Lot and His God
Controversial and challenging, British playwright Barker is a champion of radical theatre. In Lot and His God, Barker applies his characteristic style to a fearless and ruthless subversion of the ancient Old Testament tale of Lot, his faithless wife and the annihilation of the sinful city of Sodom. Directed by Debbie Hannan, recent Trainee Director at The Royal Court and previous Assistant Director at Citizens Theatre (Sleeping Beauty, The Maids). Recommended for 14+. Adult themes and content.
Up Close Season
1965 - 1973
In its 8-year life, the radical, anarchic and experimental Close Theatre Club, situated in a small studio theatre next to the Citizens Theatre, has informed the whole of the Citizens’ programme over the last five decades.
2015 sees the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Close, and we celebrate this important part of Glasgow’s theatre history with a programme of work in our Circle Studio presented by some of the brightest voices in Scottish theatre.
Lot and His God by Howard Barker directed by Debbie Hannan.
3 - 10 Oct
Striptease & Out At Sea by Sławomir Mrożek directed by Matthew Lenton.
17 - 24 Oct
Vanya by Sam Holcroft directed by Gareth Nicholls.
31 Oct - 7 Nov
“edgy direction retains the potency of Barker’s script” ★★★★★
Across the Arts
“an electric set of power games” ★★★★★
“a memorably bold, intelligent, witty and poetic start to the Up Close season” ★★★★★
” this minimalist approach works wonders”★★★★★
“The Close had an underground subversive feel to it, which is something that’s hard to find these days.”
Artistic Director Dominic Hill speaks to The Herald about the Up Close Season.
Cast & Creative TeamWritten by Howard Barker Directed by Debbie Hannan CAST Cliff Burnett Daniel Cahill Pauline Knowles Ewan Somers