Sister Radio

Stellar Quines and Pitlochry Festival Theatre by Sara Shaarawi

THU 10 - SAT 12 NOV, 2.30pm & 8.00pm

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Sisters Fatemeh and Shirin have been living together, in the same flat in Edinburgh, for 43 years. In this flat they cook, they read their coffee grains, they think about the fading memories of their childhood in Tehran and they listen to the radio. Although they live side by side, they never talk to one another.

When a global pandemic hits and the sisters are locked in their flat, they are forced to reckon with their memories of a betrayal that changed the course of their relationship.

Sister Radio is a vibrant yet nostalgic play reflecting on both migration and family as well as being a celebration of culture from two very different places.

BSL interpreted by Rebecca Goodall and Karen Forbes on Fri 11 Nov.

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

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.

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.


  • DirectorCaitlin Skinner
  • WriterSara Shaarawi
  • DesignerBecky Minto
  • Lighting DesignerKate Bonney (she/her)
  • ComposerFarzane Zamen
  • Movement DirectorSaffy Setohy

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