Peak Stuff

Scottish Premiere | ThickSkin presents by Billie Collins

Fri 1 - Sat 2 Mar, 7:30pm

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"I like having things. I like having lots of things. It reminds me that I'm... Y'know? A person."

Alice is done with fast fashion.

Ben can't stop buying trainers.

And Charlie just wants to sell organ at a time.

In an age of retail therapy, climate crisis and click and collect - how does our 'stuff' define us? And have we reached peak stuff?

Award-winning theatre company ThickSkin have teamed up with the writing talents of Billie Collins (Too Much World At Once) to produce one of the most visually thrilling and inventive shows you will see this year.

Using live drumming and spectacular video design, this is a timely show for anyone who has ever made an ill-fated impulsive purchase! Directed by ThickSkin’s Neil Bettles (How Not To Drown, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning and Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks), Peak Stuff is a tale for modern times.

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

Image: Steve Gregson

Funded by Arts Council England.
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 or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • DirectorNeil Bettles
  • ComposersNeil Bettles & Matthew Churcher
  • VideoTriple Dot Makers
  • LightingCharlie Dunford
  • AssociateHetty Hodgson

Behind the Scenes

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