Early Festive Treat at Traverse from Irish New Play Company Fishamble

As part of the Traverse digital programme, a Scotsman Fringe First Award winner in 2019 comes back to Edinburgh in Traverse 3 for the first two weeks in December.

Mustard, written and performed by Eva O’Connor, is a one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and condiments as coping mechanisms. When E meets the man of her dreams, a professional cyclist, love hits her with the speed of a Tour de France yellow jersey winner. But when it ends she plummets.

Writer and performer Eva O’ Connor said, “I am so thrilled that MUSTARD is part of the Traverse 3 programme. In such a tumultuous year it’s a real privilege to be part of such a great programme of work. To end 2020 knowing that MUSTARD is reaching such a wide online audience is a brilliant feeling.”

The wonderful Fishamble lives up to its name as The New Play Company by typically supporting over 50% of the writers of all new plays produced on the island of Ireland each year. They do that ideal thing of producing  ‘plays of national importance with a global reach’. The award winning company tours throughout Ireland and to 19 other countries beyond.

Artistic Director of Fishamble: The New Play Company, Jim Culleton said, “Fishamble: The New Play Company and Eva O’Connor have both had long-term connections with the Traverse, and are delighted to share MUSTARD in December, while live performances are not possible. The Traverse Theatre is a leading light in producing and showcasing new plays, and this new online initiative is typically innovative. Fishamble is delighted to be part of it.”

Mustard, that premiered at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, will again be directed by Hildegard Ryan. It was filmed by Dublin Fringe Festival who support the recording along with Culture Ireland. It is produced in association with Sunday’s Child Theatre.

Runs 1st till 14th December 2020

Tickets:  £8 Limited number of £1 tickets available for those on government benefits

Age suitability 14+

Full details on Traverse website.

Irene Brown

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