Monday, 28 July 2008

Citz Autumn Season on Sale Now

The Citizens' autumn season 2008 is on sale now and features a veritable smorgasbord of work, kicking off with our regular "Audience With" series. Our week long look at some fascinating lives, this year includes climber extraordinaire - Sir Chris Bonnington, Politician and Orator - Tony Benn (almost sold out), football legend - Tommy Docherty, Snooker funnyman - Dennis Taylor and distinguished actor - Brian Blessed.

Later in September the Citizens' own productions commence as we present a contemporary twist on an old legend with DON JUAN, hotly followed by Harold Pinter's brutally funny THE CARETAKER. The Young Co. will present their own REFLECTIONS ON THE RIVER and the Community Company return with the irreverent WICKED CHRISTMAS 3.

Tickets are already selling well for the annual Christmas show. Family favourite, THE WIZARD OF OZ will provide the perfect winter tonic with a good dose of much-loved songs from the MGM musical.

Visiting company highlights include Birds of Paradise with Offshore a new play by Alan Wilkins; two rarely performed Tenessee Williams plays from Glasgay!, The Parade and And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens; and Follow Me a multi-award winning production about Ruth Ellis, the last woman in England to be hanged. For young people we have Thingumajig's A November Day.

To view the whole season including drama classes and training opportunities click here. You can book online at or call the box office on 0141 429 0022.

We look forward to welcoming you through the doors for a brilliant autumn season 2008.


Thursday, 3 July 2008

Want to join our happy band?

Do you have a burning ambition to direct? Or a yearning to be backstage, making it all happen? Then look no further...

We have two fantastic opportunities for a Trainee Director and a Trainee Assistant Stage Manager to get hands on experience in one of the country's most prestigious producing theatres. Both internships are funded for an initial period of one year and there's one week left to submit applications.
You can get more information by clicking here.

Shooting Horses

I think this is one of the most exciting blog posts for a while. I can exclusively tell you about a brilliant documentary called Shooting Horses, which was made during our Spring 2008 production of They Shoot Horses, Don't They?.

The film made by Ania Winiarska (Oval Studio) shows the journey of our incredible cast as they prepared to perform on the Citz mainstage. Many of these people had never acted before and Ania has beautifully captured so many of the stories and personalities which made up this cast.

The film speaks for itself. We'd love to hear what you think about it, so feel free to comment or email us. Click on the gorgeous image below (which was taken by Ania) to watch the film.



Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Summer Academy - last few places!

The first course in our Summer Academy are under way this week, so there's plenty of activity in the building just now!

We could tell you all the reasons that we think it's too good an opprtunity to miss but we reckon that you'll find it all much more convincing if it's straight from the horse's mouth. Some of the participants from our regular Teenager@Citz classes took some time out to tell us why they like coming here - to see what they had to say click here.

Full details of the courses can be found here.


Season onsale!

So we've raised the curtain on another action packed, drama filled season and you can read all about it on our WHAT'S ON pages (shamesless sales pitch alert!!).

Our regular Audience With... week features sporting legends Dennis Taylor and Tommy Doherty, prolific politician Tony Benn, mountaineer Sir Chris Bonnington and respected actor Brian Blessed. These guys are for one night only so get your tickets quick!

On the main stage we have DON JUAN, with an updated take on the legend, and the play that was Pinter's first commercial success, THE CARETAKER.

We've also got offerings from the Citizens Young Co and Community Company and a selection of the finest touring work we can gather - all in the one place!

Have a look at the full listings cos there are loads of wee gems this season Cx