Chronic Insanity: Flavour Text

by Megan Gates, Charlotte Holder, Ruth Mestle, Harry Smith, Joe Strickland & Sophie Whitebrook

Available from Fri 4 - Mon 28 Aug

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"This restaurant is now a Tex-Mex place. Food fine but owner not as polite as the previous (I wonder what happened to him?)"

Flavour Text is the term used to describe the environmental storytelling that gives an audience extra insight into a fictional world. The written equivalent of a found footage film, Flavour Text is an internet wide, narrative treasure hunt.

You find yourself looking for the number for your favourite takeaway online, when you realise that the restaurant has closed down suddenly. While looking for the reason, the audience falls into a rabbit hole of lies and deceit that they discover through review and comment sections across a variety of websites.

A web link (URL) to the experience will be emailed to you directly on Fri 4 Aug and can be accessed at any time up until Mon 28 Aug. If purchasing your ticket after Fri 4 Aug, you will receive this URL soon after booking within the body of your e-ticket.

Flavour Text is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

This performance was originally supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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

★★★★ 'A perfect example of exceptional online participatory theatre' - The Upcoming

★★★★ 'This type of theatrical innovation will play a fundamental role in the future of art and performance' - Pocket Size Theatre

★★★★ 'A powerful example of how drama may play out in the digital worlds we occupy' - North West End


  • Writer, Director & DesignerJoe Strickland
  • Writer & ProducerCharlotte Holder
  • WriterMegan Gates
  • WriterRuth Mestle
  • WriterHarry Smith
  • WriterSophie Whitebrook