Traverse Listings

Upcoming shows at Edinburgh’s New Writing Theatre

10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED. Phone booking: 0131 228 1404

The Traverse. Pic: Mihaela Bodlovic

The Traverse. Pic: Mihaela Bodlovic

The Travers has now returned to live performance after being closed due to Covid, during which time it put all its efforts into its online space Traverse 3.

NB: The Traverse has now re-opened in line with current Scottish Government advice on Covid mitigation measures.

May 2022

The White Chip
Wed 18 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Traverse 2)
Sean Daniels’ autobiographical confessional is a laugh out loud poignant tale of a life spinning hideously out of control.  He strips bare the truth behind an enabling industry and guides us through the pitfalls of a self confessed “recovering Mormon” who turns repeatedly to the AA for help. In association with SMHAF. Book here.

Young Writers’ Scratch Night
Sat 21 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Traverse 2)
Eleven brand new, specially created pieces from this season’s cohort of Young Writers, developed with a team of professional actors and directors. These Scratch Night performances give each writer the opportunity to gather feedback from members of the audience, industry and their peers. Book here.

SPIKE! – a dinosaur caper
Tue 31 May – Wed 1 June 2022
Tue: 11am & 2pm; Wed: 11am (Traverse 1)
A wonderful tale of a little girl, her grandmother and her favourite dinosaur, powerfully told through theatrical storytelling and dance. A Starcatchers production by Andy Cannon and David Trouton. Book here.

On Air (Strangetown)
Thurs 9, Sat 11 June 2022
Thurs: 8pm; Sat: 4pm (Traverse 1)
Once upon a time’ seems quite some time ago for the cast of Grimm’s’ Fairy Tales. Bedtime stories are yesterday’s news; now it’s all about ratings, sales, and the gritty taste of ‘reality’. Devised by the company and written by Bradley Cannon, On Air throws a spotlight on our obsession with celebrity and our ever-increasing glutton for content. Book here.

Seven Minutes to Heaven (Strangetown)
Fri 10 – Sat 11 June 2022
Evening: 7pm (Traverse 1)
The party was meant to be a chance for them to blow off steam. Instead, they created a perfect storm of stress, rivalries, and deep-seated anxieties: a powder keg just waiting to blow…and someone lit the match. Book here.

Beneath the Surface (Strangetown)
Fri 10 – Sat 11 June 2022
Evening: 8.30pm (Traverse 1)
Trapped by boredom, five friends explore a nearby cave in search of adventure and to leave their worries behind. However, the darkness provides no respite; their fears are drawn out in new and tangible ways, and to make things worse, something is now following them. Book here.