Cinderella Media Release
Sponsored by ScottishPower
The Citizens Theatre is delighted to announce that this year’s Christmas show will be a brand new version of the Brothers Grimm classic, Cinderella. A festive treat for adults and children to enjoy together, Cinderella will be an enchanting tale where spells are cast and dreams can come true.
This new version has been specially written for the Citizens by Scottish actor and writer, Alan McHugh, and will be directed by Artistic Director Jeremy Raison, whose previous Christmas shows include Peter Pan, James and The Giant Peach and The Borrowers. One of the best-loved fairy tales, this magical new version is being produced with customary Citizens flair.
Cinderella will be played by Helen McAlpine, who delighted audiences last year with her portrayal of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (Helen McAlpine plays… Dorothy with a feistiness and innocence which warms the heart - Sunday Herald). Cast will also include Mark Carlisle, Sarah Howarth, Cara Kelly, Pauline Knowles, Andrew Scott Ramsay and Mairi Phillips.
Outlandish 18th century costumes, with more than a few quirky touches, will be on show within a beautifully ethereal world, created by Jason Southgate who was nominated for Best Design for The Sound of My Voice in the CATS Awards 2009. The show will feature live, original music as well as puppetry and digital projection to create spectacular effects.
The Citizens Theatre maintains its commitment to the local community with its annual Charity Preview in aid of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice for the 5th year, as well as offering subsidised tickets to almost 1,000 local school children as part of the Gorbals Schools Package, which also includes free Cinderella themed drama workshops.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
PRESS REVIEWS : Press are invited to review at any performance from Wednesday 2 December, 10am.
CITIZENS THEATRE PRESENTS
By Alan McHugh
Sponsored by ScottishPower
DIRECTED BY JEREMY RAISON
& MUSICAL DIRECTOR CLAIRE MCKENZIE
DESIGN BY JASON SOUTHGATE
CHOREOGRAPHY BY MAXINE BRAHAM
DIGITAL ARTIST IAIN PIERCY
MARK CARLISLE MAGNUS
SARAH HAWORTH NARCISSUS
CARA KELLY EVA
PAULINE KNOWLES ANGELICA
HELEN MCALPINE CINDERELLA
MAIRI PHILLIPS VANITY
ANDREW SCOTT RAMSAY PRINCE SEBASTIAN
Alan is a celebrated Scottish actor and writer, whose writing credits include the annual pantomime for the RSAMD, His Majesty’s Theatre in Edinburgh and the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy. Other writing credits include education projects for the National Museums of Scotland and Historic Scotland, as well as radio and TV credits, including Chewing the Fat (BBC Radio Scotland).
As an actor Alan has most recently appeared onstage in Sunset Song (His Majesty’s Theatre), Tutti Frutti (National Theatre of Scotland), Accidental Death Of An Anarchist (Borderline Theatre), Tally’s Blood (Byre Theatre) and Sunset Song (Prime Productions). He has also appeared in TV’s Still Game, River City, Dear Green Place and Sea of Souls.