Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Pierrepoint - Follow Me

If you were glued to the box last night, you might have been lucky enough to catch Pierrepoint, an excellent film (starring Timothy Spall) about Albert Pierrepoint, the most prolific executioner of 20th century Britain.

A fascinating story, this provided the perfect introduction to Guy Masterson's new production of FOLLOW ME by Ross Gurney-Randall and Dave Mounfield, which is coming to the Citizens this autumn. FOLLOW ME tells the story of Ruth Ellis - the last woman to be hanged in Britain and Pierrepoint the "ultimate professional" who hanged her.

As grim a tale as this may sound, it probes the innermost feelings of an utterly fascinating profession and is sure to make a powerful piece of theatre. Both The Herald and Scotsman have given this show 4 stars, so click FOLLOW ME to find out more.


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

"Top of the world, ma!"

I managed to gets some brilliant snaps from Chris. He also pointed out that Mont Blanc is actually 4808m!! (possibly due to ever-changing snow levels). But let that be a lesson to all those wikipedia cut and pasters!

Chris on the summit

Auguille di midi

glacier ice climb


Congratulations Chris!

I meant to post this last week...but better late than never. Everyone at the Citz would like to offer congratulations and breathe a collective sigh of relief as our intrepid Production Manager Chris McDougall (and friends) reached the summit of Mont Blanc at 6am on 7 August.

This epic mountain on the border of France and Italy is a whopping 4695m. That's just over 5 munros!

Well done Chris, Steve and John (I think I've got those names right)!

I suspect he only did it to appear cool for Chris Bonnington's imminent appearance at the theatre. Well it worked.


Image from http://flickr.com/photos/peuplier (Creative Commons license)

Monday, 4 August 2008

New Gadgets

The Citz marketing team are just back from the annual Arts Marketing Association conference. This year we were in the Sage, Gateshead with hundreds of other professionals from across the UK. This annual event provides great space to think, inspiration for new ideas and some practical tips. Now all we need is the time to implement them...that's the hard bit!

But, as if to prove to the bosses that I have walked away with at least one practical idea. I have a new gadget to play with. For those of you who don't yet have a hard copy of our autumn season brochure, I have created an online version for your perusal.

The brochure provides a lovely visual overview of the forthcoming season and this new browsable booklet should help you to find the gems to suit your autumn calendar.

Fingers crossed this works...

Don't worry - you don't have to read it this small. Just click on "open publication" to link through to a large version. Here you'll be able to flick through the pages at your leisure to read online. It might take a few minutes to upload, but once it's open, it should be fine. You can view in various sizes and click on each page to zoom in on content.

Let me know what you think of this. If it works we could regularly publish our brochures along with programmes etc.

If you want to book tickets for anything, just visit our website.


P.S. I have to thank DK at Mediasnackers for this gadget.