The Grandmothers Grimm

Some Kind of Theatre in association with Thistle & Rose Arts by Emily Ingram

Tue 31 Oct & Wed 1 Nov, 8pm

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Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit and murder…

Marie Hassenpflug and the Brothers Grimm are editing the darkness out of old stories but as they do so, little by little, the voices of the storytellers who created the tales are eroded away. What will be saved and what will be forgotten?

This critically acclaimed feminist drama from Some Kind of Theatre explores women’s role in the creation of the Brothers Grimm’s world famous fairy-tale anthology. Discover a night of folk and fairy tales unlike any you've ever heard before.

Image by Ronan Jennings

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


★★★'A bold and moving tribute.' -Skinny

★★★'Near perfect storytelling' -Corr Blimey Reviews

★★★ 'Laugh out loud funny - Feminist Fringe Reviews


  • Associate DirectorGerry Kielty
  • Stage ManagerKirsty Vance
  • Associate DirectorRho Chung
  • Playwright & DirectorEmily Ingram

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