CRIME AND PUNISHMENT ADAPTATION LEADS THE WAY IN CRITICS’ AWARDS NOMINATIONS

8 MAY 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Citizens Theatre’s 2013 production of Crime and Punishment has today been announced as the most-nominated production in the 2014 Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) with six nominations, the most for any Citizens production since the awards were established.

Announced today, 8 May 2014, the shortlist revealed nominations for the production in the categories of Best Director, for Dominic Hill; Best Ensemble; Best Music and Sound, for composer Nikola Kodjabashia; Best Production; and Best Technical Presentation. Actor Adam Best, who won praise from critics and audiences for his portrayal of the conflicted young student Raskolnikov, has been nominated for the Best Male Performance award.

The world premiere production of the new adaptation by Chris Hannan of Dostoyevsky’s iconic novel was a co-production between the Gorbals theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and marked the first time that the two Scottish companies had worked with the Liverpool venues. 

The announcement of the nominations brings Artistic Director Dominic Hill’s total number of CATS nominations to 13, the most of any director working in Scotland.

Learning of the nominations Dominic Hill said:”In creating a new stage adaptation of Crime and Punishment, we set out to make an exciting stage show that would offer audiences a fresh and accessible way to experience an extraordinary novel. I’m delighted that our production has been recognised with six nominations, which is testament to the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of the company of Crime and Punishment.”

Other productions presented on the Citizens Theatre stage are also well-represented in the nominations. The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler by Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland in association with Eden Court, and Dragon, a co-production between Vox Motus, National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People’s Art Theatre, China each received four nominations. David Harrower’s Ciara starring Blythe Duff and presented by Traverse Theatre Company and Datum Point receiving three.

The winners of this year’s CATS Awards will be announced in a ceremony at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow on Sunday 8 June at 3.30pm. Tickets for the ceremony are available from citz.co.uk priced at £15 each.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Dominic Hill has won four CATS Awards: Best Director for Pinter’s Betrayal in11-12; Best Production for Dark Things at Traverse 09-10; Best Director and Best Production for Peer Gynt 07-08.
The Citizens Theatre has won twelve CATS Awards in the history of the awards. 
The full list of nominees for the 2014 awards can be found on the CATS website

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