Friday, 28 February 2014

Benjamin Zephaniah - Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah wrote Refugee Boy in 2001, but that wasn’t the end by any means. It is now a key text in schools all over the country, and has achieved world-renowned acclaim. The novel was adapted for the stage by poet Lemn Sissay, whose own life-story gave a powerful insight into the play.

Here, Benjamin talks about the novel and why the play adaptation is equally important.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

They're Back - Glasgow Girls Return Home

Glasgow Girls 2012
Photo: Robert Day
An inspirational true story with a huge beating heart! 

It wowed audiences at its world premiere here at the Citizens in Autumn 2012, then won the hearts of London audiences in Spring 2013, picking up a nomination for Best Musical Production’ in the Theatrical Management Association, 2013 UK Theatre Awards. Now Glasgow Girls is back as an official Culture 2014 event, part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

Here's Cora Bissett, who conceived the production for the stage and directed the show, on how the show came about, and what the real-life Glasgow Girls are up to now:

Monday, 10 February 2014

Miss Julie - The critics' verdict? Catch it while you can!

Keith Fleming as John and Louise Brealey as Julie
Photo by Tim Morozzo
“a tightly wrought drama of transgression, bitter antagonism and cataclysmic seduction” ★★★★ (The Telegraph)

There has been a deluge of glowing reviews for Miss Julie, inspiring critics and audience alike to pretty strong hyperbole! Here are some of the highlights from the papers:

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Miss Julie Blog - On to the stage we go!

Nearly time to raise the curtain on Miss Julie at the Citz. Actor/Intern Jess Hardwick shows us the final sneak peak from the rehearsal room before Technical and Dress Rehearsals start.

Well, we had a very busy week of rehearsals last week - We finished reworking the show, and yesterday was the last day in the rehearsal space before moving to the Main Stage for Technical Rehearsals today.