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.
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
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
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