NEW HOME AT THE CITIZENS THEATRE FOR VANISHING POINT

16 March 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vanishing Point announced as new cultural tenants at the Citizens Theatre.

From April 2015, Vanishing Point will move from their current office at the CCA in Glasgow to become an associate company of the Citizens Theatre.

One of Scotland’s most successful theatre companies, Vanishing Point is acclaimed for productions developed uniquely with international casts and creative collaborators that have been presented around the world.  Led by Artistic Director Matthew Lenton, Vanishing Point will now have a new base in Glasgow from which to create their distinctive dream-like, atmospheric and magical work.

Announcing the iconic theatre’s newest tenants, Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill says:”It’s important to me that the Citizens is home to some of the best creative talent in Scotland and Vanishing Point fit this bill perfectly.  Having a range of companies and creatives based in our building opens up all sorts of opportunities for collaboration and cooperation and enriches the creative lives of everyone who works in the building. I’m looking forward to welcoming Vanishing Point to their new home next month. ”

Vanishing Point Artistic Director Matthew Lenton says: “Now feels like an exciting time in Vanishing Point’s evolution to be based at the Citizens theatre. We are two companies producing ambitious, invigorating work from contrasting, but complementary perspectives. It’ll be exciting for us to be based in a living, breathing theatre where work is being created daily by directors, actors, performers and designers. We are looking forward to the start of this new relationship.”

Vanishing Point most recently presented The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler at the Citizens Theatre in spring 2014, a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland in association with Eden Court Theatre. In 2008, Vanishing Point and the Citizens Theatre worked together to create Little Otik based on the film by Czech surrealist artist Jan Svankmajer.

-ENDS-

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Keren Nicol, Citizens Theatre Marketing & Communications Manager
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NOTES TO EDITORS

VANISHING POINT
Vanishing Point is Scotland’s leading international theatre company. Established in 1999, the Company has developed an international reputation for creating bold and ambitious performances that are visceral, visual and entertaining. We explore our contemporary society through a unique lens of abstraction, imagery and text, creating worlds that resemble our own, but are magical and sometimes surreal. Collaborating with artists from many disciplines and cultures, we produce highly visual, multimedia theatre infused with haunting poetic visions.

Previous work includes Tomorrow (2014), a co-production with Brighton Festival, Tramway &CenaContemporanea (Brasilia); The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (2014), a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland; Wonderland (2012), a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Tramway (Glasgow) and Eden Court (Inverness); Saturday Night (2011), a co-production with TeatroNaçional São João, São LuizTeatroMunicpal, Centro Cultural Vila Flor and Tramway; The Beggar’s Opera (2009), a coproduction with Royal Lyceum Theatre and Belgrade Theatre in association with Tramway; Interiors (2009), a co‐production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Teatro Stabile di Napoli, Traverse Theatre in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Tron Theatre, developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio (London); Little Otik(2008), a co‐production with the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Citizens Theatre; Subway (2007), a coproduction with Tron Theatre in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Lost Ones (2005 & 06).

In addition to theatres throughout the UK, our work has been performed at leading international festivals and venues including Edinburgh International Festival, Buenos Aires International Festival, Santiago A Mil, BOZAR Arts (Brussels), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Stanislavsky Foundation Festival (Moscow), National Theatre of Portugal (Porto) & Brighton Festival.
http://www.vanishing-point.org/

CITIZENS THEATRE

The Citizens Theatre is an iconic venue and theatre company based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It has been one of Scotland’s flagship producing theatres since 1945 and celebrates its 70th anniversary in its Gorbals home in 2015.  Fondly known as the Citz, it is led by Artistic Director, Dominic Hill who took up his post in Autumn 2011. Within a beautiful Victorian auditorium that dates from 1878, the Citizens presents a world-class, contemporary repertoire based on bold new interpretations of classic texts. As its name suggests, it places a strong emphasis on work that can enhance and transform the lives of citizens of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds.

For the latest information on all Citizens Theatre shows, learning and participation activity and the theatre’s upcoming redevelopment project visit citz.co.uk

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