CITIZENS THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Citizens Theatre is delighted to announce that DOMINIC HILL will be its new Artistic Director. He will join the company in October 2011.

Chairman of the Board, Murray Buchanan, confirmed the new appointment today:
“On behalf of the Board and staff of the Citizens Theatre I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Dominic Hill as our new Artistic Director. Dominic is universally respected by his peers for his artistic ability and vision, his leadership skills and personal qualities. For over sixty years, the Citizens has had a reputation for producing vital and exciting theatre. We look forward to supporting Dominic in delivering an artistic vision that befits that legacy and reflects our position as the major producing house in the West of Scotland.”

Mr Hill was appointed Artistic Director of the Traverse Theatre in July 2007. He previously worked at Dundee Rep where he was first Associate Director and then, from 2003, Joint Artistic Director. Highlights at the Traverse include his recent productions of The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain by Chris Hannan, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee (for which he was nominated Best Director in the 2010 CATS Awards) and The Dark Things by Ursula Rani Sarma (winner of Best Play, Best Production and nominated for four other awards including Best Director in the 2010 CATS Awards). While at Dundee Rep, Dominic directed Peer Gynt in co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland which went on to win four awards in the 2008 CATS Awards including Best Director and Best Production. He also directed the multi-award winning revival of Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker. Dominic recently directed Falstaff for Scottish Opera and is currently directing The City Madam by Massinger for the Royal Shakespeare Company which will open in Stratford-upon-Avon in May. He has directed in theatres in London and throughout the UK.

The announcement comes as the Citizens Theatre transfers its world premiere production of Marilyn, a new play by Sue Glover, to its co-producing partner the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and as Museum of Dreams, a production for children aged 6-8 years transfers to the Singapore Arts Festival.

ENDS

For more information please contact:
Alison Martin, Head of Marketing & Communications, Citizens Theatre
0141 418 6235 | 07950 421374 | alison@citz.co.uk

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