Traverse

Scripts wanted

Scripts wanted

Three live script requests from Edinburgh companies:

It’s October, so it must be time for the Traverse Theatre to open its annual script submissions window, as part of its commitment to open up the theatre to new voices and under-represented communities.

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: The Signalman

PPP: The Signalman

★★★★★  Riveting

There is a touch of horror to The Signalman, in which playwright Peter Arnott views the Tay Bridge disaster from the post of signalman Thomas Barclay, on duty at the south end of the bridge on the evening of Sunday December 28, 1879.

October 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
MagicFest 10 Revealed

MagicFest 10 Revealed

Tenth MagicFest programme is out:

Details of the tenth Edinburgh MagicFest, taking place from 27 December 2019 to 5 January 2020, have been revealed, with a new Hogmanay event added at Lauriston Castle.

October 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Black Men Walking

Black Men Walking

★★★★☆     Poetic Journey:

There is a scope to Eclipse Theatre Company’s Black Men Walking that is truly impressive. And if its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, it is none the worse for it.

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Number One Fan

Number One Fan

★★★☆☆      Deftly deceptive

With A Play, A Pie and a Pint rocking the Sunday evening schedules on BBC Scotland, Number One Fan, the lunchtime offering at the Traverse until Saturday, proves that there is even more fun to be had in witnessing theatre in real life.

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP for BBC Scotland

PPP for BBC Scotland

Six plays from lunchtime theatre to be broadcast:

The BBC is to broadcast six hour-long plays from Glasgow’s hugely successful lunchtime theatre A Play, A Pie and A Pint, over six Sunday evenings from Sunday September 1 2019.

September 1, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
How Not To Drown

How Not To Drown

★★★☆☆     Human drama:

How Not To Drown at the Traverse is an involving and humane piece of theatre, detailing stories that need to be heard. However – in theatrical terms – problems of structuring cause its impact to be diminished.

August 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Theatre – Professional Companies

EdFringe Theatre – Professional Companies

Edinburgh’s Professional theatre companies at EdFringe:

As the fringe continues to grow, so does the input from Edinburgh-based companies. This year there are an unprecedented 93 different productions in the theatre section of the Fringe programme alone.

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Wake up!

Wake up!

Strange Town looks to the future for its tenth anniversary:

Edinburgh youth company Strange Town is taking to the Traverse stage this week with a pair of new plays loosely inspired by the theme of The Future, but both going in very different directions.

June 10, 2019 | By | Reply More
Traverse wins big at CATS

Traverse wins big at CATS

Theatre Awards announced in Glasgow:

Edinburgh’s Traverse theatre has scooped three wins at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland for David Ireland’s Ulster American, with a fourth for the A Play, A Pie and A Pint production of The Mack.

June 9, 2019 | By | Reply More