TravFest18 Week 3: This is your final call

21 August 2018 ← return to listing

TravFest18 Week 3: This is your final call

After another year filled with the most exciting, provocative and diverse stories from around the world, TravFest18 is coming to a close on Sunday. We can't believe it's almost over! But don't you worry - there is still time to enjoy some of this Festival's most talked-about shows at the Traverse.


Week Two was another busy awards week for #TravFest18 productions with three shows winning a coveted Fringe First Award from The Scotsman. The winning shows,  Check Up: Our NHS @ 70, On the Exhale and Underground Railroad Game  join our week one winners; What Girls Are Made OfUlster American  and CLASS.

Huge congratulations also goes to Headlong Theatre who have been shortlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for their production, Meek.


Image: Scott R Sheppard and Jennifer Kidwell (Underground Railroad Game) Mark Thomas (Check Up Our NHS at 70) and Paul Warwick and Christopher Haydon (On the Exhale).


Breakfast Plays: Youthquake
'Always a Fringe highlight'
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

Underground Railroad Game by Scott R Sheppard and Jennifer Kidwell
'Bold and sometimes breathtaking production.'
★★★★ The Scotsman

Nigel Slater's TOAST by Henry Filloux-Bennett
'Rises like a good soufflé to the top of anything Edinburgh has to offer'
★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

Meek by Penelope Skinner
'A chilling story that has many roots in today's society and deserves the opportunity to be seen and acclaimed. The all-female cast is empowering and bring a level of gravitas to a very powerful script.'
★★★★★ Young Perspective

Coriolanus Vanishes by David Leddy
'Private, public and secret lives are gradually unveiled in Coriolanus Vanishes, David Leddy's remarkable solo piece.'
★★★★  The Herald


Image: Rebecca Sweeny, Natalie Mackinnon and Laurie Motherwell. Emerging writers in Breakfast Plays: Youthquake.


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