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JAN 10 – APR 10 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON ‘ ...breathtakingly powerful.’


Kevin Lennon Kevin has been with the Ensemble since 2006.

Ann Louise Ross Ann Louise has been with the Ensemble since 1999.

Robert Paterson Robert has been with the Ensemble since 2002.

Irene Macdougall Irene has been with the Ensemble since 1999.

Emily Winter Emily has been with the Ensemble since 1999.

John Buick John has been with the Ensemble since 1999.


Welcome to the 2010 Spring Season Our 10th anniversary celebrations continue with two brand new Rep productions, the best of current touring shows and news of a really exciting project in May. Sex, violence and disaffected youth; I was bound to love Equus when I read it as a teenager. Recently it’s been performed in the West End and on Broadway and I believe it’s exactly the right kind of play for the Rep. It has great writing, some breathtaking dramatic moments and rich, enduring themes looking at why young people can become excluded and marginalised from society at large. It promises to be a raw and thrilling theatrical event not to be missed.

once again challenging ourselves. I’ve wanted to direct this show for at least 15 years so I’m incredibly excited about getting to work on it. We expect tickets to sell extremely fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. To complement the Ensemble productions, we are running a new range of behind the scenes and meet the actors events aimed at unlocking our work. See page 22 for details. You, our audience, are vital to the success of the Rep, so come along, have your say and get involved.

I want the Rep to be for everyone, adults and children alike, so building on the huge Easter holiday success of last year, we’re creating a new show for children of all ages. The Elves and the Shoemaker by Mike Kenny is a gentle and enchanting experience for 3-7 year olds with two of the Ensemble’s most experienced actors, captivating puppetry and live music.

We’ve also gathered the best range of touring shows and events for you this Spring, including our own internationally acclaimed Scottish Dance Theatre previewing two new works. We are also delighted to bring the best of Scotland’s hip hop dance crews to the Rep stage – Breakin’ Rules! Whether it’s drama, comedy, dance, music or Hardeep Kohli doing some comedy whilst cooking an Indian meal, I really hope that there is more than one thing to tempt you to come out to the Rep during the dark days after Christmas.

I’d also like to give you a heads up for the next show I’m directing, Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim. The Rep has carved out a reputation for making the best musicals in Scotland over the last few years and in producing Sweeney, one of the most thrilling and dramatic pieces of musical theatre ever written, we are

James Brining, Artistic Director.

Dundee Rep Theatre comprises Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning.

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Dundee Rep Theatre Spring 2010

Captioned perf

Audio Des perf

BSL interpreted perf

JANUARY

SHOW

TIME

Thurs 7

Jazz

10pm

PAGE

Thurs 7 - Sat 9

Fur Coat & Magic Knickers

7.30pm

Fri 15

Craig Hill - 40 Love…?

8pm

Sat 16

Shopping for Shoes

11am & 7pm

Mon 18

Studio to Stage

4.30pm

Wed 20

Kith/Kin

8pm

7

Thurs 21

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 2010

7.30pm

7

Fri 22

The Rat Pack is Back!

7.30pm

8

Sat 23

A Wee Home from Home

8pm

8

Wed 27 & Sat 29

Dundee Rep Youth Theatre

7pm

24

Sat 30

Breakin’ Rules

7.30pm

10 6 16 6 25

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FEBRUARY Tues 2 & Wed 3

Singin’ Im No a Billy He’s a Tim

7.30pm

Fri 5

Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire Band

8pm

10

Sat 6

The Nearly Naked Chef

7.30pm

16

Thurs 4

Jazz

10pm

10

Fri 12

Gilded Balloon - Comedy Circuit

10.30pm

17

Wed 17 - Sat 20

Scottish Dance Theatre

8pm

11

Sun 21 February

Stewart Lee

7.30pm

16

Sat 27 Feb - Sat 20 Mar

Equus

7.30pm

12

7.30pm 2.30pm 7.30pm 2.30pm & 7.30pm 7.30pm 5pm 6pm & post show

12

9

MARCH Sat 27 Feb - Sat 20 Mar Equus Matinees: 11, 18 & Sat 13 BSL interpreted perf:Thurs 18 Audio Described perf: 18 & Sat 20 Captioned perf: Fri 12 Interactive: Thurs 11 Behind the Scene & Talkback: Thurs 18 Fri 5

Zoe Lyons

10.30pm

17

Thurs 11

Jazz

10pm

10

Fri 12

Gilded Balloon - Comedy Circuit

10.30pm

17

Mon Mar 29 - Sat 10 Apr

The Elves and the Shoemaker

6pm

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APRIL Mon Mar 29 - Sat 10 Apr The Elves and the Shoemaker Mon 29 Mar 6pm Tues 30 Mar - Thurs 1 Apr 10am & 1.30pm Fri 2 10am & 6pm Sat 3 11am & 6pm Tues 6 - Sat 10 2pm & 6pm BSL interpreted perf: Fri 9 6pm Audio Described perf: Sat 10 2pm & 6pm Captioned perf: Sat 10 2pm

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Fri 9

Gilded Balloon - Comedy Circuit

10.30pm

17

Thurs 15

Jazz

10pm

10

Concessions available: Senior Citizen, Students, Disabled & Carer, Registered Unemployed (Include Child & Working Tax Credit) 18 to 26 years olds, Children, Standby at half full price available half an hour before the performance. Concessions not offered for every ticket price, are subject to availability and are limited in number. Proof of concession is required.

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MSFITS presents

Fur Coat & Magic Knickers

Written by Rona Munro Thurs 7 – Sat 9 January at 7.30pm ‘It’s Funny, it’s Moving, it’s Topical’  One actress, 3 characters, a compulsive shopping pensioner out of control, a Personal Shopper who just has to SELL and... with a hot date looming for her daughter’s wedding, a Mum who even recycles the recycled toilet paper (only joking!). Yes it’s the brand new comedy drama from The MsFits. The duo who brought you the record selling shows Sex & Chocolate, Women on the Verge of a T Junction & Stick Granny on the Roof rack.

‘The MsFits a real talent for the one-woman show’ EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS Full Price: £14 SnrCitz/Dis/Unemployed: £12 Young Persons (under 26)/Students: £10 *not suitable for children

Visible Fictions presents

Shopping For Shoes Sat 16 January at 11am & 7pm The perfect show for children and families so book early. Siobhan McClusky is 13 and passionately politically aware. She spends her nights surfing the net, signing on-line petitions and protesting against climate change. Shaun Holmes is also 13 but is passionate about only one thing - shoes. They are his identity - To him, Nike’s ‘Just Do It’is a symbol of the poetry of resistance against the dull routine of the modern world. With a little bit of planning and nifty footwork, Siobhan helps Shaun see that a pair of shoes can do so much more than just help a person express themselves. Shopping for Shoes is a funny and heart-warming tale of new found love, dog poo and of course…shoes…LOTS of shoes! Tickets: Full Price £12, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £10, Friends/Young Persons (under 26) /Students £9, Child/School £7.

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Company Chameleon presents

Kith/Kin Double Bill: Rites & Before Night Fell Wed 20 January at 8pm Rites

Before Night Fell

Choreographed and performed by Anthony Missen and Kevin Edward Turner, Rites is the first major work from Chameleon. Making use of the personal and shared histories of Missen and Turner, whilst investigating those Rites of Passage shared by men in a more universal context.

Choreographed by Beth Cassani and performed by Missen and Turner Before Night Fell is a dynamic and sensual exploration of male identity, friendship, camaraderie and bravery and is the second in a trilogy of works investigating aspects of masculinity and maleness.

Commissioned by Dance Initiative Greater Manchester.

Tickets: Full Price £12, Snrcitz/ Dis/Unemployed £10, Friends £9, Young Persons (under 26) /Students £7, Child/Schools £6.

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers 2010

‘The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more’ THE STAGE

Thurs 21 January at 7.30pm 17 Electrifying Years - The Longest-Running and Greatest Buddy Holly Show on Earth! Buddy Holly and The Cricketers have finally come of age. This sensational show from Buddy and the boys - who have delighted audiences from Cardiff to California is guaranteed to have everyone singing and dancing in the aisles to such hits as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and much, much more. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see Britain’s greatest Buddy Holly act live and the show that has fans saying: ‘I can’t believe it’s not Buddy!’ Tickets: Full Price £16, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £14, Friends £12, Young Persons (under 26) /Students /Child/Schools £10. Buy tickets for Buddy Holly and The Cricketers and The Rat Pack is Back at the same time and get your tickets for £12 each. www.buddyhollyandthecricketers.co.uk THE REP

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The Rat Pack is Back! The Ultimate Tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy Fri 22 January at 7.30pm Starring: David Alacey - (The Royal Command Performance) As Frank Sinatra. Des Coleman - (Lenny From Eastenders & The One Show for BBC TV) As Sammy Davis Jnr. Andrea Morrelli (Stars In Their Eyes Finalist 2001 - Granada TV) As Dean Martin The hit show ‘The Rat Pack is Back’ perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities of the stars who ruled the entertainment world from The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. The Rat Pack is Back, is Britain’s longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the Kings of Cool with their swinging band and special guests such as Nancy Sinatra and The Vegas Showgirls for a unique night - Vegas style!

Tickets: Full price: £16, SnrCitz/Dis/ Unemployed £14, Young Persons (under 26)/ Students £10, Friends £12, Child/Schools: £10 Buy tickets for The Rat Pack is Back and Buddy Holly and The Cricketers at the same time and get your tickets for £12 each. www.ratpacktribute.net

‘This guy (David Alacey) really is Sinatra’ VEGAS LEGEND BUDDY GRECO

plan B presents

A Wee Home From Home Sat 23 January at 8pm,

Performed by Michael Marra and Frank McConnell Returning to Glasgow, Frankie knocks on a door to find no one home. With time on his hands he wanders the streets of his past and is swept up in the ensuing roller coaster of memories and emotions. Performed by Michael Marra and Frank McConnell, the duo create an eclectic mix of raw live music, inspired, high-octane choreography and powerful theatricality. The show opens Scotland to its own wounds while celebrating a vibrant and indominitable spirit with pathos and a huge dose of humour. VVVV THE HERALD VVVV THE SCOTSMAN VVVV THE TIMES

Tickets: Full Price £14, Sntcitz/Dis/Unemployed £10, Friends £9, Young Persons (under 26) /Students £7, Child/Schools £5. Treat yourself to a bowl of chilli after the show for only £3.50 – book through box office. Supported by the Scottish Arts Council.

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Breakin’ Rules Sat 30 Jan at 7.30pm Breakin’ Rules presents an evening of headspinning airborne action from some of Scotland’s best hip hop dance crews on the scene. Showcasing a breadth of styles, from straight up raw throw downs to intricate dance theatre, this is not gonna be your ordinary night at the Rep!

Rock a Bye BBoy. And finally, presenting a delicate piece of hip hop theatre which has been performed internationally, we have Box Fresh for Cypher Dance and finally Dundee group, Showcase the Street will be bustin’ some moves. There you go folks, lock it down in your diary... it’s about to go off! Tickets: £5.

On the menu, the talented Heavy Smokers Krew will be offering up a serious helping of attitude and freshness as they present their latest bboy showcase. Edinburgh based Psycho Styles present their merry go round of Cirque du Psycho. Local headz ProStyles Crew will also be representin’ on stage for their hometown. Random Aspekts will most definitely be in the house performing their hit Fringe festival and Breakin’ Convention show

Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim Tues 2 & Wed 3 February at 7.30pm Singin' I'm No a Billy He's a Tim is a humorous and often poignant snapshot of the pervasive sectarian divide which still exists in the West of Scotland. What could be worse for a Celtic fan than being locked up in a police cell on the day of an Old Firm match? For Tim, there is one thing worse – finding himself banged up with Billy, a fervent Rangers supporter. Des Dillon`s entertaining comedy highlights the nature of bigotry and sectarianism within the West of Scotland. The play also takes our two protagonists on a journey of self discovery. Hail Hail, We are the People!

‘One of the shortest and most gripping two-hour shows in current Scottish theatre’ THE SCOTSMAN Tickets: Full Price £14, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £12, Friends/Young Persons (under 26) /Students £10. This play contains strong language and is recommended for people aged 16+.

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Jazz at the Rep Thurs 7 Jan, Sat 6 Feb, Thurs 11 Mar & Thurs 15 April at 10pm Our fantastic evenings of Jazz are with us again over the next few months. Our resident jazz band, Havana Swing are returning for another season of regular gigs and are bringing along their talented friends to spice things up again. With guest including Tony and Jason Sellers, George Carmicheal and more you can’t afford to miss Thursday nights at Dundee Rep. You can book your tickets in advance as well as on the door, they are just £6 and each ticket price includes a drink.

An Evening with

Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire Band

Plus Dropkick and The Starlight Jams Fri 5 February at 8pm Described as “one of Scotland’s best kept secrets”, Glaswegian singer/songwriter Roddy Hart promises to shake off the tag with the release of his second studio album Sign Language on Vertical Records. Inviting comparisons with greats such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, Hart has established himself as an artist in the classic mould, and is gaining a growing reputation for his live shows with his band, The Lonesome Fire. Tickets: £7.

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Wed 17 – Sat 20 February at 8pm Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company is delighted and proud to exclusively premier two engaging works at home at Dundee Rep prior to touring in the UK and Europe in 2010.

The Life and times of Girl A Choreographed by Ben Duke from Lost Dog this work is about a woman trying to tell us something important about what is happening now. What she needs is a film crew and a financier, what she’s got is a stage and some dancers.  A piece about moments of crisis both emotional and financial, when we all need is to use less to say more.

NQR NQR* is an irreverent inquiry into the idea of ‘normality’. It examines our irrepressible eccentricities that defy attempts to fit into the mold. NQR is a chance to look at and think differently about difference. This work is a three way collaboration co-directed by SDT Artistic Director, Janet Smith, SDT’s Dance Agent for Change, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew, currently Associate Director Fellow with the company. *Not Quite Right - Acronym formally used in medical records to describe unexplained difference. Fri 19 February, 7pm Free – pre show talk with Artistic Director Janet Smith Join Janet for an informal insight into the evening’s performance – please book through box office. Tickets: Wed 17 February Preview Price £7, Young Persons (Under 26) /Students £5. Thurs 18 – Sat 20, Full Price £14, Snrcitz/Dis/ Unemployed £10, Friends £7, Young Persons (under 26) /Students £5.

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Dundee Rep Ensemble present

By Peter Shaffer

Sat 27 February – Sat 20 March at 7.30pm Matinees: Thurs 11 & 18 and Sat 13 March BSL interpreted perf: Thurs 18 at 7.30pm Audio Described perfs: Thurs 18 & Sat 20 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm Captioned perf: Fri 12 at 7.30pm Interactive: Thurs 11 at 5pm, Behind the Scenes: Thurs 18 at 6pm, Talkback: Thurs 18 post-show (for further information on these please see page 22)

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‘It is magnificent. Rarely does contemporary drama probe so deep – an electrifying evening of theatre’. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is brought the most challenging case of his career to date; to investigate the blinding of six horses by the unassuming stable boy Alan Strang. The only son of an opinionated father and a devoutly religious mother Alan seems like any normal seventeen year old; his life appears routine, his passion for horses quite healthy, and his family loving. However, on Alan’s first journey of sexual discovery what is revealed is a far more complex series of circumstances, which lead him to behave in a most devastating way.

As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy’s demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own. Equus is an intimate drama of epic proportions uncovering dark secrets and deep desires. Physical and exciting, this production should not be missed. * Equus contains adult themes, nudity and strong language. * recommended for ages 14+

SAT,27 FEB, TUES 2 & WED 3 MARCH

TUES THURS

FRI & SAT

MATINEE

Full Price

£9

£15

£18

£12

SnrCitz/Dis/unemployed

£9

£12

£18

£10

Friends

£9

£11

£14

£10

Young Persons (18 - 26) /Students

£9

£8

£10

£7

£5

£7

£5

School groups/Child

* Standby: 10 tickets at half price half an hour before evening performances – subject to availability (applies to full price tickets only & excludes previews)

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BY JACOB & WILHELM GRIMM ADAPTED BY MIKE KENNY

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Mon 29 March – Sat 10 April Mon 29 March at 6pm. Tues 30 – Thurs 1 April at 10am & 1.30pm. Fri 2 April at 10am & 6pm. Sat 3 April at 11am & 6pm. Tues 6 – Sat 10 April at 2pm & 6pm. BSL interpreted perf: Fri 9 at 6pm. Audio Described perf: Sat 10 at 2pm& 6pm. Captioned perf: Sat 10 at 2pm.

Dundee Rep presents the Grimm Brothers’ classic tale, The Elves and the Shoemaker. This popular story is brought to life by Mike Kenny, one of the UK’s leading writers for children and young people and members of our award-winning Ensemble. The kindly shoemaker and his wife are penniless. They must find enough money to pay their landlord and keep their shop and a roof over their heads for Christmas. With their final pennies they buy just enough leather for one last pair of shoes and cut out the pattern before bed. By the next morning an amazing pair of shoes has been made and when a very important gentleman visits the poor shoemaker to buy the exquisite shoes that mysteriously appear on his workbench, he can’t believe his luck. Just who has crept into the shoemaker’s workshop and woven this wonderful magic?

Full Price

Directed by Jemima Levick, the Rep’s new Associate Director, this well-known fairytale has magic, songs and puppets which will delight audiences of all ages. Suitable for everyone aged 4 and above

Join in Our Creative Learning team will be running fun family tours taking you behind the scenes after each matinee performance during the Easter holidays. Come and see how the magic happens.  Suitable for age 8 plus.  Book through the Box Office 

MON 29 MAR

TUES 30 MAR – SAT 10 APR

£5

£10

SnrCitz/Dis/unemployed/ £5 Students/kids/Friends

£5

Standby: 10 tickets at half price half an hour before evening performances – subject to availability (applies to full price tickets only & excludes previews)

Our resident elves will be running Fun Art workshops in the bar and restaurant area after each matinee performance during the Easter holidays. Just turn up on the day. THE REP

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Craig Hill – 40 Love…? Fri 15 January at 8pm This show’s sooo not about tennis. Craig’s 40, single and back on the market, and guess what – he’s having the time of his life…wayhey! With his cheeky, irreverent and wonderfully camp blend of stand-up, improvisation and musical characterisations, Craig has spent the last decade entertaining audiences around the world. His legendary comic timing and pitch perfect delivery are second to none. No doubt about it – 40 Love…? will make you love 40!

‘Riotously funny’ INDEPENDENT Tickets: full price £15, snrcitz/dis/unemployed £13, friends £12, young persons (18-26) /Students £12. *not suitable for children.

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Seabright Productions & Gilded Balloon Productions present

Hardeep Singh Kohli, The Nearly Naked Chef Sat 6 February at 7.30pm Grab a seat and tuck in, as a guest of Hardeep Singh Kohli. This celebrated broadcaster, raconteur, writer and cook combines comedy with inventive cuisine in a wonderfully funny, laid back evening’s entertainment. Just think Ready Steady Cook but with great cooking (Hardeep was runner-up on the first series of Celebrity Masterchef) and funny anecdotes, all delivered by Glaswegian Hardeep in his own unique, articulate and utterly charming way. Full Price £16, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £12,Friends £10, Young Persons (18-26) Students £10. *not suitable for children.

Stewart Lee: If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One Sun 21 February at 7.30pm Writer, director and comedian, Stewart Lee returns to the live circuit with a new live show which begins in a High Street coffee chain and ends in a pear cider which is 100% disappointment. Expect some punchy stuff near the top; inexplicable hostility towards relatively innocuous figures; silences and repetition; sudden and / or gradual shifts in tone, velocity and volume; the possibility of failure and a quasi-serious bit at the end. This tour follows his acclaimed BBC TV series STEWART LEE’S COMEDY VEHICLE.

‘Surreally brilliant’ THE TIMES. Tickets: £16. *not suitable for children.

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Zoe Lyons Fri 5 March at 10.30pm Multi-award winning comedienne Zoe Lyons presents 'Miss Machismo', an hour of punchy comedy that explores amongst other things, arming the elderly, human soup, and the Pope's remarks about the blurring of the genders. Zoe thought this was a curious comment from a man who insists on wearing a frock with pretty red shoes. As seen on “Mock The Week” (BBC 2), The Paul O’Grady Show (ITV) and at Latitude Festival, and heard on “Jo Caulfield Won’t Shut Up” (Radio 4), “Clive Anderson’s Chatroom” (Radio 2) and “4 Stands Up” (Radio 4).

‘One of UK comedy’s fastest rising talents... Her force of personality is enough to overpower anyone in the audience still labouring under the delusion that women aren’t funny.’ THE GUARDIAN

Tickets: Full Price £14, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £14, Friends £14, Young Persons (18-26) /Students £10 *not suitable for children. This show is part of Dundee Women’s Festival 2010.

VVVVV ONE4REVIEW.COM VVVV THE SUNDAY TIMES VVVV SCOTSGAY VVVV CHORTLE

Gilded Balloon Comedy Circuit: Spring Season ‘10 Fridays – 12 February, 12 March, 9 April & 4 June 2010 The Gilded Balloon is bringing some of the finest Comedians on the circuit on a whistle stop tour of Scotland. We’ll be bringing you some well known names and fantastic up and coming stars, Come join us. The February Tour features - Pete Firman  ‘ funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day. This guy is a complete star’ (TIME OUT). Vikki Stone ‘has a delicacy and comic depth in her performance that the others don’t quite reach’ (TIME OUT). And Scott Agnew ‘a bold, brash, barnstorming performance’ (CHORTLE) Tickets: Full Price £14, Snrcitz/Dis/Unemployed £12, Friends £10, Young Persons (18-26) /Students £10. *not suitable for children. THE REP

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Coming soon… From the Creative Team of the award winning Sunshine on Leith. Dundee Rep Ensemble present the musical

SWEENEY TODD

By Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Adapted by Christopher Bond.

Wed 19 May – Sat 12 June at 7.30pm Matinees: Thurs 27 & Sat 29 May and Thurs 3 & Sats 5 & 12 June at 2.30pm Based on legends that may - or may not - be true, Sweeney Todd serves up a tasty feast of diabolical fun... Sweeney Todd cooks up a hilariously macabre revenge scheme in this captivating musical. This chilling production will take you on an unforgettable journey through an extraordinary tale of love and revenge. Dundee Rep Ensemble is delighted to bring you this fantastic musical whose brilliant lyrics are both gleeful and gruesome. A masterpiece of murderous barber-ism and culinary crime tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to London seeking revenge. Sophisticated, macabre, chilling and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd mixes intense drama with brilliantly funny moments of dark humour.

‘We’ll serve anyone... to anyone’ SWEENEY TODD ‘A staggering theatre spectacle...’ DAILY NEWS WED 19, THURS 20, FRI 21 & SAT 22

TUES THURS

FRI & SAT

Full Price

£12

£18

£23/£21

£14

SnrCitz/Dis/unemployed

£12

£14

£23/£21

£10

Friends

£12

£13

£16

£10

Young Persons (under 26) /Students

£12

£10

£14

£8

£8

£8

£5

School groups

* Standby: 10 tickets at half price half an hour before evening performances – subject to availability (applies to full price tickets only & excludes previews).

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‘Absolutely Brilliant! Should be seen by anyone who wants to understand the opposite sex’ JOHN GRAY, AUTHOR OF MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS

Thurs 22 – Sat 24 April at 7.30pm Direct from London’s West End, Defending The Caveman - Winner of the Olivier award for Best Entertainment in 2000 - is set to storm the UK once again! Starring much-loved actor, comedian and TV personality Mark Little – aka Neighbours’ legendary Joe Mangel THURS

FRI & SAT

Full Price

£16

£16

SnrCitz/Dis/unemployed

£12

£16

Young Persons (18-26) /Students, Equity

£12

£14

Friends

£11

£16

*Not suitable for children.

‘It’s Sex and the City with HRT and funny songs’ GLASGOW HERALD

Thurs 15 – Sat 17 April at 7.30pm Starring Lesley Joseph (Birds of A Feather, Night and Day) Hilary O'Neil, Anne Smith, Ruth Keeling and Matt Slack. Meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen and Jessica in this outrageous musical that's the perfect girls' night out! THURS

FRI & SAT

Full Price

£19

£22

SnrCitz/Dis/ unemployed

£17

£22

Young Persons (18-26) / Students, Equity

£16

£22

Friends

£16

£22

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Dundee Rep Ense is 10 years old The company produced its first show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream back in autumn 1999. Sixty eight productions and 2,246 performances later the company is not only still going strong, it has established itself as an award-winning and internationally recognised producer of excellent and exciting theatre which has toured extensively throughout the UK as well as to more farflung corners of the globe including Japan, Iran and Mexico.

Behind the Ensemble As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations, we are planning a series of pre-show talks over the coming months.

The Women of the Company Wed 10 March, 5.30 – 6.30pm. In association with Dundee Women’s Festival 2010. Irene MacDougall, Annie Louise Ross and Emily Winter are all founder members of the Ensemble. Between them, they have clocked up over 30 years of shows here at the Rep. This is an opportunity to ask them about how being part of

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the company has affected their lives, what have been their biggest challenges and favourite parts. Price: £5. *Includes a free glass of wine or soft drink

Things you might not know about Dundee Rep Ensemble members: Emily Winter Emily once shared a flat in London with Damon Alban, lead singer of Blur.

Irene Macdougall Irene was a really good swimmer and was asked to train for the Olympics, but didn’t want to give up her other interests – drama, choir etc. She swam backstroke.

Ann Louise Ross That’s a secret.

John Buick He’s a Grandad.

Robert Paterson In his attic he has 6 bags full of soft drinks cans – each of them different.

Kevin Lennon When he was at drama school, Kevin decided to try ‘Method’ acting for a part as a prisoner on a convict ship; he didn’t eat or wash for 2 weeks and ended up in hospital with Celulitis! What a fool!


emble Join us online As much as we like to tell you what’s on stage at the Rep, we also like to tell you what’s going on behind the scenes and hear your thoughts and feedback. So why not become part of our thriving online community? Visit our website to access further information such as blogs, photo galleries, resources and downloads. www.dundeerep.co.uk

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Dundee Rep is very excited to be working with Overgate This new partnership sees Overgate selling Dundee Rep tickets. This is an exciting first for the shopping centre and an additional service for you, making it easier to buy tickets. Tickets can be purchased in the shopping centre at the kiosk situated by the escalators outside H&M. THE REP

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Getting more out of your visit to the Rep: At Dundee Rep we don’t just want to show you our brilliant productions, we also want to share with you how it’s all done and give you a chance to ask questions and tell us your thoughts. Here are a few ways that you can take part:

Behind the Scenes

Interactive

This one hour event is open to the public and happens in the auditorium an hour before the show and involves members of the cast and creative team talking through the process of putting on the show you’re about to watch. Why not book for this short event and find out what goes on behind the scenes of a production; book when you’re buying your tickets.

Aimed at those of you who are in education (Secondary school and above), our Interactive can take place either before or after a performance and provides further insight into the production process from the Cast and Creative Team. It also has an element of participation – you may be asked to join in! Book your school into our next Interactive, students and teachers alike will get so much out of this event.

£2. Equus Behind the Scenes event: Thursday 18 March at 6pm.

Talkback Taking place in the auditorium just after a performance, the Talkback will give you the opportunity to have your questions answered by the Actors and Director of the show. These events are free. Equus Talkback event: Thursday 18 March at 10.30pm.

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£2. Equus Interactive: Thurs 11 March at 5pm

Other resources If you are a School, College, University or other group, our Creative Learning department offers a range of resources that will support your visit to the Rep. Most of our Ensemble productions will have an Education Pack available to download from the website and a programme of workshops that explore the themes of the show. Please contact our Creative Learning department on 01382 342660 for more information.


With £1 we can create new opportunities Dundee Rep is Scotland’s leading producing theatre and is recognised at a national and international level for its award winning productions. Equally our inspirational Creative Learning department is recognised as a UK leader in the delivery of education projects, community performances, workshops and training apprentiships working with all age groups across the diverse communities of Dundee. As a charitable organisation one of our priorities is to provide the very best in theatre, education and life experiences at a price that is accessible to everyone. However to achieve this and to develop our work we require your support.

If everyone who buys a ticket donated £1 we will • Increase our theatre education programme • Increase our technical apprentice training schemes • Increase opportunities for young people in theatre • Increase the number of Ensemble productions • Increase access to Rep activities throughout Dundee

The smallest donation can make a big difference so please be generous. Making a donation is easy. Please ask our box office staff when booking tickets, visit www. dundeereptheatre.co.uk, email jsowden@dundeereptheatre.co.uk or telephone 01382 227684 for more details.

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Get involved Play In A Week 12th – 17th July We will create a performance for the Rep Main Stage in just one week! Working with a professional team of Theatre Makers the group will get the script on Monday and perform on Saturday to a public audience! This is open to 11-13s and 14-16s year olds from across the region. Cost: FREE! Thanks to funds provided by Cashback for Communities. To book call 01382 342660.

Playhouse Tues 29th June - Thurs 1st July at 6pm Family and Friends Only Original scripts written by award winning playwrights, performed by local primary school pupils and directed by their class teachers for the Rep main stage!Balmullo Primary School, Whitfield Primary School and St Fergus Primary School, along with several other local schools, will be working hard in preparation for their mainstage performance in June. Over the next few months, with support from the Rep’s Creative Learning Team, class teachers will be directing their pupils in specially commissioned scripts by award winning playwrights. The culmination of this exciting project is a two day festival of theatre which celebrates the work undertaken by our participating schools by giving the children and teachers the opportunity to showcase their new skills to family and friends. Playwrights this year include: Neil Duffield, Dan Jamieson, Tanika Gupta, Richard Huford, Frazer Grace and Nick Wood.

Dundee Rep Creative Learning Youth Theatre present Wed 27 January at 7pm Presented by our 8-10’s Youth Theatre group

Alice in the News By Charles Way Follow Alice on a mad adventure, as she falls in to a newspaper and finds herself tangled in a conflict between the vowels, consonants and punctuation marks. And

Daffodil Scissors By Philip Ridley Daffodil lives alone with his mum! And living with mum, well it ain’t much fun!  Come and meet Daffodil as he tries to beat the bullies, make new friends and meets someone who might change his life forever…and his mums! £3 / £1.50 Fri 29 January 7pm Presented by our 11-13’s Youth Theatre group

Ittllkyllyooiffyoodo By Christopher William Hill Have you heard about the boy who was allergic to vegetables? Has anyone told you what really happens if you swallow bubblegum? Or what if you eat curry and ice cream…together?! Join us and see what happens when one brave boy dares to! And

In the Shadow of the Quarks By Bridget Foreman There has always been a struggle between science and philosophy in the world. Will the thoughtful Shadows and logical Quarks join together in harmony to make the earth a better place? £3/£1.50

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Studio to Stage

SDT Classes

Mon 18 January

We run a programme of weekly dance classes for children and adults at Dundee Rep. Please visit scottishdancetheatre.com for our current timetable.

Find out what it’s like to dance on The Rep mainstage without the stress of an audience watching! Take part in a Contemporary Dance class with creative tasks and perfect vital performance skills. Get yourself ready for showtime... 4.30 - 6pm 7 to 11 years 6.30 - 8.30pm 12 years to adult Participants tickets: £5 from the Box Office on 01382 223530.

This Spring, SDT’s Dance Agent for Change, Caroline Bowditch, will also run sessions to help dance tutors develop their teaching practise to be as inclusive as possible.

Please email sdt@dundeereptheatre.co.uk for more detail about our projects.

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Eating and Drinking at the Rep Our Restaurant and Upstairs Café Bar are open to everyone – not just to those that are seeing a show. The vibrant atmosphere of the theatre makes the Rep the best place in Dundee to meet, relax, celebrate and enjoy yourself with friends and family.

Restaurant Our award winning restaurant is open for lunch, pre theatre dinners and evening meals. We use fresh local ingredients and cook all our food to order with a full menu from small dishes to our famous fishcakes to daily specials all of which can be accompanied with a good selection of sensibly priced wines. We can cater for children, families, private parties and group bookings.

Upstairs Café Bar Coffee, pastries and daily newspapers from 9.30 each morning; home-made soups and freshly made sandwiches for lunch; luxurious ‘Yellow Door Bakery’ cakes and tea in the afternoon; all can be enjoyed in the comfort of our Café Bar.

Bar Our bar is open during the day and it’s a great place to socialise with your friends after work, before a show and after the show. Book a table in our restaurant at the same time as you buy your theatre tickets and save £s with our Show/Meal deal offers or call the restaurant on 01382 20669. Lunch from 12 noon – Monday to Saturday Evening Meals from 5pm – Tuesday to Saturday

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Access at Dundee Rep: It is very important to Dundee Rep that its visitors get the best possible experience from their trip to the theatre. Dundee Rep aims to make its theatre accessible to everyone and therefore provides the following services: Full Wheelchair access We provide full wheelchair access in all areas of our theatre. This includes a ramp leading up to the Box Office area, a lift to the upstairs bar, disabled toilets both downstairs and in the upstairs bar and wheelchair accessible seating in the auditorium.

Audio Described Performances Audio Described performances allow people who are blind or partially sighted to access performances at Dundee Rep Theatre.

BSL interpreted Performances BSL Interpreted Performances allow people who are deaf or whom British Sign Language is their first preferred language access to performances at Dundee Rep Theatre. BSL interpreters provide a linguistic and artistic interpretation. The interpreter usually stands to one side of the stage. Dundee Rep Theatre provides BSL Interpreted Performances for at least one performance in each of its own productions. Dates for BSL Interpreted Performances are included in our brochure.

Infra-red system (for enhanced hearing) Dundee Rep Theatre offers two different types of Infra-Red systems: 1. A headset for anyone who would like the sound on stage amplified. The headsets are also used for the Audio Describer service. 2. A necklace used to amplify the sound on stage for people who use a hearing aid. These accessories can be collected at Box Office prior to the show. Instructions will also be given.

Large-print and audio season brochure Dundee Rep Theatre can provide a large print or audio version of our season brochure on request. Please contact Box Office if you require one..

Touch tours Touch tours provide an opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to explore the set, props and costumes through a combination of verbal descriptions and touching. This helps with their enjoyment and visualisation of the play. Information on Tour dates are included in our brochure.

Captioned performances Captioning is similar to television subtitling and gives deaf, deafened or hard of hearing people access to performances. A Captioner carefully prepares and cues text that appears in real time on units placed to the side of the stage, centrally or within the set. Dundee Rep Theatre is working to provide Captioned performances for at least one performance in each of its own productions.

Text Telephone 01382 342611

Dates for Captioned performances are included in our brochure.

The Box Office at Dundee Rep Theatre uses a Text Telephone to take bookings and other enquiries for people with hearing or speech difficulties. The device is used for text communication via a telephone line. To contact Box Office via Text Telephone please call 01382 342611.

Guide dogs welcome There are disabled parking spaces on South Tay Street, outside The Social & The Playwright. For bookings or any other enquiries please call our Box Office on 01382 223530 or just pop in. www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk

Dundee Rep is a charity registered in Scotland number 21201.

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How to find us

Dundee is easily accessible from all directions by road and rail. There is also a regular air service to Dundee Airport from London City Airport, Birmingham and Belfast.

Bus Any bus that stops in the city centre is less that 10 minutes walk from Dundee Rep. The following website tells you everything you need to know about travel in and around Dundee, including timetables for local buses - www.dundeetravelinfo.com

Train Dundee Rep is 5 minutes walk from the train station. For more info on how to get here by train you can go to www. nationalrail.co.uk

Car

By post

Dundee Rep is easily accessible by road. The Rep doesn’t have its own car park unfortunately but there are several car parks near by including one on South Tay Street. There are disabled parking spaces on South Tay Street, outside The Social & The Playwright.

Do include full ticket details, your name & address and a daytime contact number and email address if you have one. Please make cheques payable to Dundee Rep Theatre Ltd.

How to book

Box Office open Mon – Sat 10am to start of performance. Telephone booking till half an hour before the performance.

In person At the Box Office during opening hours.

By phone Call the Box Office on the number below. We accept debit cards, Solo, Mastercard & Visa. Unpaid reservations can be held for 3 days.

Online Log on to www.dundeerep.co.uk and go to the What’s on section.

Concessions Discounted tickets are available for Under 26’s, students, senior citizens, registered disabled, registered unemployed, Equity members and Young Scot card holders. Proof of status is requested when collecting tickets.

Group bookings 1 ticket free for every 10 booked. Full conditions of sale available at the Box Office and online at www. dundeerep.co.uk

Bookings: 01382 223530

www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk

Dundee Rep Season Brochure, Jan - April 2010  

This brochure gives details of all of the shows that are coming up at Dundee Rep Theatre from January to April 2010. It also gives details...

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