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Dundee Rep Ensemble presents
TUE 16 OCT – SAT 3 NOV
AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+ (CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE)
By Gregory Burke
Director Cora Bissett
Designer Emily James
“I’ve always been interested in violence ... I thought I should, ken, maybe try something way a point ... violence way a reason.”
It’s late, and in a dark computer factory, disillusioned workers Eddie and Gary have a plan to make the ultimate political statement: kidnap a member of senior management, and send a message to the world. Their plot starts to unravel when security guard Tom stumbles in on them. Worse still, the kidnapping hasn’t quite gone to plan.
In the towns built on former industries, what’s left for the new generation? The mines have closed; capitalism reigns supreme.
Set in Fife, Gagarin Way addresses the departure of socialist values from a region where political radicalism was once the cornerstone of the community. Written by Gregory Burke (Black Watch) and directed by Cora Bissett (Room, Glasgow Girls, Adam and recent Scotsman Fringe First Award-winning What Girls Are Made Of), Gagarin Way offers a stark insight into the harshest realities of Scottish society, tempered with fiery black humour.
Running Time Approx. 80 minutes with no interval
Sat 3 Nov Matinée - BSL Interpreted, Captioned and Audio Described
Join us for a post-show discussion with members of the cast and creative team following the evening performance of Gagarin Way on Tue 23 October.
This event is part of Open House, our new programme of work which aims to open up the theatre-making process to everyone through a mixture of post-show talks, workshops and backstage tours.