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Dennis Knotts Tribute by daughter Jenny

The company were saddened to hear about the passing of Dennis Knotts at the end of last year. His family have a long history with the theatre. Dennis’ daughter, Jenny Knotts, a playwright , and familiar face to many Front of House and at Box Office, shares some fascinating insights and stories in tribute to her dad’s time at the Citz. Dennis Knotts in the Citizens Theatre paint frame Dennis began working in the Citizens Theatre in 1971 when his dad, Big D, got him a job painting the floors for that year’s pantomime, Cinderella. He stayed on helping his dad - the theatre’s Dayman and driver - with odd jobs backstage. Later, his brother Peter would also join the Citz staff and become the theatre’s carpenter. Dennis was a keen artist and was desperate to help with painting the scenery, but he was too shy to ask. He began leaving little drawings lying around in the hope that someone would notice his talent and ask him to help. It worked! Dennis became a scenic artist and prop maker, and ev

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