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25 08.18

John Kielty in Yellow on the Broom with Dundee Rep

Dundee Rep Ensemble presents Yellow on the Broom with John Kielty from 28 August – 22 September, then touring to MacRobert Arts Centre from Wed 26 – Sat 29 September 2018.


“I’ll tak’ye on the road again, when yellow’s on the broom.”

Adapted from Betsy Whyte’s beloved autobiography, The Yellow on the Broom is a heartfelt, funny, and rich account of human endeavour. Filled with music, song, and an array of vibrant characters, Bessie’s story both passionately tells of her life and vividly portrays the prejudice faced by Travellers.

In 1930s Perthshire, Bessie Townsley is growing up in the Travelling community. Her mother and father teach her the ways of the land, but their lifestyle is under threat. With winter approaching, the family settle in Brechin for the season. There, Bessie must attend 100 days of compulsory schooling and although she shows promise in the classroom, the travelling life she adores is viciously attacked by those around her.

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