Traverse Theatre announces Spring 2019 programme

Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre has announced its January-April 2019 season, with a selection of home-grown and visiting productions set to take the stage

Feature by Alexander Smail | 28 Nov 2018
  • Ulster American

Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre has announced its programme for the January-April 2019 season, featuring a range of both home-grown and visiting productions.

After a hugely successful run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, David Ireland's Ulster American returns from 20 February-2 March, with the main cast reprising their roles. Another Fringe hit, What Girls Are Made Of, will also make a return to the Trav from 16-20 April. Misogyny-exploring Locker Room Talk will stop off at the theatre on 23 & 24 April, while A Play, A Pie and A Pint will showcase a series of bite-sized lunchtime plays, featuring Chic Murray: A Funny Place for a Window (9-13 Apr) by Stuart Hepburn; Lion Lion (16-20 Apr) by Sue Glover; The Mack (23-27 Apr) by Rob Drummond; Casablanca: The Gin Joint Cut (30 Apr-4 May) by Morag Fullarton; The Origins of Ivor Punch (7-11 May) by Colin MacIntyre; and Toy Plastic Chicken (14-18 May) by Uma Nada-Rajah.

Productions from visiting companies will include Fuel Theatre's The Dark, telling the story of a mother and son escaping a city ravaged by dictatorship (12 & 13 Feb), and good dog from Tiata Fahodzi and Tara Finney Productions in association with Watford Palace Theatre, a fearlessly told story about growing up in a multi-cultural community. Other visiting productions include Off The Middle’s In Other Words (1 & 2 Mar), Vanishing Point and A New International's The Dark Carnival (6-9 Mar), Papatango and England Touring Theatre’s The Funeral Director (7-9 Mar) and Fat Blokes (15 & 16 Mar) from Scottee, in collaboration with Lea Anderson.

Also making appearences at the Traverse are Scottish Dance Theatre’s Velvet Petal (23 Mar), Brite Theater’s (Can This Be) Home on 28 Mar, We Are All Just Little Creatures (28-30 Mar) from Curious Seed and Lung Ha Theatre Company, in association with Lyra, and ThisEgg's Fringe First-winning dressed. (11-13 Apr).

Rounding out the programme are visual theatre and film festival manipulate (2-12 Feb) and youth theatre celebrating NT Connections (17-20 Mar), while Pass Out present Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland’s end of year showcase (25 Apr) and Soundhouse offer a bigger than usual programme of music across various dates.

Tickets for Traverse's January-April 2019 programme are on sale now at