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Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk
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Provocative look at toxic masculinity.
The Stage


    Written byGary McNair
    Start date4 Apr 2018
    End date7 Apr 2018
  • TicketsFull price £12 / Standard concession £10.50 / Under 30s & Student £9 / Other concession £6

    Traverse Theatre Company

    Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Festival, Abbey Theatre, Latitude Festival and Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity which has become even more urgent since its premiere.

    Created in response to the Donald Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, asking if such sexually abusive rhetoric can really be accepted as mere ‘locker room talk’, or whether such attitudes are much more ingrained and drive abusive behaviour.

    Writer Gary McNair interviewed hundreds of men from a wide variety of backgrounds. A selection of these conversations are performed, verbatim, by a cast of 4 women. Each performance is followed by a post-show conversation, giving the audience opportunity to participate, ask questions, examine the issues raised and consider ‘where do we go from here?’.

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    Date & Time
    Wed 4 – Sat 7 Apr, 7.30pm

    Full price £12
    Standard concession £10.50
    Under 30s / Student £9
    Other concession £6

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

    Post-show discussion chaired by Holly Davis, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, specialising in sex and gender, feminism and feminist research
    Wed 4 – Sat 7 Apr


    Running time
    1hr 30mins (including post-show discussion)

    Age Recommendation 

    BSL interpreted performance
    Friday 6 Apr

    Note: Contains strong language, references to sexual violence

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council

    Image: Michael Cranston

    • Orla O'Loughlin

    • Rachael Spence, Blythe Duff, Caroline Deyga, Rehanna MacDonald

    • Provocative look at toxic masculinity.
      The Stage
    • While it’s never comfortable, it’s always fascinating.
      The Guardian
    • A challenging, disturbing piece, Locker Room Talk comes from a place of anger, compassion and – ultimately - optimism.
      The National

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