Exodus

Theatre (new writing, satire)

  • Traverse Theatre - Traverse 1
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 14, 16-21, 23-28
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: National Theatre of Scotland
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains depictions of violence to others, strong language, adult themes and explicit sexual references. Contains references to suicide, the process of seeking asylum, homophobia and systemic racism. Contains depictions of harm to (an artificial) baby.
  • Accessibility:
    Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed 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
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

How far will a politician go? In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up… An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, even if it's a human one. Part of MadeInScotlandShowcase.com.

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General venue access

  • Captioning
    Audio Described
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • 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


Signed performances

  • Dates: 23 August, 17 August
  • 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.

Audio described performances

  • Dates: 19 August, 13 August
  • Type: Unit with headset
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.
  • More about this show: Listen to audio flyer

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 18 August, 24 August
  • Type: Open
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 20 August, 27 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

Julie Phillips about 20 hours ago

I think I saw a different show to the previous reviewers. We have always rated Traverse shows and are booked to see all of them again this year. The actors were good but ….

Ann Marie Fraser 3 days ago

Just superb!
A real mix of biting satire; part slapstick/ farce which hits home about the current political state.
I laughed as well as feeling much was very close to home.
Superb writing. Highly recommended

Ian Ritchie 4 days ago

A superb biting satire on the state of politics today. I was told they started rehearsing this play in June before Boris was debagged and the awful Liz Truss was leading to replace him but, oh my, how precient - it really shines a light on the political jungle right now.
If you are doing a political satire its best to go way over the top and this one really does that (think of the original 'House of Cards', or the 'Thick of It'). The vicious right wing home secretary (who is second generation Asian) takes part in a stunt at Dover and accidentally 'acquires' a baby along the way which turns out to be from a refugee boat. Things then just gets worse and worse.
Sophie Steer brilliantly plays the brutal SPAD who will do anything for her minister and Aryana Ramkhalawon plays the awful Home Secretary. Anna Russell-Martin a superb journalist.
Great stuff. It's going on a Scottish tour but If this doesn't transfer to London I'll be amazed - and very disappointed. *****

Christine McDerment 5 days ago

A great show. Very physical and very amusing, a mixture of relaxed Fringe and professional theatre which had obviously had some money spent on it.
It's so good to see more than one actor on stage at the one time and this benefited from four very good ones who must have been exhausted at the end of it.
We thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our first recommendation this year.

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