#TravFest19 Week 1: And we're off!

News 6 Aug 2019

#TravFest19 has hit full throttle.

We're seeing stars - and it's not just Saoirse Ronan at What Girls Are Made Of - the first reviews are in, queues are forming, our building is buzzing with excitement and it's time for us to share some of our latest news with you.

Cora Bissett and Saoirse Ronan after What Girls Are Made Of


Crocodile Fever by Meghan Tyler
'Dark, hilarious, violent, gruesome... Crocodile Fever is a smack in the face in all of the best ways possible.'
★★★★★ The Skinny

How Not to Drown by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati
'A heroic evocation of human triumph.'
★★★★ The Herald

Enough by Stef Smith
'Stef Smith has created a pearl here: shining and incandescent, but with grit underneath it.'
★★★★ The List

Trying It On by David Edgar
'Formally inventive… self-aware and pin-sharp.'
★★★★ FEST

The Patient Gloria by Gina Moxley
'Grabs psychiatry by the balls… G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S.'
★★★★ FEST

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran by Javaad Alipoor
'Dazzling, discombobulating and alarming.'
★★★★ The Guardian

BURGERZ by Travis Alabanza
'Alabanza takes an act of violence and transforms it into something both beautiful and brutal.'
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith
'Searing and immaculate ... superbly performed.'
★★★★★ The Scotsman

Spliced by Timmy Creed
'Heartfelt plea for a broader, more inclusive conception of masculinity.'
★★★★ The Arts Desk


Our in-house festival photographer, Lara Cappelli has been busy capturing images of our stunning festival shows. Explore her work in the gallery below:


Later this week we welcome Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster to our #TravFest19 family. Mary Shelley’s original, re-imagined with songs, soundscapes and sonic trickery. Experience the power of the human voice breathing life into monsters all around us. Frankenstein will leave you asking: who are the monsters we fear? Who created them? And how the hell did they just do that with their voices?

Finally, If you're looking for more on our full festival programme, you can watch the trailer here and explore the full season.