Balgay Hill is a story about a sublimely talented singer, about heroes, about fame and the glamour chase, but most of all, it's a story that puts Dundee in the spotlight. Weaving the tales of 4 characters into the real-life story of local legend Billy Mackenzie, frontman of the Associates, Balgay Hill brings Dundee's past, present and future to life. Featuring some of the Associates most famous songs in a fusion of music, drama and video, Balgay Hill explores our celebrity obsessed culture and asks why is it we must create stories and myths around our heroes in order to make sense of our own mishaped lives. Everyday people strive for their five minutes of fame but creativity can become a powerful and intoxicating force. In the events of Billy Mackenzie's life and premature death we see the pressures of fame and of a life lived in the spotlight. Whether you remember The Associates the first time around or whether the music is new to you, Balgay Hill will say something powerful and profound about our relationship with our city, its past and our heroes.Performers Vincent Friell, Robin Laing, Helen McAlpine, Louise Ludgate.
Author Simon Macallum. Producer Dundee Rep Ensemble. Director James Bringing. Design Neil Warmington. Sound Brian Docherty. Lighting Jeanine Davies.