What a time to be in Dundee. As we welcome the world and enter this new chapter in the city’s history, we also embark on a new chapter in the story of Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre. 2019 marks 80 years of Dundee Rep, 20 years of Dundee Rep Ensemble and 10 years of Enterprise. We hope you’ll join us in our triple-birthday celebrations as we launch our anniversary season in June. Until then, there’s lot’s going on…
The Ensemble will be busy as we welcome Jemima Levick back to the Rep to direct Arthur Miller’s classic All My Sons. In April we launch a brand new multi-art form festival showcasing the best as-yet-unseen stories from Dundee and across the country in a stripped back, intimate environment – REP STRIPPED. We will then hit the road again with our community production, The A-Z of Dundee, bringing you a brand new anarchic, fast-paced, (and mostly true) history of Dundee created by our Ensemble, for the people of Dundee.
We are thrilled to bring you fresh from 2018’s Edinburgh Fringe, the smash hits My Left Right Foot, What Girls Are Made of and Billy Bremner and Me. Our Children’s festival is jam-packed with fun and we welcome back many regular favourites and bring you the best of theatre and dance including Britain’s Got Talent 2018 winner Lost Voice Guy and the legendary Ian McKellen!
Scottish Dance Theatre are busy creating an exciting new piece by Emanuel Gat, touring multiple works across the UK and Germany and preparing for what is shaping up to be a fantastic South American tour reaching new audiences in Peru, Chile, and Colombia. Meanwhile, here at The Rep, Scottish Dance Theatre Creative Learning presents Fresh Edit in May - a treat for dance supporters and an introduction to new work from across Scotland.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Rep Engage’s pioneering building-wide project, Enterprise. To celebrate, we will be launching Tenfold, a year-long programme of events programmed for young people, by young people.
We’re proud to be at the cultural heart of Dundee at a time when an even bigger spotlight is being shone on our city. We thank you for being part of our incredible history and welcome you to join us in our celebrations as we enter our anniversary year.
I hope you’re able to enjoy all that 2019 has to offer, and here’s to another 80 years!
Artistic Director/Joint-Chief Executive