On Sunday December 28 1879, during a violent winter storm, the train to Dundee was crossing over the River Tay when a huge section of the bridge collapsed, taking with it 59 souls. It was a disaster beyond anybody’s imagination.
As the Whitehall Theatre in Dundee celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday November 29, Michael Alexander speaks to some of its stalwarts and discovers that, despite a few bumps in the road, the institution is still going strong.
Touching The Void, the play, arrives in Perth this week for a limited run. Based on the real-life drama that caught the world's attention, and also the subject of a film and a book, this stage version has already received some outstanding critical notices.