Images by Miheala Bodlovic
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
“Everyone grows up thinking it’s the end of the world. The only difference is you lot think you’re special”
A black comedy full of unexpected tenderness, ADULTS, is the highly anticipated new play from Kieran Hurley.
Amongst a raft of anonymous Air BnBs in Edinburgh, thirty-something Zara is running her own business and trying to make her way in the world. A new client has just arrived, but her colleague is running late. Tensions are high.
Oh, and the business is a brothel, the client is her old teacher, and her colleague is having a panic about his fear of the inevitability of ageing.
They’re all convinced that they’re the most hard done by, and that the mess of a world that’s around them definitely isn’t their fault. But they soon discover that they have more in common than they first realised, and together might even be able to find some meaning in the modern madness.
Directed by Roxana Silbert, ADULTS explores the growing gulf between the generations, the futility of blame culture, and how we need to make things better for those who will come after us.
Writer: Kieran Hurley
Director: Roxana Silbert
Set & Costume Designer: Anna Orton
Lighting Designer: Colin Grenfell
Sound Designer: Calum Paterson
Movement Director: Emily Jane Boyle
Fight Director: Emma Claire Brightlyn
Production Manager: Jamie Hayes
Stage Manager: Alma Lindenhovius
Deputy Stage Manager: Judy Stewart
'An excellent show'
- Lost In Theatreland
‘Wickedly funny but surprisingly emotional’
- Broadway World
★★★★ ‘Smart and witty’
‘A terrific sex comedy with a modern message’
- The Times
- The Telegraph
‘Powerfully funny and reflective’
'Sharp, incisive and hugely entertaining'
- Bouquets and Brickbats
'More than a sex comedy'
- All Edinburgh