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The Duchess (of Malfi) – Roya Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Original writer: John Webster Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr Unyielding cruelty is at the rotten heart of what is perhaps the most notorious tragedy of English Renaissance drama, The Duchess (of Malfi). Widowed, yet defiant to remarry despite her brothers’ judgements, the Duchess takes on a husband. At first John Webster’s tragedy is a (twisted) love ...

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Miss Julie – The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Shilpa T-Hyland Reviewer: Tom Ralphs When Strindberg’s Miss Julie was first performed in Sweden in 1889 it shocked audiences who may have been expecting the scandalous subject matter, but certainly weren’t expecting the dark psychological exploration that came with it. 130 years later, the play remains a benchmark for its exploration of class, ...

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Gut – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Zinnie Harris Reviewer: Dominic Corr We can reason with our heart, we can rationalise inside our heads. Yet we find it so very difficult to persuade a gut instinct. A visceral, primal stance which has a uniquely tangible feeling when we feel something wrong. It is, however, the blindest feeling we place trust in. ...

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Rhinoceros – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Eugene Ionesco Adapter: Zinnie Harris Director: Murat Daltaban Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is much in the modern world that we might reasonably describe as absurd. But not the fun kind of absurd, like the charmingly harmless nonsense of Alice in Wonderland, where animals talk gobbledegook and logic is inverted to wry effect. There is a darker kind of absurdity ...

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This Restless House – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray Plays seem to come in threes this year (no jokes about Glasgow buses, please). Hot on the heels of the James Plays comes the Citizens and the National Theatre of Scotland’s modern production ofThe Oresteia. The doomed house of Atreus is reimagined by Zinnie Harris as This Restless House – ...

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The Garden – The Traverse, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: Zinnie Harris Music: John Harris Reviewer: John Roberts Zinnie Harris manages to convey quite a lot of message in her minuscule short opera, The Garden, at The Traverse Theatre – Well it’s actually in a minuscule converted office space at the Lyceum Theatre rehearsal studios, just a three-minute walk from the Traverse foyer where you congregate. The tiny space ...

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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 ...

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NEWS: Award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris appointed as Traverse Theatre Associate Director

The Traverse Theatre is delighted to announce that playwright and director Zinnie Harris joins the company as Associate Director from April. A playwright, screenwriter and director, Harris’s work has been seen in theatres both nationally and internationally since her award-winning play Further than the Furthest Thing (2000). Zinnie Harris has always directed alongside her writing, working with the Royal Shakespeare ...

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