Traverse

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

★★☆☆☆  Disjointed:

Tabula Rasa at the Traverse is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point that contains moments of heartfelt beauty but never coheres.

November 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Man to Man

Man to Man

★★★★☆ Impressive:

Imaginative staging and superb acting give Man To Man at the Traverse a fascination that cannot prevent it from running out of steam slightly before the end.

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PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

★★★☆☆    Recognisable

Excellent acting and directing distinguish Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint offering at the Traverse. In the end, however, the play treads overly familiar ground.

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PPP: Pleading

PPP: Pleading

★★★★☆  Tensely human:

Rob Drummond’s Pleading gets the latest series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse off to a particularly strong start.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Breakfast Plays: B!rth (Q & Q)

Breakfast Plays: B!rth (Q & Q)

Breakfast Plays rehearsed reading:
Director Emma Callander brings Liwaa Yazji’s poignant Q & Q to the Traverse Theatre in a rehearsed reading as part of the Birth project.

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

★★★★☆   Mythic emotion:
Meet Me At Dawn, a new play by Zinnie Harris presented by the EIF at the Traverse, is a sombre but beautifully open-hearted depiction of love, loss and regret.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adam

Adam

★★★☆☆  Powerful:
There is no shortage of unfettered emotion in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Adam at the Traverse.

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Eve

Eve

★★★★☆ Warmly fierce:
There is a deep humanity to Eve, at the Traverse, that makes it both challenging and reassuring, giving it an ultimate message of hope.

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The Hard Man

The Hard Man

Rehearsed reading:
Opening up the scope of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s retrospective on noted Scottish polymath Tom McGrath, the staged script reading of his 1977 play The Hard Man sits perfectly with McGrath’s “explorer” image.

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