Jaimini speaks to Janice Forsyth on BBC Radio Scotland about how her life in Dundee sowed the seeds for her new play, The Last Queen of Scotland with a live performance from Rehanna MacDonald.
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Rebecca Donnelly is delighted to be performing at the Fringe for the first time with Stellar Quines, performing in Patricia Panther’s role in The Last Queen of Scotland on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August.
Her credits include : Still Game Live, Taking the Next Step, Glasgow Girls, We Will Rock
When the official took Jaimini Jethwa’s passport on her arrival at Kampala, he looked at it for a long time. As he handed it back to her, he said only two words: “Welcome home.”
“Traditionally, Indian culture isn’t really interested in history in that sense,” she says. “I think they feel
Jaimini Jethwa speaks to the STV at the Edinburgh Festival 2017 about the Last Queen of Scotland and growing up in Dundee.
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Jaimini Jethwa born in Africa grew up in Scotland, Dundee. Writer, Yoga Instructor, Live music producer, Video Producer, Abertay University, filmmaker, short films screened at Edinburgh fringe festival and playwright with upcoming production Last Queen Of Scotland produced by Stellar Quines and in association with Dundee Rep and National Theatre
JAIMINI Jethwa was one year old when she and her parents were forced to leave Uganda and move to Dundee. That was in August 1972, when Uganda’s larger than life president Idi Amin had ordered the expulsion of all 80,000 Asian Ugandans from the country within a ninety-day period or
Broadway World asked Director Jemima Levick a few questions about her forthcoming production The Last Queen of Scotland
Tell us a bit about The Last Queen of Scotland.
The Last Queen of Scotland is inspired by writer Jaimini’s experience of the Ugandan Asian expulsion, and her move to Dundee as an immigrant
Stellar Quines joined over 20 other theatre, dance and music companies at the launch of the Made in Scotland 2017 showcase last week.
Jaimini Jethwa and Rebecca Davis (Stellar Quines) meet Fiona Hislop at the Made in Scotland launch
Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, announced the companies
We are excited to be at Underbelly Cowgate with our new Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Last Queen of Scotland in August. The brilliant news is you can now buy tickets to the show as the entire Underbelly programme of over 150 shows is NOW ON SALE!
Performances will be at
Jaimini started writing about her family’s history as they were forced to leave Uganda by Idi Amin in 1972 and settled in Scotland.
Ironically Idi Amin coined the phrase ‘The Last King Of Scotland’ so she decided to re-address this history and take her home back.
Jaimini’s original research inspired her to
We are excited to announce that Stellar Quines will be working with National Theatre of Scotland on two World Premiere productions in their 2017 Season. Jemima Levick will direct both The 306: Day by Oliver Emanuel and Gareth Williams and The Last Queen of Scotland by Jaimini Jethwa.