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Danielle Jam to play iconic Chris Guthrie in new Sunset Song adaptation

By David Porter

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Dundee Rep Theatre, in co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, have revealed the full ensemble cast that will star in their new adaptation of Sunset Song, which will tour stages across Scotland this Spring.

The cast of the new production of Sunset Song
The cast of the new production of Sunset Song

Aberdeen's own Danielle Jam (Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning, Kidnapped, James IV: Queen of the Fight, Wings Around Dundee) will lead the cast in the role of Chris Guthrie, Scotland’s most beloved and iconic literary heroine. As an alumnus of the Dundee Rep graduate actor scheme – a programme which supports acting graduates in the transition from drama school into the theatre industry – Sunset Song marks a meaningful return to the Rep stage for Danielle. The award-winning ensemble cast will also include Rori Hawthorn, Murray Fraser, Andy Clark, Annie Louise Ross, Sam Pashby, Naomi Stirrat, and Kirsten Henderson.

One of Scottish literature’s most enduring classics, Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s powerful coming-of-age tale continues to capture hearts and imaginations across the world.

Following the spirited Chris Guthrie as she faces a choice between a hard farming life and a world of learning, her journey to womanhood in the early 20th century sees her face crushing poverty, harrowing family trials, stirring love, and the ever-looming threat of the First World War. With a profound lyrical intensity, Sunset Song tells the story of human resilience in the face of great loss.

Sunset Song will open at Dundee Rep Theatre from April 18 to May 2 before touring to His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, May 8 -11, Eden Court Inverness, May 16 – 18 and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, May 28 - June 8.

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