The Yellow on the Broom


Tue 28 August - Sat 22 September
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Dundee Rep Ensemble presents
THE YELLOW ON THE BROOM

TUE 28 AUG – SAT 22 SEP

TOURING TO MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE WED 26 - SAT 29 SEP

By Anne Downie
Based on the novel
by Betsy Whyte

Director Andrew Panton
Designer Kenneth MacLeod
Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna
Composer John Kielty

“I’ll takye on the road again, when yellow’s on the broom.”

Adapted from Betsy Whyte’s beloved autobiography, The Yellow on the Broom is a heartfelt, funny, and rich account of human endeavour. Filled with music, song, and an array of vibrant characters, Bessie’s story both passionately tells of her life and vividly portrays the prejudice faced by Travellers.

In 1930s Perthshire, Bessie Townsley is growing up in the Travelling community. Her mother and father teach her the ways of the land, but their lifestyle is under threat. With winter approaching, the family settle in Brechin for the season. There, Bessie must attend 100 days of compulsory schooling and although she shows promise in the classroom, the travelling life she adores is viciously attacked by those around her.

Directed by Andrew Panton (Passing Places, August: Osage County, Love Song), The Yellow on the Broom kick-starts his second season as Dundee Rep’s Artistic Director.

Join us after the show each Friday evening for a series of events which aim to shine a spotlight on Traveller culture, tradition and contemporary issues.

Yellow On The Broom Rehearsals

 

 

There will a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team on Tue 4 Sep.

Touring to Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling: Wed 26 - Sat 29 Sep
To book tickets for these dates visit macrobertartscentre.org



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