Fuel, Imaginate and Northern Stage in association with National Theatre of Scotland by Hannah Lavery

Fri 26 - Sat 27 Jan

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Running is Alice’s happy place. She’s the best runner at her school and can outrun everyone, even the boys…but she’s struggling to prove her worth.

Jade is being tested. Racist bullying and history classes that tell a one-sided story sets her on a mission to find out about her heritage and those who came before her.

Meanwhile, litter is piling up in the local forest. All over the world an environmental crisis is looming, the threat of disorder and division is growing. Chloe is determined to make a change, starting with the town.

Three girls prepare to challenge the status quo and tackle injustices in this new play exploring the power of friendship, activism and believing in your own voice.

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

Image: Doug Kerr

Supported by Arts Council England, The Binks Trust, The Linbury Trust and Three Monkies Trust. Developed and supported by the Scottish Government's Festivals Expo Fund and Imaginate’s Accelerator programme. Accelerator is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government (through Creative Scotland), the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

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


★★★★ 'A stirring drama of waking up to injustice and trying to right it.' - The Guardian

★★★★ 'A vibrant show, lifted by three beautiful and poignant performances.' - The Scotsman

★★★★ 'An uplifting ode to the power of hope and community activism.' - The Stage

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.


  • DirectorNatalie Ibu (she/her)
  • Set & Costume DesignerAmy Jane Cook (she/her)
  • Lighting DesignerAli Hunter (she/her)
  • Sound DesignerNovasound
  • Movement DirectorNadia Iftkhar (she/her)
  • Associate DirectorNatasha Haws (she/her)
  • Casting DirectorAmy Blair (she/her) & Olissa Rogers (she/her)

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