Dundee Schools Music Theatre shows put back to 2022


27th January 2021

The city council is announcing that its Dundee Schools Music Theatre will not be staging any shows this year.

As coronavirus restriction continue and with no confirmation about when pupils will return to school, the decision has been taken to postpone any productions until 2022.

It follows a move last year to put off the 2020 shows because of the pandemic.

A further announcement will be made when it is known when rehearsals can start again.

Dundee City Council children and families service convener Stewart Hunter said: “I realise that pupils and their relatives will be disappointed, but I am sure that they understand why we have again taken this decision.

“At this point in time, our schools are not in their normal cycle - with the gates shut, exams cancelled and remote learning replacing the classroom.

“So, it would not be appropriate to plan for shows this year.

“Dundee Schools Music Theatre encourages and develops tremendous artistic talent among our young people.

“I have no doubt that they will put on productions to remember when they return.”

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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