The Whip Hand

RUNNING TIME
1hr. 25min.
Closed

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It's Dougie's birthday. He just turned 50 and his family are throwing him a party. But it's Dougie who has a surprise for them. A bombshell proposal. He wants his ex-wife Arlene to back his new endeavour. He wants to serve a good cause, a global cause. He wants to make right a terrible wrong, even if it puts their daughter's future at risk. They can all sense a scam, but Dougie won't back down. He is convinced this is his only chance to do something truly glorious, but his motivation may not be as pure as it seems. As the touchpaper under his family is lit, no one escapes the fallout.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Douglas Maxwell: 'I sent 21 plays to the Traverse before I had my first one accepted' - 11 Aug 2017

Edinburgh review: The Whip Hand (Traverse Theatre) - 9 Aug 2017

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