Damned Rebel Bitches Tour

We are delighted to announce that Damned Rebel Bitches will be touring main stages in Scotland Autumn 2017. 

A co-production with Comar with support from Luminate and Creative Scotland, the show features an international cast in a story that spans time and the globe.

Images taken from the 2014 Development on Mull. Featuring Tina Grey, Eilidh McCormick, Geoff Pounsett and Jeremiah Reynolds.

Named after a quote attributed to the Duke of Cumberland during the Jacobite uprising.  The ‘damned rebel bitches’ were women who accompanied their men folk to the battlefield; bringing their children with them to just behind the front line so that the men would never retreat. Because of their influence, the army was wildly successful.

Tired of seeing elderly characters representing metaphors for time and death onstage The play is based on the war years generation of Scottish women, who are resourceful, independent and sanguine about taking risks because they have lost everything more than once. With a cast aged between 75 and 30, the play uses age-blind casting to explore preconceptions around how age changes a person and the importance of autonomy.  

It uses music, photographs and filmic montage to create a story that is vast in scope. Featuring an International Cast from Scotland, England, USA and Canada.

There are plans for a radio podcast version of the show and a Damned Rebel Bitches panel to take place as part of the Luminate Festvial Autumn 2016.