Gareth Nicholls

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
Ley’s Wilf for Trav Xmas

Ley’s Wilf for Trav Xmas

New play by James Ley makes Traverse Xmas debut

Wilf, a new script from Edinburgh playwright James Ley will be the Christmas offering in Traverse One this year, running for 19 performances in December 2021.

November 4, 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
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
Trav Young Writers go online

Trav Young Writers go online

Online Scratch showcase for new plays

The Traverse Young Writers Group has been meeting online since March and is now set to release scratch performances of plays written during lockdown, starting from tonight, Saturday May 16 2020 at 8pm.

May 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
New Top Team at Trav

New Top Team at Trav

Director appointments and new structure announced:

Gareth Nicholls and Debbie Hannan have been appointed as co-artistic directors of the Traverse Theatre Company as the theatre announces a new structure and new faces in its artistic leadership team.

November 13, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ulster American

Ulster American

★★★★☆  Hard Hitting:

Trailing clouds of glory from 2018, David Ireland’s Ulster American has returned to the Traverse with a bang. If it is not quite as good as some have said, it is still impressive – and certainly is impressively nasty.

February 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Nicholls interim AD at Trav

Nicholls interim AD at Trav

Gareth Nichols made Traverse’s interim artistic director:

The Traverse board is to hold a consultation about the theatre’s future and has appointed Gareth Nichols as interim artistic director while the process is carried out.

November 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil

★★☆☆☆ Feeble:

Great forces of vital importance are brought into a claustrophobic setting in Clare Duffy’s new two-hander, Arctic Oil, which is the main Autumn production at the Traverse, running to Saturday 20 October.

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Traverse Open Auditions

Traverse Open Auditions

Traverse to hold first open auditions:

Edinburgh’s Traverse theatre is put out an open call for actors who it has never worked with before, and is hoping to get applications from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible.

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