You are here

Meet Me At Dawn

Zinnie Harris / Traverse Theatre Company / Orla O'Loughlin
4 - 27 August 2017
Traverse Theatre

World Premiere

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.

This production receives its world premiere at this year's International Festival alongside two Zinnie Harris adaptations – Oresteia: This Restless House and Rhinoceros.

Join the Facebook event

  • Audio Described:
    15 Aug 1.15pm
  • Running time: 
    1hr 25mins approx (no interval)
  • Captioned:
    15 Aug 1.15pm
  • BSL interpreted:
    8 Aug 7pm


Traverse Theatre

10 Cambridge Street,

Supported through the
Scottish Government's
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund


  • British sign language
  • Audio described
  • Captioned performance
  • Share

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

    Zinnie Harris Writer
    Orla O'Loughlin Director

    Fred Meller Designer
    Simon Wilkinson Lighting Designer
    Danny Krass Composer / Sound Designer
    Fiona Mackinnon Assistant Director (Supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre with funding from Creative Scotland)

    Neve McIntosh
    Sharon Duncan Brewster Helen

    More information about some of the artists

    Traverse Theatre Company
    Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

    Zinnie Harris
    Website | Twitter

    Orla O'Loughlin
    Website | Twitter

    Meet Me at Dawn | Fest Magazine

    August 10th 2017

    utterly brilliant, and fully devastating ★★★★★

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    Polly Checkland Harding
    Fest Magazine

    Meet Me at Dawn | Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

    August 9th 2017

    a relatable and touching show that won’t leave a dry eye anywhere ★★★★★

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    Natassia Sutherland
    Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

    Meet Me at Dawn | The Scotsman

    August 8th 2017

    symphony of loss, longing, and occasional wild comedy ★★★★

    Read the full review

    Review by: 

    Joyce McMillan
    The Scotsman

    Meet Me at Dawn | The Herald

    August 7th 2017

    Harris has created a fragile gem of a play that takes a refreshingly skewed look at loss, grieving and how to finally let go ★★★★

    Read the full review

    Review by: 

    Neil Cooper
    The Herald

    Meet Me at Dawn | The Skinny

    August 9th 2017

    an eerie, touching reflection on grief ★★★★

    Read the full review here

    Review by: 

    Cat Acheson
    The List

    Photo: Mihaela Bodlovic

    This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

    The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


    Previews: £15
    All tickets: £21.50

    Current discounts

    Under 18s: 50% OFF
    Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF