Enough

Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

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  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 2
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  • Aug 18-25
  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Traverse Theatre Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong Language/Swearing, Contains descriptions of sexual assault. Strictly no latecomers.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
    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
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Description

Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants. Or so you think. But 30,000 feet below them their seemingly perfect lives are rapidly unravelling. Beneath them they feel the ground shake. Something is rising up, something which can not be ignored. And it's calling out for them. If they're going to survive, something must change. Poetic, unpredictable and explosive, Enough is a fragmentary and intense journey into female friendship and what happens when you can no longer be the woman people want. Written by Stef Smith (Swallow) and directed by Bryony Shanahan.

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General venue access

  • Audio Described
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • 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.

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Signed performances

  • Dates: 22 August
  • Interpreter: Yvonne Waddell - Not Selected
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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Audio described performances

  • Dates: 13 August
  • Type: Unit with headset
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Sean Davis 2 days ago

Enough (****)
Two flight attendants, one single and the other married, who have shared flights for twenty years, cannot seem to find contentment. One line from the play sums it up, “It is hard to take care of yourself when the world is not designed for you.” I found that the device of having the actresses often alternate lines made this dense play much more difficult to imagine their stories than it needed to be.

This was the 30th most enjoyable of the 95 Fringe shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Mike Tivnen 6 days ago

Not my cup of tea I’m afraid, though I can see its appeal. Someone else in our group of four loved it though, so perhaps she should be writing the review! I’ve always had an aversion to plays that use repetition to add some kind of poetic rhythm to the dialogue (I hated Salt for this reason) and this does just that. The basic premise – that air stewards/stewardess’ presentation of themselves as a vision of calm, professional perfection up in the air can bely their chaotic, unsatisfying life on the ground - is interesting enough. But that was dealt with in about 15 minutes – after that my attention wandered and never really came back. Couple of good performances, admittedly but that was about it for me.

Jasmin Clunie 9 days ago

Such a good show well done I loved every minute of it!!


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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 4 days ago

Shanahan’s direction purposefully keeps a gap between stage and script – very little is shown, a lot is said

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The Herald [paywall] (4/5 stars) 6 days ago

Something is stirring in Stef Smith’s new play, in which flight attendants Jane and Toni take stock of their friendship, only to come out fighting. No more than is probably normal, mind you, for a pair of forty-somethings permanently in motion and on the verge of discovering their domestic lives...

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BritishTheatre.com (3/5 stars) 6 days ago

Jane and Toni are flight attendants, immaculate, iconic symbols of glamour and adventure. But the job isn’t what it used to be and around the world, in their homes and hotels, and in the sky, they can feel the ground shake beneath them. In Stef Smith’s new play, all is not what it seems to be as the earth lies screaming, or is it being reborn?

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The F Word 8 days ago

Stef Smith’s script is incredibly poetic – it’s full of alliteration and assonance – and often very funny. I’ll admit that I’m not sure I have understood every metaphor and allusion, but there’s a lot here. The play touches on female friendship, what women are expected to be and who they really are, and the ancestral links back to the women that came before us and who are to come in the future – climate catastrophe allowing.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 9 days ago

There was a time when a young woman could have no greater ambition than to be a flight attendant. It was her chance to fly high – though not, of course, to actually fly the plane. Opportunities have opened up...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 11 days ago

How often do we feel a guttural, unearthly presence inside of us? For just how long can a woman be what ‘they’ want her to be? Stef Smith’s Enough is a profoundly poetic production which unravels the sometimes treacherous journey of female friendship and expectations.  Jane and Toni are flight...

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 14 days ago

Stef Smith wrote a fascinating dystopian drama in Human Animals which showed cities of the future plagued by animal infestation. If her latest play also depicts a world trembling on the brink of change, it is altogether more positive in that it suggests women are ready to cast off their...

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The List (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

Stef Smith drama shimmers with rage, desire and tenderness...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 14 days ago

“When I walk into a room, in my uniform, there is a look that gets thrown my way, .. a symbol of sex appeal and sightseeing. …. Whenever the sign is on, fasten your seatbelt securely ….”  With hair pinned up in neat chignons and gleaming Colgate smiles, two flight...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

"When I walk into a room, in my uniform. There is a look that gets thrown my way. When I walk into a room, in my uniform. It's as if for a second everything stops." As flight attendents, Jane and Toni state that they are seen as a symbol of...

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Whats On Stage (3/5 stars) 14 days ago

Stef Smith is a writer of uncanny precision. Her new play presents two air hostesses in their middle years and in the centre of their own mid-life crises. It does so in an ever-shifting dialogue of choppy, short sentences, in which the women – Toni and Jane – confront each...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

30,000 feet above land, Jane and Toni exist to serve; preened, pliable, softening their edges and hiding behind facades. On the ground, we soon discover, not much is different. Enough begins almost comedically as the two friends and cabin crew colleagues are introduced, all smiles painted on and emergency exits...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 15 days ago

A sense of instability permeates Stef Smith’s play. By the end the world feels on the verge of collapse. Toni (Amanda Wright) and Jane (Louise Ludgate) mask this well. They’re both flight attendants, equipped with the reassuring smiles and mannerisms of their profession. But beneath the surface, they’re struggling. Jane...

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Time Out (3/5 stars) 15 days ago

In Stef Smith’s new drama, two fortysomething air hostesses battle crushing existential angst, high in the skies. Jane is married with kids, Toni is a workaholic struggling to wean herself off a bad relationship; often their private lives feel as much an act of role playing as their jobs.  It’s...

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