⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Stunning set and gritty reality from Dundee Rep’s The Bookies..." The Scotsman
⭐⭐⭐⭐ "...exciting and shocking new black comedy which delivers gritty realism and excellent comedic performances..."
The Wee Review
"Sally Reid’s fast and witty production... played out in pitch-perfect ensemble style..." The Courier
"...riotously funny play..." The Skinny
"Sharp cynical comedy..." The Stage
Dundee Rep Ensemble presents
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 21 May 2022
Please Note: Wednesday 11 May the role of Harry will be played by Anthony Strachan.
Age Recommendation: 14+ (Contains strong language, violence and themes of addiction)
Michelle, Pat, John (staff) and Harry (punter) spend their days in a rundown Edinburgh Bookies. One day things take an unexpected turn and Pat wonders if it’s odds-on he'll lose his job. Bad things happen to bad people they say; and as the tensions rise and accusations fly, the mystery deepens. Meanwhile, gambling addict Harry is convinced there is a ghost in the machine. Dark forces are at work here but will the truth finally be revealed?
The world premiere of this black comedy will have you in stitches wondering who will win and who will lose. It’s a riveting new thriller where our four untrustworthy heroes are brought vividly to life by the acclaimed Dundee Rep Ensemble. Everyone keeps their cards close to their chest but things are not quite as they seem here in the Bookies so get ready for a night of secrets, lies and big surprises; in the end, it’s all or nothing.
Writers Michael Burnett & Joseph McCann
Director Sally Reid
Set/Costume Designer Kenny Miller
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Sound Designer and Composer Niroshini Thambar
Fight Director Raymond Short
Dramaturg Douglas Maxwell
Casting Director Michael Howell
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