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How to Disappear

How to Disappear
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Gareth Nicholls' beautifully realised production, in which there are moments of heartbreak for everyone. ★★★★★
The Herald

Details

    Written byMorna Pearson
    Start date6 Dec 2017
    End date23 Dec 2017
  • MatineeThu 14, Sat 16, Thu 21 Dec, 2.30pm
  • TicketsFull price £22 / Standard concession £18 / Under 30s £15 / Other concession £11
    Genre Theatre,

World Premiere
Traverse Theatre Company

When Helen Daniels from Neighbours died, Robert shut his door on the world. And he’s not opened it since. Now his only connection to the outside world is through his younger sister Isla, who looks after them both whilst their father is away in Ibiza on ‘business’.

With only a strange menagerie of creatures (including an iguana called Scott and a corn snake called Charlene) to keep them company, each day looks pretty much the same as the last – until their quiet lives are interrupted by a visit from Jessica, a benefit assessor, determined to prove that Robert is fit for work.

But Jessica soon realises that one size certainly does not fit all, as she suddenly stumbles across a secret about Robert that catapults her head first into a universe of infinite possibilities.

Merging biting social commentary and fantasy in unexpected ways, How to Disappear is a pitch-black comedy which gives a voice to those who often go unheard.

Winner of the Catherine Johnson Award for Best Play.

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Previews
Wed 6 & Thu 7 Dec, 7.30pm

Dates & times
Fri 8 – Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm

Matinees
Thu 14, Sat 16, Thu 21 Dec, 2.30pm

Tickets
Full price £22
Standard concession £18
Under 30s £15
Other concession £11

Preview Tickets
£16 / £12

Post-show Discussion
Tue 19 Dec

BSL Interpreted Performance
Thu 14 Dec, 7.30pm

Audio Described Performance
Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm

See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

Venue
T1

Age recommendation
14+

Image by Beth Chalmers

  • Gareth Nicholls

    Director
  • Becky Minto

    Designer
  • Kai Fischer

    Lighting Designer
  • MJ McCarthy

    Sound Designer
  • Sally Reid, Kirsty Mackay, Owen Whitelaw

    Cast
  • Gareth Nicholls' beautifully realised production, in which there are moments of heartbreak for everyone. ★★★★★
    The Herald
  • It’s a pure joy to see how the magic of Pearson’s text – witty, poetic, profound and ruthless – combines with three superb performances. ★★★★
    The Scotsman
  • Pearson pushes beyond the bitter social satire to make a broader observation about lost souls in troubled times. ★★★★
    The Guardian
  • Warm, witty, darkly revolutionary, Pearson’s compassionate anti-panto is very much a tale for our times. ★★★★
    The Reviews Hub
  • Sharp, funny, socially and emotionally impactful theatre. ★★★★★
    Young Perspective
  • A compelling and emotive social commentary unlike any you have seen before. ★★★★★
    The Student
  • An unsettling but compelling piece of theatre, under the sure hand of Gareth Nicholls’ direction, that had folk laughing throughout. ★★★★
    Edinburgh Guide
  • Tale of a recluse is a perfect alternative to the festive season. ★★★★
    The Wee Review
 
 

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