Set in a remote Finnish town, 13 Sunken Years is the story of three generations of women dealing with loss in their lives one way or another but finding strength from each other and from the landscape that surrounds them.

… into the depth, let the current grab your hair and your arms and spread them wide and – that’s when you start to soar. Riding the rapids with the current. I know all the rocks, the hazards, the eddies, I’m the queen of the white water, the bravest of the brave, the most daring of daredevils, the freest of free spirits…

This is the UK Premiere of Finnish playwright Paula Salminen’s haunting and poignant play and has been translated and edited for this production by Eva Buchwald.

This is the first co-production between two of Scotland’s leading theatre companies who champion the work of women in theatre, work with people with learning disabilities and who encourage accessibility in their work both on and off the stage.

Read 13 Sunken Years Reviews.

This production has been chosen as part of Made in Scotland 2014, a curated showcase of Scottish performance on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), the Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland.


13 Sunken Years won Best New Play in Finland in 2012.

  • Produced by special arrangement with Agency North Ltd
  • Image: Douglas Jones / Damian Shields