Bright Places

UK Premiere | Carbon Theatre, in association with Birmingham Rep by Rae Mainwaring, Directed by Tessa Walker

Wed 6 - Fri 8 Nov, 8PM

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About

I was 23 when it came crashing into my life; without warning, when everything was going so well, just when I was really, really happy…

A three-woman, one-woman show about Multiple Sclerosis, MS for short, not to be confused with M&S or S&M.

With 90s pop, a costume box and a whole heap of glitter, Bright Places is a darkly funny and deeply honest autobiographical story about growing up in the shadow of chronic illness.

Bright Places is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Photographer: Graeme Braidwood

Presented by Carbon Theatre, in association with Birmingham Rep, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The play was originally commissioned by Birmingham Rep in 2020, with generous support from the Barry Jackson Trust.

Carbon Theatre are proud to be working with charity partner, Shift.ms: the digital community for people with MS.

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.


Credits

  • DirectorTessa Walker (she/her)
  • Sound DesignerClive Meldrum (he/him)

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All performances contain embedded audio description and creative captioning.

  • Audio Described, Captioned Audio Description provides a live commentary (through a headset) of the action on stage, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue. Captioning converts the dialogue and sound effects on stage into text which is displayed on a screen.

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  • Audio Described, Captioned Audio Description provides a live commentary (through a headset) of the action on stage, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue. Captioning converts the dialogue and sound effects on stage into text which is displayed on a screen.

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    This performance is currently sold out

  • Audio Described, Captioned Audio Description provides a live commentary (through a headset) of the action on stage, interspersed with the actors’ dialogue. Captioning converts the dialogue and sound effects on stage into text which is displayed on a screen.

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    This performance is currently sold out