Traverse Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production in association with National Theatre of Scotland
I’m never gonnie be Napoleon. Am I?
But shouldn’t I try and do something a wee bit bigger?
It’s Dougie’s birthday. He just turned 50 and his family are throwing him a party. But it’s he who has a surprise for them. A bombshell proposal.
He wants his ex-wife Arlene to back his new endeavour. He wants to serve a good cause, a global cause. He wants to make right a terrible wrong, even if it puts their daughter’s future at risk.
They can all sense a scam, but Dougie won’t back down. He is convinced this is his only chance to do something truly glorious, but his motivation may not be as pure as it seems. As the touchpaper under his family is lit, no one escapes the fallout.
Written by Douglas Maxwell (Decky Does a Bronco, Promises Promises) The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by Birmingham Rep Associate Director Tessa Walker.
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Thu 3 Aug, 7pm
Sat 5 Aug, 5.30pm
Full price £15
Sun 6 – Sun 27 Aug
(No Mon performances)
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Full price £21.50
Standard concession £16.50
Other concession £9.50
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Audio Described and British Sign Language, Fri 25 Aug, 7pm
1 h 25 mins approximately
Contains strong language, threat of violence
Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017.
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic