Monday, 30 March 2009

What did you think? - Be Near Me

I came across one audience member's review of Be Near Me on YouTube. I must warn you not to watch it if you don't know what happens (contains plot spoilers - click here to watch). However as just one person's reaction, I wondered if any of you saw NTS's play. Do you agree with this view?

Be Near Me starring Blythe Duff and Ian McDiarmid is at the Citz until this Saturday night (4th April). Click Be Near Me for details.


New video of Community Company

We are delighted to finally launch a Citz YouTube channel. TAG has had one for ages, but it's taken us slightly longer to start this one. We have already added the Shooting Horses Documentary by Ania Winiarska, which was created last year, along with a brand new film by Ickleflix celebrating 10 years of the Community Company.

As well as our own videos, we will be linking to video content about visiting shows. You can check out the Be Near Me trailer (at the Citz til Sat 4th April) and Wuthering Heights videos from the Tamasha blog.


Wednesday, 18 March 2009

FeltusFeltus Exhibition

A photographic exhibition opens in the foyer of the theatre today. The Feltus brothers, Tobias and Joseph have created a collection of portraits entitled Domestic Zirkus. Alongside the brothers, the exhibition features Elizabeth Krause (Don Juan costume designer) and Caroline Bliemel in still images showing "theatre of the absurd".

The exhibition runs from 18 March - 11 April 2009.
Free entry. All works are for sale.


Thursday, 12 March 2009

Edward Gant... the reviews are in!

Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness opened this week at The Nuffield, Southampton, and the critics verdicts are in:

Performed by a nimble quartet led by Simon Kunz's mesmeric Gant...the play oozes dark imagination. Neilson holds up a fairground mirror that reveals the sadness and ugliness, the unlovely, fearful inner self that each of us struggles to keep hidden... it's uncannily hard to look away. The Times ***

Imagine Shockheaded Peter crossed with a Carry On film, and you have something of the flavour of this 90-minute show.... Beautifully designed by Tom Scutt to look like a magical pop-up Victorian theatre, Steve Marmion's production is full of gusto... The Guardian ***

The show opens here on Tuesday (17th) and runs for a week so if this sounds like your cup of tea, give our box office a call on 0141 429 0022 or book online at

And the winner is....

Firstly, we'd like to say a huge thankyou to everyone who helped us by completing a feedback survey for our Christmas show. It's really helpful for us to know what you all thought about the show - what we're doing well and what we can improve for you!

Secondly, everyone who completed the survey was entered into a prize draw to win a £40 gift voucher and two tickets to a show of their choice. We're delighted to announce here that the lucky winner was Lynette from Kirkintilloch.

Congratulations Lynette!


Monday, 9 March 2009

Wuthering Heights: The Sun Will Rise

We've managed to get a sneak preview of one of the original songs from Wuthering Heights and I think it's great!

Tamasha - the producing company - have created their own blog where you can see more musical snippets, choreography and rehearsal footage. Click here.

Friday, 6 March 2009

My Clydeside Valentine Photos

I have just posted some more photos of My Clydeside Valentine, the Citizens Community Company's most recent production. Tim's terrific production shots really show the fantastic range of performances and Neil Hayne's gorgeous set design.

Here's a taster:

You can see the rest on Flickr.