The Traverse Theatre’s gripping hit Mouthpiece returns to Edinburgh, reimagined for the digital stage.
Declan is a brand new take on the Traverse Theatre’s 2019 hit production Mouthpiece about class, culture and appropriation. Through film footage, animation and audio, the audience are placed in the protagonist’s shoes, to show Edinburgh as he sees it.
17-year-old Declan’s Edinburgh isn’t the one the world knows and celebrates. Rather than theatres, galleries and concert halls, his days are spent on the outskirts of the city protecting his little sister, avoiding his mum’s boyfriend and making sense of his world through his drawings – that is, until he meets Libby, a playwright who takes his story and puts it on stage for all to see.
Frank, unflinching and filled with unexpected humour, Declan is an exhilarating and immersive film. It moves the spotlight away from those doing the talking, to those being talked about, asking whether it’s possible to tell someone else’s story without exploiting them along the way.
Available for audiences to enjoy on the Traverse Theatre website.
Contains strong language and descriptions of violence.
Traverse Theatre Company
Lorn Macdonald Director & Declan
Original text from Mouthpiece by Kieran Hurley
Angus Taylor Declan
Kim Moore Sound designer & Composer
Nisan Yetkin Animator
Featuring performances from Lorn Macdonald and Angus Taylor, who have both previously played the role of Declan on stage.