Monday, 25 November 2013

Baloo's Blog - Fun and Games

Writer Stuart Paterson on stage during Tech Week
So Monday's here. And after four weeks of intensive creative work in the rehearsal room we find ourselves finally in the theatre. The moment you've all been waiting for. Finally you get to stand in the right places and not to have to imagine the set. The sound effects are all perfect. The costumes are all ready.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Baloo's Blog - Welcome to the Jungle

Baloo (right) teraching Mowgli the Laws of the Jungle

Nice to meet you all. My name is Obioma Ugoala and I am playing the part of Baloo in the approaching show of "Rudyard Kipling's" Jungle Book at Christmas at this lovely theatre. I've started writing this blog for those of you who might want a bit more of an insight into the mad world that we look forward to sharing with you.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Sam Shepard to visit the Citizens Theatre

Post-Show Talk Sat 16 November

We are delighted to welcome one of America’s most celebrated dramatists – Sam Shepard – to our theatre this Saturday for the final performance in the run of his play True West  at the Citz, directed by Phillip Breen.

Sam Shepard - photo courtesy of the Magic Theatre, San Fransisco

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

True West Corrals the Reviews

The reviews for True West have been rounded up, and there's more stars than on the ol' Stars and Stripes*. If you've not made it along yet you've got until Sat 16 November to book your tickets and catch it

*technically, there aren't quite as many stars as the 50 on the American flag . But there's still quite a lot.

"A tremendously vivid and disturbing experience" The Scotsman 
"A sure fire smash" The Public Reviews 
"Sam Shepard revival comes to life" The Herald

"[Alex] Ferns, especially, commandeers a dangerous rock 'n' roll energy." The Guardian 
"An outstanding performance from Eugene O'Hare" The Times 
"Good, raucous fun" Across the Arts
"Laughter is guaranteed" The Journal

"Shepard's script is so funny and lightly drawn, and Ferns' and O'Hare's double act so cleverly constructed, that it's not until you are in the car park that it dawns: this is an inter-generational family tragedy. The chill comes afterwards, like the brothers' hangovers." The Independent 

Audiences, too have been taking twitter to tell everyone how much they loved the show. And to talk about their toast cravings. 

True West is at the Citizens Theatre until 16 November. Book tickets and find out more at 

Read Director Phillip Breen's True West blog posts:
"The Western in American Life ( A True West filmography)"
"The Authentic West"
"A "True" True West"