Tuesday, 21 December 2010

What were your favourite Citz memories of 2010?

It's been another bumper year at the Citz. We've created a wee poll to find out your favourites. This only includes the shows we produced - cause if we included everything we hosted, we'd need a longer website!!

Add your vote (in the poll to the right) or leave a comment to tell us your favourite memories of the last year...

Was it being in the audience for Stewart Lee's new comedy DVD, watching The Beatles brought to life in Backbeat, seeing Imogen Stubbs in The Glass Menagerie, watching theatre being deconstructed in The Event, Keith John Adams working the audience in the Circle Studio at Frost and Fire, the now legendary "Is that a cat?" scene in One Million Tiny Plays... or seeing Morecambe brought back to life?

Or perhaps watching the Joad family's epic journey in The Grapes of Wrath, getting up close and personal with the actors in The Girl in the Yellow Dress, enjoying the cult revival of A Clockwork Orange or watching Duke Macatarsney meet his gaming partner in a virtual world in David Greig's The Monster in the Hall?

These are just a few of ours, we'd love to know your highlights (here or on Facebook).


...OK, it's not a show, but maybe it was McFly drinking in the foyer after Backbeat or spotting Minnie Driver at the opening night!

Monday, 20 December 2010

"An excellent family event"

The Family Days for Beauty and the Beast went really well, thanks to all those people who helped us put it together. We got some great feedback comments, including:

"Best bit of the session was being allowed to be a big kid! Joining in together – it beats everything!!!"

"Absolutely fantastic! Would be good to have ones at Easter, Summer, Hallow’een"

"Each of my children enjoyed different aspects – trying on the costumes was really exciting!"

"It was even better than expected and probably too cheap"

"An excellent family event - more please!"

Thanks to all who came!

Here's to next year.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Spring 2011 Brochure

Here's a sneak peak at our Spring 2011 season brochure. This details all of our productions, classes, events and training from January to July 2011.

Next season, as well as our co-production about Marilyn Monroe, new communities collaborations and some of the UK's finest touring theatre companies, we will host the very first Club Noir Cabaret stage show, a host of comedians for the Magners' Glasgow International Comedy Festival. You can see full listings on the What's On section of our website.

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Hard copy brochures will be coming through your door (for mailing list subscribers), distributed round the city and available in our foyer very soon.


Friday, 3 December 2010

Snowy Weather - business as usual

There's no need to tell anyone in the UK how incredible this weather has been, but we thought we should let you know that it's very much business as usual here at the theatre!

So far all performances of our Christmas shows have been going ahead at the times scheduled. We have not cancelled any performances to date!

In case you do however become stranded, we thought it might be helpful to let you read our official policy on refunds and returns:

As standard, tickets are non-refundable unless there is a cancellation caused by the theatre. However, we want all children and families to get their Christmas Show experience if they possibly can. Therefore, if we are given 24-48 hours notice we can try to re-arrange tickets for a later date in the run. This offer is subject to availability at all times.

If you've not yet booked and are keen to know what's on, you can read about Christmas at the Citz on our website.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

Beauty & The Beast Family Workshop

For the second year, we are running Family Workshop days for our Christmas show - Beauty and the Beast:

Photos by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Join us for a lively, informative and fun session, giving you an insider’s view of our production of Beauty & the Beast. Explore the story and characters, make a small prop linked to the show, play some Beauty & the Beast themed games and marvel at a miniature version of the stage set made by the designer. There’s even a chance to get up close to costumes from past Christmas shows including Cinderella and Peter Pan!

For 5-10 year olds and their adult companions

We have 4 different sessions to choose from:
Sat 11 December, 10am-12noon or 2-4pm
Sat 18 December, 10am-12noon or 2-4pm

£5 per child – adults go free!
Call 0141 429 0022 to book

Families from last year said:

“I loved doing the interactive drama with my kids!”

“I loved making the masks and trying on the outfits.”

“I thought it was amazing.”