Crude: an exploration of oil

A new play from Scotland’s site-specific theatre specialists Grid Iron which investigates the most controversial industry in Scotland – oil.

“Oil is sexy, that’s the goddarn truth.  That’s why we do it.  It’s not only the money.  Bringing in a well, that’s magic, that’s the biggest orgasm there is.”  Texas Jim, Crude

Focusing on the lives of offshore workers and the choices they make to work on the industrial islands of the North Sea, Crude also travels to the Niger Delta and the Arctic Circle to look at the global impact of oil production and its human and ecological cost.

Crude traces not only the history of oil but also our huge, addicted reliance on the by-productions of black gold:  our cars, our aeroplanes, our plastics that surround and almost literally wrap up everything we do.

CRUDE:  an exploration of oil.  Rooted in the local.  Encompassing the global.

 

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION:

Previews:  8 October at 7.40pm & 9 October at 6.30pm

Performances:  11 – 23 October at 7.40pm
(please note:  Sunday performances at 6.30pm, no performances on Mondays)

Venue:  Shed 36 in the Port of Dundee

Tickets:  £21 / £19 (£15 on preview dates) available from Dundee Rep Theatre www.dundeerep.co.uk / 01382 223530

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION:

There is no pedestrian or individual vehicle access to Port of Dundee.  A bus will collect you in the city centre from the Greenmarket car park  (beside Dundee Science Centre/Dundee Contemporary Arts – DD1 4QB).  The bus will depart at 7.40pm (6.30pm on Sundays).  You will be returned to the car park by approx. 10pm (8.50pm on Sundays).  The car park is around an 8 minute walk from the train station.  Parking is free after 6pm.

ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS MUST BRING PHOTOGRAPHIC ID TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE PORT (PASSPORT OR DRIVING LICENCE)

NO PERSONS UNDER AGE 16 ARE PERMITTED WITHIN THE PORT

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION IN ADVANCE FROM DUNDEE REP OR ON THE NIGHT FROM THE BUS DEPARTURE POINT (from 15 mins before departure).

THE SHED WILL BE COLD.  PLEASE WRAP UP WARM!

CAST:

Neil John Gibson, Sarah Bebe Holmes, Tunji Lucas, Phil McKee, Itxaso Moreno, Brad Morrison, Kirsty Stuart.

CREATIVE TEAM:
Writer/Director                             Ben Harrison
Assistant Director                         Tom Birch
Set & Costume Design                 Becky Minto
Music & Sound Design                Pippa Murphy
Lighting Design                            Paul Claydon
Video Design                                 Lewis den Hertog
Aerial Choreography                   Sarah Bebe Holmes

Supporters

The Assistant Director position on Crude has been supported by the Federation of Scottish Theatre with funding from Creative Scotland.

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