Posted : 9 November 2020

Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre are excited to reveal SHINE ON, a 4-part Christmas offering, as well as details of their Spring 2021 programme all created in response to the coronavirus pandemic. While Dundee Rep Theatre remains closed to the public, the show must go on, and both resident ensembles have joined forces to deliver a host of special Christmas gifts over the festive period.

PRESENT will see both companies stage a total of four bespoke, socially distanced performances for four deserving Dundonians. The lucky recipients will be nominated by friends, families or colleagues to have a show made just for them. These unique Christmas pop-ups can take place on a doorstep or back garden and will be designed to surprise and delight (while operating within current Government guidelines). Nominations are open until Thursday 12 November at 5pm - find out how to nominate here.

PRESENT is just one of a series of seasonal offerings from them which will also include a behind-the-scenes SHINE ON documentary following their two ensembles as they adapt, pivot and transform the way they work in response to these challenging times.

To keep us all connected throughout the Christmas season, both companies will present ADVENT, a series of 24 digital performance gifts, filmed safely on the Rep stage, and shared on social media each day of December in the run up to Christmas.

Finally, the doors of Dundee Rep Theatre may be closed but this year the venue itself becomes the star of the show as we transform the building into a work of sound and visual art. With the help of award-winning designer Karen Tennent, and renowned lighting designer Emma Jones the theatre will come to life bringing a much-needed dose of festive cheer to all passers-by.


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