Citizens Theatre by Maryam Hamidi

Thu 16 - Sat 18 Feb

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Fifteen-year-old Roxy is burning. Lost somewhere between the bonfire of girlhood and the sharp edge of womanhood, she gathers her friends and begins meddling in witchcraft to search for answers.

Shadows are lurking, ready to swallow those she loves most in the world. As friendships fray, fire crackles and blood bubbles, the group unravel the bonds that unite and the secrets that surround them.

Moonset is a blazing, coming-of-age tale filled with love, rage and self-discovery, as four young women search for the power they were promised.

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

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Supported by Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, and has received additional support from the Scottish Government's Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund and Creative Scotland’s Recovery Fund for Cultural Organisations.

Please note: The story in Moonset centres on four teenagers with challenging lived experiences and as such comes with the following content warnings. View a comprehensive list by expanding below.

Parental cancer diagnosis – specifically ovarian cancer – and later death of a parent

Animal abuse

Coercive control in a teenage relationship with an older man

Contains naked flame and live fire effects.

Mention of past child sexual abuse, as part of a character’s history

References to witches, witchcraft, chanting and covens

Mention of suicide and hanging in the context of historic witch trials

Discussion of periods and menstrual bleeding

Brief reference to miscarriage

Characters who are care experienced

Frequent conversational, non-aggressive swearing

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


  • WriterMaryam Hamidi
  • DirectorJoanna Bowman (she/her)
  • DesignerJen McGinley
  • Lighting DesignerSimon Hayes
  • Composer/Sound DesignerNik Paget-Tomlinson
  • MovementVicki Manderson
  • Assistant DirectorEleanor Felton

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