Firebird takes flight at Dundee Rep Theatre

THE Award winning Dundee Rep Ensemble presents The Firebird, a witty and wise family adventure by children’s playwright Neil Duffield, at the theatre from Monday, March 28 to Saturday, April 9.

Directed by James Brining this thrilling production follows young Prince Ivan as he embarks on a magical adventure to a place far from the world he knows.

Dundee Rep Ensemble member Kevin Lennon (Prince Ivan) sets off on an adventure to find the elusive Firebird when his father’s precious apples are stolen. On his quest the young prince meets a beautiful princess, (Ensemble graduate Helen Darbyshire), a one toothed Wolf (Robert Paterson) and a wicked witch called Baba Yaga (Emily Winter).

Designer Colin Richmond (Sweeney Todd) works with lighting designer Chris Davey (Peer Gynt), composer John Harris (Mother Courage) and puppet designer Rachael Canning (The Three Musketeers, Traverse) to create a world of sorcery and witchcraft where true love is only a wooden heart away.

Award-winning children’s playwright Neil Duffield is no stranger to Dundee Rep.

In 2009 he was commissioned to write an adventurous play for 14-16’s and 16-18’s Dundee Rep youth theatre members exploring the boundary between reality and fantasy.

The result was Twice upon a Time, a theatrical experiment with one story for two different casts of over 60 young performers.

Dundee Rep Ensemble performed Neil’s version of A Christmas Carol in 2009 to critical acclaim from both audience members and critics.

To book tickets call Dundee Rep box office on 01382 223530 or visit

Family interactive backstage tours and art workshops are available after selected performances. Firebird activity packs are also available. Suitable for age five and over.