Autumn season now on sale including a new musical featuring songs by Ricky Ross

We finish off our 70th anniversary year in grand style with a new musical written by Paul Higgins and featuring brand new songs by Deacon Blue singer and songwriter Ricky Ross. We're doubling up our helping of birthday cake to celebrate another historic anniversary with a trio of new productions inspired by the controversial, radical and risqué programming of the Close Theatre 1965 - 1973.

Clockwise from top left: Lanark, Progression 2015, Dragon, The Choir, Scarfed for Life.

The full autumn programme is now on sale and includes:

LANARK (14 – 17 August and 3 – 19 September)
A major new theatrical adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s most famous work. Lanark continues a collaboration between writer David Greig and director Graham Eatough which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture.

PROGRESSION 2015 (24 & 25 September)

Solar Bear take over the Citizens Theatre for two days of workshops, discussion and performance that celebrate theatre and performance that is accessible to deaf and hearing participants and audiences.

DRAGON (1 – 10 October)
A co-production between Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre, Dragon has won awards and critical acclaim for its extraordinary visual story, told without words, featuring puppetry, illusion and an original, rich orchestral score.

THE CHOIR (24 October –14 November)
The Choir is a funny, gritty but ultimately heart-warming musical play set in Wishaw about a group of strangers who come together, not always willingly, to sing in a community choir. Directed by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill, written by Paul Higgins and features original songs written by Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross.

A programme of visceral, experimental and challenging work, rarely seen on the Scottish stage and inspired by the spirit and ethos of the original Close Theatre. Learn more about the Close in The Herald's interview with Artistic Director, Dominic Hill.

Lot and His God by Howard Barker (3 – 10 October)

A subversive re-telling of the ancient Old Testament tale of Lot and his wife and the fall of the city of Sodom. Directed by Debbie Hannan.

Striptease & Out At Sea by Słavomir Mrożek (17 – 24 October)
A double bill of surrealist drama with Vanishing Point founder and Artistic Director Matthew Lenton directing.

Vanya by Sam Holcroft (31 October – 7 November)
Fresh from his five-star production of Into That Darkness, Citizens Theatre Main Stage Director in Residence Gareth Nicholls directs an evocative response to Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

RAPUNZEL (28 November –3 January)
Let down your hair! A funny, foolish, madcap festive show with a darkly mischievous side suitable for the whole family aged 6 and over.

Out of the building and on the road:
 SCARFED FOR LIFE (14 –22 August)
Citizens Learning take Scarfed For Life, a modern Scottish parable set against the backdrop of the first Celtic and Rangers clash of the season tours to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Òran Mór, Glasgow and Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock.

Fill your boots with fresh new theatre this autumn. You can save pounds for an extra ice cream at the interval on Family Tickets for Dragon and Rapunzel. Plus bag a bonus discount if you book for all the performances as part of Progression 2015 or Close Theatre Anniversary Season.

To book tickets for all the Citizens’ Autumn 2015 productions, and to find out more about the range concessions on offer, visit or call the Box Office on 0141 429 0022.