Rights & Broadway Impact

By Dustin Lance Black

6 November Director Drew Taylor Producer Jana Robert “See what happens when discrimination is put on trial.”

Dates & Times Tue 6 Nov, 8pm Tickets £6/£4

8 is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8, a discriminatory law that took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California in 2008. Written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar), 8 is based on the actual words of the Perry v Schwarzenegger trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. glasgay.co.uk 8theplay.com equalmarriage.org.uk @glasgayfestival

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Kai Fischer in association with Vanishing Point and CCA (Glasgow)

Entartet

Created by Kai Fischer

7 – 10 November Traverse @ The Old Ambulance Depot Entartet creates a space to listen, and to imagine what can no longer be seen.

Installation – FREE 11am – 4.30pm (Wed & Thu) 11am – 2pm (Fri & Sat) Performances – FREE (ticketed) 5.30pm – 8.30pm (Wed & Thu) 3pm – 6.30pm (Fri & Sat)

75 years ago an infamous exhibition opened in Munich. It ridiculed the Modern Art on display and marked their creators as *Tickets for the performance degenerate - and dangerous. For the included artist, there were to are available in half-hour slots – within your allocated be bitter consequences. slot, you are free to arrive and experience Entartet in your Entartet uses original text from the exhibition's guidebook own time. to create an audio guide to empty spaces. It creates an environment to imagine an infamous event and the world in The Old Ambulance Depot which it took place. 77 Brunswick Street Entartet is an audio installation that also features live performance; you can Edinburgh experience the installation on its own, or you can book a ticket to experience both the installation and performance together. EH7 5HS vanishing-point.org entartet.info theoldambulancedepot.co.uk @VpointTheatreCo ««««The Scotsman

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Made In China, presented by BAC Take Out

We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) By Made In China

8 – 10 November Jess is stuck. Her lifelong friend, Chris, can’t help. The others are out getting wasted. And the world is falling apart. Luckily Jess and Chris have a cooler full of beer, a goofy rapport, a series of dance moves - and a sincere desire to make you, the audience, happy. Or so they claim.

Dates & Times Thu 8 – Sat 10 Nov, 8pm Tickets £15.50/ £11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 8 Nov

They also claim that each other are liars. That they only met last year. And that they are eyewitnesses to the key world events of the last hundred years. A flat-out, unhinged and very normal performance about trying to connect: to the person next to you and to the unknown victim of a televised tragedy. We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) is a hilarious and unsettling examination of what it means to be a tuned-in, delusional and unwitting consumer in a hypercommunicative world. madeinchinatheatre.com @madeinchinathtr "50 minute pocket rocket.” Time Out "A slick, clever and disquieting exploration of dissatisfaction, compassion fatigue, empathy and emotional consumerism.” The Guardian

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Firebrand in association with Heart of Hawick

Iron

By Rona Munro

14 – 17 November Director Richard Baron Designer Adrian Rees Cast Blythe Duff, Irene Allan, Crawford Logan and Claire Dargo. In prison for the murder of her husband, Fay receives a visit from her daughter whom she hasn't seen for 15 years. Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as "a shatteringly powerful play", Iron unravels the lives of both women with scalpel-like precision as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and above all to find out what really happened on the night her father was killed.

Dates & Times Wed 14 – Sat 17 Nov, 8pm Sat 17 Nov, 2pm Tickets £15.50/ £11.50/£6 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off Wed 14 Nov

New Borders-based theatre company Firebrand's emotionally blistering production features Blythe Duff as the convicted murderer in a play that shows how terrifyingly easy it is to kill the things you love. firebrandtheatre.co.uk @firebrandtheatr

"Psychological drama at its best." ««««Daily Telegraph

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Supported by Creative Scotland Photo by Richard Campbell


Autumn Dance Festival DANCE FESTIVAL OFFER

2 shows for £28/£20 3 shows for £39/£27

SMITH dancetheatre Citymoves + Aberdeen Performing Arts Red Not Ensemble Greg Sinclair and macrobert Smallpetitklein Breakin' Convention Tickets: £15.50/£11.50/£6.00 Traverse Theatre Club: £12.50/£8.50 Sonata £10/ family tickets £8 each Traverse Theatre Club: Family tickets £7 each


Dance Festival

Agnes & Walter: a little love story 20 November / 7.30pm

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Artistic Director Neil Paris Created and performed Dan Canham, Sarah Lewis, Ronnie Beecham, Elizabeth Taylor and Margaret Pikes Music Gianluca Pezzino

Photo by jmaphotography

"Gives a true sense of love's journey through the years, a charming work." ««««Broadway Baby agnesandwalter.co.uk

12 Dancers / Deliberance

21 November / 7.30pm

SMITH dancetheatre's Agnes and Walter: a little love story is a delightful flight of fancy that set the Edinburgh Festival Fringe alight with its poignant and compelling comic story-telling. Crossing boundaries of dance and theatre, the work combines physical and visual performance styles including dance, physical theatre, clowning and live music. A love story of longterm commitment, secret desires, day-dreaming and a garden shed, Agnes and Walter is inspired by James Thurber’s classic story, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and features an exceptional cast that spans the generations, aged 26-78.

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Citymoves Dance Agency & Aberdeen Performing Arts

Director/Choreographer Andy Howitt Composer Stephen Deazley Guilty? Not Guilty? 12 Dancers / Deliberance is a new dance work, choreographed by Andy Howitt, with an original score composed by Stephen Deazley. Set in a jury room, 12 strangers come together and during the course of one night slowly and sometimes explosively begin to express their opinions. Is there reasonable doubt? How can they work through conflict to build consensus? Featuring an all-star cast of 12 of the leading male dancers from Scotland. citymoves.org.uk @danceaberdeen

Photo by Colin Thom

12 Dancers / Deliberance is supported by Creative Scotland and the PRS for Music Foundation


Dance Festival

The Intoxicating Rose Garden By Divan e Hafez

translated by Jila Peacock

22 November / 7.30pm Red Note Ensemble

"One of our boldest, most original musical minds.” The Observer (on Sally Beamish) rednoteensemble.com @rednoteensemble Supported by Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, PRS for Music Foundation, Hope Scott Trust, Traverse Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Image by Jila Peacock

Dancer and Choreographer Michael Popper Composers Sally Beamish and Anoosh Jahanshahi. Artist Jila Peacock with Laurie Irvine Red Note (A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle and Noisy Nights) return to the Traverse with The Intoxicating Rose Garden, a new hybrid work which takes the poems of Hafez, the 14th century Persian mystic, as its starting-point. Combining music, song, dance and animated image, it explores the longing and separation, as well as the sense of belonging and completeness that are so present in Hafez’s poems. Red Note Ensemble will be joined by the outstanding young Iranian sitar player Anoosh Jahanshahi. Red Note are an Associate Company of the Traverse Theatre.

Sonata For A Man and A Boy Created by Greg Sinclair, Michael Sherin and Karen Tennent 23 November / 7pm & 24 November / 2.30pm

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Greg Sinclair and macrobert

Cast Greg Sinclair & Bartek Bialucki Ticket offer £10/ family tickets £8 each Who says you’ve got to act your age, not your shoe size? Sonata for a Man and a Boy is a duet featuring live cello music, chat and movement. An everyday cello lesson becomes a journey into the unexpected for a boy who’s nearly twelve and a thirtysomething man. As their roles shift and change and the lesson is turned on its head, we begin to wonder: do we ever really grow up? Supported by Creative Scotland Image by Kirsty Nichol

gregsinclair.net macrobert.org


Dance Festival

Within This Dust By Emma Jane Beatt

23 November / 7.30pm Smallpetitklein Dance Company

Artistic Director Thomas Small Animator Graeme Hawkins [Retchy]

“So beautiful I had tears pouring down my face.'’ ««««The Scotsman smallpetitklein.com @smallpetitklein Supported by Creative Scotland and ON at Fife Image by Maria Falconer

Smallpetitklein Dance Company present their hauntingly beautiful Within This Dust. Developed by award winning choreographer and the company’s Artistic Director, Thomas Small, the performance includes 3 live dance works, film and animation exploring the events surrounding 9/11. Inspired by the series of photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks. Within This Dust is a stunning blend of beautiful movement and subtle storytelling, with sublime lighting design by Emma Jones, animation by Graeme Hawkins [Retchy] and a sumptuous score by Gorecki, Arnalds and Richter.

Open Art Surgery

Experiments in Hip Hop Theatre Hosted by Jonzi D’

24 November / 7.30pm

14+

Breakin' Convention

“Hip Hop to make your jaw drop.” Evening Standard

Breakin’ Convention is a Sadler’s Wells project. Supported by Dance Base. Photo by simonkanephotography.co.uk

Delve into the mind and souls of some of Scotland’s finest hip hop artists as they dare to try something new, dangerous and exciting! Artists present brand new short works devised and developed with hip hop theatre pioneer and Breakin' Convention Artistic Director, Jonzi D. Scotland’s first Open Art Surgery will feature performances from Freshmess, Jackin’ The Box, Nico Major, Xena and Bigg Taj plus more to be confirmed. Afterwards, give your feedback to the artists in the bar, where DJs will spin the best in hip hop, funk and soul. breakinconvention.com @BConvention


Traverse Theatre Company in association with Peepolykus World Premiere

The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society By Steven Canny and John Nicholson


6 – 22 December

Previews Tue 4 Dec & Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm

Previews 4 & 5 December

Preview tickets £11/£6

Director Orla O’Loughlin Designer Anthony Lamble Sound Designer Fergus O’Hare Lighting Designer Richard Howell Cast Javier Marzan, John Nicholson and Gabriel Quigley

Dates Wed 6 Dec – Sat 22 Dec

Just because you don’t believe in ghosts, Holmes, doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Who, really, was the man behind Sherlock Holmes? The creator of the world's greatest fictional detective was also a leading advocate for spiritualism who famously fell out with Harry Houdini over the matter. This man was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Welcome to a very special presentation, where ideas of the rational collide with the supernatural. And very strange things begin to happen. From The Hound of The Baskervilles to fairies and particle physics, this riotous show fuses lecture, storytelling, slapstick comedy and lightning-fast costume changes to explore some pretty big ideas. The joyfully anarchic Peepolykus once again team up with Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin following their boxoffice record smashing show, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Arthur Conan Doyle Appreciation Society follows last year’s sell out Traverse Christmas show about David Hume and Adam Smith, The Tree of Knowledge. We’re delighted to once again bring one of Edinburgh’s best loved figures back to life for a seasonal celebration. Peepolykus' previous productions have toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Australia. Recent productions have had sell-out runs in the West End, Lyric Hammersmith and Liverpool Playhouse. Their work has also been featured on BBC Radio 4. December 2012 Tue 4 7.30pm P Tue 11 7.30pm Tue 18 7.30pm

Wed 5 7.30pm Wed 12 7.30pm Wed 19 7.30pm

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Thu 6 7.30pm Thu 13 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thu 20 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Fri 7 7.30pm Fri 14 7.30pm Fri 21 7.30pm

Tickets Sun – Thu and matinees £15.50/£11.50/£6 Fri & Sat £17.50/£15.50 Traverse Theatre Club £3 off on Thu 6 Dec T1

14+

Supported by

Photo by Laurence Winram

Thu 20 Dec, 7.30pm

“Dazzling… Simple-seeming gags are transformed into theatrical gems.” The Observer (on The Hound of the Baskervilles)

“Peepolykus are unfailingly hilarious. Orla O’Loughlin’s production leaves plenty to enjoy.” theatrical gems.” The Guardian (on The Hound of the Baskervilles)

Sat 8 7.30pm Sat 15 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sat 22 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Traverse Theatre presents A macrobert & Frozen Charlotte Co-production


"A little bit of theatrical magic." ««««The Scotsman "The production glows with a serene beauty." ««««TV Bomb "Adults as well as little ones are entranced." ««««The Herald

11 – 22 December Director Heather Fulton Dramaturge Brenda Murphy Designer Katy Wilson Composer/Sound Designer Greg Sinclair How many penguins are too many penguins? Mr Polaro thinks that one is more than enough, thank you very much. Penguina wants someone to play with. Just one friend, well maybe two, or three... How many penguins can we get in one space? Squeeze into this fun theatrical experience, created especially for 1 - 4 year olds, to find out. It might get crowded, but we promise the arrival of the penguins, however many, will entertain and delight. Winner CATS (Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland) Award Best Production for Children and Young People 2012 macrobert.org frozencharlotte.com @macrobert @Frozen_C

Dates & Times Tue 11 - Sat 22 December 10:30am and 2pm every day except Sundays & Mondays Tickets £10/ family tickets £8 each Traverse Theatre Club Tue 11 Dec 10.30am & 2pm Family Tickets £7 each Ages 1 –4 years T2


Red Note Ensemble produced in partnership with Summerhall

The End of the World (for one night only)

Devised by the company

21 December Traverse @ Summerhall Director Andy Arnold Performers Red Note Ensemble Join the Red Note Ensemble as we prepare ourselves for the end of the world. Do you remember the moment you realised the world was going to end? Did you feel panic? Fear? Were you excited or frozen to the spot? Or maybe, just maybe, you felt hope for the possibility of a new beginning...? This is a one-off, site-specific music-and-theatre piece about the predicted apocalypse on 21st December 2012. With new work by Gareth Williams, John Harris, Oliver Emanuel, Hanna Tuulikki, Colin Broom and Ludwig van Beethoven about beginnings and endings, time and nothingness, the things we leave behind and what we want to take into the future. Who can bear himself forgotten? WH Auden rednoteensemble.com @rednoteensemble “National Treasure Status Awaits.” List Hot 100 citation 2011

Dates & Times Fri 21 Dec, 9pm Tickets £15.50/£11.50/£6 SH

Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL


Traverse Engage Spotlight On Doors Open Day Scribble From Blank Page to Full Stage Creating and Devising Theatre Bruntwood Prize Workshop Emerging Artists: Directors Autumn Traverse 50th events Traverse Fifty Class Act: Reloaded

For Young People...

Spotlight on…Careers in Theatre

Scribble

Tuesday 11 September 10am-4pm

Starts Monday 10 September 4.30-6pm

The Traverse Theatre, along with the Lyceum and Festival Theatres, is hosting a free interactive careers event aimed at 5th and 6th year pupils interested in pursuing a career in Theatre. The day will focus on careers in Marketing and Press, Acting and Writing and Directing. Spotlight on…Careers in Theatre is a fantastic opportunity for pupils and teachers to hear from a wide range of professionals working in theatre, and get an insight into their roles.

Have you ever watched a play or TV programme and thought: “I could write a better script than this”? Well now is your chance to have a go! If you are in S4-S6 and interested in creating theatre, then Scribble is for you. Scribble is a fantastic new playwriting and theatre skills programme which will give you the chance to work with professionals from the Traverse Theatre to discover the skills you need to write a play and help you turn your ideas into a great script!

For more information or to register email catherine.makin@traverse.co.uk

Further information and booking noelle.o’donoghue@traverse.co.uk


Doors Open Day

Young Writers' Group

Sunday 23 September, 11am-5pm

Starts Monday 1 Oct

Backstage tours and family activities in the bar all day.

Are you aged between 18-25 and interested in theatre? It’s free to join the Traverse Young Writers' Group and whether you’ve written something before or are completely new to playwriting, all you’ll need is enthusiasm and a pen! The fortnightly sessions are led by professional playwright Alan Wilkins and will give you a chance to learn about different aspects of writing plays and to develop your own writing.

Tours are free. They must be booked in advance through Box Office on 0131 228 1404.

From Blank Page to Full Stage

A Practical Workshop for Secondary School Teachers Friday 2nd November, 2.30-4.30pm Join Traverse Associate Director, Hamish Pirie for a practical whirlwind workshop of theatremaking. Over two hours you will explore writing, dramaturgy and staging techniques from the Traverse rehearsal room; all of which you can use in your classroom. Workshop participants will be entitled to a reduced-price ticket to The Artist Man and the Mother Woman by Morna Pearson, on Friday 2nd November. Further information and booking Box Office on 0131 228 1404

For more information email catherine. makin@traverse.co.uk


Creating and Devising Theatre

A Physical workshop for professional theatre-makers Fri 14th Sep, 10.30am-12.30pm ThickSkin and the Traverse are offering an exclusive opportunity for professional artists to work with Artistic Director, Neil Bettles, in a Discover Static workshop. The workshops will explore ThickSkin’s approach to creating theatre, covering devising techniques and physicality. Participants will gain insight into the company’s rehearsal process and create their own material in response to creative tasks. Cost Free with the purchase of a ticket to The Static. Further information and booking Box Office on 0131 228 1404

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Workshop

In partnership with the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Sat 27 Oct 10.30am & 2.30pm, £6.50 The Bruntwood Prize is the search for great new plays. It is the biggest national competition of its kind and many of the winning plays have been produced at the Royal Exchange Theatre and beyond. Our workshops will help you put pen to paper, create stories on stage and bring your ideas and imagination to life. Each workshop will be led by multi –awardwinning playwright Vivienne Franzmann. Further information and booking Box Office on 0131 228 1404

Emerging Directors Events In partnership with JMK Trust Throughout Autumn This Autumn we are offering a series of events especially for emerging directors. We have joined forces with the esteemed JMK Trust so we can arm Scotland’s next generation of theatre directors with the tools to support the work of new writers. The JMK Award is the single most sought-after prize for outstanding young theatre directors. Autumn events include: –– Bare Bones Workshop – presenting new writing in a pressurised environment. Facilitated by Hamish Pirie –– Words, Words, Words – the Traverse’s informal testing ground for new ideas. Submissions directed by our Emerging Directors –– Invitation to the Scottish launch of The James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director’s Award. –– Post-show discussion with Orla O’Loughlin, director of The Artist Man and the Mother Woman. –– JMK Director's Workshop. A workshop with a leading director selected by the JMK trust. To join our group of Traverse Emerging Directors and to receive updates about our exclusive free events, email catherine.makin@traverse.co.uk


Traverse 50th events The Traverse is a child of the 60s and 2013 is a big year for us. We go gold not grey. The Traverse was born out of a desire to break away from convention, shake things up, and rock the boat. We might be turning 50 but we won’t be ageing gracefully. We are keeping the focus sharply on new writers and theatre makers. And the preparations start here.

Traverse Fifty We are searching for the next generation of new writers, who embody the spirit of the Traverse. We want to find the best new voices from Scotland and beyond. The Traverse Fifty is a year-long writer’s attachment to the Traverse Theatre. 50 brand new writers will work with our artistic team, developing work to be performed on our stages. Exclusive events for the group will be held throughout the year, including panel discussions, workshops and one-on-one dramaturgy and the chance to have their work performed on our stages. This will culminate in a New Writing Festival in October, featuring the work of the Traverse Fifty. At the end of the process we will offer three seed commissions, to start the next 50 years of the Traverse off with a bang. This is a group that you can’t buy into. Only your words can get you in. For full details on how to apply, visit traverse.co.uk or email Catherine.Makin@traverse.co.uk

Class Act: Reloaded 30 & 31 Jan 2013, 7.30pm

The Traverse Theatre’s schools playwriting project is back and it’s reloaded. Engaging and inspiring school pupils from across Edinburgh, we will help students devise, write and stage their very first professional play. Through Class Act, we invite young people across Scotland to make their mark on the Traverse stage and shake us up. The scripts are being written now and will be performed as our inaugural celebratory event in January 2013.


Services at the Traverse

Sign language Interpreted Performances Sign language interpretation is a way of communicating dialogue, songs and sound effects to provide access for British Sign Language users.

Access Copies of this brochure and an access guide are available in large print and audio formats from the Traverse Box Office or downloaded from traverse.co.uk Access – The Building

There are two theatres: Traverse 1 which seats around 200 and Traverse 2 which seats around 100. From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access through two sets of automatic doors to the Ground Floor foyer where the Box Office is situated. There are adapted toilets on the Ground and Lower Ground Bar Café levels. There are 20 stairs from Ground Floor to the Bar Café, 29 stairs down from the Bar Café to Traverse 1 & Traverse 2. Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, then make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre once the house is open and of course collect you at the end of the performance.

Companion Service

Artlink (Edinburgh and the Lothians) offers a companion service for people who have difficulty attending performances on their own. For more information please phone 0131 229 3555, type talk 18001 0131 229 3555 or go to artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

Audio described performances Audio description is a way of communicating the visual elements of a theatre production for blind and visually impaired people. Information is relayed as a live commentary to a personal headset via an infra-red transmitter. This ranges from character backgrounds, the appearance of the set and interactions during the performance. Touch tours Touch tours give the opportunity to feel the structure and texture of the set, props and costumes. Hearing enhancement Hearing enhancement is amplified sound to a personal headset via an infra-red transmitter. This service is suitable for low to moderate hearing loss and can be used in conjunction with existing hearing aids. Wheelchair Spaces We have four wheelchair spaces available over the two theatres. We can reserve a space and nearby seats for your guests. Wheelchair Transfer We can reserve easily accessible seating if you’d prefer to transfer from your wheelchair to a seat. Wheelchair Loan We have two wheelchairs available for you to borrow at the Traverse. Accessible Seating and/or Lift Access If you’d like to avoid the stairs, we can arrange use of the lift and reserve appropriate seating in the front row. Aisle seating is also available. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome.

If you would like to use any of these services, please let the Box Office know at the time of booking on 0131 228 1404 or email boxoffice@traverse.co.uk then make yourself known to the Front of House Team on arrival, as they will be expecting you.


Traverse Sessions - 15 and 29 October, 12 and 26 November

Our free live music night returns for a second season this Autumn in the Traverse Bar Cafe. Pull up a pew and enjoy some of the best new Edinburgh-based music in the relaxed atmosphere of our Bar Café. If you’re one of the best new acts in Edinburgh send a link to your music to catherine.makin@traverse.co.uk and we'll be in touch!

Traverse Arts & Entertainment Quiz 24 September 22 October 19 November 17 December

Bar Café Reservations 0131 228 5383

Open

Mon - Fri 8am till 2.30pm Come grab the finest cup of coffee in town, right here at the Traverse! TBC is the Traverse’s dedicated coffee stop. We serve Edinburgh’s top coffee supplied by local connoisseurs, Artisan Roast. Drop in for Au Gourmand pastries, home-made scones, sandwiches and soup. Find us near the Traverse Box Office


EFTERKLANG & N O RT H E R N S I N F O N I A T H E P I R A M I DA C O N C E RT S + ver y special guests

Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm £18.50 (concessions available) Student ticke t £10

Music of unearthly beauty The Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★ Time Out

A feast for the imagination The Skinny M E D I A PA R T N E R

you dancin’? we’re askin’!

We are on a mission to help you on your way to finding that inner dancer. What a great joy it will be for us all when you discover that one of those two left feet is actually a right foot screaming to get out and party with its pal. It’s there, trust us. 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JU

0131 225 5525 dancebase.co.uk

Registered Charity: (SC022512)


Support the Traverse Theatre! Help us to continue to shape the future cultural landscape of Scotland with new work that resonates across the world. You’ll be in good company. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their recent support:

To find out more about supporting the Traverse, please contact Helen Davies 0131 228 3223 or helen.davies@traverse.co.uk Class Act would not be possible without the kind and generous support of the John Thaw Foundation, Scott and Co and Edinburgh Airport Communities Fund

Trusts And Foundations The Binks Trust, The Craignish Trust

Design everyonelovescake.co.uk


Traverse Theatre Club Join the Club! It’s back – with a 21st Century twist! As a member of the legendary Traverse Theatre Club, you can help ensure the continued success of Scotland’s pioneering new writing theatre as it moves towards its 50th birthday in 2013.

Benefits include priority booking, reserved seating, exclusive access to dress rehearsals, meet the cast and other special events, free tickets for opening nights, Club Ticket offers and much much more, depending on the level of membership you choose. Your membership fees will: • Contribute directly towards the costs of at least one Traverse Theatre Company production every year. This production will be acknowledged as “supported by the Traverse Theatre Club”.

Yearly membership levels: • Saltire Traverse 2 £25 • Saltire Traverse 1 £75 • Grassmarket £250

• Lawnmarket £500

(Joint and gift memberships also available.) Work in the arts or under 26? Special Club membership is available for only £5! We also welcome Corporate members. To join and for full details of all the benefits available at the different membership levels, please visit traverse.co.uk, email theatreclub@traverse.co.uk or call Jennifer Deane, Box Office and Theatre Club Manager, on 0131 228 1404.

• Enable hundreds of young people to learn the art of playwriting through our Traverse Learning work. Lawnmarket members: Stewart Binnie, Katie Bradford, Fiona Campbell, Lawrence Clark, Joscelyn Fox, Iain Millar, Gillian Moulton, Helen Pitkethly, Fiona Campbell, Nicholas Pryor. Grassmarket members: Joan Aitken, Richard Burtles, Karen Cameron, Angus McLeod, Helen Ogilvy, John Knight OBE, Gerard Welch, Margaret Jackson, Dr Kenneth Wilkie, Kate Osborne, Karen Cameron. Saltire Traverse One: Jane Attias, Elaine Cameron, Kristine Sander, Georgia Thornton, Margaret Third, Dr Peng Lee Yap, Adrian Clark, Dale Idiens, Colin & Willa McWhannell, Fiona Sturgeon Shea, Richard Buckland, Fiona Byrne, Ann Caldwell, Dr Sally Cross, Andrew Davis, Billy Differ, Anne Dignan, Brian Ferguson, Lynda K Haughney, Paul Holmes, Dale Idiens, Richard Parry, Mike Ridings, Susan Tritton, Val Wilson.

Scotland’s New Writing Theatre Since 1963 Registered in Scotland SC 076037 Registered charity No. SC 002368. VAT Registration No. 356 0682 47. Registered Office: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED


Season Diary Sunday

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Scottish Opera

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We Hope that You're Happy (Why Would We Lie)

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The Intoxicating Rose Garden

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Within this Dust

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Open Art Surgery

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Sonata For A Man and A Boy

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