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She needs his story. But does she have the right to it?

Following an acclaimed, sold-out run at the Traverse Theatre, Kieran Hurley’s shocking new play about class and culture transfers to London.

Salisbury Crags. Twilight. A woman takes a step forward into the air. A teenage boy pulls her back. Two lives are changed forever.

Libby whiles away her days in New Town cafes and still calls herself a writer. Declan is a talented young artist struggling with a volatile home. As they form an uneasy friendship, complicated by class and culture, Libby spots an opportunity to put herself back on track, and really make a difference.

Frank, unflinching and threaded with unexpected humour, Mouthpiece takes a look at two different sides of a city that exist in ignorance of one another, and asks whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way.

Note: Contains frequent strong language, descriptions of violence, scenes of sexual nature and references to suicide..

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