Pickled Republic - Manipulate Festival 2024

by Ruxy Cantir

Fri 9 Feb, 6pm

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Welcome to the jar.

Here, tragedy floats and the lonely wail of an abandoned tomato cuts through the salty atmosphere.

Come hear the lament of lives not lived, watch the chaotic energy of the search for meaning and try to find the connection between these decaying vegetables and your own existence.

Be prepared, bring a napkin, will you laugh or cry? Who knows. You’ll leave all stirred up but none the wiser.

A surreal theatrical cabaret for adults with puppetry, mask, and perhaps a poem that promises more vegetables per pound than any current supermarket. So, don’t worry about inflation when there is disintegration.

The performance will be followed by a pickle party in the Traverse bar.

Presented as part of Manipulate Festival 2024, running from 1–11 February at venues across Edinburgh. Find out about other performances at the Traverse here.

Pickled Republic & Pickle Party is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Photo: Andy Catlin

Special thanks to Creative Scotland, Cristian Cantir, Surge, Zoe Williams, Scissor Kick

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 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.


  • Creator/PerformerRuxy Cantir (she/her)
  • DirectorShona Reppe
  • Composer/Lyricist/Sound DesignerJohn Kielty
  • Lighting DesignerAlberto Santos Bellido
  • Visual DesignerFergus Dunnet
  • Pickle Party Host/Follow SpotLaurie Brown
  • Sound OperatorChris Gorman
  • Previously produced byNicola Lawton, Stephanie Katie Hunter, Sophie McAlpine, all on behalf of Scissor Kick

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Includes integrated BSL.