August 2015
 
  • Crash

    Crash

    1 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Confidence is everything in the world of high finance. Confidence in yourself, confidence in the market. Lose control of those and suddenly everything changes. In the continuing wake of the financial crisis, Scottish writer Andy Duffy creates a rare and poetic insight into the psychology of a banker's world.

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  • The Christians

    The Christians

    3 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    A remarkable exploration of faith and community in the modern world, featuring a community choir, and asking profound questions about what we believe and why. From the team that brought you 2013’s festival hit, Grounded.

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  • An Oak Tree

    An Oak Tree

    4 Aug 2015 - 16 Aug 2015

    Man turns tree into girl. An intricate story of loss and suggestion performed by the playwright himself and a different second actor at each performance – an actor who has neither seen nor read a word of the play until they’re in it.

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  • Fake it 'til you Make it

    Fake it 'til you Make it

    6 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. This was a secret Tim had kept for a very long time. A wickedly warming, brutally honest and powerfully heartbreaking show about the wonders of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a "real man".

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  • A Gambler's Guide To Dying

    A Gambler's Guide To Dying

    6 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.

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  • How to Keep an Alien

    How to Keep an Alien

    6 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    A touching tale of falling in love and proving it to the government. Sonya Kelly (The Wheelchair on my Face, Fringe First Award 2012) is back with a tearfully funny, tender memoir about securing an Irish visa for her Australian partner. Join her madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Ireland to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.

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  • A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

    A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

    6 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    The Corn Exchange, makers of festival hits Man of Valour, Freefall and Dublin By Lamplight, return to the Traverse with this astonishing portrayal of an Irish girl trying to make sense of her fractured childhood.

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  • Pardon / In Cuffs

    Pardon / In Cuffs

    6 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Much is at stake for those who've just been caught in the act: either a judgement will be passed or they'll have a lucky escape. From the creators of BigMouth and SmallWar (Festival 2014), and inspired by the documentaries of award-winning Magnum photographer Raymond Depardon, Pardon / In Cuffs unravels the complex relationship between culprit and judge.

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  • Swallow

    Swallow

    7 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Three strangers are about to face their demons head on. Balanced precariously on the tipping point, they might just be able to save one another if they can only overcome their urge to self-destruct.

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  • TalkFest 2015

    TalkFest 2015

    10 Aug 2015 - 17 Aug 2015

    Join Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland to explore what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Made in Scotland showcase, the Traverse Theatre's own programme and the wider Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Lively, engaging discussions, expertly led by Scotland’s leading playwrights and theatre-makers.

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  • Pre: View

    Pre: View

    10 Aug 2015 - 17 Aug 2015

    Four readings from four brand new plays by four emerging playwrights from Scotland, England and the USA. Extracts from the plays are performed as script-in-hand readings by a professional ensemble of Scottish actors. All writers are graduating from the MSc in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Two Minute Manifesto

    Two Minute Manifesto

    10 Aug 2015 - 24 Aug 2015

    If you only had two minutes to persuade an audience to back your idea for changing Scotland, what would it be? Free public transport? A tax on images of Margaret Thatcher? A Jimmy Shand impersonator in every classroom? Join David Greig, Sarah Beattie-Smith and Christopher Silver, and a hand- picked selection of interesting folk, for three performances where ideas, politics and culture combine in a heady mix.

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  • Tomorrow

    Tomorrow

    11 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    A young man suddenly finds himself in an alarmingly unfamiliar place, where everyone has his best interests at heart but he is not allowed to leave. Vanishing Point is ‘one of the UK’s most singular theatre companies (The Guardian)’, internationally acclaimed for its unique and innovative creations.

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  • Forever Young

    Forever Young

    15 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    A reclining chair, a team of adolescent experts and an outdoor foolhardy adventure with a teenage accomplice. All there to probe the current pulse of your idealism, lost or found... The creators of international hit en route (Festival 2010) return to Edinburgh with their new show created with a cohort of teens.

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  • Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow

    Traverse Breakfast Plays: (in search of) Tomorrow

    18 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    This year's Traverse Breakfast Plays are truly international. In increasingly complex and fragmented times, the Traverse has commissioned six leading playwrights living and working across the globe to respond to the word ‘Tomorrow.’ Come and see these script-in-hand readings and enjoy a breakfast roll with tea or coffee.

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  • Am I Dead Yet?

    Am I Dead Yet?

    18 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Death is no longer a moment. It is a process. A process that can be reversed. Two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die, how we think about dying and, most importantly, how some of us might be brought back. Performed by Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe, Am I Dead Yet? is filled with stories and songs about death and dying, and about how we don’t talk about it enough.

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  • Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

    Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

    18 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Catholic schoolgirls go wild! The choir trip to the capital goes badly wrong. Funny, sad and raucously rude. A musical play about singing, sex and sambuca. Director Vicky Featherstone and Billy Elliot author, Lee Hall, create a tribute to being young, lost and out of control.

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  • The Garden

    The Garden

    18 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    Set at a time when humanity has run out of resources, John and Zinnie Harris’ The Garden tells a dystopian tale of a couple at the end of their tether. Living on the 10th floor of a high-rise block, hope emerges in the form of a strange tree growing through their kitchen linoleum.

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  • James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2015 Award Ceremony

    James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2015 Award Ceremony

    24 Aug 2015

    We announce the latest recipient of the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2015. Extracts from the three finalists’ submissions will be presented, followed by the announcement of this year's winner.

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  • A Game of You

    A Game of You

    25 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015

    For those who don’t know us yet we’re craving to spend some time with you to get under your skin, if possible to get to know you better than we know ourselves Following The Smile Off Your Face and Internal (Festival 2010), A Game of You forms the final part of the award-winning Personal Trilogy.

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