The UK is Offski
Young people are to perform in the crypt of Dumfries’historic Crichton Church.
It will be the first ever theatre performance in the crypt, which is not usually open to the public, and celebrates the Year of Young People.
Dumfries and Galloway Ensemble – the region’s first youth-led performance group – will give performances of their specially created show, Offski, on October 26, 27 and 28.
The production is based around the UK’s exit from the European Union and looks at how this might be viewed not only by Scotland and the world in 2018, but also by past generations.
Actresses Chelsie Nash, 18, from Dumfries said: “Offski is about a group of young people who refuse to let someone else make their decisions for them.
“It is incredibly tense and being set in the crypt of the church really adds to the immersive atmosphere.”
Young people from Dumfries, Annan, Sanquhar, Lockerbie and the Stewartry have all contributed to the performance.
Graham Main, of producers Elektronica, said: “Offski is helping us to uncover the next generation of young performers and producers.’’
The crypt has lain unused for decades, partly because of flooding problems which have now been fixed.
Gordon Clark, of the Crichton Development Company, said: “We’ve had Big Burns Supper events here before but never anything like this in the crypt.” ■ Entry to the Offski shows is free and tickets can be booked at www. bigburnssupper.com .
Special show Play will be staged in the crypt of kirk