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Join writer Kieran Hurley for a post-show discussion.
She needs his story. But does she have the right to it?
The acclaimed 2018 Traverse Theatre hit about class, culture and appropriation.
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.
‘Touching and humane…astounding.’★★★★ Evening Standard
From the award-winning writer of Beats (Soho Theatre, and soon to be released as a motion picture), directed by former Traverse Theatre Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.
Note: Contains frequent strong language, descriptions of violence, scenes of a sexual nature and references to suicide. Strictly no latecomers. No re-admittance.
Supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council. Image by Stewart Armstrong.
Captioned performance: Fri 26 Apr – to book your tickets for this, please contact our Box Office team directly, email email@example.com, or call 0207 478 0100, option 1, or pop in to book in person.
‘Riveting…sharp wit, biting humour and heart.’
'Ferociously clever drama about social inequality and artistic responsibility… heart-in-mouth moving.'
‘Tense and unforgettable.'
‘Mouthpiece's all-too human subjects stage a defiant, complicated portrait of class and privilege on our own doorstep.’
‘O’Loughlin’s direction is unflashy, enabling Neve McIntosh and Lorn Macdonald to deliver two distinct yet emotionally authentic performances'
‘The perfect final gift from the Traverse’s outgoing artistic director Orla O’Loughlin.’
‘A strong contender for Scotland’s best play of 2018.’
‘Political theatre for an excluded generation.’
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