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"performed to perfection by the two actors" ★★★★★
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Details

    Written byJohn McCann
    Start date30 Jul 2014
    End date24 Aug 2014
  • TicketsFull price £18 / Standard concession £13 / Other concessions £8. The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.
    Genre Festival, Theatre,

Traverse Theatre Company

Fringe First Award, August 2014

In front of the world's media, Scotland’s Foreign Minister will shortly deliver a keynote speech outlining the newly-independent nation’s relationship with the former UK. But there’s a problem. She’s refusing to speak the words she’s been given.

There’s something else she wants to say.

At odds with her Party, and pursued by a harassed Party worker, she has a decision to make; toe the line or take back control. This timely piece, directed by award-winning Traverse Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin, moves effortlessly from heartfelt political satire to vivid, soaring lyricism.

Never has an iron fist within a velvet glove delivered such a punch.

See our Spoiling Storify page for a round up of reviews, tweets and social media mentions.

www.traverse.co.uk / @traversetheatre

Part of Made in Scotland Showcase 2014.

Previews
Wed 30 Jul (7pm)
Thu 31 Jul (11am)

Dates & Times
1 - 24 Aug (various)

Tickets
Previews £12/£7 concessions

Full price £18 / Standard concession £13 / Other concessions £8
The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.

Booking online: We have upgraded to a new ticketing service and so you will notice some changes when booking your tickets online from Wednesday 4 June onwards. Please visit our Box Office page here if you have any questions in this regard.

Venue 
T2

Age Recommendation
14+

Image by Peter Dibdin

  • Orla O'Loughlin

    Director
  • Anthony Lamble

    Designer
  • Colin Grenfell

    Lighting Designer
  • Gabriel Quigley, Richard Clements

    Cast
  • "performed to perfection by the two actors" ★★★★★
    ThreeWeeks
  • "filled with political zingers and a contagious kinetic energy from start to finish" ★★★★
    Across The Arts
  • " a sharp and witty political satire that explores the moral choice between conforming and controversy" ★★★★
    TVBomb
  • "This timeously political play is a self-confessed love letter to Scotland" ★★★★
    Edinburgh Guide
  • "a production that swings effortlessly between breezy wit and lyrical poignancy"
    The Daily Telegraph
  • "Quigley's magnificant central performance as Fiona is as brave a piece of female work as you'll see anywhere on this fringe" ★★★★
    The Scotsman
  • "Orla O’Loughlin’s production fizzes along thanks to the sharp observations in the script and the sparky rapport between the two actors" ★★★★
    The Times
  • "fizzing with energy and whipcrack lines" ★★★★
    The Arts Desk
  • "Orla O’Loughlin’s direction ensures that the audience are gripped from the first seconds" ★★★★
    All Edinburgh Theatre
  • "John McCann’s clever, affectionate and cutting new play for Traverse brings out a whole swathe of unspoken questions" ★★★★
    The Stage
  • "Orla O'Loughlin's production is precise and nicely paced" ★★★★
    The Sunday Herald
  • “brash, witty and sometimes lyrical two-hander” ★★★★
    The Telegraph
  • “addresses a serious topic through exuberant humour”
    Theatre Guide London
  • "the performances are class and it's neatly directed by Orla O'Loughlin"
    The Guardian
 
 

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