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In just 5 days, these young theatre makers will will co-detect the pleasures and pitfalls of mashing up cinematic Noir with music theatre as they investigate how to adapt a Raymond Chandler novel for the stage. Working with New Wolsey Theatre Artistic Associate, director Zo? Svendsen, and award-winning Scottish composer, David Paul Jones - prepare for dicey encounters and hard-boiled dialogue!
It's the 1940s. It's Los Angeles. It s another run-of-the-mill job for private detective Philip Marlowe. Or is it? Blackmail, murder, and brainwashing are just some of the dark secrets that Marlowe brings to light. Join the New Wolsey Young Company, working with METIS (World Factory, 3rd Ring Out), as they create a promenade piece of 'detective' theatre based on Raymond Chandler's novel The High Window. Collect evidence and solve the clues in this brand new immersive murder mystery mixed with film noir.
Learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex? Yes, yes 'they' do. Contemporary and fast moving, Mia dramatises the experiences of learning-disabled parents. Using stories, underpinned by facts, data and genetic science, Mia asks you to reconsider the often taken for granted idea of 'being a parent'. Everybody was a child, everybody has a mother, every body has a belly button to prove it.
A group of teenagers do something bad, really bad, then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where’s the incentive to put things right?
Taking to the main stage here at the New Wolsey are Oblivia, one of Europe's finest groups of contemporary performance makers. Their epic show Entertainment Island drills through the vast world of entertainment and popular culture, from the shiny surface to the murky and private regions underneath. Using minimal lights and sound and no set, three exceptional performers have just themselves to rely on. This is physical theatre of the very highest order, by turns laugh out loud funny, profound and urgent. This show is quite simply unmissable.
Performed in English
Part of the SPILL Festival
What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy's granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000. An intergenerational tale of what we live for and what we leave behind. Gary McNair and director Gareth Nicholls return to the Traverse after last year's award-winning, fivestar show Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian.
'I stick my tongue out a tiny bit. Just a tiny bit. To see what the soil, the ground, the earth tastes like.' At Insignia Asset Management Lucy is in charge of the photocopier, printer, scanner, shredder and binder. She's starting to wonder how this fits into The Grand Scheme Of Things. One day Lucy rescues the abused office pot plant and her world alters. Inside her flat 24 floors up, she starts to plant, cultivate, nurture her own personal wilderness.
Written and performed by Lucy Grace, Garden tells of one city dweller's journey into the natural world. Garden has been developed with support from Tamasha Theatre Company and the Garrick Charitable Trust.
A tale of unexpected friendship. Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery. Home is the latest bold and exciting production from Frozen Light. The world is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? Scarlet and Olive must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?
Murder mystery. 1930's-set suspenseful drama set in a claustrophobic household. Olivia Grayne lives an isolated, stifled life as companion to the bitter hypochondriac Mrs Branson who rules her household with a rod of iron. Danny, the new bell-boy, is a dashing jack-the-lad who soon wangles his way into the old lady's affections, but he is not what he seems. When a murder occurs in the village it causes great excitement and events soon take a very dangerous turn!
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
Ichiro is living far from home in rainy England, where the only language he understands is football. Ashley trains six days a week and his girlfriend wants him to spend Sundays with her. Titch sits alone in the changing room long after the floodlights have been switched off. Their coach thinks he knows it all. The team's psychologist knows he has a lot to learn. Six talented young footballers face their final months in a youth training academy, all with the same question weighing on their mind - who will get a contract? Result is a powerful new play that explores the emotion behind every kick; a world in which dreams are built or destroyed in ninety minutes. A world in which the score means everything and failure is not an option. Where physical strength is celebrated but mental health is often ignored.
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the frontline. Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.