Stephen Greenhorn’s 1997 well-known ‘road movie for the stage’ rounds off the Spring season at Dundee Rep. Twenty-one years after its Traverse debut, Dundee Rep’s award-winning Ensemble take us on a chaotic journey with Greenhorn’s hilarious Scottish comedy, Passing Places.

The Rep's production of this contemporary Scottish play will perform at Dundee Rep and The Citizens Theatre, Glasgow between 17 April and 12 May.

Written by award-winning playwright Stephen Greenhorn, the mind behind Scotland’s classic heart-warming musical, Sunshine on Leith, Passing Places is widely considered to be Greenhorns comic masterpiece.

Passing Places Rehearsals at Dundee Rep

Set in Motherwell in the late 1990’s, Alex and Brian, a pair of small-town boys going nowhere and stuck in dead-end jobs do a runner with an ‘acquired’ surfboard in a ‘borrowed’ worn-out Lada. Their road from Motherwell to Thurso brings unexpected turns, chancing upon some unique characters, stories, and folktales, as they embark on a hilarious voyage of self-discovery.

Andrew Panton, Rep Artistic Director, directs this adrenaline-packed physical production, joined by critically-acclaimed designer Becky Minto, whose previous work with Dundee Rep has included Great Expectations in 2015. She has also worked with a number of other leading theatre companies including The Traverse, National Theatre of Scotland, The Royal Lyceum, and The Citizens Theatre.

In a piece of a ‘thousand scenes’, a superb cast of seven will take to the stage this April, featuring the Rep’s resident Ensemble members Ewan Donald, Barrie Hunter and Emily Winter alongside guest actors John Kielty, Taqi Nazeer, Martin Quinn and graduate actor, Eleanor House.

Speaking about how it feels to be directing and touring Greenhorn’s popular play, Andrew Panton, said:

This hilarious, life-affirming piece of theatre has been a favourite of mine since it was first produced and I’m delighted it features in my first season at the Rep. It’s an honour to be working with such a brilliant ensemble cast and creative team on Stephen’s joyous, hilarious and moving play and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with Dundee and Glasgow audiences.”

 An original take on Scotland that asks us to question our own place and identity - which Scotland do you live in? Passing Places opens at Dundee Rep on 17 April and runs until 5 May, before transferring to The Citizens Theatre between 8 – 12 May.

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