On Wed 19 Nov theatres, arts companies and cultural institutions from across the UK and beyond will come together to celebrate the very first CultureThemes / Guardian Culture Professionals Network / Twitter UK #LoveTheatre day on Twitter. It is an opportunity for every theatre fan to share what they love about their local theatre.
The Citizens Theatre will be tweeting during the day on our history, the preparations happening for A Christmas Carol, as well as lots of the other work we do. Here's a run down of our plans for the day:
|10 - 12pm||On the stage: 70 years of The Citizens Theatre|
|12 - 3pm||Off the stage: What we do in the community|
|3 - 6pm||Behind the stage: preparations for A Christmas Carol|
|7 - 9.30pm||Showtime: Tweet along to live-stream of Untitled Projects’ Slope|
From 7.30pm, we'll be inviting people all over the world to join us in live-tweeting the Kiltr live stream of Untitled Projects' critically-acclaimed Slope, taking place in the Circle Studio.
|James Edwyn as Arthur Rimbaud|
Owen Whitelaw as Paul Verlaine
Slope is now sold out, but you can still enjoy some of the best seats in the house. Untitled Projects are presenting Slope in two very different ways: live in the theatre where the action happens inches away, and live online via new media platform Kiltr where you can watch from… wherever you happen to be, whilst doing whatever you like. The stream is live every night of the performance (until 22 Nov) from 7.30pm. You can find out more from Director Stewart Laing about the live streaming in his blog post.
Untitled Projects have tapped into people’s voyeuristic nature, with 550 people watching the live stream on opening night, with a further 100 watching each subsequent performance so far.
Watch the live-stream with us from 7.30pm at kiltr.com/slope and share your thoughts, comments and insights as the action unfolds by using the hashtags #Showtime and #Slope
We'll be handing over the twitter reins to blogger, theatre-lover and Untitled Projects' fan Eve Nicol. Whether you've seen the play in the theatre already and want a new perspective, or watching for the first time we'd love to know your thoughts - so get the Absinthe in and get tweeting!
The hashtags for the day are:
#BackStage (during the day)
#Showtime #Slope (during the evening performance)
The reviews for Slope:
“as bold as anything seen in the Gorbals theatre… the heart of the piece is in the intense performances.”
The Herald ★★★★
“an intense 100-minute studio drama”
The Scotsman ★★★★
“Fearless and unmissable.”
TV Bomb ★★★★★
”..a vertiginous plunge into passionate, illicit love, based on explosive erotic attraction.”
The Times ★★★★
” a fascinating combination of powerful, up-close studio drama and live TV broadcast. ...highly original, smartly wrought achievement.”
The Sunday Herald