The JOOT Theatre Company
The JOOT Theatre Company was established in 1992 as the Mediaeval Drama Group, changing name in 2003. Under the direction of Dr Jodi-Anne (Jo) George of the English programme, the company has undertaken many well-received performances and participates actively in a series of festivals funded by the International Society for Mediaeval Theatre. In 1998, they performed in Denmark, in 2001 they staged a play in The Netherlands, and in 2008 they performed in France.
We aim to stage at least one production annually and students are recruited from all years. Normally, about 10-12 students (and at least two University staff members) are involved in each show.
- Visit the JOOT Theatre Facebook page.
- Join the JOOT Theatre Facebook group to view photographs from our most recent production, The Tables Turned; or, Nupkins Awakened (performed March 2014).
The JOOT Theatre Company productions include the following:
- William Morris's The Tables Turned; or, Nupkins Awakened (performed March 2014) Photos are available on the JOOT Theatre Dundee Facebook group.
- Two plays and a dramatised reading on sin and morality: Oscar Wilde's A Florentine Tragedy and R. Browning's 'My Last Duchess' and 'A Woman Taken in Adultery' (March 2013). Photos are available on the JOOT Theatre Dundee Facebook group.
- John Pikeryng's Horestes, a political allegory about Mary Queen of Scots (March 2012). Photos are available from the JOOT Theatre Dundee Facebook group.
- Anthony Salvador's Hollow Earth (June 2011)
- Oscar Wilde's Salome in a double bill with the mediaeval mystery play The Slaughter of the Innocents (March 2010)
- Everyman (December 2008)*
- John Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed (2008)
- Everyman (2006)
- A revival of the Chester Noah’s Flood as part of the University of Dundee’s Culture and Arts Day (2005)
- British Premier of Bahram Beyza’i’s The Marionettes (2004). A generous grant from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland has been awarded to edit The Marionettes and publish it with photographs from our production. Publisher: Poetry Salzburg, Salzburg University Press.
- The Wakefield Noah’s Flood, The Wakefield Herod the Great and John Bale’s The Temptation of our Lord (2003)
- The Wakefield Second Shepherd’s Pageant (2002)
- The Marriage of Wit and Wisdom (2001 – Scotland & Groningen, The Netherlands)*. The Groningen production received funding from the Groningen City Council.
- Nice Wanton (2000)
- The Fall of Angels, The Fall of Man & Mankind (1999)*
- John Pikeryng’s Horestes (1997)*
- Everyman (1996- Scotland; 1998- Odense, Denmark)*. The Odense production received funding from the Odense City Council and the University of Dundee.
- The Wakefield Second Shepherd’s Pageant & The York Crucifixion (1995)
- The Chester Noah’s Flood (1992)
[Please Note: Videos of productions marked with an * are available for sale. If you wish to place an order please contact Dr Jodi-Anne George]