Orla O’Loughlin

Referendum week theatre

Referendum week theatre

Drama on stage as Scotland decides
The Traverse leads the way with referendum-orientated theatre in the final week before polling on Thursday, although there is a celebration of the Scottish written word from the NTS and a spot of post-referendum experimentation down at the Village Pub on Friday.

September 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spoiling

Spoiling

✭✭✭✭✩ Successful and timely
Punchy, poetic and utterly contemporary, the world premiere of John McCann’s Spoiling in Traverse 2 is much more rewarding than its short duration may suggest.

August 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Ciara

Review – Ciara

A towering performance by Blythe Duff marks out the Traverse’s revival of their Edinburgh fringe hit Ciara, which plays until the 21st.

December 13, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Emma Callander next Traverse Associate Director

Emma Callander next Traverse Associate Director

Emma Callander, the freelance director and co-artistic director of Theatre Uncut, has been announced as the next Associate Director at the Traverse theatre.

October 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Roxy Grant and Traverse Move

Roxy Grant and Traverse Move

Orla O’Loughlin dropped a bombshell for Edinburgh theatre-lovers at the end of Thursday’s BBC2 documentary on the Traverse’s 50th anniversary.

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Dark Road Rushes – One

The Dark Road Rushes – One

The first weekly blog by assistant director Jo Rush from the rehearsal room of Dark Road, the collaboraton between crime writer Ian Rankin and Lyceum artistic director Mark Thomson.

August 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Ciara

Review – Ciara

David Harrower’s one-woman play, written for Blythe Duff, is a finely honed exposition of the collision of diverse worlds – written in ear-to-the-ground language.

August 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Taking the Traverse Fifty to the fringe

Taking the Traverse Fifty to the fringe

The Traverse has announced that it is to feature all the Traverse Fifty’s original 500-word plays – the Fifty Plays for Edinburgh – as part of the productions at this year’s Edinburgh festivals.

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Review – Clean

Review – Clean

Classy and compelling, Sabrina Mahfouz’s fizzing three-hander slams down onto the Play, Pie and a Pint stage for a lunchtime treat of slick, sick attitude.

March 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – A respectable Woman Takes to Vulgarity

Review – A respectable Woman Takes to Vulgarity

The relationship between language and power is woven right through Douglas Maxwell’s misleadingly simple script for a Play, a Pie and a Pint, at the Traverse theatre every lunchtime until Saturday.

February 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More