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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ARCTIC OIL
By Clare Duffy
Traverse Theatre Company

On a remote Scottish island, an estranged mother and daughter are at loggerheads over how best to save their children. While Ella fights for her son's future, her mother Margaret is terrified that Ella's environmental activism will her get killed. Trapped together until one of them gives in or lashes out, it quickly becomes clear that not all mothers know best.

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Wed 10, Thu 11, Fri 12, Sat 13, Tue 16, Wed 17, Thu 18, Fri 19, Sat 20 Oct
8pm: Thu 11 & Sat 20 Oct

Themes:
Drama / Family / Environment / Scotland (Highlands & Islands)

Audio Described performance: Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm (with Touch Tour)
BSL performance: Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance: Sat 20 Oct, 3pm

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THE MACBETHS
Adapted from William Shakespeare
Citizens Theatre

The classic as you've never seen it before. This new production, from the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, tells William Shakespeare's epic story of power in just 70 minutes. Brutal and intense, it concentrates on the relationship between the central couple Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but this time with a twist - both parts will be played by women.

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
8pm: Tue 16, Wed 17, Thu 18, Sat 20 Oct

Themes:
Shakespeare / Power / LGBTQI+ / Relationships

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THE UNRETURNING
By Anna Jordan
Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth

A British Northern Coastal town. Three young men are coming home from war. Their stories, set at different times over the last 100 years, are beautifully interwoven. The Unreturning  explores the profound effect that war has on young lives, and asks - what does coming home really mean?

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Wed 24, Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 Oct

Themes:
Physical Theatre / War / History / Mental Health

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STUFF
By Sylvia Dow
SYLVIAN Productions

Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things. Today the Council is coming to clear Magda's house. She must find a way to deal with the constant shifting of stuff in her house and her head, as she revisits the past and struggles with the present to find a way to face the future.

Ages 12+

Dates & times:
8pm: Tue 6 Nov

Themes:
Memories / Family / Mental Health

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THE LAST WITCH
By Rona Munro
Pitlochry Festival Theatre in association with Firebrand Theatre Company

A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she really a free-thinking woman, ahead of her time?

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Wed 7, Thu 8, Fri 9, Sat 10 Nov
2.30pm: Sat 10 Nov

Themes:
Myth and Folklore / Scotland (Highlands & Islands)

Audio Described performance: Sat 10 Nov, 2.30pm

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SCHOOLED
By Pauline Lockhart
Traverse Theatre Company in association with Wildfire Theatre

Using the real words of past and current students and teachers, Schooled examines whether Scotland's education system is really as fair and equal as some say, and asks whether there might be possible alternative options to make sure young people don't fall through the cracks.

Ages 12+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Fri 23, Sat 24 Nov

Themes:
Education / Scotland / Real Words

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CLASS ACT
Traverse Theatre Company

Each year the Traverse Theatre partners with four secondary schools across Edinburgh to turn pupils into playwrights, who create brand new short plays which are then performed on the Traverse stage by professional actors. Moving, hilarious and always exciting, these fresh young voices may be the professional playwrights of tomorrow - see them here first.

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Wed 21, Thu 22 Nov

Themes:
Education / Youth / Short plays

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BLACK BEAUTY
By Andy Manley, Andy Cannon & Shona Reppe
Red Bridge and Traverse Theatre Company

From the cosy horsebox they call home, the McCuddy Brothers take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you've never seen it before. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this vibrant retelling of Black Beauty offers fun and adventure for fans of the book, classic TV show and those brand new to the tale.

Ages 6+

Dates & times:
7pm: Thu 29, Fri 30 Nov

Themes:
Family friendly / Storytelling / Puppetry / Comedy

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MOUTHPIECE
By Kieran Hurley
Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide

Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman from the New Town takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy from Pilton pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever. Startling, shocking and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece  takes a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another.

Ages 16+

Dates & times:
8pm: Thu 6, Fri 7, Sat 8, Tue 11, Wed 12, Thu 13, Fri 14, Sat 15, Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22 Dec
2.30pm: Thu 13, Sat 15, Thu 20, Sat 22 Dec

Themes:
Scotland (Edinburgh) / Art / Class / Family / Drama

Audio Described performance: Wed 19 Dec, 8pm (with Touch Tour)
BSL performance: Wed 19 Dec, 8pm
Relaxed performance: Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm

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MCGONAGALL'S CHRONICLES (WHICH WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR A VERY LONG TIME)
By Gary McNair

Over 100 years ago, Dundee's Sir William Topaz McGonagall gained fame through his (some would say terrible) poetry. Now his story is brought to the stage in a lively show, full of music, laughter - and (awful?) rhymes!

Ages 14+

Dates & times:
2pm: Wed 5, Thu 6, Fri 7, Sat 8, Tue 11, Wed 12, Fri 14, Sat 15 Dec
7.30pm: Fri 7, Sat 8 Dec

Themes:
Scotland (Dundee) / Comedy / Music / Poetry / Storytelling

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN
By Jo Clifford
Queen Jesus Productions

Jesus has returned to earth as a transgender woman - and she has a lot to say. Stories to tell. Bread and wine to share. Blessings to give… With this moving production, performed in candlelight, celebrate a different kind of Christmas.

Ages 12+

Dates & times:
7.30pm: Thu 13, Fri 14, Sat 15, Wed 19, Thu 20, Fri 21, Sat 22 Dec
3pm: Sun 16 Dec (special event with post-show discussion)

Themes:
Spirituality / LGBTQI+ / Storytelling

 

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