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The Events

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Thought-provoking, challenging, witty and well-acted. ★★★★★
Edinburgh Evening News


    Written byDavid Greig
    Start date31 Jul 2013
    End date25 Aug 2013
  • TicketsPreview: £13 / £6 concession. Run: Sun - Thu £18/£13 concession/£6 unemployed Fri & Sat £20/£15 concession

    World premiere

    Actors Touring Company, Young Vic, Brageteatret and Schauspielhaus Wien

    Screams echo through corridors. A forest echoes with the sound of gunfire. At Claire's choir rehearsal, something terrible happens. David Greig's daring new play asks how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity. Featuring local choirs and a soaring soundtrack,The Events tells of tragedy, obsession and our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable.

    Greig's recent plays include Midsummer,Dunsinane, and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart and the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    Actors Touring Company presents the best of international contemporary theatre. Recent productions include The Golden Dragon, Wild Swans, Crave andIllusions. @ATCLondon

    Preview Wed 31 Jul (7pm) Sat 3 Aug (8pm)

    Preview ticket price £13 / £6 concession

    Dates Sun 4 - Sun 25 Aug Various

    Tickets Sun - Thu £18/£13 concession/£6 unemployed Fri & Sat £20/£15 concession

    Traverse Theatre Club £3 off, Sun 4 Aug

    Age recommendation 14+

    Running time 90 mins

    Venue Traverse 1

    Supported by Arts Council England

    • Ramin Gray

    • Charles Balfour

      Lighting Designer
    • John Browne

    • Chloe Lamford

    • Neve McIntosh

    • Rudi Dharmalingam

    • Alex Caplen

      Sound Designer
    • Thought-provoking, challenging, witty and well-acted. ★★★★★
      Edinburgh Evening News
    • Probably the finest, most important thing Greig has written. ★★★★★
      The Telegraph
    • Thoughtful, dark, redemptive.
      The Times
    • Deeply moving. ★★★★★
    • Brave, thoughtful and tonally bold...★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • ★★★★
      Financial Times
    • An intense two-hander. ★★★★
      The Times
    • Beautifully judged performances. ★★★★
      The Guardian
    • Complexly realised and deeply serious. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • The play builds to a rare emotional pitch. ★★★★
      The Independent
    • ★★★★
      The Arts Desk

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