Traverse Theatre Company
We’re dirty. We’re messy. We die. That’s life.
On a remote Scottish island, an estranged mother and daughter are at loggerheads over how best to save their children. While Ella fights for her son's future, her mother Margret is terrified that Ella’s environmental activism will her get killed. Trapped together until one of them gives in or lashes out, it quickly becomes clear that not all mothers know best.
Around them, at the mercy of the brutal North Sea and Mother Nature, their close-knit community is being pushed to the brink in a world which is changing too fast for them to survive.
Written by the award-winning 2015 IASH / Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow Clare Duffy and directed by Traverse Associate Director Gareth Nicholls, (Ulster American), Arctic Oil grapples with how trying to save the world could end up destroying those closest to us – and even ourselves.
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Sat 6 Oct, 7.30pm
Dates & Times
Tue 9 - Sat 20 Oct, 7.30pm
Thu 11 & Sat 20 Oct, 3pm
(No Mon or Sun performances)
£12 / £9
Full price £17
Standard concession £14
Under 30s / Student £12.50
Other concession £9
£12 / £9
See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.
Relaxed performance: Sat 20 Oct, 3pm
BSL & Audio Described performance: Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm (Touch Tour: 6.45pm)
Thu 18 Oct
Note: Contains strong language
Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic