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First Look Readings

First Look Readings
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    Start date25 Oct 2018
    End date27 Oct 2018
  • TicketsFull price £7 / Concession £5

    Traverse Theatre Company

    Join us in a celebration of brand new writing, as we present three Traverse commissioned plays in front of an audience for the very first time, performed script-in-hand by professional actors. Come along and get an exclusive first taste of plays set to be produced by the Traverse over the coming seasons.

    Each performance will be followed by a discussion, giving audiences the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback and be part of the plays’ development process.


    By Adura Onashile
    THU 25 OCT, 7PM

    Director Orla O'Loughlin
    Cast Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Cal MacAninch & Richard Conlon

    We won’t be one of those couples that have a secret language that we display in public.
    God, no!
    And we won’t have any secrets?
    No, no secrets

    Lola and Sam are in love. Lola is Black. Sam is White. Set over a weekend at Sam’s brother’s wedding, their relationship slowly unravels in a tangled web of sex, lies and internalised racism.


    By Owen Whitelaw
    FRI 26 OCT, 7PM

    Director Gareth Nicholls
    Cast Cal MacAninch, Gerry Mulgrew & Andrew Rothney

    Set in a small ex-mining village in East Lothian, Thole examines how violence has come to be inherited by three generations of men. As Chris and his father, Jim, navigate their first fragile meeting in eight years, they are forced to contend with the ever increasing madness of Jim’s father, Tam, who is battling his own guilt for a life lived in rage.


    By Stef Smith
    SAT 27 OCT, 7PM

    Director Orla O'Loughlin
    Cast Anita Vettesse & Rosalind Sydney

    We both know this particular ache is ancient. This particular mistreatment is as old as... well, man.

    Bloodied lips, buildings collapsing and coins from currencies that no longer exist. A woman must go on a journey to understand why everything around her seems to be turning to sand. An experimental new play about trying to rise above the rumble that is collecting around you.


    Full price £7
    Concession £5

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


    Age recommendation

    Note: Contains some strong language. Strictly no latecomers.

    Supported by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council


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