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NEWS: Traverse Theatre launches 2015 Fringe programme

The Traverse Theatre features a 20-strong programme of theatre, dance and thought-provoking performance for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The diverse programme, which features a 10thanniversary revival of Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree, which is set to be performed in Traverse 1 by Crouch and a series of other actors in this two-part play’s run.

Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, directed by The Gate Theatre’s artistic director, Christopher Haydon will have its European premiere at the Traverse, before transferring to London later this year.

The Olivier award-winning playwright, Stef Smith premieres her new piece, Swallow, and heads a season of strong Scottish work, which also features work by Zinnie Harris, Vanishing Point, John Harris the National Theatre of Scotland and Andy Duffy’s Crash, which returns to the Traverse following its CATS nomination for Best New Play.

Elsewhere, six new plays from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, Canada and China are set to be performed alongside work from Scotland’s own Zinnie Harris in The Traverse Breakfast Plays.

This year, two Irish companies will also perform at the Traverse; the critically acclaimedA Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, from Corn Exchange in association with Cusack Projects and the UK premiere ofHow to Keep an Alienby Sonya Kelly.

Speaking about the Festival programme, Traverse Artistic Director, Orla O’Loughlin said, “It is a privilege to curate such an exciting and eclectic mix of work from artists and companies who I trust will challenge, move and inspire our audience in true Traverse Festival style.”

The Traverse Theatre’s Fringe programme runs from Friday, the 7thof August to Sunday, the 30thof August.

For further information and tickets, please visitwww.traverse.co.uk

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