Thursday, 22 December 2011

Spring Season Brochure 2012

As you may already know our Spring Season 2012 is on sale. Our season brochure is at the printers and will be on doorsteps and in leaflet racks across the city early in January.

Here's a sneaky peek - click on the preview to view full screen and flick through at your leisure.

The season starts with a schools' production of Theresa Breslin's award-winning story Divided City, a stunning piece of visual theatre from Frantic Assembly: Lovesong (trailer below) starring Siân Phillips; 6 shows from the Glasgow International Comedy Festival and The Infamous Brothers Davenport by Vox Motus.

You can see the Citizens Theatre's own productions of Betrayal, King Lear and a Beckett double-bill of Krapp's Last Tape and Footfalls using our brand new Classic Pass, or for those of you not afraid of some old-fashioned queuing - you could take the risk of going for some of our 50p tickets! You can see information on special offers on our Pricing page.

Here's to a happy and fun-filled Christmas and New Year!

Both Little Ulla and Hansel and Gretel are on until 7 January, but if we don't see you for those, we look forward to presenting some amazing theatre in 2012.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Spring Season Talks

Brand new for 2012, we will be opening up a series of fascinating workshops to the public. These will allow you to get under the bonnet of theatre-making! Designed as pre-show events, they are specially programmed to open up the creative process on stage and allow audiences, students and school groups to get closer to our productions.

With Artistic Director Dominic Hill
Ever wondered how a play is put on stage? Fascinating insights into casting, rehearsal, design, lighting and costume.

BETRAYAL | Thu 15 March, 5.30pm
KING LEAR | Thu 10 May, 5.30pm
| Wed 6 June, 5.30pm

KING LEAR | Wed 2 May, 5.30pm
An informal look at how lighting and sound are used in King Lear and why they are integral parts of every production.

KING LEAR | Fri 27 April, 5.30pm
Musical Director Paddy Cuneen discusses how he approached creating the musical landscape for this most powerful of tragedies.

All events take place in the Main Auditorium and will last approximately 40 minutes.

Cost: Individuals £2, Groups £1 (with ticket to show)
Book at Box Office: 0141 429 0022

These events above are open to the public, for a full run down of all educational workshops for schools, click the links below:

Friday, 2 December 2011

Charity previews

Each year we hold a fundraising preview of the Christmas show for a great local charity called the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

The ticket income for the first performance of Hansel and Gretel goes to the Hospice, whilst tickets to our second preview are free to invited groups. There is the opportunity for audiences to contribute additional donations to the Hospice in the foyer.

One of the signs - here at the theatre - that Christmas is nearly upon us, is the annual call for goody-bag-stuffers. Children who attend the charity previews get free goody bags. This year, as well as Citz merchandise, we've had generous contributions from the hospice itself, Candylicious and Glencrest.

The festive stuffing session, which was this afternoon - is our first real excuse of the season to stick some Christmas tunes on, start the "what are you doing for the holidays" banter and compete over who has the most efficient goody-bag-stuffing strategy. Martin's five-at-a-time this year took it a step too far! Here's a few colourful snaps of our afternoon:


Thanks to the cast of Aladdin has a Waash at the Baths, who helped out this afternoon. Right, back to the grindstone.