Theatre (new writing, comedy)

  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 1
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  • Aug 26-27
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Traverse Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A black comedy full of unexpected tenderness from Kieran Hurley (writer of the 2019 smash-hit Mouthpiece) that explores the gulf between generations, the futility of blame culture, and how we have make things better for those who come after us. In Edinburgh's New Town, thirty-something Zara runs her own business: a brothel. Her newest client is her old teacher, and her colleague fears the inevitable ageing process. They're all convinced that the mess of the world around them isn't their fault. Soon discover that they have more in common than expected. Directed by Roxanna Silbert and starring Conleth Hill.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Traverse 1 has a steep rake so if you have any access requirements, there is level access into the building via lift. Duty Manager will show customers into the theatre to their seat/space. If not taking the lift there are 29 steep steps from the bar Bar to Stage Level of Traverse 1.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

This show has chosen to opt out of audience reviews.

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Across the Arts (3/5 stars) 29 days ago

taboos are smashed, laughs are earned and interesting points are made

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Fringe Review 35 days ago

Highly entertaining

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Lisa In The Theatre (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Full of humour and intrigue, with impeccable performances at its heart, its a sublime new production from Kieran Hurley and Traverse Theatre company.

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

Compelling, funny and provocative.

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British Theatre Guide (4/5 stars) 45 days ago

Dani Heron, Anders Hayward and Conleth Hill master this fast-paced, dark comedy by Kieran Hurley with director Roxanna Silbert barely allowing the audience a chance to keep up.

Read the full review (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

Powerfully funny and reflective, life among the sex toys is clumsy, awkward and funny as life itself.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (4/5 stars) 46 days ago

Delivers comedy without sensationalising or moralising on its subject matter.

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

A Fringe stand-out from Roxana Silbert.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 47 days ago

A dark comedy illuminating generational shifts and human connection

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Bouquets & Brickbats (4.5/5 stars) 48 days ago

Sharp, incisive and hugely entertaining, Adults is another must-see offering from 2023’s TravFest.

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Broadway World (5/5 stars) 50 days ago

Adults is a multilayered piece of theatre that is wickedly funny but surprisingly emotional with powerhouse performances from the whole cast.

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