About Sunset Song

Dundee Rep Theatre in a co-production with Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present Sunset Song.

Written by Morna Young, after Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Co-conceived by Finn den Hertog and Morna Young
Directed by Finn den Hertog | Music by Finn Anderson

“…two Chrisses there were that fought for her heart and tormented her.”

Scotland’s most loved literary heroine Chris Guthrie is brought to the stage in this thrilling contemporary adaptation.

From harrowing family roots and crushing poverty, to stirring love and the awakening of self, Chris’s coming-of-age journey to womanhood is one of enduring strength, persistent survival and joyful renewal. Exploring human resilience and the loss of a way of life, through a scorching female protagonist, Sunset Song has a profoundly lyrical intensity that echoes throughout the years and still resonates today.

This radically reimagined production brings together an award-winning Scottish creative team including writer Morna Young (Lost at Sea, The Stamping Ground), director Finn den Hertog (The Enemy, Square Go) and composer Finn Anderson (Islander, A Mother’s Song) to tell this sweeping story of heart-breaking love, and a land and people in turmoil. With rich Scots language text, dynamic and physically charged staging, and raw and vivid live music, Sunset Song is a celebration of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s symphonic, astounding and ever-relevant novel.

Additional information

Access Performances

BSL Interpreted
Wednesday 5 June, 7:30pm

Audio Described & Touch Tour
Thursday 6 June, 7:30pm
Touch Tour at 6:15pm. Please book in advance here or by calling our Box Office on 0131 248 4848.

Captioned, Audio Described & Touch Tour
Saturday 8 June, 2:30pm
Touch Tour at 1:15pm. Please book in advance here or by calling our Box Office on 0131 248 4848.

BSL Interpreter: TBC
Captioning by: TBC
Audio Describers: TBC

Post-Show Discussion

Tuesday 4 June

Join members of the cast and creative team for an informal discussion with Zinnie Harris about the show after the evening performance.

5 Stars

"a mighty take on classic tale"

The Herald

5 Stars

"something close to magic"


Cast and Credits

  • Writer, after Lewis Grassic Gibbon Morna Young
  • Director Finn den Hertog
  • Music Finn Anderson
  • Movement & Intimacy Director Vicki Manderson
  • Set & Costume Designer Emma Bailey
  • Lighting Designer Emma Jones
  • Sound Designer Ritchie Young
  • Assistant Director Vaila Anderson
  • Dramaturg Jackie Crichton
  • Voice Coach Jean Sangster
  • Casting Director Anna Dawson

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