Black Beauty

From Red Bridge Arts and Traverse Theatre Company
Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland

Andy McCuddy and his brother, Andy McCuddy (it's a family thing), have fallen on hard times. When they discover their beloved copy of Black Beauty in the cozy horse trailer they call home, they take the bit firmly between their teeth and reenact portions of the page-turning adventure. Created by Andy Manley and Shona Reppe, the dream team behind White (New Vic 2015), and acclaimed storyteller Andy Cannon, this is BLACK BEAUTY as you've never seen it before. So saddle up and jump headlong into a tale where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes and courage saves the day!

"A galloping, five-star triumph ★★★★★"The Guardian "It's the cleverly-nuanced emotional heart of the piece that takes Black Beauty cantering an extra, impressive mile. ★★★★★"The Herald "A gentle humour that has the kids in the audience shouting with laughter" The Scotsman


National Endowment for the Arts
Black Beauty is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

90 minutes including one intermission

Tickets start at $16.
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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

A freewheeling interpretation of the beloved Anna Sewell novel through the eyes of two hapless brothers. Created for family audiences.

Read the play's synopsis.


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Getting to Know Red Bridge Arts and Traverse Theatre Company

Andy Cannon, Andy Manley and Shona Reppe are some of the most experienced and skilled makers of theater for young audiences in Scotland. They have created a range of highly respected and internationally renowned work, in many cases together as a collaborative team. They've previously come to the New Vic (in various capacities) with White (2015, 2011), The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk (2014), Kappa (2014), Potato Needs a Bath (2011) and Cinderella (2010). Producers Red Bridge Arts and Traverse Theater Company have assembled this top-notch team once again as the creative force behind Black Beauty. The Fife-based Red Bridge Arts has, since 2015, produced work for young audiences across Scotland and internationally. Formed in 1963, Traverse Theater Company nurtures emerging talent, produces award-winning new plays and offers a curated program of the best work from the UK and beyond. They span theater, dance, performance, music and spoken word—effectively keeping the spirit of the Edinburgh festivals alive year-round.

Did You Know?

  • The Traverse Theatre Company has its own venue that acts as the theatrical heart of the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
  • The Traverse Theatre Company has launched the careers of some of the UK's most celebrated writers, including David Greig, David Harrower and Zinnie Harris.
  • Red Bridge Arts gets its name from the Forth Rail Bridge, a large, red bridge right next to their headquarters.


All The Way From...

Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland
...Fife and Edinburgh, Scotland


Fife is a historic county in Scotland and is still commonly referred to as the Kingdom of Fife by local Scots.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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