'Arctic Oil' by Clare Duffy

Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil, the new play by Clare Duffy, will première at the Traverse Theatre in October, directed by Gareth Nicholls. Clare wrote the script at IASH while she was the IASH-Traverse Creative Fellow in 2014-15. A rehearsed reading of the script, directed by Zinnie Harris, took place in February 2017. Tickets for the production, which runs from 6 to 20 October, are available here.

A mother and daughter battle to save their children. While Ella fights for her son's future, Margret is terrified that Ella’s activism will her get killed. Not all mothers know best. 

Around them, at the mercy of the brutal North Sea and Mother Nature, their isolated island community is being pushed to the brink in a world which is changing too fast for them to survive.

Arctic Oil gets under the skin of what climate change could make us do to the people we love.

Other upcoming productions by IASH playwrights-in-residence include:

Rebus: Long Shadows, adapted by Rona Munro (EIF-IASH Creative Fellow 2008-09), at the King's Theatre from 8 to 13 October.

The Macbeths, dramaturged by Frances Poet (IASH-Traverse Creative Fellow 2018), at the Traverse Theatre from 16 to 20 October.

The Last Witch by Rona Munro at the Traverse Theatre from 7 to 10 November. Rona wrote The Last Witch during her Fellowship for its première at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009.

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven by Jo Clifford (IASH-Traverse Creative Fellow 2010) at the Traverse Theatre from 13 to 22 December. Jo wrote about the response to The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven for the Dangerous Women Project. You can read her contribution here.

Anthropocene by composer Stuart MacRae (EIF-IASH Creative Fellow 2005-06) and librettist Louise Welsh at the King's Theatre on 31 January and 2 February 2019.