The one thing about getting old is that everyone who can tell you off has died.

Actors Tina Gray and Eilidh McCormick. Photo by Richard Dunton.

Actors Tina Gray and Eilidh McCormick. Photo by Richard Dunton.

Book Tickets

TOBERMORY

MULL THEATRE

Thu 21 Sep (preview)

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Sep

01688 302211 comar.co.uk

 

DUNDEE REP

Thu 28 Sep

01382 223530

dundeerep.co.uk

 

BEACON ARTS CENTRE

Fri 29 Sep

01475 723723

beaconartscentre.co.uk

 

TRAVERSE THEATRE

Sat 30 Sep

0131 228 1404

traverse.co.uk

 

PLATFORM, Glasgow

Wed 4 Oct*

0141 276 9696

platform-online.co.uk

 

HARBOUR ART CENTRE

Fri 6 Oct*

01294 274059

whatsonayrshire.com

 

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE

Sat 7 Oct*

0300 300 1210

renfrewshireleisure.com

Featuring an international cast from Scotland, England, USA and Canada, aged between 75 and 30, D*mned Rebel B*tches* follows sisters Ella and Irene, both in their eighties and still fiercely inhabiting their futures. From the Clydeside Blitz in 1941 to New York in 2012, the women encounter allies, enemies, personal history and fools who think that little old ladies aren’t dangerous. As Hurricane Sandy wrecks Manhattan, Ella hunts down her feckless missing grandchild through fire and flood.

Tired of seeing elderly characters representing metaphors for time and death onstage, D*mned Rebel B*tches is a very personal tribute by writer/director Sandy Thomson to the resourceful, independent and risk-taking Scottish women of the war years’ generation, who lost everything - more than once.  The show features music by all of Ella’s favourite females: from Nina Simone to Beyonce. 

*D*mned Rebel B*tches is named after a quote attributed to the Duke of Cumberland during the Jacobite uprising, describing women who accompanied their men folk to the battlefield, bringing their children with them to just behind the frontline so that the men would never retreat. As a result, the army was wildly successful. Some folk never learn…

D*mned Rebel B*tches is a companion piece to previous work Pirates & Mermaids, which gained performer Jeremiah Reynolds a Stage Award Best Performer nomination.

Writer/Director Sandy Thomson

Designer Natasha Jenkins

Lighting Designer Roy Fairhead

Producer Gillian Garrity

Dramaturg / Film Designer Jeremiah Reynolds

Music / Sound Design Dave Boyd

Choreography Ruth Mills / Vince Virr

Development Choreography Rosina Bonsou

Production Manager Robbie Fraser

Stage Manager Carrie Taylor

Cast Tina Gray (UK), Geoff Pounsett (Canda), Eilidh McCormick (UK), Jeremiah Reynolds (USA)

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