Rep Stripped

Rep Stripped

Rep Stripped

FRESH STUFF. FIRST LOOK. NEW WRITING.

 
Following its success in 2019, our festival of new work – REP STRIPPED is back! 
 
From live readings and gig theatre to promenade performances and scratch nights, the Rep is transformed to present work both on our stage and behind the scenes in different and unusual spaces throughout the theatre. Featuring a diverse range of exciting, cutting-edge work from some of the country’s most innovative creative voices, REP STRIPPED gives audiences a first peek and unique opportunity to see new ideas and experimental work in the early stages of development.
 
Taking place between Wed 1 June and Sat 4 June, join us for 4 days showcasing the best as-yet-unseen stories right here in Dundee.

FESTIVAL MULTIBUY TICKET OFFER FOR MORE THAN ONE EVENT
£12 - 1 performance
£20 - 2 performances
£25.50 - 3 performances
 
 

WED 1 & FRI 4 JUN, FROM  7PM

 

WRITE OFF
By Aodhan Gallagher

Freddie is a gay man, but not a gay novelist. He has been very clear about this distinction throughout his career. Due to rising public criticism that his stories are “problematic”, Freddie’s publisher tasks him with hiring a young assistant and sensitivity reader to keep him ‘in check’. The unlikely candidate is Ben: an aspiring novelist and outspoken queer man, who pushes Freddie to interrogate what it means to be writing and living truthfully. This tumultuous partnership invites Ben and Freddie to address their beliefs and biases as two very different homosexual men, from two very different generations. The result is a dynamic battle of wits played out in this exciting 2-hander thriller.

Directed by Rep Ensemble’s Emily Winter and featuring previous Rep Graduate Scheme actor Bailey Newsome.
 

CREATIVE TEAM 
Writer Aodhan Gallacher
Director Emily Winter

CAST
Bailey Newsome 

 
JOAN
By Elfie Picket Theatre

A new play by Calum Kelly (one half of Dundee theatre company, Elfie Picket) examining class struggles, political ideologies and the role of the worker in the 21st century. This dark satire follows Molly who just wants to finish work for the week, go out with her friends and celebrate her hen do. Only thing standing in her way is Joan – she’s hellbent on seizing the means of production and instigating a full-blown revolution on the streets off Dundee…

Cast includes Rep Ensemble members Irene Macdougall, Ann Louise Ross and Emily Winter with Taylor Dyso (the other half of Elfie Picket)

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer & Director Calum Kelly
Dramaturg & Actor Talyor Dyson

CAST
Taylor Dyson
Irene Macdougall
Ann Louise Ross 
Emily Winter

 
 
 

THU 2 & SAT 4 JUN, FROM  7PM


LAST QUEEN OF SCOTLAND
By Jaimini Jethwa

"My Mum and Dad had £7 when they got to Dundee. They got 90 days to leave and seven shitty pounds. 90 days, two pints, one pack of fags, gone. Exodus."
 
The time is now to ride again! Fifty years, since the expulsion of all Asians from Uganda by Idi-Amin. Writer Jaimini Jethwa appears on stage at the centre of her award-winning 2017 play in this live reading of a brand new, reimagined version of Last Queen of Scotland.
 
In August 1972, Idi-Amin ordered the expulsion of all Asian Ugandans from the country in a 90-day deadline, leaving Jaimini Jethwa’s family as refugees, displaced in Dundee. Jaimini grew up knowing next to nothing about her homeland and identifying much more as a Dundonian than a Ugandan, until one day she decided she needed to find out about where she came from…

This story is a homage to the city of Dundee, tracing the personal journey fae Uganda to Dundee and back again. 
 
Directed by Elfie Picket’s Calum Kelly, written and performed by Jaimini Jethwa.

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer Jaimini Jethwa
Director Calum Kelly

CAST
Jaimini Jethwa

NO LOVE SONGS FOR LAURA
By Kyle Falconer and Laura Wilde with Johnny McKnight

A new piece of gig theatre with music from Kyle Falconer (lead singer of Dundee band, The View), inspired by the real-life experiences of Laura and Kyle. Featuring songs from Kyle’s hit second solo album, 'No Love Songs For Laura'.

This original new musical follows Laura and Jesse who, through tears and laughter, learn to navigate their lives as new parents, coping with post-natal depression.

Directed by Dundee Rep Artistic Director Andrew Panton and the Rep’s Associate Director Tashi Gore, featuring John McLarnon and Dawn Sievewright – the creative duo behind REP STUDIOS’ 3M Mixtape.

CREATIVE TEAM
Writers Laura Wilde, Johnny Mcknight
Songs by Kyle Falconer
Directors Andrew Panton, Tashi Gore
Musical Director Gavin Whitworth

CAST
John McLarnon
Dawn Sievewright

Age Recommendation: 14+.

QUEER
(A Big, Gay, One-man Cabaret) 

A 19-year-old working-class lad from Yorkshire, sat at a grand piano, celebrates being different, shares stories of growing up, and combats prejudice through musical comedy. (If it can be called that…) [Sure, why not]

*May contain nuts, sexual references and strong language. Age Recommendation: 14+. 

CREATIVE TEAM
Written & Performed by Christopher Dean
Directed by Clare Maxwell, Andrew Panton
 

 

SCRATCH NIGHT

FRI 3 & SAT 4 JUNE, 9.30PM & 10.30PM
(FREE)

On both Friday and Saturday evenings, settle in for Scratch Night in the Rep Café Bar. This unique evening of short performance pieces gives you an opportunity to enjoy a range of devised work from local performing artists, bringing their best new work - some for the very first time.

 

FRI 03 JUN 2022 - SAT 04 JUN 2022, FROM 2PM

Where are we? How do we relate to each other now? How do we orientate and anchor ourselves in this tumultuous moment? Cartography is a promenade performance that allows people to encounter strangers again, and to share – stories, memories, a feeling of connection.
 
Every 10 minutes a pair of audience members will enter a kind of labyrinth. They will be guided through a series of intimate, highly interactive encounters in different and unique spaces throughout the building – each distinct, yet each adding to an appreciation of the whole.  
 
Cartography has been devised by participants on the Waypoint-1 project and with the direction of Fringe First, Herald Angel and Total Theatre Award winner, Al Seed. Waypoint-1 is a Scotland-wide project supporting and promoting the work of early-career performance makers. Its core purpose is to deliver one-on-one mentorship programmes, lasting up to a year.  Waypoint-1 is delivered by Al Seed Productions in partnership with Dundee Rep Theatre and Scottish Dance Theatre. 
 
Please note: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your designated performance start time. Audience members should be aware that the performance involves direct interaction with performers. 
Age Recommendation: 18+.