TRAVERSE THEATRE COMPANY
“Who said smashing things up was a bad thing?”
Three strangers are about to face their demons head on.
Balanced precariously on the tipping point, they might just be able to save one another if they can only overcome their urge to self-destruct.
Painful yet playful, poignant but uplifting, this world premiere takes a long hard look at the extremes of everyday life. Questions of identity, heartbreak and hope are explored with vivid, poetic intensity.
Swallow is a powerful and invigorating new play from Olivier Award-winner Stef Smith whose impressive record includes her text for Roadkill (Traverse Festival, 2010 and 2011).
Directed by Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin, acclaimed for previous Festival hits Spoiling and Ciara, Swallow features original music by rising star, singer/songwriter LAWholt, who has collaborated most recently with Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop trio Young Fathers.
Part of Made in Scotland Showcase 2015.
www.traverse.co.uk / @traversetheatre / www.madeinscotland.com
Fri 7 Aug, 7pm
Sat 8 Aug, 10.30am
Preview Ticket Price
Sun 9 - Sun 30 August
Full price £20
Standard concession £15
Other concession £8
The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.
British Sign Language & Audio Described Performance - Sat 22 Aug, 7.30pm
Contains some strong language and sexual descriptions.
Supported by Creative Scotland, Made in Scotland, the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship and the JMK regional assistant director bursary.
The JMK Trust was founded in 1997 in memory of a theatre director of thrilling promise, James Menzies-Kitchin, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28. It runs the annual JMK Young Director’s Award and works with theatres around the UK in its regional programme to discover and support emerging theatre directors. Its assistant director bursary, funded by The Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Award, is another part of our work which enables directors to learn new skills through practical experience. For more details about what the JMK Trust does please visit www.jmktrust.org.
Image by Mihaela Bodlovic