Rep Stripped

Rep Stripped

Rep Stripped


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.

£12 - 1 performance
£20 - 2 performances
£25.50 - 3 performances



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 alongside Ewan Donald.

Writer Aodhan Gallacher
Director Emily Winter

Bailey Newsome
Ewan Donald

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, Sally Reid and Emily Winter with Taylor Dyson (the other half of Elfie Picket)

14+ (Strong language throughout)

Writer & Director Calum Kelly
Dramaturg & Actor Talyor Dyson

Taylor Dyson
Irene Macdougall
Sally Reid
Emily Winter



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.

Writer Jaimini Jethwa
Director Calum Kelly

Jaimini Jethwa

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.

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

John McLarnon
Dawn Sievewright

Age Recommendation: 14+ (contains themes of postnatal depression and suicide).

(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+. 

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



FRI 3 AT 9.30PM & SAT 4 JUNE AT 10.30PM


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+.
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