Packed programme of music and comedy

Gleadhraich, masters of traditional Scottish music, are performing at Dundee Rep on Friday, October 11 at 7.30 p.m.
Gleadhraich, masters of traditional Scottish music, are performing at Dundee Rep on Friday, October 11 at 7.30 p.m.

Dundee Rep Theatre has a great line up of music and comedy on offer for the month of October, starting this week with New Jersey Nights.

Direct from the USA the international smash hit show hits the UK as part of its world tour.

The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time.

From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons’ greatest hits including ‘Sherry’, ‘Rag Dolls’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more.

The show runs this week, ending on Saturday, October 5 with a matinee and evening performance.

On Friday, October 11, Gleadhraich return to Dundee to rock your kilt socks off!

Masters of traditional Scottish music, with a number of contemporary twists, the band consists of four young Bravehearts - piper/guitarist/vocalist Craig Weir, electric guitarist Ross White, bassist Graeme Ritchie and drummer Paul Weir.

2013 has marked the band’s biggest rise to date with the release of their debut single and several performances throughout the U.K.

Also on Friday, October 11, Jongleurs: Comedy on the Road is held in Dundee Rep’s Bonar Hall.

The world-famous comedy club is at Dundee Rep every month, starting in October and features superb line-ups from the best of the British stand-up circuit. During this hilarious evening three comedians and a compere will take to the stage to tickle your funny bone - keep an eye on the Rep website for full details. This month’s line-up includes Jane Godley, Chris Henry, Bruce Devlin and John Gavin.

The Bonar Hall also hosts the campest cult classic of all times - the Rocky Horror Picture Show - which gets the sing-a-long treatment on Saturday, October 19.

Made in 1975 with Tim Curry in the role of Frank ‘n’ Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff and Meatloaf as Eddie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the craziest, most action-packed, romantic, scary Transylvanian party of all time.

It’s packed full of terrific numbers including ‘The Timewarp’, ‘Sweet Transvestite’, ‘There’s a Light’, ‘I’m Going Home’, ‘Whatever Happened to Saturday Night?’ and ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’.

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

Stacey Kent, a best-selling member of the Blue Note roster of recording artists, is in concert at the Rep on Sunday, October 20 at 7.30 p.m.

She now boasts six best-selling albums, a string of awards and a fan-base that enables her to sell out concert halls around the world.

Stacey’s career continues to go from strength to strength.

Her first best-selling album with ‘Blue Note Breakfast On the Morning Train’, was nominated for a Grammy Award, whilst her follow-up albums, ‘Raconte-Moi’ and ‘Dreamer in Concert’ have been released in more than 37 different countries worldwide, making Stacey a truly international artiste.

Meanwhile, the first class drama continues at Dundee Rep during October, beginning on October 8 with the true story of ‘Educating Ronnie’.

In 2002, Joe went on a gap year trip to Uganda where he made friends with Ronnie in a meeting which would change both of their lives and inextricably link them together. Joe plays himself if this incredible story which explores the murky processes behind bettering oneself in Uganda.