4PLAY - New Writing from 4 Edinburgh Playwrights

by Katy Nixon, Mikey Burnett, Andrea McKenzie & Ruaraidh Murray

Thu 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec, 7:30pm

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Four new plays from four Edinburgh based playwrights. Expand below for details of each piece, including the casts and creative teams involved in each.

4PLAY is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

The Traverse is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council

The Pentlands by Ruaraidh Murray

Forest. Dead of night. A domestic abuser lies bound and gaged in the back of a van. In the front sits the family of the abuser’s victim. Will they finish the job?

Writer: Ruaraidh Murray

Director: Deborah Whyte


Christie Russell Brown

Rhys Watson

Poppy Hope Smith

Sum by Katy Nixon

If you could start again. From scratch. Would you do it?

Writer: Katy Nixon

Director: Staci Shaw


Gwen M. Dolan

Helena Kolberg

Colours Run by Mikey Burnett

It’s Derby day. A violent Hibs football casual returns home to tell his brother something bad has happened. But has something far worse happened in their past?

Writer: Mikey Burnett

Director: Megan Rough


Sean Langtree

Ruaraidh Murray

Being Normal by Andrea McKenzie

In the moonlit shadow of Edinburgh Castle, single mum Jess struggles to survive. But is survival enough? Or should we make a song and dance about it?

Music composed and performed by Malcolm MacFarlane.

Book/Lyrics: Andrea McKenzie

Music: Malcolm MacFarlane

Director: Jen McGregor

Assistant director: Matt McBrier


Emily Copas

Laverne Edmonds

Andrea McKenzie


★★★★ ‘Razor sharp dark comedy’ The List

★★★★‘Pitch-perfect farce’ The Scotsman

★★★★ ‘Laugh a minute' The Skinny

★★★★ ‘Must see' The Edinburgh Evening News

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