Traverse Theatre announces full Festival 2018 programme

16 May 2018 ← return to listing

Traverse Theatre announces full Festival 2018 programme

The Traverse Theatre is excited to announce the final additions to the Traverse Festival 2018 programme - including, in what is Scotland's Year of Young People 2018, Festival favourite Breakfast Plays: Youthquake, pairing three young Scottish playwrights from our Traverse Young Writers' group with three leading British writers. Together they will explore how the younger generation can be a catalyst for political and social change.

In addition to the already-revealed Traverse 1 programme, Traverse 2 will house a collection of five bold, exploratory and compellingly human works. They take in a ferocious and funny examination of abuses of power by David Ireland (Ulster American); a love story that travels through space and time ( The Greatest Play in the History of the World…); a fiery exploration of class, love and entitlement (CLASS); a suspenseful psychological thriller about one woman's complex descent into madness (Coriolanus Vanishes); and an emotionally-charged examination of American gun violence (On The Exhale). Off-site, Dante or Die present a site-specific piece exploring what happens to our digital identities after we die (User Not Found).

Elsewhere, our rotating Monday schedule will include fledgling company Wildfire Theatre with Project #1; political agitators Theatre Uncut with Women on Power, Playwrights' Studio Scotland's TalkFest and Pre-View, Playwrights' Studio Scotland and the University of Edinburgh's James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony; and a series of In Conversation live podcast events, workshops and discussions sponsored by Spotlight. 

We look forward to having you with us and sharing these stories with you. With a packed schedule of shows and events to enjoy, we hope this Festival programme will entertain, challenge and inspire you.

Tickets on sale now. Book in person, online or call the Traverse Box Office on 0131 228 1404.

Watch the #TravFest18 trailer and flick through the festival brochure, or if you prefer, download it here.


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