Powerful plays, defining drama and black comedy - Autumn 2014 season launched

From great Danes to Glasgow gunmen and Christmas curmudgeons, we have lots of entertainment on offer in our newly launched Autumn 2014 season.
Read on for the full lineup and book your theatre fix now!

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29 Aug - 6 Sep

Our new season starts with a stage adaptation of one of the definitive books of the 20th century – George Orwell's revolutionary 1984.

Following a critically acclaimed run in the West End, Headlong bring their lauded production to Scotland for the first time.

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19 Sep - 11 Oct

Dominic Hill directs Shakespeare's brutal and gripping tragedy, with Brian Ferguson as the troubled Prince.

Roberta Taylor (a regular at the Citizens during the 1980s and familiar from The Bill and EastEnders), joins forces with her husband, stage and screen actor Peter Guinness to play Gertrude and Claudius.

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In Time O' Strife

14 - 18 Oct

On the 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners' strike, the National Theatre of Scotland revives Joe Corrie's 1926 classic play about a Fife mining community buckling under the strain of a seven month lockout.

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Kill Johnny Glendenning

22 Oct - 8 Nov

Kill Johnny Glendenning [http://citz.co.uk/whatson/info/kill_johnny_glendenning/] is a murderous new comedy from Scottish playwright DC Jackson. A brutal tale of fatal errors in the Glasgow underworld, taking aim at the tabloid celebrity and macho glamour of the gangster lifestyle.

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Whisky Galore

12 - 15 Nov

Three frightfully nice BBC actors gather in a 1940s BBC drama studio to recreate the hilarious story of a community of plucky Scottish islanders. They tell the tale using only their skill, wit, ingenuity, 100 unlikely sound effects - and one very overworked and exasperated studio manager!

A riotous comedy from Mull Theatre.

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A Christmas Carol

29 Nov 2014 - 3 Jan 2015

Carrying on the fine tradition of inventive and stylish family Christmas shows, this year Dominic Hill directs a bold adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved tale.

Guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike, A Christmas Carol will melt even the coldest of hearts and leave all rejoicing with Christmas spirit!

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In the Circle Studio

Tomas & Fantom

29 Oct - 1 Nov

White Stag Theatre Company present a double bill of Gaelic plays: Tomas, a new Gaelic version of the epic Burns poem 'Tam O' Shanter', and Fantom, based on the legend of Harris and Lewis serial-killer Mac an t-Sronaich.

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12 - 22 Nov

Untitled Projects present Slope, an exploration of a 19th-century love triangle between poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud, and Verlaine's young wife Mathilde.

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The Season Pass

Buy 3 or more shows and save up to £15!

With our season pass you save £3 off full priced tickets (£2 off for Seniors) for the best seats in the house.

Don't worry if you change your mind about dates - you can exchange your tickets free of charge up to 24 hours before the show. Simples!

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50p tickets

It just wouldn't be a Citz season without a 50p ticket sale!

Early birds can pick up two tickets for Hamlet (on Sat 13 Sep) and Kill Johnny Glendenning (Sat 18 Oct) for the unbelievable price of only 50p each!

10 tickets for each of 10 performances, on sale 10am the Saturday before the show opens.

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Other dates for your diary

We have two free post show discussions happening this season:

1984 – Tue 2 September
Kill Johnny Glendenning – Tue 28 October
And on Sat 27 September, director Dominic Hill is in conversation with Hamlet actor Brian Ferguson about the challenges and joys of playing Shakespeare's most famous character.

An Afternoon with the Dane
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This season there are four Deaf Theatre Club Nights:

Hamlet – Fri 3 October
In Time O' Strife – Fri 17 October (run by National Theatre of Scotland)
Kill Johnny Glendenning – Fri 31 October
A Christmas Carol – Fri 12 December

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We are very excited about our new season and we hope to see you at the Citz very soon.