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Meet Me at Dawn 
Written by Zinnie Harris
Premiered at Edinburgh International Festival, 2017

Two women wash up on a distant shore following a

violent boating accident. Dazed by their experience,

they look for a path home. But they discover that this

unfamiliar land is not what it seems – and that, though they may be together, they have never been further apart.

Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, Meet Me at Dawn is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be.

Inspired by Orpheus’s desperate reclamation of his wife Eurydice from the underworld, Meet Me at Dawn is written by the award-winning playwright Zinnie Harris and directed by the Traverse Theatre's Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin.


The Stage ★★★★ “driving along with power”

The Scotsman ★★★★“a 21st century classic"

The Herald Scotland ★★★★ “elegant production”

A co-production between the Traverse Theatre Company and Edinburgh International Festival

Zinnie Harris Writer
Orla O'Loughlin Director

Fiona Mackinnon Assistant Director (Supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre with funding from Creative Scotland)

Fred Meller Designer
Simon Wilkinson Lighting Designer
Danny Krass Composer / Sound Designer

Neve McIntosh Robyn
Sharon Duncan Brewster Helen

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