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An unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling.
The Telegraph on Adam by Frances Poet


    Written byFrances Poet
    Start date20 Apr 2018
    End date12 May 2018
  • TicketsFull price £22 / Standard concession £18 / Under 30s & Student £15 / Other concession £11

    World premiere
    Traverse Theatre Company in association with National Theatre of Scotland

    I know my boy. I’d know if something had happened to him.

    Maddy and Rory are devoted parents to 3-year-old Joshua, committed to keeping him happy and safe. But when an everyday visit to a supermarket café turns into a far more troubling incident, their trust even in those closest to them is shattered. Fear and doubt consume them, until they reach a savage breaking point.

    Gut is a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children. And whether it’s more dangerous not to trust at all.

    Written by Fringe First award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Adam), Gut was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, and is directed by award-winning Traverse Associate Director Zinnie Harris.

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    Fri 20 & Sat 21 Apr, 7.30pm

    Dates & Times
    Tue 24 Apr – Sat 12 May, 7.30pm
    Thu 10 & Sat 12 May, 2.30pm
    (No Mon or Sun performances)

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

    Preview tickets
    £16 / £12

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

    Post-show discussion with Frances Poet, Zinnie Harris and Professor of Social Work Studies Viviene Cree
    Thu 3 May

    British Sign Language, Audio Described and Touch Tour performance
    Wed 9 May, 7.30pm


    Running time
    1hr 30mins

    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Contains descriptions of violence

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

    Commissioned by National Theatre of Scotland. Part of National Theatre of Scotland’s new writing initiative in partnership with Tron Theatre and Traverse Theatre.

    Image: Michael Cranston

    • Zinnie Harris

    • Fred Meller

    • MJ McCarthy

      Composer / Sound Designer
    • Kai Fischer

      Lighting Designer
    • George Anton, Peter Collins, Lorraine McIntosh and Kirsty Stuart

    • Isla Cowan

      Assistant Director Placement with University of St Andrews
    • An unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling.
      The Telegraph on Adam by Frances Poet
    • The script is witty and profound, as it should be in a play where the power of language is a key theme.
      Edinburgh Festivals Magazine on Adam by Frances Poet

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