WICKED CHRISTMAS - Cinders’ Revenge
CITIZENS COMMUNITY COMPANY
Written by members of the company
Directed by Neil Packham and Kate Black | Designed by Neil Haynes
We’re told there’s a handsome Prince or Princess for each of us, waiting to rescue us from a life of misery - aye right!
Celebrating its 10th anniversary year, the Citizens Community Company serves up its annual satirical glance at the sugary world of slippers, pumpkins and balls.
Fast becoming an alternative Christmas tradition, the Community Company’s irreverent take on all things festive this year finds Prince Charming fighting for paternity rights, Cinderella’s coachmen pondering the imminent transformation back to horse and dog respectively and cult Glasgow phenomenon ‘The Wee Man’ trying to woo Cinderella with a ‘guttie’ he has found on Sauchiehall St.
In true Community Company fashion though, it’s not all saucy shenanigans and through a generous helping of poetry and song, we get a glimpse at some genuinely tender and heart-warming moments alongside the comical.
Wicked Christmas is the culmination of the 10th anniversary celebrations of this dynamic company, which draws members from every walk of life. Current Community Company members range in years from 20 to 80 and participate in performing, writing and even assisting backstage. This anniversary year has seen the successful staging of My Clydeside Valentine here in Glasgow, an international exchange with a community theatre group from Länsteatern i Örebro in Sweden, as well as the establishment of a choir with Bridging the Gap (a local asylum seeker/refugee support group).
Not for the faint-hearted this humourous humdinger is a welcome escape from the Christmas madness and a very special night out.
Contains strong language and adult content. Recommended for 15+
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 December 2009
Wednesday 16 December, 7.30pm
TIMES & PRICES
Wed-Fri 7.30pm / Sat 7.30pm & 9.30pm
All tickets £10 + standard concessions (NB - returns only).
Suitable for 15+ (due to adult content and swearing)
CITIZENS COMMUNITY COMPANY
The concept of forming a Citizens Community Company began to take shape in 1999 with the first Community Performance Project ‘Driving Out The Devil’, short plays by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Guy Hollands. Since this first evening the company has presented over twenty different productions, including two main stage productions ‘Ice Cream Dreams’ and ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They?’.
Anybody living, learning or working in Glasgow and the surrounding area who has an interest in joining the company (you needn’t have any experience of acting) should contact Neil Packham on 0141 429 5561 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WEE MAN
‘The wee man’ is the creation of Neil Bratchpiece - from Scotland’s very own comedy dynasty. His brother Bratchy and father Mark (“Motherwell’s Woody Allen” The List) are also comedians. Neil works front of house at the Citizens Theatre and this is the third time he has worked with the Community Company. Neil has written two pieces for the show and will perform as his cult creation in one.
His cult ned character, with a penchant for filth has captivated audiences and created a huge following, particularly online, where his videos have become viral hits. Neil has been honoured with a place in the final of the Scottish Comedian of the Year Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008.