October 2014
  • Outlying Islands

    Outlying Islands

    1 Oct 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • HeLa


    3 Oct 2014 - 4 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • PPP: Flame Proof

    PPP: Flame Proof

    7 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

    White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

    9 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • PPP: Mrs Barbour's Daughters

    PPP: Mrs Barbour's Daughters

    14 Oct 2014 - 18 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • HOWL[ing]


    16 Oct 2014

    HOWL[ing] is an epic poem for post-referendum Scotland, using beat poet Allen Ginsberg's seminal piece HOWL as a basis...

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  • PPP: Squash

    PPP: Squash

    21 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014

    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?

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  • Traverse Hothouse

    Traverse Hothouse

    23 Oct 2014 - 25 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: Lace Up

    Traverse Hothouse: Lace Up

    23 Oct 2014

    Stuart MacMillan is a talented young boxer, preparing for the biggest fight of his life in Las Vegas. But when tragedy strikes, his fight becomes bigger than he ever could have imagined.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: Safeword

    Traverse Hothouse: Safeword

    23 Oct 2014

    Everybody lives a double life. For some it's a game. For anxious artist Isobel, it's self-preservation. A dark, daft fairytale of trust, truth, lust and love, Safeword is a true story, only every word is a lie.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: SpectreTown

    Traverse Hothouse: SpectreTown

    24 Oct 2014

    Inspired by the bothy ballads of the North East, three employees in an Aberdonian charity shop wrestle with tradition, power, gender and the loneliness of modern life.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: How You Gonna Live Your Dash

    Traverse Hothouse: How You Gonna Live Your Dash

    24 Oct 2014

    We're in development. We're making a performance. We're not finished. We're happy to share fragments of it with you at Hothouse. We'll present moments that work and moments that don't. We'll create lingering visceral smoke effects. We'll select lighting states. We'll perform some text. We'll explain the title.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: Nzinga – Warrior Queen

    Traverse Hothouse: Nzinga – Warrior Queen

    25 Oct 2014

    A powerful exploration of one of the world's most intriguing yet little-known female rulers - Nzinga - who fought for freedom against the Portuguese slave traders. Powerful visual imagery and storytelling show the resilience of a woman determined to fight terrible injustice.

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  • Traverse Hothouse: Buffer

    Traverse Hothouse: Buffer

    25 Oct 2014

    Craig types, and texts, and taps, and tweets. He just can’t talk. But Spencer is about to change all that. When a one night stand stays for breakfast, he may just be one plate of eggs away from a reality check.

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  • Rehearsal Room: 25

    Rehearsal Room: 25

    28 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014

    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.

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  • PPP: Crash

    PPP: Crash

    28 Oct 2014 - 1 Nov 2014

    "Money means power and freedom. Who’s not interested in that?”

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  • Jeremy Hardy Live 2014

    Jeremy Hardy Live 2014

    31 Oct 2014

    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.

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