The Traverse Theatre from 3rd Dec '13 - 21st Dec '2013

Datum Point Productions and The Traverse Theatre are delighted to announce the return of the multi award winning production.

"I'm taking your eyes', he'd say, 'and keeping them safe. I'm taking your ears and keeping them safe".

Ciara's father Mick kept her as his hidden treasure, making sure his only daughter was shielded from what he did and the men and women with whom he associated.

Now Mick is dead and his legacy, so bound up in the landscape of Glasgow, that infamous no mean city, must be faced. As Ciara seeks to further the reputation of her art gallery, her world starts to fragment. Marked by the deep contradictions of her father, the art world and the city that made them all, Ciara stands on a threshold. By facing the past, her future blows wide open.

Ciara is a spellbinding new play by acclaimed playwright David Harrower ( Good With People, Blackbird, Knives in Hens, A Slow Air ). Written especially for 2013 CATS Award winner of Best Female Performance Blythe Duff

( Taggart, Iron, Good With People ), it reunites one of Scotland's greatest writers with one of our finest actresses. Directed by Traverse Artistic Director,

Orla O'Loughlin, Ciara offers a compelling insight into a world, by turns, terrifying and exhilarating. This is an epic story for our times.

Herald Angel Award Winner 2013 / Fringe First Award Winner 2013 "Compelling quality drama" ***** The Independent
"Brilliant, lyrical, sardonic". ****The List
"Duff's riveting performance ... makes it truly exquisite" ***** The Glasgow Herald
Wry humour, pure tragedy, and utterly compelling lyrical narrative" ***** The Scotsman
"Sharp, one-woman show." ***** Edinburgh Evening News
"An electrifying performance." **** Metro
"Moves skilfully through deft observation, dark psychology, bitter humour and violent melodrama" ****The List
"Performed with brilliance and sensitivity". The Times "Blythe Duff gives a lovely, understated performance." **** British Theatre Guide
"An electrifying performance." **** Metro

Cast & Creative ...... Daniel Padden Composer, Sound designer , Orla O'Loughlin Director , Anthony Lamble Designer, Blythe Duff Cast, Philip Gladwell Lighting designer
See The Traverse website for details


At 59 E 59 Theatres, New York, New York. 27th March - 21st April 2013
The Traverse Theatre & Datum Point Productions

In association with Paines Plough were delighted to bring this critically acclaimed production to New York as part of Brits off Broadway

'Extraordinary - good with people is short, but it's anything butsmall. Ms. Duff and Mr. Scott-Ramsay are perfection!' New York Times - critics' pick
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'A beautifully restrained, skillfully measured duet, David Harrower's Good With People works its minimalist magic on you when you least expect it! **** ' Time Out - critics' pick
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'Rich writing, full-blooded acting, and taut direction - Good With People strikes with the force of an avalanche! superb!' Backstage
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'Poetic!' New York Post

'Enchanting and mesmerizing - Blythe Duff and Andrew Scott-Ramsay give electrifying life to David Harrower's script!' Theater Reviews Ltd

'Rich, convincing and deftly directed - outstanding!' Stage and Cinema.


‘GOOD WITH PEOPLE' Datum Point were delighted to join forces with Paines Plough, the Traverse Theatre Company and The Tricycle to bring this critically acclaimed production to the 2012

Edinburgh Festival. ‘Good With People' formed part of a double bill with ‘The Letter of Last Resort' by David Greig

From Helensburgh to Downing Street and back again. Two gripping stories trace the paths of personal and political destruction. An exhilarating double bill of short plays from two of Scotland's greatest playwrights, David Greig and David Harrower.

“A lovely, lyrical play” ****The Independent

‘Good With People' was co-commissioned and first produced by Oran Mor and Paines Plough as part of the 2010 season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

“Performed with electrifying power by Blythe Duff and Andrew Scott Ramsay” The Scotsman

“A tremendous piece of work” **** The Guardian


just checkingFebruary 2011 saw the world premiere, of this new one-woman comedy starring Blythe Duff, written by Karen McLachlan (BBC1’s New Tricks and Waterloo Road), directed by award-winner Liz Carruthers (The Tobacco Merchant’s Lawyer) and with a specially-written score by PJ Moore of legendary Glasgow band ‘The Blue Nile’

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'Blythe Duff simply wows the audience with her passion, her humour, and her fabulous theatre technique'

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August 2013
Datum Point were delighted to help The Traverse Theatre celebrate it's 50th Birthday by taking part in the The Culture Show a BBC documentary which included interviews and footage of ‘Ciara' rehearsals. 

May 2013
Blythe was delighted to receive the best actress award for her role as Fay Black in Iron in this years Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).

April 2013
The Traverse Theatre & Datum Point Productions in association with Paines Plough are currently producing David Harrower’s critically acclaimed GOOD WITH PEOPLE at 59E59 Theaters, New York from 27th March - 21st April. Times vary. See THEATRE for more info and to catch up with the reviews. 

January 2013
Blythe was delighted to work with Big Sky Productions in an unusual project ‘Infinite Scotland’ which played various theaters throughout Scotland, including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections. The show was an interesting mix of music, visuals, poetry and facts looking at Scotland’s natural and cultural diversity.

October 2012
Blythe played the role of Fay Black in Rona Munro’s epic theatre piece ‘Iron’ The show was produced by Firebrand in association with Heart of Hawick. Opening in Hawick, it had a critically acclaimed, sell out run throughout the Borders and Glasgow’s Tron Theatre culminating at The Traverse in November.

June 2012
Datum Point is delighted to be joining forces with Paines Plough, The Traverse, and The Tricycle to bring David Harrower’s beautifully crafted ‘GOOD WITH PEOPLE’ to this years Edinburgh Festival. It will be a double bill along side David Greig’s ‘THE LETTER OF LAST RESORT’ It will be in Traverse 1 from 5 - 26th August and times vary, so make sure you check for details.