AT THE REP: WITH ALAN DUNSMORE

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Places:

  • Dundee

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: AT THE REP: WITH ALAN DUNSMORE

Reference number: 7237

Date: 1959 - 1962c

Director: [filmed by Iain Dunnachie]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.59 mins

Description: Behind the scenes footage of Dundee Repertory Theatre, including box office and customers, stage shots and stage technicians at work.

Transmitted on Grampian TV Series THE WAY IT WAS PROGRAMME 65, 1995.

Notes from ‘Way it Was’ programme interview with Robert Robertson, Director of the Dundee Repertory theatre in the 1970s and 1980s: "Dundee Repertory Theatre existed since December 1939, when it was housed in a converted Protestant church – a purpose built building was constructed in 1982. Alan Dunsmore was journalist for The People’s Journal (‘Ralph Brown’ was his real name)

Catalogue notes from the SSA file for The Way it Was. "Dundee Rep film made by Dr Iain Dunnachie in early 1960's, one of a series for STV of 5 minute shorts on Scotland's Repertory theatres"

Raymond Westwell was producer in late 50's. Is he in this film?

Shotlist: Title shot of illustration: At the Rep with Alan Dunsmore - shot of Dundee Repertory Theatre sign at night (0.09) Long shot of sign – pans down to show cars on Nicoll Street (0.21) Angled shot of theatre sign (0.23) Man and woman in car pull up to meet valet (0.30) C/U shot of people’s feet going up stairs (0.33) Shot of interior of theatre showing large poster (0.36) Medium shot of woman working in box office – prices of tickets are written on box (0.41) C/U of hands exchanging money for ticket (0.45) shots of people entering theatre (1.05) Shot of man taking programme from female usher and sitting down (1.16 ) C/U of hand operating electric switchboard (1.20) Long shot of curtains opening (1.27) Shot of actors in play (woman is possibly Lilias Walker?) (1.47) Shot of stage prop being lowered with rope (1.54) Long shot of stage technicians working (2.02) shot of prop being lifted with rope through window (2.18) Shot of technicians lowering props (2.35) Painter at work on set (2.55) Shot of stage (2.59) Carpenter’s Workshop Men at work in shop, building prop door (3.18) Wardrobe - shots of women making costumes (3.37) Shot of women sitting at table, smoking – shot of man at bar – shot of woman serving tea – shots of people drinking and socialising (3.58) C/U of children lining up outside, next to sign ‘Gilt and Gingerbread’ (4.11) Shot of children going into theatre (4.18) Shots of posters for various plays: ‘Come to the Fair’, ‘Charley’s Aunt’, ‘Love in a Mist’, ‘East Lynne’, ‘The Dock Brief’, ‘What Shall We Tell Caroline?’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Sinbad the Sailor’, ‘Sleeping Prince’, ‘Ali Baba’, ‘The Reluctant Debutante’, ‘Holiday for Simon’, ‘Romanoff and Juliet’, ‘Plaintiff in a Pretty Hat’, ‘The Little Hut’, ‘The Manor of Northstead’, ‘Crime Passionel’ – shots of news clipping and production stills (4.55) Shot of Dundee Theatre sign at night (4.59)