The Whip Hand | TravFest17Theatre
6 August 17:30 - 21:30
Traverse Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production in association with National Theatre of Scotland
I’m never gonnie be Napoleon. Am I?
But shouldn’t I try and do something a wee bit bigger?
It’s Dougie’s birthday. He just turned 50 and his family are throwing him a party. But it’s he who has a surprise for them. A bombshell proposal.
He wants his ex-wife Arlene to back his new endeavour. He wants to serve a good cause, a global cause. He wants to make right a terrible wrong, even if it puts their daughter’s future at risk.
They can all sense a scam, but Dougie won’t back down. He is convinced this is his only chance to do something truly glorious, but his motivation may not be as pure as it seems. As the touchpaper under his family is lit, no one escapes the fallout.
Written by Douglas Maxwell (Decky Does a Bronco, Promises Promises) The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by Birmingham Rep Associate Director Tessa Walker.
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Thu 3 & Sat 5 Aug, 5.30pm
Sun 6 – Sun 27 Aug (No Monday performances), various times
Full price £21.50
Standard concession £16.50
Other concession £9.50
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Audio Described and British Sign Language, Fri 25 Aug, 7pm