Last Queen of Scotland Rehearsals Underway

Last Queen of Scotland Rehearsals Underway

Rehearsals are underway for The Last Queen of Scotland - a Stellar Quines production co-commissioned and supported by National Theatre of Scotland and Dundee Rep.  The show will preview at Dundee Rep 21 – 22 July before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it will run from 3 – 26 August.

The new play by Jaimini Jethwa traces her journey from Uganda to Dundee charting the personal fallout from events of August 1972 when the notorious dictator Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of all Asian Ugandans from the country. Directed by Jemima Levick and performed by exciting young actress Rehanna MacDonald to a live soundtrack [Patricia Panther, Glasgow Girls] The Last Queen of Scotland is a powerful polemic rewriting Amin's relationship with Scotland. Told through the street sounds of Dundonian dialect The Last Queen of Scotland is a homage to Jaimini’s city “the D”. From 'messy' parties in Dundee's housing schemes to the baking heat of Kampala, Jaimini Jethwa's personal journey of self discovery sheds light on a unique period of untold history. Sharing the story of a community in exile, The Last Queen of Scotland sees Jaimini retrace her parents steps following their expulsion from Uganda and the decisions that have made Dundee her home. On her return to her homeland she finds more questions than answers as she confronts the past and imagines the life she should have had.

Jemima was appointed Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines in May 2016. Prior to that, she served as Artistic Director and as Associate Director at Dundee Rep Theatre for seven years.