The full debut of a new stage show reflecting the experiences of South Ayrshire residents during lockdown will be held at Ayr's Gaiety Theatre this Wednesday.

The Bunker is a compelling new comedy musical, created in collaboration with the local community.

As part of the Remembering Together project, The Gaiety in association with production team Wonder Fools teamed up to create a Covid Memorial for South Ayrshire.

A preview was held back in April to gather feedback from the South Ayrshire community. Now the full show will be premiered in Ayr this Wednesday, June 26.

This original production is a jukebox musical with songs we all know and love from artists such as The Clash, Rod Stewart and Dua Lipa, played live by a professional cast and joined onstage by 50 community performers.

The story follows four strangers who gather in a bunker to spend lockdown together.

Their disagreements and different worldviews provide plenty of humour whilst their individual stories, all rooted in real conversations with local people in South Ayrshire, explore themes around isolation, grief, and a yearning for connection.

The Bunker will be a great night out whilst allowing audiences to reflect on our collective lived experiences during the pandemic.

Wonder Fools duo Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon said: “We are delighted to be working with the Gaiety, a venue we worked with throughout the pandemic, to reflect on moment in our collective history.

"The Gaiety really holds a special place in our hearts as artists and is truly one of the best venues in the UK at connecting with its community and co-creating arts with participants and professional artists.

They added: "It will be a privilege to work with groups across the region and for the work to culminate in such a special venue."

Get your tickets online at or visit the theatre's ticket office in Carrick Street.