Traverse Theatre announces the full Traverse 1 programme for Festival 2018

21 March 2018 ← return to listing

Traverse Theatre announces the full Traverse 1 programme for Festival 2018

Today, we are excited to announce the full programme for Traverse 1 during Traverse Festival 2018.

A collection of five vibrant, compelling and deeply human works: taking in a teenage girl's coming-of-age tale from schoolgirl to indie rock star (What Girls Are Made Of Traverse Theatre Company and Raw Material); a childhood remembered through taste and smell (Nigel Slater's Toast / PW Productions present The Lowry production); a fearless exploration of race, sex and power politics (Underground Railroad Game / Soho Theatre presents the Ars Nova production); the state and future of the NHS ( Check Up: Our NHS at 70 Mark Thomas and Lakin McCarthy); and a haunting vision of ruthless state control (Meek Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre). 

Orla O'Loughlin, Traverse Artistic Director, says:

'I am thrilled to be making this first announcement about the line-up for our Traverse Festival 2018 programme in Traverse 1.This year we'll be introducing some brand new companies to our festival audience, as well as welcoming back some firm Traverse favourites. And we are delighted to present three world premieres, one UK premiere and one Scottish premiere.

The programme includes some of the most exciting artists working in the UK and internationally and it's an honour to invite them to blaze a trail on our main stage this August. I look forward to revealing the rest of our line-up come May. We have plenty more brilliant shows, events and experiences up our sleeve that I can't wait to share.'

Watch Orla introduce the full Traverse 1 programme here >>

Tickets on sale now via 0131 228 1404 and

Further programme news will be announced on Wed 16 May.


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