Strange Tales (聊斋), Traverse Theatre, 30 Nov – 21 Dec 2019

When wind and snow fill the sky and the fire has grown cold, relight the coals, warm the wine and turn up the wick of the lamp. We enter these tales in the shadows of night, but hopefully emerge into daylight.

Strange Tales is presented by theatre company Grid Iron in co-production with the Traverse Theatre and in partnership with The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh.

Based on Pu Songling’s legendary Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, audiences can expect to be beguiled and bewitched by brand new adaptations of a selection of these renowned tales, involving innovative new digital technology, puppetry and illusion. Though written centuries ago, they feel remarkably current, reflecting and commenting upon many aspects of modern society – greed, attraction, arrogance and hope, among many others. But you must enter the production’s immersive and spellbinding world with an open mind and a brave heart if you’re to escape these tales ever again….

Adapted by Pauline Lockhart (Schooled) and Ben Harrison (Jury Play, Spring Awakening) from a selection of Pu Songling’s original tales, Strange Tales will wrap itself around you and make you shiver in delight and fright on Edinburgh’s dark winter nights.

Date: Saturday 30 November – Saturday 21 December

Location: Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED

Price: Previews £15 / £10 / £5 | Full price £20 | Standard concession £16 | Under 30s / Student £14 | Other concession £5

Age guide: 14+

Detailed information about the show and to book the ticket, please visit Traverse website: HERE