List of Events

  1. The Sweetest Growl

    A Play, A Pie and A Pint By Claire Nicol

    In the 1950’s, Mary McGowan was the sensational singer with cult Scottish jazz band The Clyde Valley Stompers but at the height of her fame, she gave it all up to be a housewife. Did she have any regrets?

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  2. The Panopticon

    By Jenni Fagan

    Brought for the first time to the stage, The Panopticon is a visceral, bloody and brutal testament to life and friendship.

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  3. thick skin, elastic heart

    By Drew Taylor-Wilson

    A collection of contemporary spoken-word monologues and group poems, giving voice to a generation, frequently reduced to a sound-bite in mass media.

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  4. Workshop: Autobiographical Spoken Word

    Led by award winning artists Cat Hepburn and Lucy Wild, this workshop will explore spoken word theatre as an alternative, viable medium of performance compared to more traditional forms. Free to ticket holders.

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  5. Fibres

    By Frances Poet

    Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Gut), Fibres tells the story of the terrible legacy of asbestosis in the Clyde shipyards.

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  6. Hope and Joy

    By Ellie Stewart

    A deeply original play that explores love and loss in a changing environment, using bold visuals and strong physical elements to imagine a Scotland in a time much like ours, but not quite.

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  7. Scratch That!

    Come and join Imaginate for an evening of early-stage performance ideas for young audiences, presented in partnership with the Traverse.

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  8. First Stages Readings: I’m Not Here / Tiger Mum

    First Stages Festival By Rachael O’Connor / Eva Edo

    This year, 6 scripts have been selected from over 400 submissions to receive dramaturgical support and be presented as rehearsed readings.

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  9. First Stages Readings: Blessed / Exquisite Corpse

    First Stages Festival By Natalie McGrath / Conor O’Loughlin

    This year, 6 scripts have been selected from over 400 submissions to receive dramaturgical support and be presented as rehearsed readings.

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  10. First Stages Readings: Motherland / 44 Sex Acts

    First Stages Festival By Hugo Timbrell / David Finnigan

    This year, 6 scripts have been selected from over 400 submissions to receive dramaturgical support and be presented as rehearsed readings.

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  11. Class Act

    Made at Traverse

    Class Act challenges senior pupils from schools across Edinburgh to become playwrights, creating brand new scripts which are premiered on the Traverse stage.

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  12. Emergence 2019

    Youth Theatre Arts Scotland presents Emergence 2019, a celebration of bold new works-in-progress from the country’s leading youth theatre directors.

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