What an amazing time to be in Dundee during this exciting time for our city. Over the past year, it’s been a privilege to work with the talented, dedicated and inspiring team here. So what can you expect from the coming season?
Dundee Rep Ensemble will revive two important Scottish plays. Firstly, a new production of Anne Downie’s much loved The Yellow on the Broom, based on Betsy Whyte’s autobiographical novel depicting the stories of the travelling people of the North East of Scotland. Following that, we have Gregory Burke’s classic Gagarin Way, which is set in Fife and was a breakthrough play for the renowned Scottish playwright of Black Watch. Over the festive period we will be launching a brand new adaptation of The Snow Queen in an exciting production written by Noisemaker’s Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie. In the New Year we present the American classic All My Sons directed by a familiar face here at the Rep - Stellar Quines’ Artistic Director, Jemima Levick. We finish the season by presenting a festival of new work from emergent and established artists – Rep Stripped – before hitting the road with our annual tour to community centres in Dundee and surrounding areas.
In addition to the productions from our award-winning resident Ensemble, we have a diverse body of visiting work playing in a variety of different spaces this season. Also, Scottish Dance Theatre returns with three stunning pieces from their repertoire and we are delighted to welcome The Citizens Theatre with The Macbeths.
With a fresh new look and new name, REP Engage (previously known as Rep Creative Learning) will be presenting an exciting five-week season of productions and engagement opportunities. Kicking off with our Young Company’s devised piece, San Marino, 1972 which will transfer to Eden Court in July as part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange, and finishing with a week-long theatre-making residency at the University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, it promises to be a fantastic five weeks for REP Engage both here at Dundee Rep and beyond.
We look forward to seeing you soon at the Rep,
Artistic Director/Joint-Chief Executive