Citizens Theatre presents A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens’
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Dominic Hill

29 Nov 2014 to 3 Jan 2015, Citizens Theatre

PRESS NIGHT Friday 5 December 7pm
Reviewers welcome from Thursday 4 December 10am

Get ready to get cosy in the beautiful surroundings of the Citizens’ Victorian auditorium and enjoy a magical and spine-tingling theatrical telling of the most festive tale of them all: A Christmas Carol. Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill directs a new production of Neil Bartlett’s adaptation from 29 November 2014 until 3 January 2015, suitable for the whole family from 6+ who are looking for something a little different from the usual festive offering.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. But one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the true spirit of Christmas.

Dickens’ beloved and heart-warming tale is directed by Dominic Hill, whose imaginative, bold and distinctive theatrical productions for the Citizens has made him one of the leading directors of classic texts retold for contemporary audiences in Scotland.

Cliff Burnett, recently on the Citizens’ stage as Polonius in Hill’s production of Hamlet, will play Scrooge, leading a large ensemble cast. A weird and wonderful soundscape of Christmas carols performed live on stage will be created by Hill’s regular collaborator Nikola Kodjabashia. Kodjabashia has lent his distinctive style most recently to Hill’s Hamlet, and previously to Crime and Punishment and Christmas show, The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain, for which he earned nominations for the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

Writer Neil Bartlett’s adaptation draws solely on text from Dickens’ classic novel. Bartlett was Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith from 1994 – 2005. His plays, translations and adaptations are performed widely across the English-speaking world, and his third novel, Skin Lane, was nominated for the Costa Book Award in 2007.

The Citizens will also be presenting a brand new show for 3 - 6 year olds in its Circle Studio during December. Eric The Elf’s Chaotic Christmas by Andy McGregor is a fun-filled, interactive, inspiring musical adventure about a wee elf who finds the future of Christmas rests on his small shoulders.

Family tickets for A Christmas Carol start from £33 for a family of three to £71 for a family of five. More information about both A Christmas Carol and Eric The Elf’s Chaotic Christmas can be found on the Citizens Theatre’s website citz.co.uk. Tickets available from the website or by calling 0141 429 0022.

A Christmas Carol is supported by an Arts & Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Grant in recognition of first-time arts sponsor, Laurieston Living by Urban Union.

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For more information, interviews and images, or to request tickets, please contact Keren Nicol, Marketing & Communications Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 0141 418 6233. Production images will be available to download from the Citizens Theatre flickr feed flickr.com/citizenstheatre

NOTES TO EDITORS
The New Arts Sponsorship Grants scheme incentivises businesses to sponsor the arts in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Arts & Business Scotland. An arts organisation receiving an eligible business sponsorship can apply for £1 of funding for every £1 of sponsorship. The funding goes towards additional arts activity, for which the sponsor receives additional business benefits.  www.aandbscotland.org.uk

LISTINGS
Citizens Theatre presents
Charles Dickens’
A Christmas Carol
Recommended for 6+

Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Dominic Hill
Assistant Director Stephen Darcy
Designed by Rachael Canning
Lighting by Lizzie Powell
Sound & Music by Nikola Kodjabashia
Movement by Benedicte Seierup and Lucien MacDougall


Cast: Cliff Burnett, Laura Cairns, Cameron Crighton (Citizens Theatre Actor Intern), Martin Donaghy (Citizens Theatre Actor Intern), Cate Hamer, John Kielty, Stephanie McGregor, John O’Mahony
Suitable for 6+

Dates: Sat 29 November 2014 – Sat 3 January 2015 (times vary)
Preview: Sat 29 Nov 7pm
BSL interpreted performance:  Fri 12 Dec 7pm
Audio Described performances: Sat 13 Dec 2pm
Captioned performance:  Sat 20 Dec 2pm

Tickets: Adult £14 - £20 Child £8 - £12

PRICES
Family Tickets available by telephone bookings or in person at the theatre

PREVIEW
Adult £10.50 | Child £6.50

STANDARD
Adult £14 - £18.50 | Child £8 - £11
Family & Friends Discounts:
Family of 3 (1 child min) £33 - £45
Family of 4 (2 child min) £42 - £55
Family of 5 (3 child min) £47 - £65

PEAK
Adult £16 - £20 | Child £9 - £12
Family & Friends Discounts:
Family of 3 (1 child min) £36 - £48
Family of 4 (2 child min) £46 - £60
Family of 5 (3 child min) £54 - £71

CONCESSIONS
£3 off full price tickets for Senior Citizens, Disabled and Students
£5 Gorbals Card (max 4 tickets) & Unemployed
GROUPS
1 free ticket with every 10 booked
School Groups £8.50 (all performances)
Youth Groups £9.50 standard, £10 peak
Adult Groups (10 or more) £2.50 off each ticket
£2 online transaction fee applies

2014
Sat 29 Nov 7pm
Wed 3 Dec 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 4 Dec     10am & 1.30pm
Fri 5 Dec     10.30am & 7pm
Sat 6 Dec       2pm & 7pm
Tue 9 Dec       10am & 1.30pm
Wed 10 Dec 10am & 1.30pm
Thu 11 Dec 10.30am & 7pm
Fri 12 Dec       10.30am & 7pm
Sat 13 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Sun 14 Dec 2pm
Tue 16 Dec 10am & 1.30pm
Wed 17 Dec 10.30am
Thu 18 Dec 10.30am & 7pm
Sat 20 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Sun 21 Dec 1pm & 5pm
Mon 22 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Tue 23 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Wed 24 Dec 1pm & 5pm
Fri 26 Dec       2pm
Sat 27 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Sun 28 Dec 1pm & 5pm
Tue 30 Dec 2pm & 7pm
Wed 31 Dec 2pm
2015
Fri 2 Jan     2pm
Sat 3 Jan     2pm & 7pm

Citizens Theatre presents
Eric The Elf’s Chaotic Christmas
By Andy McGregor
For 3 – 6 year olds

Tickets
Standard £8
Preview £5

Family and Friends Discounts
Family of 3 (1 child min) £21
Family of 4 (2 child min) £28
Family of 5 (3 child min) £35
Nurseries £6 + 1 free with every 10
Gorbals card £5
A £2 online transaction fee applies

Dates
Thu 11 Dec 10.30am preview
Fri 12 Dec 10.30am
Sat 13 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Sun 14 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Wed 17 Dec 10.30am, 1.30pm
Thu 18 Dec 10.30am, 1.30pm
Sat 20 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Sun 21 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Mon 22 Dec 11am, 2pm
Tue 23 Dec 11am, 2pm
Wed 24 Dec 11am, 2pm
Sat 27 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Sun 28 Dec 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm
Tue 30 Dec 11am, 2pm
Wed 31 Dec 11am, 2pm

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