We Were Promised Honey!


Wed 12 - Thu 13 Apr, 8pm

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'The show that we're about to do is a story of the future. The story we're going to tell is the story of us. I'm going to tell you this now: it doesn't have a happy end.'

A lone performer tells the story of the future of the audience; what's going to happen to them in the decades, centuries, millenia after the end of this show. It's the story of a baby born in a lighthouse, of someone on fire in the middle of the desert, of two lovers reunited in a flooded city, of a spaceship on the edge of a black hole. Everything has already been decided. This is the story of the end.

From the makers of Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist and the accident did not take place comes an act of communal storytelling.

A hopeful, hopeless prophecy for earth and humankind. A story of us, our future, of paradise and how we get there in the end.

Total Theatre Award Winner 2017
Total Theatre Award Nominee 2019

We Were Promised Honey! is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic

Co-commissioned by Soho theatre, developed with funds from Arts Council England

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.


★★★★★ ‘A truly captivating presence, Ward oscillates between a bestfriend, an executive life coach, and a preacher.’ - The Scotsman

★★★★★ ’It’s an apocalyptic, strange hour of theatre that makes you feel grateful to be alive, grateful to be part of a communal gathering of people.’ - The Financial Times

★★★★★ ‘YESYESNONO have produced another work of theatrical magic. It is something very special.’ - BritishTheatre.com

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.


  • ProducerRhian Davies
  • ComposerCarmel Smickersgill
  • LightingDavid Doyle
  • Additional DirectionAtri Banerjee
  • DramaturgyDeirdre McLaughlin
  • DramaturgyCraig Gilbert

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