What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of
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Euphoric, empowered, hard-won high.
The Telegraph


    Written byCora Bissett
    Start date16 Apr 2019
    End date20 Apr 2019

    A Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company co-production in association with Regular Music

    It’s 1992. In a small town in Fife, a girl is desperate to get out into the world. An ad in the local paper declares: Band Seeks Singer.

    Grunge has gone global, indie kids are inheriting the earth, and a schoolgirl from Glenrothes is catapulted to a rock star lifestyle as the singer in a hot new indie band. Touring with Radiohead, partying with Blur, she was living the dream. Until she wasn’t.

    Based on her meticulously detailed teenage diaries, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey from the girl she was to the woman she wanted to be.

    Fresh from an award-winning, sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, performed with a live band, and directed by Orla O’Loughlin, Cora celebrates life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms, asking what wisdom we should pass on to the next generation – and which glorious mistakes we should let them make.

    2018 Scotsman Fringe First award winner.

    @RAWMaterialArts / @traversetheatre /#WhatGirlsAreMadeOf

    Dates & Times
    Tue 16 – Sat 20 Apr, 7.30pm

    Full price £20
    Standard concession £16
    Under 30s / Student £14
    Other concession £5

    Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information


    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Strictly no latecomers. Contains some strong language.

    Citizens Theatre at Tramway, Glasgow: 9-13 April
    The MAC, Belfast: 1–5 May
    Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy: 7–8 May
    Dundee Rep: 14–15 May
    Macrobert, Stirling: 17–18 May

    Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council

    Image: Niall Walker / Mihaela Bodlovic

    • Orla O'Loughlin

    • Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

    • Lizzie Powell

      Lighting Designer
    • Michael John McCarthy

      Musical Director
    • Cora Bissett

    • Euphoric, empowered, hard-won high.
      The Telegraph
    • If you have a beating heart in your chest, there’s a high chance it will make you weep.
      The Stage

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