Dundee Rep spring season announced

Ed Byrne will bring his own brand of comedy to Dundee Rep Theatre for their 2014 spring season.
Ed Byrne will bring his own brand of comedy to Dundee Rep Theatre for their 2014 spring season.

Dundee Rep Theatre is thrilled to announce a diverse and gripping Spring season for 2014, with a great mixture of drama, music and comedy.

Productions from the award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble include a collaboration with Birmingham Repertory Theatre with ‘Woman in Mind’ by Alan Ayckbourn, ‘Cars and Boys’ written for the Ensemble by Scottish playwright Stuart Paterson, a world premiere by Justin Young ‘In My Father’s Words’ with Gaelic by Ian F MacLeod and the chilling masterpiece ‘And Then There Were None’ from the world’s bestselling author of all time, Agatha Christie.

In the year the Commonwealth Games comes to Scotland, the Rep presents a play which re-tells the Scottish emigrant story for our times. ‘In My Father’s Words’ is a beautiful play about identity, national and personal, and language, and the utter indivisibility between the two. This world premiere is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and will open at Glasgow’s Tron Theatre before touring the Highlands.

Scottish Dance Theatre presents critically acclaimed ‘Innocence’, choreographed by its artistic director Fleur Darkin.

There are also two compelling world premieres from international choreographers, ‘Yama’ by Damien Jalet and ‘Kingdom’ by Spanish choreographer Jorge Crecis.

Some of the very best visiting drama, dance, music and comedy at Dundee Rep will include the premiere of the final part of the Dundee trilogy by Mike Gibb, ‘Sunday Mornings on Dundee Law’.

Back for a second year is ‘An Evening of Dirty Dancing’ and ‘A Musical Celebration’ is a must-see for all musical fans.

The Children’s Festival at Dundee Rep’s Bonar Hall includes ‘Aliens Love Underpants’, ‘Celeste’s Circus’, Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s ‘Gingerbread Man’ and ‘Kidnapped’.

Borderline Theatre Company, in association with the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, presents ‘A Slow Air’ and impressionist Luke Kemp brings his sell-out Edinburgh debut show ‘The Only Way is Downton’ to the Rep.

ThickSkin presents ‘Chalk Farm’ by award-winning playwrights Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin, an explosive new play about love and blame in the aftermath of the 2011 London riots. The critically acclaimed stage show based on the world-famous novel by Sebastian Faulks ‘Birdsong’ marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Following in the footsteps of the world-famous Moulin Rouge, Ballet Theatre UK Ltd presents ‘French Can Can’ and one time hedge fund managers Casion and Queenie share their stories of how to make (and lose) billions from the economic downturn in ‘MONEY’ the game show by Clare Duffy.

There is music from Scottish songstress Horse, Peter French Sings ‘A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night’, ‘Ultimate Event’ brings the music of Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jnr to life and ‘Sing-a-long-a Grease’ is a fully interactive screening of the classic film. Other music includes Andy Abraham & Soul Band, ‘Beatlemania’ and Hamish Stuart, who shot to fame in the 1970s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band, is in Dundee for one night only as is The Bay City Rollers Story starring Les McKeown.

There are plenty of laughs with Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties, the Jongegleurs Comedy Club and, back by popular demand, ‘Fawlty Towers – The Dinner Show’.

‘Listen very carefully: I shall say this only once, Allo ‘Allo – Le Dinner Show’ also promises to be one of the most enjoyable dining experiences you will ever have.