I'm With the Band

Traverse Theatre Company and Birmingham Repertory Theatre co-production in association with National Theatre of Scotland


Fifty years old this year, the Traverse Theatre is Scotland's multi-award-winning new writing theatre. From its conception in 1963, it has embraced a spirit of innovation and risk-taking that launched the careers of many of Scotland's best-known writers, including John Byrne, David Greig, David Harrower and Liz Lochhead. It is unique in Scotland in that it fulfills the crucial role of providing the infrastructure, professional support and expertise to ensure the development of a dynamic theatre culture for Scotland. It commissions and develops new plays or adaptations from contemporary playwrights and produces, on average, six in-house productions or co-productions per year; and has an international reputation for producing and presenting the very best new drama.

Written by Tim Price and directed by the Traverse’s Associate Director, Hamish Pirie, I’m With The Band is a witty and timely response to our changing political landscape. An Englishman, a Northern Irishman, a Scotsman and a Welshman walked into a recording studio and created The Union. Commercially successful and critically acclaimed, this pioneering Indie-rock band is now on the verge of breaking-up. When financial disaster strikes and Scottish guitarist Barry leaves the band, artistic differences go head to head with alliances that run deep. Can The Union survive?

In the press

"Compelling… A wired, youthful-feeling production"  The Daily Telegraph (The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning)

"Price is a talent to watch… Powerful and original"  London Evening Standard (Salt Root and Roe)

Production details

  • Writer

    Tim Price
  • Director

    Hamish Pirie
  • Number of people on stage

  • Number of people in touring company

  • Touring Availability

    From November 2013
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400),
    Middle-scale (capacity 400-850)
  • Minimum performance space

    9m x 7m approx
  • Text-based

    Dense (important for audiences to have a good understanding of English)
  • Also contains:

    Live Music, Sexually Explicit Material, Strong Language, Violence

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Traverse 1, Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Production dates

    4 – 25 AUGUST (Previews 2 & 3 August)
  • Production times

  • Duration

    90 MINS (no interval)
  • Audience capacity



  • Address

    Traverse Theatre
    10 Cambridge Street
    EH1 2ED
  • Email

  • Contact for touring

    Linda Crooks, Executive Producer
    Tel: +44 (0)131 228 3223