⬇ upcoming shows⬇
WINGS AROUND DUNDEE by JOHN MCCANN | Dundee Rep
Dundee Rep Ensemble returns to the stage to re-open the Rep in a wildly imaginative and brilliantly funny new play by two-time Fringe First Award-winner John McCann, directed by Finn den Hertog with movement direction by Vicki Manderson, set and costume design by Jen McGinley and music by Andrew Wasylyk.
Dundee is frozen in time. A teenage girl is losing faith in her family, her brother is losing his grip on reality and their granny is trying desperately to hold things together…but are they really going to take advice from a couple of seagulls?
A fantastical voyage of discovery through Dundee’s empty streets and hidden past, Wings Around Dundee invites its audiences to look again at stories we take for granted. A whirlwind, magical-realist adventure that is funny, astutely political and deeply moving, Wings Around Dundee is the perfect way to welcome Dundee Rep audiences back into the theatre.
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee | 7 - 25 September
THE ENEMY by KIERAN HURLEY | National Theatre of Scotland
A radical re-imagining of the classic Henrik Ibsen play about truth, power and deception from Kieran Hurley, award-winning playwright and screenwriter of the critically acclaimed Scottish indie film Beats.
In a once-great Scottish town, a massive redevelopment project promises to bring money, jobs and new prospects to its forgotten population. However, when Dr Kirsten Stockmann discovers a dangerous secret, she knows she must bring the truth to light – no matter the cost.
A provocative and timely drama about corruption, politics and the media featuring a brooding original soundtrack by Kathryn Joseph and live video, The Enemy is a uniquely Scottish take on Henrik Ibsen’s timeless work.
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock | 9th October 2021
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee | 12 - 16 October 2021
King's Theatre, Edinburgh | 20 - 23 October 2021
Eden Court, Inverness | 27 - 30 October 2021
Perth Theatre, Perth | 3 - 6 November 2021
REVOLUTION DAYS by MARIEM OMARI | Bijili Productions
REVOLUTION DAYS IS A GLOBAL STORY AND AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY.
Written by Mariem Omari, it recounts her experiences as a humanitarian working in the Middle East and North Africa during the ‘Arab Spring’, gathering testimonies from people in Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Syria and Egypt. She lends her voice to the character of Samira, a Scottish-Arab aid worker who is driven by her altruistic desires. Believing she can make a difference, she takes on every mission, until she is confronted by her own vulnerability and disillusion against a backdrop of war and violence.
The production will be accompanied by a multimedia exhibition made up of short films developed with artists and refugees based in Scotland from Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Iraq and Tunisia who experienced the Revolutions first hand, to create a platform for the real stories behind the news.
World Premiere this November 2021 with performances in Edinburgh and Glasgow venues
More details will be announced soon.