Breakfast Plays: The Future is [...]

World Premiere | Traverse Theatre Company By Erin McGee, Eve Nicol, Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, Diane Stewart
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At the heart of the Traverse is a past and present full of daring, forward-facing artists. This year’s Breakfast Plays give a glimpse of the now and new from four of the most exciting rising voices in Scottish theatre.

Mentored by established playwrights Zinnie Harris, Stephen Greenhorn, Linda McLean and Douglas Maxwell, four emergent women writers (Erin McGee, Eve Nicol, Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, Diane Stewart) showcase the imminent future of Scottish new writing talent.

Their plays; poetic, punchy, generous and unforgiving will tackle topics exploring where we are and where we might be headed next - politically, socially, culturally.

Kick start your festival day with these world premiere script-in-hand readings, and enjoy a breakfast roll with your ticket.

MOONING by Erin McGee
Fri 16, Wed 21, Sun 25 Aug, 9am

FIRST WOMAN by Eve Nicol
Wed 14, Sun 18, Fri 23 Aug, 9am

KIT KAT by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir
Tue 13, Sat 17, Thu 22 Aug, 9am

WORK-LIFE by Diane Stewart
Thu 15, Tue 20, Sat 24 Aug, 9am

Supported by Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council, Idlewild Trust, The Leche Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust and with additional support from Kirsten Lamb.

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  • WritersErin McGee, Eve Nicol, Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, Diane Stewart
  • DirectorsBecky Hope Palmer and Finn den Hertog

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