National Theatre of Scotland at the Traverse, Edinburgh

The National Theatre of Scotland and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, present two shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

The Wheel (image by Gottfried Helnwein)

The Wheel by Zinnie Harris (image by Gottfried Helnwein)

The Wheel is an unnerving new play by Zinnie Harris (Further than the Furthest Thing), directed by National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

Set amid a world in conflict, The Wheel charts the journeys of  a little girl looking for her father and the woman who has chosen to help her find him. The play asks us whether it is possible to travel through a world at war and remain unaffected.

The Wheel opens for early previews Thu 28 & Sat 30 July, then runs at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 6 – 28 Aug. (Not Mondays, times and ticket prices vary. Check Traverse Box Office for full details. Booking fees may apply.)

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Also, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart returns to Edinburgh pub, the Ghillie Dhu.

The show, devised and created by David Greig (Dunsinane, Peter Pan) and Wils Wilson (Home Shetland, Gobbo), is based on the Border Ballads and Scottish folklore. It toured to tremendous critical and popular acclaim earlier this year, and has been nominated in four categories at the 2011 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart runs at the Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh, from 2 – 27 Aug, 3pm (not Mondays. Ticket prices vary, booking fees may apply.)

Tickets are available from the Traverse Theatre Box Office.


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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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