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Passing Places

Passing Places is the story of small-town boys Alex and Brian, a Lada, a surfboard and a crate of Irn Bru. Desperate to leave their mundane lives and dead-end jobs in Motherwell behind them, they head out to find excitement and pleasure.

This hilarious and intense ‘road movie for the stage’ will take audiences on a wild ride through Scotland from Motherwell to the Highlands on a riotous journey of self-discovery brought vividly to life by the Dundee Rep Ensemble.

Passing Places is a high octane, fast-paced, contemporary Scottish comedy about the crazy, unpredictable escape of the urban doldrums.

The critical consensus

Occasionally the episodic structure takes its toll on the pace but it is still a piece that has something to say.

***(*)(*)Joy Watters, Across the Arts

A work shot through with the fearlessness of youth that looks forward to the beginning of a beautiful adventure.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 22/04/2018

With Andrew Panton’s direction and the fantastic performances of the entire cast and creative team this play is brought to life through impeccable comedy, energetic performances and moving drama.

*****Emily Christie, The Wee Review, 21/04/2018

Panton’s merry and thoughtful production, featuring fine central performances from Ewan Donald and Martin Quinn, takes full theatrical advantage of its comic and musical potential.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 27/04/2018

Director Andrew Panton’s production achieves the crucial sense of momentum, a fact that owes a great deal to the live music and the sprightliness of the cast.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 01/05/2018

New revival of Scottish comedy drama is a cat's cradle of ideas.

***(*)(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 15/05/2018

Where and when?

Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee from Tuesday April 17, 2018, until Saturday May 5, 2018. More info:

Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow from Tuesday May 8, 2018, until Saturday May 12, 2018. More info:

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