Tuesday, 26 November 2013


No time to waste on making this sound like anything other than a cut and paste of the press release. I want to be one of the first people to announce this...

The Citizens Theatre today announces its Spring 2014 season including:
· Scottish premiere of Stephen Jeffreys’ The Libertine in a new production directed by Dominic Hill
Greek theatre meets post-dramatic tricks

· A new production by Dominic Hill of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Strindberg’s classic play Miss Julie

Two new Hill productions: and the fandom rejoices. Let us hope that this sees the continuation of 'Dominic Hill's trademark technique of blending multiple historical dramaturgies into a distinctive and focused style.' ((c) Gareth K Vile) 

· A celebration of the life and work of Ivor Cutler by Vanishing Point in association with National Theatre of Scotland.

From the most bracing Scottish entry into the International Festival to a man who was the most famous musician to support the Noise Abatement Society - Vanishing Point will surprise. 

· Work celebrating and reflecting Glasgow’s people and culture including the return of hit musical Glasgow Girls; a stage adaptation from West Yorkshire Playhouse of Benjamin Zephaniah’s Refugee Boy; David Harrower’s five-star Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit Ciara starring Blythe Duff and Sports Day, a large-scale community project celebrating the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with material from some of Scotland’s best-known playwrights and songwriters.

This is the fun stuff... if a play about the Glasgow Underworld counts as fun. Or the mistreatment of asylum seekers...

With 2014 set to be a landmark year in Glasgow and Scotland’s history, Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill has programmed a season of works which put Glasgow and its citizens centre-stage, alongside new productions of classic texts that have become his signature style since taking up his post in 2011. Headlining the season is a bold and bawdy new production of The Libertine, which reaffirms the Citizens’ role as the leading producer of courageous new theatre in Scotland.

Announcing the new season, Artistic Director Dominic Hill said:

“I’m really excited to be bringing The Libertine to Scottish audiences for the first time. It feels to me like such a “Citz” play, with everything that has made the Citizens famous: visual flair, grand theatricality, impressive spectacle and, of course, lavish and flamboyant costumes. There’s long been a tradition at the Citizens of theatre that’s risqué and bit outrageous, and I think the bawdiness of The Libertine will serve that tradition very well. I’m also very pleased to be directing a new production of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Miss Julie, the first time the play has been presented on the Citizens’ main stage. Zinnie’s version set in 1920s Scotland looks at the politics of Strindberg’s play through a new prism, with many of the issues explored in the play resonating with today’s political landscape.”

Traverse Theatre
By David Harrower
Directed by Orla O’Loughlin

Designed by Anthony Lamble

Lighting design by Philip Gladwell

Sound by Daniel Padden

Main Theatre
Dates: Tue 21 – Sat 25 Jan, 7.30pm

Press night: Tue 21 Jan, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 25 Jan, 2.30pm

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)
Tuesdays £12

Filter Theatre Company

By William Shakespeare

Created by Filter Theatre Company

Directed by Sean Holmes

Music and sound design by Tom Haines and Ross Hughes

Main Theatre

Dates: Tue 28 Jan – Sat 1 Feb, 7.30pm

Press night: Tue 28 Jan, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 1 Feb, 2.30pm

Schools performance: Wed 29 Jan, 10.30am

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)

Tuesdays £12

Schools: £8.50 + 1 free ticket with every 10 purchased

Citizens Theatre
MISS JULIE A new version by Zinnie Harris

Based on August Strindberg’s original play

Directed by Dominic Hill

Designed by Neil Haynes

Lighting by Stuart Jenkins

Main Theatre
Dates: Thu 6 – Sat 15 Feb, 7.30pm (no performances Sun & Mon)

Preview: Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm

Press night: Fri 7 Feb, 7.30pm

Matinee: Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm

Audio Described: Wed 12 Feb, 7.30pm

Signed: Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm

Captioned: Sat 15 Feb, 2.30pm

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)

Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12

50p Tickets | 10 tickets, 10 performances on sale at 10am Saturday 2 February.
NB – 50p Tickets must be bought in person at the theatre, cash only.


National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd, Pachamama Productions in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia)

GLASGOW GIRLSConceived by Cora Bissett
Based on the book by David Greig
Directed by Cora Bissett
Designed by Merle Hensel
Lighting by Lizzie Powell
Sound by Fergus O’Hare
Choreography Natasha Gilmore

Main Theatre
Dates: Thu 20 Feb – Sat 8 Mar, 7.30pm (no performances Sun & Mon)

Preview: Thu 20 Feb, 7.30pm
Press night: Fri 21 Feb, 7.30pm

Matinees: Sat 1 & Sat 8 Mar, 2.30pm

Schools matinees: Wed 26 Feb & Wed 7 Mar, 10.30am

Audio Described: Wed 26 Feb, 7.30pm

Captioned: Sat 1 Mar, 2.30pm

Signed: Fri 7 Mar, 7.30pm

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)

Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12
Schools: £8.50 + 1 free ticket with every 10 purchased.
50p Tickets | 10 tickets, 10 performances on sale at 10am Saturday 15 February.
NB – 50p Tickets must be bought in person at the theatre, cash only.

West Yorkshire Playhouse
REFUGEE BOYWritten by Benjamin Zephaniah
Adapted for the stage by Lemn Sissay
Directed by Gail McIntyre
Designed by Emma Williams
Dramaturg Ben Jancovich

Main Theatre
Dates: Wed 12 – Sat 15 Mar, 7.30pm

Press night Wed 12 Mar, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 15 Mar, 2.30pm

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)
Tuesdays £12


Scottish Opera

MACBETHComposer Giuseppe Verdi

Conductor Derek Clark

Directed by Dominic Hill

Designed by Tom Piper

Lighting design by Warren Letton

Movement Director Kally Lloyd-Jones

Cast: David Stephenson, Elisabeth Meister, Thomas Faulkner, Anthony Flaum, Katie Bird, Sioned Gwen Davies

Revival of 2005 production. Sung in English

Main Theatre

Dates: Sat 22, Thu 27 & Sat 29 March, 7.30pm

Press night: Sat 22 March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.50, £18.50, £22.50 (concessions available)



Main Theatre

Dates: Mon 31 Mar – Sat 5 Apr

RORY BREMNER Mon 31 Mar, 8pm. Tickets £15
SIMON EVANS Tue 1 Apr, 8pm. Tickets £14/£12
AND THEY PLAYED SHANG-A-LANG Thu 3 Apr, 8pm. Tickets £15/£13
SHAPPI KHORSANDI LIVE Fri 4 Apr, 8pm. Tickets £14/£12
JAMES CAMPBELL COMEDY FOR KIDS Sat 5 Apr, 2pm. Tickets £7.50. Recommended for 6+
RUBY WAX – SANE NEW WORLD Sat 5 Apr, 8pm. Tickets £17.50/£15

Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland
THE BEAUTIFUL COSMOS OF IVOR CUTLERCreated by James Fortune, Sandy Grierson and Matthew Lenton

Directed by Matthew Lenton

Text by Sandy Grierson & the Company

Main Theatre

Dates: Wed 9 – Sat 19 Apr, 7.30pm (no performances Mondays or Sundays)

Preview: Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm

Matinee: Sat 12 Apr, 2.30pm

Tickets: £12-£19.50 (concessions available)

Preview £8 | Tuesdays £12


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