YOTB Landscape

Dundee Rep

The Yellow on The Broom

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Sep 2018


An enduring story that's worth telling and re-telling.

Book Tickets

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

Filled with music, song, and an array of vibrant characters, Bessie’s story 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.

Adapted from Betsy Whyte’s beloved autobiography, this is a heartfelt, funny, and rich account of human endeavour.

Tickets: £17.50 between 16 Apr and 27 May | £18.50 between 28 May and 12 Aug | £19.50 from 13 Aug

Booking Details

26 Sep - 2:30pm
26 Sep - 7:30pm
27 Sep - 7:30pm
28 Sep - 7:30pm
29 Sep - 2:30pm
29 Sep - 7:30pm