Scottish classic ‘Sunset Song’ at Dundee Rep

'Sunset Song' runs until Saturday at Dundee Rep Theatre. (Picture by Tommy Ga-Ken-Wan).
'Sunset Song' runs until Saturday at Dundee Rep Theatre. (Picture by Tommy Ga-Ken-Wan).

Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s memorable ‘Sunset Song’ is running at Dundee Rep Theatre this week.

It runs from Thursday, November 6 to Saturday, November 8.

The theatre welcomes Sell a Door Theatre Company, which will perform the Scottish classic nightly at 7.30 p.m.

Set in a farming community in the North East of Scotland, ‘Sunset Song’ charts a young woman’s struggle to adapt to her new world and hold together her fragile family.

Tickets for this iconic and well-known Scottish story are on sale at Dundee Rep Theatre box office 01382 223530 or online at

Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, Sell a Door has revived Alastair Cordling’s faithful adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic story. ‘Sunset Song’ was recently voted Scotland’s most popular novel of all time.

The central character, Chris Guthrie, is bound to a harsh farming life by her intense love of the land.

She dreams of the seductive yet distant world of books and learning, but when war breaks out, Chris finds herself facing a very different reality as a widowed and single mother in a land altered beyond recognition.

Sell a Door Theatre Company is a leading mid to large scale touring company producing dynamic, diverse and daring performances designed to attract young adults to the theatre.

‘Sunset Song’ was first published in 1932 and is part of the trilogy ‘A Scots Quair’.

‘Cloud Howe’ (1933) continues the story as Chris Guthrie marries for a second time to Robert Colquhoun, a Church of Scotland minister.

The final instalment, ‘Grey Granite’ (1934), centres on our heroine’s son from her first marriage, Ewan Tavendale junior, who becomes a left wing political activist.