Wednesday, 20 June 2012

New Season on sale - world premieres for 50p!

We have just announced our Autumn/Winter 2012 season which features no less than 3 World Premieres, the revival of two of David Greig's most popular shows of recent years, a raucous Christmas show and much more.

"Citizen's new season looks amazing!  World premiered oot it's nut!"
@NeilJohnGibson on Twitter

This startlingly modern version of Euripides’ classic tragedy explores the private fury bubbling under public behaviour and how in today’s world a mother, fuelled by anger at her husband’s infidelity, might be driven to commit the worst possible crime.
27 Sep - 13 Oct | More info
WORLD PREMIERE A co-production with Headlong and Watford Palace Theatre in association with Warwick Arts Centre.

Based on the true story of one of the most vocal and powerful asylum campaigns to catch the imagination of the media and inspire a community to unite behind its residents; Cora Bissett (Director of Olivier award-winning Roadkill) and David Greig have created a life-affirming new musical with an unforgettable soundtrack.
31 Oct - 17 Nov | More info

WORLD PREMIERE A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Pachamama Productions, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with Merrigong Theatre Company, Australia.

A brand new stage play of the classic 90s BBC TV series by Donna Franceschild. The hilarious and profoundly moving story of Ready Eddie McKenna's attempts to reinvigorate the St Jude's psychiatric hospital's radio station. Set in Glasgow, this show features a soundtrack of R&B classics.
15 Feb - 9 Mar | More info
WORLD PREMIERE A co-production with Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

Save up to 25% when you buy for all three of our big shows this season: Medea, Glasgow Girls and Takin' Over the Asylum. Phone the box office to book or click for more info

10 tickets per performance in 10 performances of each run, on sale at 10am on:
Sat 22 September for Medea
Sat 27 October for Glasgow Girls
Sat 9 February for Takin’ Over the Asylum
See Pricing for More info

NTS will retour the Citz productions of YELLOW MOON and THE MONSTER IN THE HALL. If you book full price tickets for both shows, you can save £5 - multi-booker offer.

This Christmas Dominic Hill will direct a gleefully gruesome version of SLEEPING BEAUTY, think Tim Burton meets Shrek meets “Once Upon a Time”!

There are more classes, shows and behind-the-scenes tours on Doors Open Day - check What's On listings on our website for full details!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Success at the CATS

We were lucky enough this year to receive 5 nominations for the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).

In a ceremony held yesterday at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, hosted by Alan Cumming, we were delighted to receive the top award in 2 of these categories:

Dominic Hill - Best Director for Betrayal

Alan Cumming and Dominic Hill. Photo by Drew Farrell
Alan and Dominic

Paddy Cunneen - for Best Music and Sound for King Lear.

Alan Cumming and Paddy Cunneen. Photo by Drew Farrell
So for all the brilliant people who helped us out with our piano appeal in March, you'll be pleased they went to very good use!

You can read the full list of 2012 winners on the CATS website. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.

King Lear cast member & Citz trainee actor intern Lynn Kennedy
A great event to celebrate the broadest range of theatre in Scotland, some mentions were made of opinions on recent funding policy changes at Creative Scotland - read Pauline McLean's CATS report on on the BBC website.

Maria, Lesley and Yvonne celebrating the wins. 
Alison, Christine and Anne enjoy a bit of theatrical schmoozing.
So as we approach the end of Dominic first season of work here at the Citz, it's marvelous to look back on Betrayal, King Lear and Krapp's Last Tape/Footfalls - three shows we're very proud of.

If you enjoyed these shows, or heard good things about them; our Autumn Season will be announced and go on sale on Tue 19 June. So pop that date in your diary to join us for another season of exciting theatre.