Meek

Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.

Meek

About Meek

31st Jul 2018 to 26th Aug 2018
Various - see website for times
Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh West EH1 2ED
Full price £21.50, Standard concession £16.50, U30s / Students £15 Other concession £9.50
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World Premiere
Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

In a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, Irene finds herself imprisoned.

As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision.

Penelope Skinner’s (Linda, The Village Bike) new play is a haunting vision of ruthless state control, tense friendships and one woman’s determination not to be broken. Presented by the exhilarating Headlong (People, Places & Things, This House) and directed by Amy Hodge, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.

Previews
Tue 31 Jul, 7pm
Sat 4 Aug, 1.45pm

Preview Tickets
Full price £15
Concession £9

Dates
Sun 5 – Sun 26 Aug
(No Mon Performances)

Venue T1

Running Time 1h 25m approximately

Age Recommendation 12+

Note: Strictly no latecomers, contains descriptions of violence.

Image by Johan Persson

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