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Thu 28 July - Wed 21 Sep 2022 | Scottish Tour


How far will a politician go?

Bold, satirical and uncomfortably funny, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human suffering.

In her bid to become the country’s leader, Home Secretary Asiya Rao prepares to make a major policy announcement that will establish her as the front-runner of the political race. Alongside her cut-throat and calculating advisor Phoebe, she embarks on a publicity stunt starting with a photo shoot by the white cliffs of Dover. But rather than the tide washing her reputation clean, something else washes up…

An omen or an opportunity? The women are determined to keep their eyes on the prize, no matter the cost, even if it’s a human one.

Written by Uma Nada-Rajah
Directed by Debbie Hannan

A National Theatre of Scotland production.


Creative Team


Traverse TheatreTue 9 Aug, Fri 19 Aug6.00pm, 7.30pmAD
Traverse TheatreTue 23 Aug4.30pmBSL
Traverse TheatreWed 17 Aug13.15pmBSL
Traverse TheatreThu 18 Aug, Wed 24 Aug4.30pm, 7.30pmCAP
Traverse TheatreSat 20 Aug, Sat 27 Aug10.30am, 4.30pmRelaxed

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