Rep Stripped: New Work Programme 2

Rep Stripped: New Work Programme 2

FRESH STUFF. FIRST LOOK. NEW WRITING.

Rep Stripped: New Work Programme 2

Thu 02 Jun 2022 - Sat 04 Jun 2022

TICKET PRICE

£12

WHEN

THU 02 JUN 2022 & SAT 04 JUN 2022, FROM 7PM

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.

 

NEW WORK PROGRAMME 2

THU 2 & SAT 4 JUN


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 evening, 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.

For our full 4-day Rep Stripped festival schedule, check here.