What's on Thu 25 Jul - Sun 25 Aug


Welcome to TravFest24!

A bold, exciting, entertaining and timely selection of new work, curated alongside hits from world-leading writers, comedians, actors and musicians taking to the stage from Thursday 25 July to Sunday 25 August.

Artists from across the world are joining together at the Traverse to bring pressing stories of now from that will touch everyone, and are as urgent and important as they are captivating.

Explore the programme below.

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

List of Events, 12 per page.

  1. A polaroid photo with a heart and 'x' drawn on the white space at the bottom. The polaroid is of a woman laying in a field of yellow daffodils. She is blowing a kiss at the camera and has a checkered pink, orange, purple, red and black shawl wrapped around her shoulders.

    So Young

    TravFest24 by Douglas Maxwell

    From the writer of I Can Go Anywhere and The Whip Hand, Douglas Maxwell’s So Young sees an innocuous evening slide into ruin as old friends face the challenges of middle age, growing apart and losing those close to them

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  2. The Sound Inside

    TravFest24 by Adam Rapp

    The UK premiere of Adam Rapp’s spellbinding play, having been nominated for six Tony Awards.

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  3. Same Team

    TravFest24 by Robbie Gordon & Jack Nurse, story created with Street Soccer’s Women Players

    This joyful story of community, teamwork and overcoming hardship is back for extra time having delighted audiences in December 2023.

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    TravFest24 by Leah Shelton, directed by Ursula Martinez

    A wildly theatrical, unexpectedly funny, and deeply intimate story of female madness.

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  5. In Two Minds

    TravFest24 by Joanne Ryan

    From the stellar writer Joanne Ryan and director Sarah Jane Scaife comes a tale of the adult child and parent sharing the same home.

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  6. My English Persian Kitchen

    TravFest24 by Hannah Khalil, based on the story by Atoosa Sepehr

    What would you take if you were forced to leave home with no hope of returning?

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  7. Cyrano

    TravFest24 by Virginia Gay

    A joyous, gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, packed with music, wit and aching romance.

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  8. A History of Paper

    TravFest24 by Oliver Emanuel & Gareth Williams

    A musical love story about a man and a woman and the little bits of paper that make up a life.

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  9. Natalie Palamides: WEER


    Mon 5 - Sun 25 Aug, 9.30PM

    An achingly tender 90s rom-drom (romantic dramedy) which asks you to look at every argument from two sides.

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  10. A Knock on the Roof

    TravFest24 by Khawla Ibraheem, directed and developed by Oliver Butler

    Mariam is preparing for war, weaving together the story of her life and family in Gaza,

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