Sunday, 31 October 2010


Leaping forward a couple of decades from the old Rep in Nicoll Street to their purpose built theatre in Tay Square, here's a couple of plays featuring Joanna Lumley.
The first one is from March 1985 and is the Ibsen penned play - "Hedda Gabler".
The photo was taken at the Rep and has Joanna with actor, Richard Clews.
The second play is by Chekhov - "The Cherry Orchard" - and was running at the Rep in March 1989.
The review was written by our local cultural guide, Jock Ferguson, who seems to have found the pace of the play - Absolutely Ponderous!
Click on review to enlarge.


  1. Ibsen was and is heavy stuff. I was at a charity performance of Hedda Gabbler at the Rep. and afterwards, Joanna came out and mixed with the punters. She was absolutely delightful and every bit as gorgeous as she had appeared on T.V. Sometimes when you meet famous people in the flesh, they are a big let down in one way or another but not in this case. She did nothing to spoil my illusion of her.

  2. My husband served the gorgeous Ms Lumley when he worked in Peter Dominic's in Union Street in the early 1980s as a student. Still goes on about it.....