Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece
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    Written byKieran Hurley
    Start date1 Dec 2018
    End date22 Dec 2018
    Genre Theatre,

    Traverse Theatre Company in association with HighTide

    Cause it’s all very well wanting to be a voice for the voiceless eh. Until you find oot the voiceless have a fucking voice and mibbe they might want tay use it.

    Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever.

    Libby whiles away her days in New Town cafes and still calls herself a writer – but she’s not put pen to page for years. Declan is a talented young artist struggling with a volatile home life in Pilton. As they form an uneasy friendship, complicated by class and culture, Libby spots an opportunity to put herself back on track, and really make a difference.

    She needs Declan’s story. In all its messy, painful detail.

    But does she have the right to it?

    When does poverty portrayal become poverty porn?

    Often startling, sometimes shocking and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece takes a frank and unflinching look at the different Edinburghs which often exist in ignorance of one another, and examines whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way. Written by Fringe First winner Kieran Hurley and directed by the Traverse’s award-winning Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.

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    Previews
    Sat 1 & Tue 4 Dec, 8pm

    Dates & Times
    Wed 5 - Sat 22 Dec, 8pm
    Thu 13, Sat 15, Thu 20 & Sat 22 Dec, 2.30pm
    (No Mon or Sun performances)

    Preview tickets
    £10 / £8

    Tickets
    Full price £15
    Standard concession £12
    Under 30s / Student £10
    Other concession £8

    Matinee tickets
    Full price £12
    Standard concession £9
    Under 30s / Student £9
    Other concession £8

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

    Access performances
    Relaxed performance: Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm
    BSL & Audio Described performance: Wed 19 Dec, 8pm (Touch Tour: 7.15pm)

    Post-show Discussion
    Thu 13 Dec

    Venue
    T2

    Running time
    TBC

    Age Recommendation 
    16+

    Note: Contains frequent strong language and depictions of graphic violence

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

    Image by Stewart Armstrong

     
     

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