In Two Minds

UK Premiere | Fishamble: The New Play Company by Joanne Ryan, Directed by Sarah Jane Scaife
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Four-time Fringe First and Olivier award-winning Fishamble returns to the Traverse.

Explored through the dynamic of a mother-daughter relationship, In Two Minds is deeply personal, inventive, funny and life-affirming. From writer Joanne Ryan (Lustrum Award winner) and director Sarah Jane Scaife (Beckett sa Chreig: Laethanta Sona) comes a tale of an adult child and parent sharing the same home. Pom Boyd (The Dry) and Karen McCartney (A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings) perform a delicate piece grappling with mental health, love and humanity. In Two Minds finds insight in the darkness, humour in the pain, and tenderness in difficult family dynamics.

Winner of the Green Room Award for Best New Play

In Two Minds is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Leo Byrne and Publicis Dublin

Fishamble is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council. In Two Minds had its World Premiere in October 2023 as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival. This run is part of the Culture Ireland Edinburgh Showcase.

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


Reviews

★★★★ Quietly deft direction…clever, intuitive design…script and performances take flight’ - The Irish Times

Touching work about mental illness and its impacts…full of heartfelt dignity… this moving work feels utterly authentic- Irish Independent

‘It succeeds excellently…career-defining performance’ - Sunday Independent


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

  • WriterJoanne Ryan (she/her)
  • DirectorSarah Jane Scaife (she/her)
  • Set DesignAlyson Cummins (she/her)
  • Lighting DesignKevin Smith
  • Costume DesignSinead Cuthbert
  • Music & Sound DesignRob Moloney (he/him)
  • DramaturgGavin Kostick (he/him)
  • Artistic DirectorJim Culleton (he/him)
  • Executive DirectorEva Scanlan (she/her)
  • ProducerLaura MacNaughton (she/her)
  • Production ManagerEoin Kilkenny
  • Stage ManagersStephanie Ryan & Abi Morris
  • Production CoordinatorRonan Carey (he/him)
  • MarketingRachel Foran (she/her) & Allie Whelan (she/her)
  • Pom Boyd

    Mother

  • Karen McCartney

    Daughter


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