Shows

Here's the complete list of shows that are taking part in £1 tickets this season at the Traverse Theatre. Check performance dates and times below to see what takes your fancy.

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By Arinzé Kene
tiata fahodzi & Tara Finney Productions in association with Watford Palace Theatre

Set during the early noughties, good dog tells the story of growing up in a multi-cultural community, and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Delicately observed and fearlessly told by writer Arinzé Kene (Netflix's Crazyhead, Bush Theatre's Misty).

Ages 12+

Dates & times:
Thu 14 - Sat 16 Feb, 7.30pm

Themes:
Political / BAME / Storytelling / People power / Community

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Little Gift
By Gilly Baskeyfield & Andy Manley
M6 Theatre Company in collaboration with Andy Manley

Told with exquisite puppetry created by Shona Reppe, original music and a whole lot of heart, Little Gift is a brand new story from multi-award-winners M6 Theatre and Andy Manley. It's a visual feast bringing light into the darkest season of the year.

Ages 3-7

Dates & times:
Fri 15 Feb, 1.30pm & 6.30pm
Sat 16 Feb, 11.30am & 3pm

Themes:
Family friendly / Puppetry / Storytelling

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Ulster American
By David Ireland
Traverse Theatre Company

The most talked-about show of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe returns. Exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice, Ulster American is confrontational and brutally funny - not for the faint of heart, and not to be missed.

Ages 18+

Dates & times:
Wed 20 - Sat 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 7.30pm
Fri 22 Feb & Sat 2 Mar, 2pm

Themes:
Drama / Provocative / Dark Comedy / Northern Ireland

Access Performances
Audio Described: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm (Touch Tour at 6.45pm)
British Sign Language: Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm

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In Other Words
By Matthew Seager
Off The Middle

Join Arthur and Jane, at the beginning, as they tell us their story. Connected by the music of Frank Sinatra, this intimate, humorous and deeply moving love story explores the effects of Alzheimer's disease and the transformative power of music in our lives.

Ages PG

Dates & times:
Fri 1 - Sat 2 Mar, 8pm

Themes:
Drama / Relationships / Music / Emotional

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FAT BLOKES

Fat Blokes
By Scottee
Scottee

Fat Blokes  is a sort of dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public. It uncovers why fat men are never sexy but are always funny, always the 'before' but never the 'after' shot. Prepare yourself, this is fat rebellion.

Ages 16+

Dates & times:
Fri 15 - Sat 16 Mar, 7.30pm

Themes:
Dance / Comedy / LGBTQI+ / Provocative

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Velvet Petal
By Fleur Darkin
Scottish Dance Theatre

Tough girls and pretty boys living life in the margins, dreaming about being at the centre. Velvet Petal explores the transformative power of beauty created out of whatever is on the bedroom floor, set to a dance-punk score including music by LCD Soundsystem, Spoek Mathambo and Four Tet.

Ages 12+

Dates & times:
Sat 23 Mar, 7.30pm

Themes:
Dance / Music  / Art

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We Are All Just Little Creatures
Curious Seed and Lung Ha Theatre Company in association with Lyra

We Are All Just Little Creatures celebrates the weird and wonderful things about being alive. This ensemble performance includes dance, song, text, live music and the telling of little (but big) life stories, culminating in a party that everyone wants an invite to!

Ages U

Dates & times:
Sat 23 Mar, 7.30pm

Themes:
Physical theatre / Accessibility / Live music

Access performances
All performances are BSL interpreted
Captioned performance: Sat 30 Mar, 2.30pm
Audio described performance: Sat 30 Mar, 7.30pm

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HOME

(Can This Be) Home
By Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir & Tom Oakes
Brite Theatre

Half music gig, half spoken word, (Can This Be) Home, a show literally in the making since the summer before the EU referendum, takes stock of where we are now. Can we ever feel at home again?

Ages PG

Dates & times:
Thu 28 Mar, 8pm

Themes:
Brexit / Political / Live music / Spoken word

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Dressed

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By Josie Dale-Jones, Lydia Higginson, Nobahar Mahdavi & Olivia Norris
ThisEgg in collaboration with Made My Wardrobe

After being stripped at gun point, Lydia set out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. She now only wears clothes she has made. Told with a tender intimacy, dressed. is a true story about the power clothes have to define us.

Ages 16+

Dates & times:
Thu 11 - Sat 13 Apr, 7.30pm

Themes:
Feminism / Friendship / Physical theatre / True story

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What Girls Are Made Of
By Cora Bissett
Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company in association with Regular Music

In 1992 a schoolgirl from Fife was catapulted to a rock star life in an indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn't. Based on her teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett's rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
Tue 16 - Sat 20 Apr, 7.30pm

Themes:
Live music / True story / Parenthood / Scottish / 90s

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Locker Room Talk
By Gary McNair
Traverse Theatre Company

Created in response to Donald Trump's infamous comments, Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces. Writer Gary McNair interviewed dozens of men from a wide variety of backgrounds, and a selection of these conversations is performed by a cast of four women. Each performance is followed by a post-show conversation.

Ages 16+

Dates & times:
Tue 23 - Wed 24 Apr, 7.30pm

Themes:
Provocative / Real words / Political / Gender

 

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