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Play: O Halflins An Hecklers An Weavers An Weemin

30 June - 1 July, 2023


About this event

Step back in time and experience the rich history of Dundee through the eyes of its working-class heroes. In this powerful and moving theatrical production, we follow the lives of the “halfins, hecklers, weavers, and weemin” who built this city from the ground up.


From the bustling textile mills to the gritty streets of the city’s tenements, this play takes you on a journey through Dundee’s past like never before. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be inspired by the resilience and determination of the people who made this city what it is today.


Featuring a talented cast of local actors and a stunning set design that brings the past to life, this is a theatrical experience you won’t soon forget. So come and join us for O Halfins, An Hecklers, An Weavers, An Weemin, and discover the untold stories of Dundee’s working-class heroes.

What was jute to Dundee and Dundee to jute?

Against the backdrop of 1900 years of history, local, national and worldwide, a pair of dodgy tour guides attempt to answer the question with the help of a variety of characters from William Wallace to William McGonagall and beyond, to name a few.

‘A refreshin’ thocht provokin’ weave o tales. Gaun see it if ye can—the nicht and the moarn.’ Poet Jim Macintosh.

‘A ‘Cheviot, Stag and Black, Black Oil’ style show especially for Dundee.’ Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, author of ‘Hidden Aberdeen, History on Your Doorstep and Under Your Feet.’

Entry: £5, concessions* pay what you can. All Ticket sales are donations to Dundee Heritage Trust.

Book your tickets

Refreshments will be available (cash only)

Parking: available at Verdant Works car park. Register the car number plate at the reception.


* Concessions are adults over 65 years, people in receipt of benefits, and Students (with a Valid Student card).

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