August 2014
 
  • Writing on the Wall

    Writing on the Wall

    1 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014

    Writers from our Class Act, Scribble and Young Writers' Groups have come together to create new pieces exploring the theme of 'What Happens Next?' - their response to the current Referendum question. Eight pieces have now been inscribed on walls and surfaces throughout the building for you to find.

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  • Cuckooed

    Cuckooed

    27 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Following his award-winning show Bravo Figaro, Mark Thomas returns to the Traverse to tell the true story of how he discovered his close friend was spying on him for Britain's biggest arms dealer.

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  • riverrun

    riverrun

    29 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Olwen Fouéré, one of Ireland's leading theatremakers, performs her acclaimed adaptation of the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, following celebrated performances in Ireland and at the National Theatre, London.

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  • Spoiling

    Spoiling

    30 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Scotland’s Foreign Minister will soon deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given. There’s something else she wants to say…

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  • SmallWar

    SmallWar

    31 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    1914, a field dressing station behind the front lines. SmallWar, the thrilling new show from the creators of BigMouth, tells its story in the words of those who were there and led the way and crucially,those who followed.

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  • Horizontal Collaboration

    Horizontal Collaboration

    31 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Performed daily by new actors, reading blind. Intense drama where power politics meet emotion, seduction and destruction. From multi-award-winning writer/director David Leddy. Double-billed with streamable show City of the Blind.

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  • Men in the Cities

    Men in the Cities

    31 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Three-time Fringe First winner Chris Goode returns with an incendiary piece of experimental storytelling that presents a challenging, radically humane portrait of how we live now.

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  • Donald Robertson is Not a Stand Up Comedian

    Donald Robertson is Not a Stand Up Comedian

    31 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    What would you do if everyone in the world hated you? Would you run? Would you fight? Or would you try to make them laugh?

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  • The Carousel

    The Carousel

    31 Jul 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    An emotional journey through a labyrinth of memories begins as a woman drives to her dying mother's bedside. A poignant one-woman play, sequel to The List, a Fringe sell-out, winner of a Fringe First and Herald Angel Award.

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  • HUFF

    HUFF

    1 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    The Three Little Pigs like you’ve never seen it before. A walk-through theatrical experience for children aged eight and over, and fearless adults.

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  • City of the Blind

    City of the Blind

    1 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Epic political thriller available anywhere via smartphone or tablet. From multi-award-winning writer/director David Leddy. U.N. investigator caught by surveillance, violence and counter-intelligence. Double-billed with live show Horizontal Collaboration.

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  • Unfaithful

    Unfaithful

    1 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Can our relationships withstand the brutality of betrayal? Two couples find themselves struggling to comprehend their roles as lovers, partners and individuals amidst the tedium and routine of daily life. When their paths cross, the emotional fall-out will be explosive.

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  • Theatre Uncut

    Theatre Uncut

    4 Aug 2014 - 18 Aug 2014

    Double Fringe First winners return to get people thinking, talking and taking action. They exclusively preview their brand new 2014 plays, debut a Turkish-British collaboration exposing threats to Turkish democracy, and examine the Scottish Independence debate.

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  • Bloody Trams

    Bloody Trams

    5 Aug 2014 - 10 Aug 2014

    Following a successful premiere earlier this spring Bloody Trams now returns to the Traverse stage for our late-night Festival slot.

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  • LIPPY

    LIPPY

    6 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Fourteen years ago four women made an extraordinary decision. They decided to die. Lippy, the startling, critically acclaimed hit makes its UK premiere.

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  • James Tait Black Prize for Drama

    James Tait Black Prize for Drama

    11 Aug 2014

    Join us as the annual James Tait Black Prize for Drama is presented to this year's winner.

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  • TalkFest 2014

    TalkFest 2014

    11 Aug 2014 - 18 Aug 2014

    Inspirational discussions with leading writers and theatre makers from this year’s Fringe and Edinburgh Festivals.

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  • Pre-View

    Pre-View

    11 Aug 2014 - 18 Aug 2014

    Four readings from four brand new plays by four emerging and established playwrights. Writers Helene Cloete, Jackie Crichton, Deb Jones and Charlotte Laidig are all graduating from the MSc in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Traverse Breakfast Plays

    Traverse Breakfast Plays

    12 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Theatre at breakfast is back on the menu at the Traverse. Whether you’ve been up all night or are an early riser, start your Festival day at the Traverse. Simply pick a brew, grab a breakfast roll and feast on the finest theatre around.

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  • Rehearsed Reading; Deliverance

    Rehearsed Reading; Deliverance

    15 Aug 2014

    Rehearsal Room 24 will be performing a rehearsed reading of Deliverance, the next instalment in Jennifer Tremblay’s trilogy, following on from The List and The Carousel.

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  • BigMouth

    BigMouth

    19 Aug 2014 - 23 Aug 2014

    He who picks words well turns the weakest argument into the strongest. Don't miss Valentjin Dhaenen’s sell-out international hit and thrilling companion piece to SmallWar at the Traverse.

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  • Kim Noble: You're Not Alone

    Kim Noble: You're Not Alone

    20 Aug 2014 - 24 Aug 2014

    Blending performance, comedy and film, Kim tries to get close to other people on this planet. Keith for instance. You maybe. Provocative, moving and comic. One man’s attempts at connection, friendship and employment at B&Q.

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