Rep Stripped

A sharing of 6 work-in-progress performances by Scotland’s newest artists

Part of Rep Stripped

Saturday 20 April 7pm

Venue: Dundee Rep Theatre, Tay Square, Dundee, DD1 1PB

Price: Pay as you can

Over the past 3 months, 6 selected artist teams have been in residence in Dundee and Glasgow, mentored by theatre director Drew Taylor. On 2 April they will share what they have developed so far as part of Rep Stripped.

Performances are as follows

Please note there is an interval of 15 minutes

Please note, due to some themes explored and use of adult language there is an audience advisory age of 16+

First Half

AN FATHACH MÓR / THE BIG GIANT
Directed and Conceived by Niamh O'Loughlin
Choreography by Niamh O'Loughlin and the cast
Performed by Amy Lyster & Angieszka Mencel with Lewis Fraser as the Narrator
Suitable for 8+
 
Two cocky, young giants: Fionn McCoull the Irish warrior, with footsteps of thunder and Benandonner the Scottish Fighter, who holds lightning in his pocket 
One thinks he’s the biggest in the land. 
One thinks he’s the strongest in the world.
Together they will build a bridge to find the other giants of legend. What will they discover on their way?
 
A SCANDINAVIAN SUMMER
Written and performed by Mark Hannah 

Exploring the oil industry in Scotland and Norway, this one man show charts a summer of formative youthful pursuits; the life of a working class Edinburgh man – offshore and on... and the never ending quest to best utilise our planet's resources.

GROTH 
Written and performed by Mirain Fflur 
 
A gutsy and honest exploration of the problems that women face daily.
This black comedic one woman show documents three diverse strong minded women at different stages in their lives. Through physical energetic performances, it interrogates a societal lack of understanding of female biological and emotional functions, and how our "expectations" for female behaviour are still very outdated. 
This is a gynaecology trip you don’t want to miss.
 

Second Half

EVERY PART OF IT
Written and performed by Annaliese Broughton 
 
Presented in episodic bursts, Every Part of It, is an unapologetic exploration of the dualities that exist between a young woman and an icon.  Through poems, endurance tasks and the subversion of feminine iconography, Annaliese attempts to understand her relationship to sexual abuse, anxiety and blondeness – jumping into the liminal space between herself, Marilyn Monroe and "performing" as both.
 
BLUE WHALE  
Devised and performed by KAM Collective [Kirsten Hutchison, Andrew McLeish, Mitchell Robertson]
 
A zestful performance exploring the recent online suicide challenge phenomenon The Blue Whale Challenge. 
This magnetic performance brings light to the horrific effects the challenge had on young people, and the societal responsibility we now have to ensure history is not repeated.
Through spoken word, whale impressions and David Attenborough narration, this performance is a celebration of life and the waves it throws us.
 
All presentations have been mentored by Drew Taylor – providing dramaturgy, direction and artistic development support.

 

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