A Giant on the Bridge

KT Producing presents Devised by Jo Mango and Liam Hurley

Fri 8 - Sat 9 Mar, 7:30PM

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“Do you think cos I’ve been in the jail all I know is how to hurt people?”

Unflinching, spellbinding gig-theatre performed by Louis Abbott, Jo Mango, Jill O’Sullivan, Raveloe & Solareye.

Every year in Scotland 10,000 people return home from prison to an uncertain future. A Giant on the Bridge reveals the intimate human experiences within this prison-homecoming journey, in a compelling narrative-gig which fuses acoustic songwriting, Scottish hip hop & original storytelling.

Five of Scotland’s foremost musicians explore identity, family, community, systems, restoration, injustice - and the pulsing heartbeat within these hidden stories.

Devised by musician Jo Mango and award-winning theatre-maker Liam Hurley with research by Phil Crockett Thomas. Originally developed through the work of the Distant Voices Community on a research project incorporating people from all aspects of the criminal justice system, funded by the ESRC.

A Giant On The Bridge is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

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

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • Music Director and Co-creatorJo Mango
  • Director and DramaturgLiam Hurley
  • Set DesignClaire Halleran
  • Lighting DesignKatharine Williams (they/them)
  • Sound DesignerGarry Boyle
  • Movement DirectorJanice Parker

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