Traverse Theatre announces 2019 Festival programme


THE TRAVERSE Theatre has announced its full programme for Traverse Festival 2019 ahead of this year’s Fringe festival.

The programme presents two Traverse Theatre Company world premieres and a selection of bite-sized Traverse Theatre Company new writing world premieres presented as ‘The Breakfast Plays: The Future Is […].’

It also features returning sell-out show, Mouthpiece, by Kieran Hurley; What Girls Are Made Of by Cora Bissett; a world premiere co-production with ThickSkin called How Not To Drown, by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati, and Javaad Alipoor’s new work Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran.

Gareth Nicholls, Interim Artistic Director, said: “To present six Traverse Theatre Company productions and co-productions – two of which have already proven themselves as critical and audience hits – as well as working in association with Javaad Alipoor, over a single Festival, is massively exciting.

“We’re extremely proud to be telling such varied and vital stories of Scottish origin, which in turns will make audiences laugh, cry, rage, think, debate – and above all, thoroughly enjoy themselves!”

Linda Crooks, Traverse Executive Producer, said: “This year we’re delighted to welcome a number of companies to the Traverse Festival for the very first time.

The productions each represent distinct and defiant realities and stories, which allow our audiences an enriching and enjoyable chance to understand the world through the experiences of those both similar to, and very different from, themselves at a time in history when this feels vital.

To again be the August home for so many world and UK premieres from such innovative and important creative voices is an honour and we can’t wait for audiences to discover a whole host of stories they’ve never heard or seen before.”

Full details of the programme can be found on the Traverse website:

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