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A popular feature of the Traverse autumn programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with five new plays exploring a variety of themes. Ticket includes a pie and a pint.
Susan is a young woman from Blantyre, with somewhere else she’d far rather be than a project room in a Glasgow school. But then she meets Gerry...
Benjamin won’t do swimming at school. His mum thinks it’s drugs or body issues. But Benjamin has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. Actors Touring Company returns to the Traverse following its acclaimed production of The Events (Festival 2013).
One of Grid Iron’s most successful and best-loved shows, The Devil’s Larder returns, winding a sinuous and treacherous path through narrative episode, story-telling, live music and song.
Hold on to your husbands, they're back! Long term Soundhouse favourites, The Bevvy Sisters take to the Traverse stage.
This season the Traverse is giving aspiring playwrights, directors and actors an exciting opportunity to interact and collaborate in a week-long series of workshops; combining one-off
tasters and intensive courses focusing on new writing.
What makes you ‘you’? What makes you love someone? And is it possible to hold on to it all when everything you share begins to disappear?
A new playwrights’ residency and exchange programme between Scotland and Brazil, culminating in a free play-reading event.
The Philip Clouts Quartet is bringing the dancing exuberance of South African Township music, the convivial groove of gospel-influenced soul jazz, the joyful sway of Cuban guaguanco rhythms, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs and so much more to The Traverse Bar this October.
In 1746 Samuel Johnson began to compile his famous Dictionary. Despite his antipathy to Scotland (“a very vile country to be sure”), five of his six assistants were Scots. What's happened next?
Bob has lost something important, something that might make him happy, he just can't remember where. The daughter of an old friend decides to help him. But she'll have to move quickly before Bob forgets everything, including her.
A chance meeting brings about an unlikely connection.
Chris Wood offers contemporary folk at its very best. His work is typified by his trust in the space music can create and a gift for lyrical understatement.
Neil and Dawn have been offered the trip of a lifetime, a space flight to Mars. But can it really be that simple?
Next year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and, ahead of this major anniversary, Jeanette Winterson has written The Gap of Time, a ‘cover version’ of his late play The Winter’s Tale. Join Jeanette for a fascinating evening as she discusses what Shakespeare means to her and his vital relevance today.
The Luminate Poetry Slam returns for its fourth year, this year taking up residence in the Traverse Bar Café. One of the highlights of the Slam calendar, this battle of words and poems will see one winner crowned at the end of the night.
In Her Shadows is a visual performance that explores a young woman's relationship with the complexity of her depression whilst challenging the stigmas that surround it. A beautiful dance mindscape featuring aerial and physical theatre, which is supported by stunning visual projections and haunting music.
In 1917, at the height of WWI, poet and soldier Siegfried Sassoon was admitted to Craiglockhart War Hospital where he befriended the severely shell-shocked Wilfred Owen, already making his first tentative steps as a poet. Stephen MacDonald’s profoundly moving play examines how the two poets’ friendship unlocked Owen’s genius.
We're delighted to welcome Eric Taylor back to Edinburgh. He is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett.
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