Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk
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Provocative look at toxic masculinity.
The Stage


    Written byGary McNair
    Start date23 Apr 2019
    End date24 Apr 2019

    Traverse Theatre Company

    Following overwhelming response from previous runs at the Traverse Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Latitude Festival and The Scottish Parliament, Locker Room Talk returns to continue a conversation about misogyny and masculinity which has become even more urgent since its premiere.

    Created in response to Donald Trump’s infamous “grab them by the pussy” comment, Locker Room Talk is a provocative exploration of how men speak about women in men-only spaces, asking if such sexually abusive rhetoric can really be accepted as mere ‘locker room talk’, or whether such attitudes are much more ingrained and drive abusive behaviour.

    Writer Gary McNair interviewed dozens of men from a wide variety of backgrounds. A selection of these conversations is performed, verbatim, by a cast of four women. Each performance is followed by a post-show conversation, giving the audience opportunity to participate and ask questions.

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    Dates & Times
    Tue 23 – Wed 24 Apr, 7.30pm

    Full price £9
    Concession £7

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    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Contains some strong language.

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

    Image: Michael Cranston

    On tour:
    Dundee Rep: Wed 17 Apr
    Macrobert, Stirling: Thu 18 Apr
    Lemon Tree, Aberdeen: Fri 19 Apr
    Tron Theatre, Glasgow: Thu 25 - Sat 27 Apr

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