To Save The Sea

Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company by Isla Cowan & Andy McGregor

Thu 10 - Sat 12 Oct, 7:30pm

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Inspired by a real-life 1995 protest, To Save the Sea is a vibrant new musical about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

When oil giants Shell announce plans to dump the defunct Brent Spar oil store in the ocean, a small group of activists have other ideas. Under the cover of night, they sail out to the North Sea and occupy the structure. As their campaign gains momentum, pressure mounts on those in power and political battles ensue at sea and on land.

Will the activists succeed? Will it all be worth it? Or will big oil win out?

Brought to you by the makers of musical smash-hits Battery Park (★★★★★ Theatre Scotland, ★★★★★ Broadway World), Crocodile Rock (★★★★★ The Reviews Hub), and Spuds (★★★★★ The Herald), To Save the Sea is an epic adventure story about standing up for what you believe in - promising a great night out full of heart, hope and a touch of satirical comedy.

To Save The Sea is part of the Traverse's £1 Tickets Project.

Image provided by Greenpeace

Supported by Creative Scotland’s Lottery Fund and a Federation of Scottish Theatre Producer Placement Bursary with funding from Creative Scotland.

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


★★★★★ 'If I could give it six stars I would' -The Herald on Spuds

★★★★★ 'A bold and exciting piece of theatre with a compelling story - not to be missed!' -Broadway World on Battery Park   

★★★★★ 'This high energy, highly captivating show delivers everything that you would want and more...' -Theatre in Scotland on Battery Park

★★★★★ 'This fabulous musical about finding your tribe is a must a see’ - Reviews Hub on Crocodile Rock

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.


  • Writer/DirectorIsla Cowan (she/her)
  • Writer/DirectorAndy McGregor (he/him)
  • DesignerClaire Halleran (she/her)
  • Lighting DesignerSimon Wilkinson (he/him)
  • Sound DesignerFraser Milroy (he/him)
  • Musical DirectorAlan Penman (he/him)

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