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An elegant and taut show… Jamie Michie delivers an incredibly accomplished performance.” ★★★★★
Evening News


    Written byAndy Duffy
    Start date1 Aug 2015
    End date30 Aug 2015
  • TicketsPreviews £12/£8 concession. Other: Full price £18 / Standard concession £13 / Other concession £8
    Genre Festival, Theatre,


“Everything that happens is created by you."

Confidence is everything in the world of high finance. Confidence in yourself, confidence in the market. Lose that and you lose everything.

Crash is the story of an enigmatic trader attempting to rebuild his life following a tragic event. As he takes the first tentative steps back into the brutal landscape of trading stocks, he feels the pressure begin to build.

In the continuing wake of the financial crisis, Scottish writer Andy Duffy creates a rare and poetic insight into the psychology of a banker's world.

Directed by Traverse Associate Artist Emma Callander. / @traversetheatre

Sat 1 Aug (7pm)
Thu 6 Aug (11.15am)

Preview ticket price
£12/ £8 concession

Fri 7 – Sun 30 Aug

Full price £18
Standard concession £13
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.


Age Recommendation

Access Performances
British Sign Language - Fri 21 Aug, 6.45pm / Audio Described - Fri 21 Aug, 6.45pm

Note: Contains some strong language and violent descriptions.

Image by Emma Quinn

Supported by Creative Scotland


  • Emma Callander

  • Jamie Michie

  • Andy Duffy

  • An elegant and taut show… Jamie Michie delivers an incredibly accomplished performance.” ★★★★★
    Evening News
  • Absorbing performance.” ★★★★
  • It builds and builds towards something dark and terrible” ★★★★
    Three Weeks
  • The pleasure here is in the dizzying way in which Duffy peels back the layers on this character (and Michie executes these choices)” ★★★★
    Exeunt Magazine
  • Jamie Michie’s performance is spot-on”
    The Financial Times
  • An intense, troubling and beautifully-shaped piece of writing from one of Scotland’s most exciting new playwrights.”
    The Scotsman
  • Michie manages to make the character believable and unusually sympathetic . . his meditations on control leading him to some extremely dark places.”
    All Edinburgh Theatre
  • The sound and lighting work together to create an intense atmosphere…”
    The Skinny
  • Michie’s persuasively nuanced performance convinces you that his character is haunted by the past … a compelling tour-de-force.”
    The Herald
  • @edfringe recommend #crash one man challenging theatre @traversetheatre”
  • @traversetheatre thought #Crash was a very interesting study of control and anxiety. Bold and a little chilling”
  • The real star of the show is the writing, sparse and taut…”
    Sunday Mirror

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