The Match Box

Firebrand present the Scottish premiere of an acclaimed new monologue by one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists, Frank McGuinness at the Traverse Theatre.

The Match Box

About The Match Box

Scottish Premiere

Firebrand in co-production with The Byre Theatre, St Andrews and Heart of Hawick

Following the success of Iron and Outlying Islands, award-winning Firebrand presents the Scottish premiere of an acclaimed new monologue by one of Ireland's greatest dramatists, Frank McGuinness.

The ties that bind can never be broken and the shocking events that bring Sal to exile on a remote Irish island are as unexpected as they are brutal. Her compelling story begs only one question; what would you do if pushed to the very edge?

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Tickets
Full price £17
Standard concession £14
Under 30s / Student £12.50
Other concession £9

Venue
T2

Running time
80 mins

Age Recommendation
14+

Note: Contains adult themes and strong language. Strictly no latecomers.

Image: Janet Coulson

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