Citizens Theatre Launches Autumn 2010 Season

The Citizens is proud to announce its autumn season which includes a new stage production of Anthony Burgess’ iconic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, an international collaboration with the Market Theatre in South Africa presenting the European Premiere of THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS, the World Premiere of a specially commissioned play for teenagers, THE MONSTER IN THE HALL and a special Christmas Show version of the bittersweet tale, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The Citizens Community Company and Citizens Young Co. will also present two shows.

The Girl in the Yellow Dress - A dark, witty and sexually-charged psychological drama, which will first appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Traverse Theatre.  Produced in collaboration with the acclaimed Market Theatre in South Africa and Live Theatre in Newcastle. Directed by Malcolm Purkey.
Circle Studio - Tue 21 September – Sat 9 October

A Clockwork Orange – a hard-hitting stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ iconic novel. Directed by Jeremy Raison.
Main Theatre - Wed 13 October – Sat 6 November

The Monster in the Hall – a TAG tour of a new play by David Greig, from the same team that created smash hit Yellow Moon.  This show is being produced in conjunction with Fife Young Carers and will open in Fife before playing at the Citizens in November. Directed by Guy Hollands. 
Circle Studio - Tue 2 – Sat 13 November

Beauty and the Beast – a new version of the bittersweet tale that has charmed generations, written by Alan McHugh, who returns after last year’s acclaimed Cinderella. Directed by Guy Hollands. Recommended by age 7+.
Main Theatre - Sat 27 November – Fri 31 December

Wonderland - a 45 minute interactive Christmas show about the adventures of a mouse called Max, specially created for 3-6 year olds with puppets, original music and songs.  Created by Clare McGarry, in association with the Citizens Theatre.
Stalls Studio - Sat 4, Sat 11, Sat 18, Wed 22 – Fri 31 December

Tall Tales for Small People
– Citizens Young Co. pay tribute to Scottish traditional storytelling with this imaginative performance of folk tales and music for children.  Written by Gerry Mulgrew. 
Circle Studio - Thu 14 – Sat 16 October
Wicked Christmas – 12 Days of Wicked Christmas -  Citizens Community Company return with their annual seasonal satirical glance at all the things we love to hate about Christmas. 
Circle Studio - Wed 15 – Sat 18 December

The Citizens is also delighted to welcome for the first time SCOTTISH OPERA, who will perform a brand new production of CARMEN by Georges Bizet, in new translation by Christopher Cowell; DOGSTAR THEATRE COMPANY’S beautifully realised tale about the reality of survival in war-torn Eastern Europe TAILOR OF INVERNESS; CUMBERNAULD THEATRE’S new musical from Douglas Maxwell, THE BOOKIE; and singer-songwriter SARAH JANE MORRIS (THE COMMUNARDS), who brings two performances, WHERE IT HURTS – her life story in words and music and AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – with full band in concert.  In addition, there are return visits from JAMES SEABRIGHT PRODUCTIONS with HIT ME! THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF IAN DURY; and GLASGAY! FESTIVAL with PANIC PATTERNS, a new commission from award-winning novelists Louise Welsh and Zoë Strachan, while comedian Neil Bratchpiece will present a new night of comedy THE WEE MAN & MUCKERS.

The Citizens also continues to present its wide-ranging programme of weekly drama classes for children and adults, along with skills training courses for businesses and a remarkable selection of pioneering creative learning projects in the communities and education sectors of Scotland. This autumn, that work includes working with prisoners at HMP Barlinnie as part of the continuing Inspiring Change project.  Bringing together 7 arts organisations and led by Motherwell College, the project will take music, drama and the visual arts into Scottish prisons.  Its academic evaluation (the first of its kind in Scotland), will extend knowledge on how experience of the arts can contribute to a reduction of re-offending.

The theatre is delighted to be participating in the European Festivals Association’s international showcase, which attracts over 600 delegates from across the world, belonging to the IETM – International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts. The Citizens will host delegates at the theatre on 5&6 November, each of whom will also be invited to watch A Clockwork Orange and The Monster in the Hall.

Furthering our international connections, Joint Artistic Director Guy Hollands has been invited to Yonago in the Tottori Prefecture, South West Japan, to contribute to the development of the Japanese theatre infrastructure.  He is to direct a community production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls as part of the (THEATRE?)  Young Producers Series; initially visiting in October to meet with the creative team and the cast and then returning January to March to direct the show.  This is part of our ongoing commitment to sharing theatre practice with our peers across the globe, which has seen Citizens staff travel to Sweden and Chicago on professional exchanges. 

Finally, we are delighted to be able to announce 3 shows that will be part of our Spring 2011 season.  The World Premiere of Sue Glover’s MARILYN, directed by Joint Artistic Director Jeremy Raison in a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh; ON THE RIM OF THE WORLD, a new family opera made by and for young people in partnership with Scottish Opera; and a welcome return visit by the National Theatre of Scotland who present the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of David Greig’s DUNSINANE.


Citizens Theatre, Live Theatre & Market Theatre
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS
By Craig Higginson
This international collaboration with the acclaimed Market Theatre in South Africa and Live Theatre in Newcastle brings Craig Higginson’s powerful new play to Glasgow, following its Edinburgh Festival premiere.  Celia, a beautiful young English teacher, has started a new life in Paris.  But when she takes on a French-Congolese pupil, a relationship develops that starts to unravel dark truths from her past.  Brimming with humour, rage and longing, this gripping play is both a minute exploration of an increasingly hazardous romantic entanglement and an insight into the tensions around class, race, language and identity that lie at the heart of present-day South Africa. Craig Higginson’s most recent play has just been given a West End run in London, to great acclaim. 

Citizens Theatre Company
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
By Anthony Burgess
From the iconic novel by Anthony Burgess, made famous by the controversial Stanley Kubrick film, this hard-hitting and disconcerting stage play is a must-see experience.
In a world of high unemployment, state surveillance and fierce repression, the young get their kicks from random violence.  Alex is with his gang of droogs in his favourite milkbar, hyping them up for their nightly orgy of opportunistic brutality. A new government is in power; determined once and for all to stamp out this cycle of aggression and with prisons overflowing, something has to be done to control the perpetrators.  But our charismatic delinquent narrator isn’t a straightforward psychopath. His quick wit is dangerously alluring and he has a penchant for classical music, especially Beethoven’s Ninth.  As we follow his rehabilitation by the state through extreme psychological conditioning we are left wondering if forced benevolence is in fact more evil than sin itself.
Recommended for 15+ 

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THE MONSTER IN THE HALL
Duck and The Duke V. Cat Claws Parsons + The Nameless Dreads
(Feat. The Lady from the Social Services)
World Premiere
By David Greig
A low budget indie comedy musical about a girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown - played out by four actors and a big fat motorbike which goes vrrooommm.  Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly bad. Her Dad - Duke - is a spliff smoking (for medicinal reasons you understand), bike riding, heavy metal loving, horror movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her Mother in a crash. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that the Social Services are coming to take her away. The Monster in the Hall follows Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change.
Recommended for 14+

Citizens Theatre Company
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
By Alan McHugh
When Beauty is banished to live in the Beast’s castle, she must honour her father’s word and face the dreadful monster. But soon she finds all is not as it seems. As an unusual friendship blossoms, will the pair prove that love really does conquer all?  Beauty and the Beast is a bittersweet tale that has charmed generations with its mystery, suspense and romance, told here in a new version by Alan McHugh, who returns to write for the Citizens after last year’s acclaimed Cinderella.  Christmas at the Citizens promises vivid and inventive storytelling, accompanied by captivating original live music in an intimate auditorium where everyone can feel part of the story. An adventure for all the family, with thrills, spills and laughs along the way.
Recommended for 7+

Citizens Company
WONDERLAND
Created By Clare McGarry in association with the Citizens Theatre
It’s the Christmas holidays and Max the mouse has a big dream - to be an ice skating champion!  But it’s cold outside and the duck pond is hard to get to when you’re only a little mouse.  Join Max on a big adventure as he learns how to skate and meets new friends including Santa’s ninja elf and Jackie the bird! Wonderland is a 45 minute interactive Christmas show specially created for 3-6 year olds with puppets, original music and songs.

Citizens Young Co.
TALL TALES FOR SMALL PEOPLE
By Gerry Mulgrew
Based On Traditional Scottish Stories Told By Duncan Williamson.
Ghost stories, animal fables and tall tales are brought to life in this acclaimed adaptation of Scottish stories from the Travelling community, handed down through the generations.  Creep up to the campfire to hear about hunchbacks befriending swans, enchanted pots that fill with gold and a girl who is saved from the body-snatchers by a pair of magic boots! Citizens Young Co. pay tribute to Scottish traditional storytelling with this imaginative evening of folk tales and music.
Recommended for 7-12 years.

Citizens Community Company
WICKED CHRISTMAS - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
The Citizens Community Company return with their annual seasonal satirical glance at all the things we love to hate about Christmas. A laugh-out loud escape from the festive madness and a very special night out for adults only.

ENDS

For further information, press ticket, interview and picture requests please contact:
Cat McNaught, Marketing Manager
0141 418 6233 / cat@citz.co.uk


NOTES TO EDITORS

Tickets on sale: Monday 12 June, 10am

Box Office: 0141 429 0022
Online booking: citz.co.uk

LISTINGS INFORMATION (in chronological order)

Scottish Opera
CARMEN
By Georges Bizet. New Translation By Christopher Cowell
Directed By Ashley Dean
Main Theatre
Listings: Tue 7, Thu 9 & Sat 10 September, 7.30pm
Sun 11 September, 4pm
Tickets:
Tue: £10 all seats
Thu: £10 - £15
Sat & Sun: £10.50-£17.50 (concessions available)

Dogstar Theatre Company
THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS
Directed By Ben Harrison
Performed By Matthew Zajac
Main Theatre
Listings: Fri 17 & Sat 18 September, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.50-£17.50 (concessions available)

James Seabright Productions
HIT ME! THE LIFE AND RHYMES OF IAN DURY
By Jeff Merrifield
Main Theatre
Listings: Tue 21 – Thu 23 September, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10-£15 (concessions available)

Sarah Jane Morris
Main Theatre
WHERE IT HURTS – her life story in words and music
Listings: Fri 24 September, 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 (restricted view £12)
Buy tickets for both performances for £25 (save £5!)
AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – full band in concert
Listings: Sat 25 September, 7.30pm
Tickets: £15 (restricted view £12)
* Buy tickets for both performances for £25 (save £5!)

Cumbernauld Theatre Company
THE BOOKIE
By Douglas Maxwell
Directed By Ed Robson
Main Theatre
Listings: Wed 29 September – Sat 2 October, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 - £17.50 (concessions available)

Citizens Theatre, Live Theatre & Market Theatre
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS
By Craig Higginson
Directed By Malcolm Purkey
Circle Studio
Listings: Tue 21 September – Sat 9 October, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions Available)

Citizens Theatre Company
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
By Anthony Burgess
Directed By Jeremy Raison
Main Theatre
Listings: Wed 13 October – Sat 6 November, 7.30pm
Previews: Wed 13 & Thu 14 October, 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 30 October, 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thu 21 October, 7.30pm
Signed Performance: Wed 27 October, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 28 October, 7.30pm
FREE pre-show workshops for schools: 19, 21, 26 & 28 October
Tickets: £10-£17.50 (concessions available)
School groups: £7.50 + 1 free with every 10 tickets purchased
Recommended for 15+

Citizens Young Co.
TALL TALES FOR SMALL PEOPLE
By Gerry Mulgrew
Based On Traditional Scottish Stories Told By Duncan Williamson.
Directed By Neil Packham
Circle Studio
Listings: Thu 14 – Sat 16 October, 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: £5 (Family tickets available)
Recommended for 7+

Glasgay! Festival
PANIC PATTERNS
By Zoë Strachan & Louise Welsh
Directed By Alison Peebles
Circle Studio
Listings: Wed 20 – Sat 30 October, 7.30pm
Preview: Tue 19 October, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions available)

TAG
THE MONSTER IN THE HALL
Duck And The Duke V Cat Claws Parsons + The Nameless Dreads
(Feat. The Lady From The Social Services)
World Premiere
By David Greig
Directed By Guy Hollands
Circle Studio
Listings: Tue 2 – Sat 13 November, 7.30pm
Matinees: Tue – Thu (both weeks), 1.30pm
Tickets: £12 (concessions available)
School groups: £7.50 + 1 free with every 10 tickets purchased
Recommended for 14+

Neil Bratchpiece
THE WEE MAN & MUCKERS
Late Night Comedy
Fri 12 Nov, 9.15pm
Circle Studio
Tickets: £10

Citizens Theatre Company
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
By Alan McHugh
Directed By Guy Hollands
Main Theatre
Listings: Sat 27 November – Fri 31 December
Charity Preview: Sat 27 November, 7pm. In aid of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. Special ticket price - £10 adults, £6 child
Family Workshops: Sat 11 & Sat 18 December,10am-12noon or 2-4pm. A fun session for 5-10 year olds and their adult companions.  £5 per child – adults go free!
Audio Described Performances: Thu 9 December, 10.30am and Fri 10 December 7pm
Signed Performance: Thu 9 December, 7pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 16 December, 7pm
Tickets: Off-peak - £6 – 17 (Family Tickets £32 - £48) 
Peak - £6 - £18 (Family Tickets £37 - £52)
Recommended age 7+

Citizens Theatre Company
WONDERLAND
Created By Clare Mcgarry
Stalls Studio
Listings: Sat 4, Sat 11, Sat 18 December, 12noon, 2pm & 4pm
Wed 22 – Fri 31 December (excluding 25 & 26 December)
2pm & 4pm
Tickets: £6 off peak /£7 peak (Family tickets available)
Recommended 3-5 years

Citizens Community Company
WICKED CHRISTMAS - 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
Circle Studio
Listings: Wed 15 – Sat 18 December, 7.30pm
Sat 18 December, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Tickets: £10 full price + standard concessions

WEEKLY DRAMA CLASSES
Autumn Term: 4 September – 22 November
KIDS @ CITZ
Saturdays  
4-5 years   10.30-11.30am & 2-pm                
6-8 years   11.45am-12.45pm, 3.15-4.15pm & 3.45-5pm    
9-12 years   2-3.30pm
Sundays  
4-5 years   12 noon-1pm & 3-4pm      
6-8 years   1.30-2.30pm, 2-3.15pm & 4.30-5.30pm      
9-10 years 12 noon-1.30pm & 2-3.30pm          
11-12 years 12 noon-1.30pm & 4-5.30pm
TEENAGERS @ CITZ
Saturdays  
13-15 years 3.45-5.15pm
Sundays  
13-15 years 4-5.30pm
COST £5.50 per child per session. Full term cost can be paid in 1 or 2 installments.

NIGHTSCHOOL
Acting Classes For Adults
Listings: LEVEL 1 Beginners - Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm
Autumn Term: Tue 4 October – Tue 29 November (9 sessions)
LEVEL 2 Intermediate: Mondays 5.30-7.30pm
Autumn Term: Mon 3 October – Mon 28 November (9 sessions)
LEVEL 3 Advanced - Mondays 7.30-9.30pm
Autumn Term: Mon 3 October – Mon 28 November (9 sessions)
COST £75 (£50 concession). 
Must be paid in full at time of booking.

MAKE IT WORK
Creative Communication Skills Training
PRESENTING WITH IMPACT: Fri 22 October & Thu 18 November, 10am-4pm
We also offer:
NETWORKING WITH EASE
TEAM BUILDING
Booking:
Cost per person (includes buffet lunch):
Individuals/Freelancers £105 / Education/Charities £125 / Businesses £170
Group discounts available.
Courses can be run at the Citizens Theatre or at your place of business. Interested organisations or individuals should contact Louise Brown on 0141 418 6273 for more information, dates and costs.

OFF THE PAGE
Play reading sessions
DRESS CIRCLE BAR
20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov &10 Nov, 2-4pm
Tea & coffee provided
£20 for all four sessions

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