EDINBURGH | GLASGOW | ABERDEEN | INVERNESS | DUNDEE | PERTH

Forbidden Stories

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In a captivating production, Ludens Ensemble give a voice to the people of Cyprus who were long-silenced during the national civil war.

17 May 2018 - 18 May 2018

The Persians

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Traverse Play, Pie, Pint season finishes with Meghan Tyler’s light-hearted political comedy.

1 May 2018 - 5 May 2018

Gut

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In her captivating full-length play debut, Frances Poet brings to life the test of being a parent.

24 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018

Eulogy

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Dark humour and plot twists abound in the latest A Play, A Pie & A Pint offering.

on 1 Jan 1970

Margaret Saves Scotland

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Yorkshire lass urges a disinterested Scotland to save itself in twee Val McDermid play.

17 Apr 2018 - 21 Apr 2018

Rachel’s Cousins

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Cancer brings a family back together in Ann Marie Di Mambro’s latest drama.

10 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018

The Duke

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Shôn Dale Jones’ performance at The Traverse comes across as more self-serving than selfless.

3 Apr 2018 - 5 Apr 2018

Locker Room Talk

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Gary McNair’s eye-opening exploration of toxic masculinity is still highly relevant

4 Apr 2018 - 7 Apr 2018

Winter Solstice

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Playful and moving warning of fascism by Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre.

21 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018

How to Act

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Privilege and colonialism in the rehearsal room in NTS’ widely-discussed two hander.

13 Mar 2018 - 17 Mar 2018

The Return

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Ellie Stewart’s story of faked identity tours to Speyside to warm welcome.

28 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018

The Match Box

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Firebrand’s creative decisions get in the way of powerful grief-stricken monologue.

13 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

The Last Bordello

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Multi-layered surrealist drama is worth the intense payoff.

21 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018

Ressacs

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A humour-filled play about materialism that could do more to make its critical voice heard.

on 30 Jan 2018

Sea Hames

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Oceanallover take the audience on an aimless jaunt around the Traverse Theatre

on 1 Feb 2018

Almost Alive

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Sabine Molenaar returns to Manipulate with an epic performance

on 1 Feb 2018

Off-Kilter

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Ramesh Meyyappan presents a sold out personal physical theatre performance at Manipulate.

on 31 Jan 2018

Achilles

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Messy, unengaging work from a dedicated performer

on 30 Jan 2018

Cinderella

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Shona Reppe’s creative retelling of the classic fairytale leaves audience enthralled

7 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017

How to Disappear

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Tale of a recluse is a perfect alternative to the festive season

6 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017

Chrysalis 2017

Stewart McLaren reports back on an inspiring weekend of youth theatre.

on 18 Nov 2017

Tabula Rasa

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Beautiful and brilliantly timely exploration of the end of life

8 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

Our Fathers

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A pensive exploration of the effect of disagreement on key relational bonds.

26 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

From The Air

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Funny and emotive two-hander, exploring a woman’s struggle with a phobia and its consequent effect on her marriage.

24 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

Hysteria!

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A funny, emotional journey through just a few recent acts of local, international and everyday sexism

17 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017

Jess and Joe Forever

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A captivatingly sweet love story and a yearning plea for a better world.

18 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Nassim

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A polished, heartfelt, and involving production about the frustrations of miscommunication

11 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Nassim

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A polished, heartfelt, and involving production about the frustrations of miscommunication

on 1 Jan 1970

Wild Bore

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Enjoyable or loathsome on however many levels you can be bothered to discern

8 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

The Whip Hand

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A beautifully written powerful and complex family drama.

8 Apr 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

Adam

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The story of Adam Kashmiry is told with style and poignancy.

8 Apr 2017 - 1 Jan 1970

Eve

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Theatre piece exploring one woman’s personal “transitioning” journey.

6 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Letters To Morrissey

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Gary McNair tells an outsider’s story via the most iconic one of all.

3 Aug 2017 - 27 Aug 2017

Shackleton

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Blue Raincoat take an illuminating look at the explorer Shackleton.

7 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017

Falling Dreams

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A theatrical yet cinematic experience that brings the backstage onstage.

29 May 2017 - 30 May 2017

Scorch

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Uplifting and complicated story about genderqueer teenager falling in love for the first time.

11 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Safe Place

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An exploration of feminism, transgenderism and femininity.

2 May 2017 - 6 May 2017

Voices in Her Ear

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A thought provoking, witty and involving exploration of celebrity psychics.

25 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017

Stuff

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It may be a work in progress but even with scripts in hand this play shows real promise.

on 20 Apr 2017

Channelling Jabez

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Name-droppy family history piece about a failed cross-Channel swimmer

11 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017

Girl in The Machine

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A dark and powerful science fiction drama from Stef Smith

3 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017

Offside

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An inspiring story of women’s football, past and present.

30 Mar 2017 - 1 Apr 2017

My Country: A Work in Progress

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Glasgow is the first stop for The National’s poignant, unexpectedly funny examination of Brexit Britain

11 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

Citizen

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An important topic explored through music, dance and speech, but at times it lacks clarity

17 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017

The Red Chair

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Sarah Cameron’s captivating solo performance balances between a twisted fairytale and dark reality.

17 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017

Transit

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Culturally interesting but tale of loss and estrangement doesn’t break new ground

14 Mar 2017 - 15 Mar 2017

Girls Like That

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Brilliant Lyceum Youth Theatre cast depict the grottiness of online shaming

9 Mar 2017 - 11 Mar 2017

TuTuMucky / Dreamers

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Energetic, intense and witty dance from this very dynamic company

3 Mar 2017 - 4 Mar 2017

Pink Mist

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Owen Sheers’ modern war tale is like a slow motion dream

23 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017

Heads Up

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Keiran Hurley’s dystopian one man show challenges us to properly look at the people we are

23 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017

Made in India

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Three women’s lives become interwoven at a surrogacy clinic, but is the transaction equal for all?

16 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017

Coulrophobia

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A hilarious, innovative and boundary-pushing piece of clownish theatre.

on 4 Feb 2017

A House In Asia

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The operation to kill Bin Laden told in doll’s house miniature at Manipulate.

on 3 Feb 2017

Touch Me

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Sabine Molenaar questions the boundaries of intimacy, desire and touch.

on 2 Feb 2017

La Causeuse

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Olivia Faye Lathuilliere’s physical theatre shows the unravelling of a relationship destined to fail.

on 31 Jan 2017

The End of Things

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The clock is ticking. Company of Wolves reminds us that the end will come.

on 31 Jan 2017

Whispers

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This 55-minute trance leaves you with your own thoughts and incoherencies about life.

on 30 Jan 2017

Fisk

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A visually stunning performance, let down by an underdeveloped concept.

9 Feb 2017 - 11 Feb 2017

Fisk

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A visually stunning performance, let down by an underdeveloped concept.

on 28 Jan 2017

Cities

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Imaginative lo-fi visual theatre charms Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

on 1 Feb 2017

Last Christmas

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Sparse, and not very Christmassy, but this one-man Fringe piece is not without its charms.

13 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016

Black Beauty

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Intertextual mischief with a classic puts the rest out to pasture

2 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016

The Island

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Platform Young Company Ensemble tap into contemporary fears with post-apocalyptic drama.

19 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016

Sheep

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Tron Young Company takes a cynical look at efforts to end all war and how people are drawn into conflict.

18 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

One Thinks Of It All As A Dream

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Syd Barrett’s story affectionately told by Alan Bissett as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

25 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016

Grain in the Blood

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A suspenseful and moving psychological drama about sacrifice jointly produced by the Tron and Traverse Theatres

1 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016

Him

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Frank, fearless and funny monologue on an actor’s life

20 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016

Walking on Walls

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An unusual premise that offers plenty of laughs while making some serious points

18 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016

Mischief

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Elspeth Turner excels in this take on fierce motherly love and survival

11 Oct 2016 - 15 Oct 2016

Breaking the Ice

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A farcical satire of bureaucrats and diplomats against the backdrop of a political struggle over the Arctic.

4 Oct 2016 - 8 Oct 2016

Blow Off

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A Punk Rock theatre show from Julia Taudevin, Kim Moore and Tuff Love.

12 Oct 2016 - 13 Oct 2016

Blow Off

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A Punk Rock theatre show from Julia Taudevin, Kim Moore and Tuff Love.

on 22 Aug 2016

My Eyes Went Dark

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Tense airline disaster two-hander with geo-political undercurrents

4 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

The Red Shed

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Mark Thomas pays tribute to his friends at Wakefield Labour Club in their 50th year

7 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

Milk

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A tense dramatic play from writer Ross Dunsmore.

8 May 2016 - 1 Jan 1970

In Fidelity

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A sweet exploration of the coupling instinct through a dating show format

4 Aug 2016 - 28 Aug 2016

White

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A charming introduction to theatre for the little ones or adults alike.

17 Dec 2014 - 24 Dec 2014