Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn
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Breathtaking… powerful… trailblazing.
The Scotsman on This Restless House


    Written byZinnie Harris
    Start date4 Aug 2017
    End date27 Aug 2017
  • TicketsFull price £21.50 / Standard concession £16.50 / Other concession £9.50
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

World Premiere
A Traverse Theatre Company and Edinburgh International Festival co-production

Two women wash up on a distant shore following a violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience, they look for a path home. But they discover that this unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart.

Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be.

Inspired by Orpheus’s desperate reclamation of his wife Eurydice from the underworld, Meet Me at Dawn is written by the award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris and directed by the Traverse Theatre's Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.

This production receives its world premiere at this year's International Festival alongside two Zinnie Harris adaptations – Oresteia: This Restless House and Rhinoceros.

Fri 4 & Sat 5 Aug 

Dates & times
Sun 6 – Sun 27 Aug (except 7, 14 & 21), various times
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Preview tickets
£15 / £9

Full price £21.50
Standard concession £16.50
Other concession £9.50 

BSL Interpreted Performance
Tue 8 Aug, 7pm

Audio Described Performance (no Touch Tour)
Tue 15 Aug, 1.15pm

Captioned Performance
Tue 15 Aug, 1.15pm


Age recommendation 

Running time
1 h 25 mins approximately

Supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

  • Orla O'Loughlin

  • Fred Meller

  • Simon Wilkinson

    Lighting Designer
  • Danny Krass

    Composer, Musical Director
  • Fiona Mackinnon

    Assistant Director (Supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre with funding from Creative Scotland)
  • Neve McIntosh, Sharon Duncan-Brewster

  • Breathtaking… powerful… trailblazing.
    The Scotsman on This Restless House
  • Orla O’Loughlin places exceptional faith in the writing and performances, which is paid off in spades.
    The Times on Swallow

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