“The Empty Charcoal Box” is the tragi-comic story of Billy Brewster and his two best friends, Eddie and Deansy. It tells of how a seemingly inconsequential event on their last day at school 45 years in the past has had a life-changing impact on all of them.
Now at the age of 60, the trio are confronted with that age old question which illuminates the path to wisdom. Should they look backwards to try to undo their mistakes, or forwards and try not to repeat them?
Their friendship, happiness and ultimately their lives will depend on making the right choice.
28th August – 2nd September 2017 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Sat 18 Aug 16:30 – 18:00 Part of the Playing With Books series of events at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Brave, innovative and multi award-winning, Ali Smith’s How to Be…Read More
Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Sunday 19 August, 5.30pm Several of Spark’s novels have been adapted for theatre and film, but Doctors of Philosophy is the only one…Read More
We’ve partnered with acclaimed Glasgow-based theatre company Visible Fictions to present a meticulously crafted dramatic interactive theatre experience, created by Dougie Irvine and Cameron Hall. Your mission, if you choose…Read More
World premiere youthquake noun A significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join…Read More
Alan Ledger didn’t want the limelight and he didn’t want the praise. Unfortunately, he often got one, but hardly ever got the other. Join Alan on his journey through the…Read More
A tense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. Chris experienced three deaths, one after another. She’s in prison awaiting trial. But she doesn’t exactly know why. From multi award-winning ‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘maverick’…Read More