First shows of Autumn/Winter 2022 season announced

News 28 Jul 2022

Today, Thu 28 July, the Traverse is pleased to announce the first shows that will feature in our Autumn/Winter season, which are all now on sale.

Further productions in the season will be revealed in early September.

Following a debate held at the Traverse earlier this year, Birds of Paradise premiere their new work Don’t. Make. Tea. (Wed 5 – Sat 8 Oct), written by Rob Drummond (Bullet Catch, Grain in the Blood), exploring the disability system of a near future and posing the question ‘If you are capable of killing and disposing of a body, can you really call yourself disabled?’ Each performance of Don’t. Make. Tea. will include fully integrated BSL, Audio Description and Captions.

The ever-popular A Play, A Pie and A Pint returns for a six-week season from Tue 20 Sep – Sat 12 Nov, with a special selection of plays from around the world. From Hungary to China, through Pakistan and France, before visiting the Golden Age of Hollywood and the far-flung reaches of the Siberian wilderness, audiences will be taken on an international voyage from the comfort of their seats, drink in hand!

We welcome back Wonder Fools’549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War (Fri 14 – Sat 15 Oct), in a refreshed production for 2022. Exploring the forgotten stories of Scots in the Spanish Civil War with a show which includes songs and storytelling, it provides a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.

Rapture Theatre return to the Traverse following their popular production of Clybourne Park with The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Wed 19 – Sat 22 Oct), from acclaimed writer for stage and screen, Martin McDonagh’s (Hangmen, Three Billboards out of Ebbing Missouri and The Lieutenant of Inishmore). A gripping, dark comedy about a daughter trying to escape her manipulative mother in isolated rural Ireland, this Tony Award-winning play is considered a modern classic.

Bursting onto the Traverse 1 stage in November is The Time Machine from Jordan & Skinner (Thu 3 – Sat 5 Nov), a bold feminist reinterpretation of H. G. Wells’s classic The Time Machine that tells a fiery and furious story of time travel and surviving the end of the world.

Stellar Quines bring new productionSister Radio (Thu 10 – Sat 12 Nov) by Sara Shaarawi to Traverse 2.An intimate and touching story about family set against the backdrop of the pandemic, Sister Radio explores themes of migration and the combination of cultures from two very different places (Edinburgh and Tehran).

Our popular series of intimate Soundhouse gigs will also continue throughout the season, and include performances from Lizabett Russo, The Furrow Collective, Adam Holmes, Dallahan, Martin Simpson, Daoirí Farrell, Gavin Fairhall Lever, The Brother Brothers & Hannah Read & Michael Starkey, Dean Owen & The Sinners, Sam Braysher, Stereo Nakes & Rain of Animals, and the Espec Eriksen Trio.

You can explore the Autumn/Winter season as well as Festival events here.