Dundee Rep Theatre’s production of The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil

During w/c 26th September Dundee Rep Theatre are offering a range of resources and activities to support their October production. Two workshops are available; one on style and form, the second on creating politically engaged theatre.  The 2 hour workshops would be suitable for higher and advanced higher pupils but can also be tailored to suit younger participants. See further information and booking details below:

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are looking forward to Dundee Rep Theatre’s production of

Please find information below regarding a range of activities and resources on offer alongside this exciting production.

Option 1: Style & Form

A two hour workshop exploring the style and form of Dundee Rep Theatre’s production. Relating the performance back to epic theatre and exploring the Brechtian techniques used within the performance. We will look at narration, multi-roling, audience interaction, direct address and the use of song and dance within Cheviot.

 Option 2: Creating Politically Engaged Theatre

Cheviot tells a story of injustice, of the unfair and unequal distribution of power. The story is as relevant now as it was in 1973, or during the clearances themselves. It engages us politically as an audience and this two hour workshop will explore why that is important and how we can create politically engaged theatre now, in 2016. By further exploring Cheviot we will investigate what is important to us politically and how we can create theatre to highlight this.

 Cost: £150 per workshop (2hrs)

Max Participants/Pupils: 30

Ideal for: Higher and Advanced Higher (although can be tailored to suit younger participants)

 Dates available:

Aberdeen: Week commencing 26th September


To book a workshop: please email Karen Robertson on krobertson@dundeereptheatre.co.uk or phone 01382 342660.
Additional Activities and Resources

These will include:

  • a post-show discussion in each venue – please contact your theatre for date
  • CLPL workshop with director, Joe Douglas – dates TBC. Please contact Dundee Rep for further information, 01382 342660
  • free online Production Pack which includes interviews with the cast and creatives as well as reviews and images from the production – this will be available online in Oct 2016

Should you have any questions or require further information on any of the above activity and resources please email Lisa Williamson on lwilliamson@dundeereptheatre.co.uk or call 01382 342256.



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