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 on the outskirts of the city. 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?
Startling, 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 Outgoing Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.
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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)
£10 / £8
Full price £15
Standard concession £12
Under 30s / Student £10
Other concession £8
Full price £12
Standard concession £9
Under 30s / Student £9
Other concession £8
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Relaxed performance: Sat 15 Dec, 2.30pm
BSL & Audio Described performance: Wed 19 Dec, 8pm (Touch Tour: 7.15pm)
Thu 13 Dec, 8pm
1h 30min (no interval)
Note: Contains frequent strong language, descriptions of violence, scenes of sexual nature and references to suicide. Strictly no latecomers.
Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.
Image by Roberto Ricciuti