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Summer 1939. When two young Cambridge naturalists arrive on a remote Hebridean island to conduct a wildlife survey on behalf of the government they are drawn into a primeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder.
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks walked into the coloured section of a Hospital in Baltimore. A cell sample taken without her permission became a vital tool in medicine. HeLa is an all consuming story, intertwining genetic identity, social responsibility and current ethical debates.
Lyssa’s ex-fiancé is getting married in the
morning. It may not be her wedding but
it will sure as hell be her big day.
With no rehearsal, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage,White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and
transformative power of theatre.
Audience favourite A Play, A Pie and A Pint is back on the Traverse stage this autumn by popular demand. This season we’ll be serving up five brand new plays for you to enjoy, from five exciting UK-based writers.
HOWL[ing] is an epic poem for post-referendum Scotland, using beat poet Allen Ginsberg's seminal piece HOWL as a basis...
Paul's been a bad boy - a bad, bad pig of a bike-stealing boy. Ma seen him steal Bald's bike after
all. Old Eagle Eyes doesnae miss a trick! What’s
Paul doing up here at the flats anyway?
This Autumn we are opening up our stages to some emerging, and some more established, voices from Edinburgh who are creating exciting new work for the theatre. Hothouse will run over three consecutive nights and will present
a range of brilliant new plays.
Rehearsal Rooms are a space where new scripts and new writers are presented to a live audience for the first time. Rebecca Sharp will develop The Dark Twin and her companion piece Little Forks during Rehearsal Room 25.
"Money means power and freedom.
Who’s not interested in that?”
Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery.
Come and enjoy his latest performance.
Scotland's New Writing Theatre,
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh,
Scotland, EH1 2ED
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