August 2018
 
  • Ulster American

    Ulster American

    28 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice. Ulster American is not for the faint of heart.

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  • Traverse Festival 2018

    Traverse Festival 2018

    28 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    The best new writing and boldest stories are part of the 2018 Traverse Festival, featuring 8 world premieres and contemporary drama from some of the most exciting companies in the UK and beyond.

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  • Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS @ 70

    Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS @ 70

    29 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore what's going wrong in our NHS, how it can go right and what the future might hold for all of us.

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  • Meek

    Meek

    31 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    When private lives become political, Irene must make a brutal decision. The exhilarating Headlong presents Penelope Skinner’s haunting vision of ruthless state control and one woman’s determination not to be broken.

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  • Underground Railroad Game

    Underground Railroad Game

    2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A pair of school teachers are getting down and dirty. Going round after round on the mat of American history, the duo tackles race, sex and power politics in this R-rated, Obie Award-winning, fearless comedy.

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  • Coriolanus Vanishes

    Coriolanus Vanishes

    2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A tense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller about one woman's complex descent through passion, shame and devastation. From multi award-winning David Leddy.

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  • The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

    The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

    2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A love story, set on Preston Road, and also in space and time. Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.

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  • CLASS

    CLASS

    2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.

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  • On the Exhale

    On the Exhale

    2 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A devastating school shooting changes one woman’s life forever. Double Fringe First Award winner Christopher Haydon (Grounded, The Christians) directs the UK premiere of Martín Zimmerman’s 'startlingly original' (New York Times) examination of American gun violence.

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  • User Not Found

    User Not Found

    3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    Would you delete your online legacy at the moment of your death? User Not Found is a pioneering and intimate new play performed through smartphones and headphones as you become a fly-on-the-wall of one man faced with keeping or deleting.

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  • What Girls Are Made Of

    What Girls Are Made Of

    3 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    1992. A schoolgirl becomes an indie music star, touring with Radiohead. Performed with a live band, this is the true story of Cora Bissett’s rollercoaster journey to become the woman she wanted to be.

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  • Theatre Uncut: Women on Power

    Theatre Uncut: Women on Power

    6 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018

    Join the Theatre Uncut team as they present their brand new collection of plays, The Power Plays, written by some of the UK’s most dynamic female voices, exploring the theme of power.

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  • TalkFest 2018

    TalkFest 2018

    6 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018

    Delve deeper into what stimulates the artists behind this year’s Edinburgh festival with these fun, engaging discussions. Each lively session is chaired by a leading playwright or theatre-maker.

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  • Pre-View

    Pre-View

    6 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018

    Four readings from brand new plays. Extracts are performed as readings by professional actors. These brand new playwrights from the USA and UK are graduating from the MSc in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh.

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  • Nigel Slater's Toast

    Nigel Slater's Toast

    7 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    A new play based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating 1960s suburban England, Nigel Slater’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with. This is a tale of love, loss and... toast.

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  • In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

    In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

    13 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018

    A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today. Hosted by Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin, both events will be recorded live for a new podcast series.

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  • Traverse Open Workshops

    Traverse Open Workshops

    13 Aug 2018 - 20 Aug 2018

    The Traverse is delighted to welcome Spotlight: The Home of Casting as a Festival Partner for Traverse Festival 2018. Together we will present two In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast events, Open Workshops and a discussion on open casting.

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  • Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

    Breakfast Plays: Youthquake

    14 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

    Three young playwrights join forces with three leading writers to explore political and social change in brave new plays, and demand to be seen as more than avocado-fuelled millennials. Ticket includes breakfast roll and coffee/tea.

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  • James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony

    James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2018: The Award Ceremony

    20 Aug 2018

    Join the playwrights nominated for this prestigious prize for an afternoon of new plays, culminating in the winner being revealed.

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  • Cast Open: A Spotlight Discussion

    Cast Open: A Spotlight Discussion

    20 Aug 2018

    The Traverse is delighted to welcome Spotlight: The Home of Casting as a Festival Partner for Traverse Festival 2018. Together we will present two In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast events, Open Workshops and a discussion on open casting.

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  • Project #1

    Project #1

    20 Aug 2018

    The first project from brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre returns to the Traverse. Formed by Molly Innes, Pauline Lockhart, Wendy Seager and Natalie Arle-Toyne, Wildfire Theatre aims to change the perceptions and expectations of working class women.

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