W-hat About?

W-hat About?

  • Listing
  • Children's Shows
  • Scotland
  • Multiple Venues
  • 6th Oct 2018 - 9th Feb 2019

When hatmaker Robert is reunited with his Italian granddaughters, cultures collide, communications are crossed and fears are fought.W-hat About? Is a celebration of family and a touching tale of loss and love... 

The Yellow on the Broom

The Yellow on the Broom

It's just four years since Pitlochry Festival Theatre put on a production of Anne Downie's 1989 play The Yellow On The Broom, based on the autobiographical novel by Betsy Whyte about Scotland's Travellers in the 1930s... 

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

A production by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in association with Dundee Rep Ensemble.Winner of eight Tony awards, four Oliviers and a Grammy for best original cast album, Spring Awakening redefined the boundaries between music and theatre with its fusion of adolescent angst-fuelled anthems... 

The Maids

The Maids

“We’re beautiful, wild, free and full of joy,” say the titular Maids, Solange and Claire, towards the close of Jean Genet’s 1947 drama, courtesy of Martin Crimp’s 1999 translation... 

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace

“Lavender Menace”, according to Wikipedia, were “an informal group of lesbian radical feminists formed to protest the exclusion of lesbians and lesbian issues from the feminist movement at the Second Congress to Unite Women in New York City on May 1, 1970”... 

Damned Rebel Bitches

Damned Rebel Bitches

Historically speaking, the original “Damned Rebel Bitches” were—according to the “butcher” Duke of Cumberland—the Jacobite women who marched behind their men in order to prevent them retreating... 

Monstrous Bodies

Monstrous Bodies

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s debut novel has become so iconic in Western culture that the word “Frankenstein” is now used pejoratively to describe any scientific or technological advance which either brings unforeseen dangers in its wake or breaks long-established taboos... 

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman

The writer and historian James Truslow Adams once defined the “American Dream” as the potential for life to be “better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”... 

George’s Marvellous Medicine

George’s Marvellous Medicine

“Small boys are not to be trusted,” says the titular George’s gleefully malevolent Grandma in this new production—by Dundee Rep’s Associate Artistic Director Joe Douglas—of Stuart Paterson’s Scottish-tinged adaptation of this Roald Dahl tale... 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a highly entertaining, song-packed show with plenty of heart. It follows the story of six girls from the Catholic high school (Our Lady of Perpetual Succour) as they spend a wild 24 hours in Edinburgh for a choir competition... 

Little Red and the Wolf

Little Red and the Wolf

Most of us come to fairy tales – folk tales in general – courtesy of their so-called “traditional” retellings by Disney or the local panto. So praise be to Dundee Rep and Noisemaker for offering a positively contemporary and wonderfully life-affirming take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood... 

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Arguably, the most important part of any Agatha Christie play doesn’t happen on the stage at all; it takes place in the rest of the theatre during the interval, when there’s plenty of fun to be had eavesdropping on an audience’s theories about the murder... 

The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil

The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil

Arguably the most significant work of new theatre from “north of the border” in recent years is the National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch, an excellent example of inventive docu-drama and fourth-wall-breaking storytelling which justifiably garnered acclaim and numerous awards around the world... 

Yer Granny

Yer Granny

Having enjoyed a relatively carefree childhood and colourful teenage youth during the 1970s, I’m often still annoyed by the apparent cultural consensus which dismisses those years as “the decade that taste forgot”... 

The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

No less a figure than Inspector Rebus creator Ian Rankin once insisted that the only author to ever “nail” Edinburgh was Robert Louis Stevenson in his classic 1886 novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde... 

The Gamblers

The Gamblers

Nikoli Gogol's The Gamblers (premiered in 1843) is relatively rarely-performed, at least in comparison with the writer's most famous work, The Government Inspector. Perhaps the latter is more popular because of its broad satirical brushstrokes, and the writer’s decision to ensure his audience is completely in on the deception at its heart... 

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

There are five characters in Tennessee William’s breakthrough “memory play” The Glass Menagerie. One is notable only by his absence; the husband and father who abandoned his wife and two children some 16 years earlier, a “telephone man who fell in love with long-distance”...