By Stephen Greenhorn | Directed by Andrew Panton | Dundee Rep Theatre & Citizens Theatre | April - May 2018
Federation of Scottish Theatre Assistant Director: Jordan Blackwood


Passing Places is the story of small-town boys Alex and Brian, a Lada, a surfboard and a crate of Irn Bru. Desperate to leave their mundane lives and dead-end jobs in Motherwell behind them, they head out to find excitement and pleasure.

This hilarious and intense ‘road movie for the stage’ will take audiences on a wild ride through Scotland from Motherwell to the Highlands on a riotous journey of self-discovery brought vividly to life by the Dundee Rep Ensemble.

Passing Places is a high octane, fast-paced, contemporary Scottish comedy about the crazy, unpredictable escape of the urban doldrums. 

This adrenaline-packed physical new production marks the 21st anniversary of this much-loved play by Stephen Greenhorn.

Assistant Director

I was supported by a Federation of Scottish Theatre Assistant Director bursary to work with Andrew Panton on Passing Places, as well as be involved in Dundee Rep's 2018/19 Season Launch.

Throughout the Passing Places process, I was interested in exploring the relationship between director and movement director, as well as developing further skills in creating work for bigger stages. Bringing Stephen Greenhorn's road movie for the stage to life for its 21st anniversary was very rewarding, strengthened by the laughter and talent of our brilliant cast, crew and creative team.

★★★★ ...sparkles with comic banter
— Thom Dibdin, The Stage
★★★★ ...Andrew Panton’s heartfelt production unearths fresh life in a 1990s period piece that looks and sounds ever profounder with age.
— Neil Cooper, The Herald


Ewan Donald
Eleanor House
Barrie Hunter
John Kielty
Taqi Nazeer
Martin Quinn
Emily Winter

Creative Team

Andrew Panton

Movement Director
EJ Boyle

Stephen Greenhorn

Set & Costume Designer
Becky Minto

Lighting Designer
Kate Bonney


John Kielty

Assistant Director
Jordan Blackwood

Assistant Movement Director
Anwar Russell

Tommy Ga-Ken Wan


Click the images below to read my blog posts on the Passing Places process.