The reviews are in for Arctic Oil

12 October 2018 ← return to listing

The reviews are in for Arctic Oil

To protect what you love, sometimes you have to fight dirty. But can we save the world without destroying oursevles?

Written by the award-winning 2015 IASH/Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow Clare Duffy and directed by Traverse Associate Director Gareth Nicholls, (Ulster American),  Arctic Oil grapples with how trying to save the world could end up destroying those closest to us - and even ourselves.

Here's what critics and audience members have to say about the show so far:


'A tense two-hander about cross-generational conflict and climate change.'
★★★★  The Stage

'Nicholls' production brings out a pair of nuanced performances by Jennifer Black and Neshla Caplan.'
★★★★  The Herald

'An outstanding production for the Traverse's autumn season.'
★★★★  The Reviews Hub

'Gareth Nicholls ensures a naturally-paced drama here, with grounded, nuanced performances from both Jennifer Black and Neshla Caplan.'
★★★★ Broadway Baby


'A tense trauma focusing on the relationship between a mother and daughter set against a distant background of environmental exploitation. Great performances from Jennifer Black and Neshla Caplan.'

'Absolutely loved Arctic Oil @traversetheatre. Such a challenging topic dealt with so perfectly with absolutely amazing performances! Always a pleasure to see a female-centric production!'

'Really lucky to get the chance to see #ArcticOil tonight at the Trav. When Neshla Caplan cries, I cry.'

'A great play highlighting the issues of mental health and climate change! Would recommend everyone to go and see it!'

Arctic Oil
Until Sat 20 October
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Image: Roberto Ricciuti


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