By Joe McCann

Mon, 24 October, 2022 — Sat, 29 October, 2022

Please note this play ended on Sat, 29 October, 2022.

Directed by Dominic Hill | Cast - Francesca Hess, Benjamin Osugo, Sam Stopford


A young interracial couple, whose marriage is on the verge of collapse, have a life-altering encounter with a mysterious stranger as they travel through The Great Hungarian Plain.

For Virág, things are complicated. Her husband, Jake, is one of the few people of colour in a country that is almost 100% white. What’s more, they seem to be going nowhere fast. To make matters worse, Bela, an odd local, thinks he has the solution to all their problems.

Alföld is a dark comedy exploring language, misogyny, politics and racism – and what it takes to survive in Viktor Orbán’s illiberal democracy.

Presented in association with The Citizens Theatre and The Traverse Theatre.

Please note this play discusses themes that some may find distressing. Please contact if you would like to speak to a member of our team about this. 


Tour Dates

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh | w/c 31st October 2022

JOE McCANN is a black writer from Glasgow. He is compelled to tell stories about the black working-class experience. His works include Dented Little Faces (Art School), Lace Up (Traverse), Things My White Friends Say (The Tron) & The Charcoal Rooms (Traverse). His screenplay, If Things Come Alive was long listed by The BBC’s Script Room. His latest piece, a black comedy he co-wrote, The Bookies had a hugely successful run at Dundee Rep last May. He was attached to The Traverse Theatre as part of the prestigious Traverse 50. Joe lives in Dennistoun with his wife, Virág.

DOMINIC HILL has been Artistic Director and Joint CEO of the Citizens Theatre since 2011. His productions at the Citizens have included Cyrano de Bergerac, A Christmas Carol, Oresteia: This Restless House (winner of Best Director, 2016 CATS Awards), Hamlet, Crime and Punishment (winner of Best Director and Best Production, 2014 CATS Awards), King Lear and Betrayal (winner of Best Director, 2012 CATS Awards). Before joining the Citizens, he was Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Joint Artistic Director of Dundee Rep. Other credits include: Falstaff and Macbeth (Scottish Opera), The City Madam (Royal Shakespeare Company) and most recently A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scottish Opera).

Please note this play ended on Sat, 29 October, 2022.
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