Following a sold-out world premiere run at Traverse Festival 2018 – and a follow-on tour taking it around Scotland, to Northern Ireland, and internationally to the USA and Brazil – What Girls Are Made Of will return in August 2019 to bust out of the Traverse 1 theatre walls. With unprecedented Festival demand leaving people queuing for hours for returns, it will take to the larger space of Assembly Hall – almost four times as big – from 1-25 August.
Immediately after, What Girls Are Made Of will transfer to London’s Soho Theatre (9-28 September), hot on the heels of the recent acclaimed run of Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley (Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide).
A Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company co-production, in association with Regular Music, What Girls Are Made Of is written and performed by Cora Bissett and charts her rollercoaster journey from indie-kid hopeful to wised-up woman. This epic piece of gig theatre is performed with live backing band – with actor/musicians Susan Bear and Simon Donaldson reprising their roles, plus the new addition of Harry Ward. Directed by former Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.
During its Traverse Festival 2018 run, the production received a swathe of five-star reviews, with The Herald hailing it ‘a life changing litany of pure joy’, while The Guardian called Bissett’s performance ‘magnificent’, The Scotsman praised the production as ‘beautiful, passionate and exhilarating’ and The Telegraph pegged it an ‘undisputable hit’. In addition, it received a Scotsman Fringe First award and a Herald Angel award.
Assembly Hall, Edinburgh, EH1 2LU
Tickets on sale now: 0131 623 3030 and online via assemblyfestival.com here
Soho Theatre, London, W1D 3NE
Tickets on sale now: 020 7478 0100 and online via sohotheatre.com here