What's On

THE EMPTY CHARCOAL BOX

Mon, 28 August, 2017 — Sat, 02 September, 2017

Cast: Gavin Jon Wright, Ryan Fletcher and James MacKenzie Soren Kierkegaard once said that life has to be lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards.  “The Empty Charcoal Box” is the tragi-comic story of Billy Brewster and his two best friends, Eddie and Deansy.  It tells of how a seemingly inconsequential event on their […]

LATE SLEEPER

Mon, 04 September, 2017 — Sat, 09 September, 2017

Cast: Neil Leiper, Vincent Friell and Barbara Rafferty George Adams is an author renowned for gritty thrillers which explore the seedy underbelly of Scottish urban life. He enjoys his reputation as a ‘hardman’ who knows the underworld he writes about. On the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow trapped in a tiny cabin with a […]

THE WITCHES OF WEST FIFE

Mon, 11 September, 2017 — Sat, 16 September, 2017

Produced in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts Having fled the witchprickers of Fife and with the new king on a mission to spread witchhunting to England, Lilyan begs her friend Shakespeare not to include witches in his latest play. Meanwhile, Isobel, Mags and Janet – struggling with cloaks and fakes noses in a new production […]

DISTURBED

Mon, 18 September, 2017 — Sat, 23 September, 2017

DISTURBED is a black comedy set in the present day. Sexagenarian couple, Peter and Rose, lead a pretty humdrum existence enlivened only by the periodic murder of their lodgers. After bludgeoning their latest boarder to death they are joined by an enigmatic young man who has them both weak at the knees. But who is […]

PLEADING

Mon, 25 September, 2017 — Sat, 30 September, 2017

Cast: Kim Allan, Daniel Cameron and Nicole Cooper Produced in association with the Traverse Theatre Freya and Michael have been travelling around the world, celebrating their freedom before beginning University. Everything had been going reasonably well, until they find themselves arrested after a problem at customs. Three weeks later, still in prison awaiting their court date, a defence barrister […]

LOVE AND DEATH IN GOVAN AND HYNDLAND

Mon, 02 October, 2017 — Sat, 07 October, 2017

Cast: Stephen Clyde Produced in association with the Traverse Theatre Ivan is a writer with a deadline but he’s blocked. Ten years ago to the day his mother passed and a phone call from his brother has him reliving the last chaotic months of her life. He reviews his own journey from deepest Govan to the […]

HYSTERIA! 

Mon, 09 October, 2017 — Sat, 14 October, 2017

A Play a Pie and a Pint, in association with Traverse Theatre and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, present: Pussyhat knit groups. MPs low like cows when other MPs speak. ‘Legsit.’  RT if you’ve gained the Trump 15 Child tax credit capped at two unless…  I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit. In […]

FROM THE AIR

Mon, 16 October, 2017 — Sat, 21 October, 2017

Produced in association with the Traverse Theatre and Aberdeen Performing Arts Claire’s kids have fled the nest. The hole this leaves in her life brings on a crippling fear of flying. Her fear has bled into most things now. Her life is becoming smaller. Her husband Pete works on the rigs and is due to […]

#71 

Mon, 23 October, 2017 — Sat, 28 October, 2017

Produced in association with the Traverse Theatre In a Partick there’s a quiet storm brewing. 71 year old Chrissy invites her two oldest friends, Jean and Coco, to her house as she has something to tell them. Problem is her friends can’t stand each other but they’re eager to hear Chrissy’s announcement.  The two OAPs […]

THE BURTON TAYLOR AFFAIR

Mon, 30 October, 2017 — Sat, 04 November, 2017

Produced in association with the Sherman Theatre Elizabeth Taylor was a child star who became an Oscar winning actress, while Richard Burton was the son of a Welsh miner renowned for his stage roles. Their affair caused a huge sensation, the Vatican calling it ‘erotic vagrancy.’  Their lavish lifestyle turned them into Hollywood’s most famous […]

MEAT MARKET 

Mon, 06 November, 2017 — Sat, 11 November, 2017

Three strangers – a naive entrepreneur, a manipulative deviant and an emotionally volatile bat enthusiast – meet in the dead of night to negotiate a secret deal for one human kidney. A darkly comic tale about desperate lies and dodgy tactics in an unhealthy competition, where nobody wants to get what they deserve. Chris Grady has over […]

KIND STRANGER

Mon, 13 November, 2017 — Sat, 18 November, 2017

Cast: Tom Urie When a man is found unconscious near railway lines, Police Scotland appeal for any information that might help identify him and a kind stranger, who reads to all coma patients, volunteers to keep him company, challenging his mind and nourishing his soul while his motionless body tackles the question: ‘to wake or […]

THE WEIR SISTERS 

Mon, 20 November, 2017 — Sat, 25 November, 2017

Margaret and Grace are preparing a little party for their long lost sister, Dorothy. They’ve dressed up, they have food she likes, and they’re even prepared to suffer the music of Dorothy’s favourite songstress, Vera Lynn. But there are a couple of flies in the ointment: 1.  The sole person Dorothy needs to see, can’t […]