Traverse

WILF

WILF

★★★☆☆ Encouragingly filthy

There is a pleasingly unruly feel to James Ley’s new play WILF, this year’s seasonably unseasonal offering from the Traverse. Full of heart, not to mention dialogue that would have given the Lord Chamberlain palpitations, it overcomes structural difficulties to produce a successful whole.

December 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

★★★☆☆ Emotional

A New Life (A Mini Musical) at the Traverse every lunchtime this week is certainly not ‘mini’ in its emotional scope or its ambition.

October 6, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Rose

PPP: Rose

★★★☆☆  Important

Rose, the latest in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, produced by Oran Mor in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Traverse, is an involving biographical sporting tale.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: Celestial Body

PPP: Celestial Body

★★★★☆ Brooding

The return of A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse with Morna Pearson’s Celestial Body, which runs to Saturday, is certainly something to celebrate.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Still

Still

★★★☆☆ Tender

Still at the Traverse is in many ways a tough watch, with themes of death and loss offset by excellent performances and perceptive writing.

August 12, 2021 | By | Reply More
In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

★★★★☆ Poignant:

In Someone Else’s Shoes, the Traverse’ immersive online presentation conceived and directed by Hannah Price, is a thought-provoking and wistful evocation of Edinburgh without its festivals.

October 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Traverse Festival (2)

Traverse Festival (2)

Shielding , Doomsdays, Matterhorn & The Watercooler:

The Traverse’s online Festival continues with three more audio-only Breakfast Plays, as well as some treats that are more visual.

August 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse 3:

The Traverse are replicating their Fringe Breakfast Plays with streams from their new online-only Traverse 3, and the first two offerings – Contemporary Political Ethics (Or, How to Cheat) by Jamie Cowan and Rabbit Catcher by Rebecca Martin – both have much to recommend them.

August 26, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Fragments Of Home

Fragments Of Home

★★★★☆ Resonant:

Mixing history and the present to great effect, Fragments of Home revisits earlier work by Annie George extremely successfully.

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Five from Inside

Five from Inside

★★★☆☆   Zippy:

A series of enigmatic, eclectic discoveries, Five From Inside’s guerrilla-portraits of isolation expose some of the tensions facing theatre-makers staring down a digital ‘new normal.’

April 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More