City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Manipulate Festival

Slick, Traverse Theatre, Review

Vulgar and ingenious in equal measure, Slick plays like the artful and unfettered bastard child of Punch and Judy – and is definitely for adult viewing only.

Schicklgruber… Alias Adolf Hitler, Traverse Theatre, Review


On a stage backed by three dirty white screens and containing a series of draped figures, a dark clad jackbooted figure appears from nowhere and stands silently and ominously before the settling au

Snapshots - I am Tom Moody / The Making of Longbird, Traverse, Review

Foot tapping foxtrot palm court music fills the theatre space. The screen holds a cloudscape with a hoop of a moon hinting at a host of possibilities.

Consuming Spirits, Traverse Theatre, Review

Consuming Spirits is an absorbing experimental animation film, painstakingly and meticulously constructed by its creator, Chris Sullivan, over a 15 year period.

Paper Cut, Traverse Theatre, Review

Yael Rasooly  Paper Cut

Ruth Spencer sits dressed in 1950s’ librarian chic, angle-poising across her office desk and chatting to the audience as they fill Traverse 2 as some jaunty jazz piano plays in the background

After The Wave, Traverse Theatre, Review

Over the last 18months, current students and graduates of the Diploma in Physical Theatre Practice course at Adam Smith College in Glasgow, have been developing an ambitious piece of theatre.

The Paper Cinema's Odyssey, Traverse Theatre, Review

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are in some ways the poetic equivalents of Greek tragedy and comedy; the latter a spoonful of sweetness to help us digest the meaning of the former.

A Wild Growling Happiness, Traverse Theatre, Review

A Wild Growling Happiness, created by performers from the Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre and performing as part of this year's Manipulate Festival, is a short piece of joyful abandonment.&

Celebrating Six Years of Manipulate Visual Theatre Festival


As the Traverse Theatre gears up for its 50th anniversary year in 2013, Puppet Animation Scotland and the Traverse announce the most ambitious programme yet for