Cast announced for The Comedy of Errors as tickets go on sale marking a return to live performance

Tickets go on sale today for the Citizens Theatre’s The Comedy of Errors as part of the Live at No.40 Festival presented by Scottish Opera this summer. Shakespeare’s riotous tale of mistaken identity and reunited families is directed by Artistic Director Dominic Hill. The stripped-back, lively and colourful production will be performed by a talented ensemble of seven. With live music and physical comedy, this farcical 90-minute show will provide a fun return to live theatre performance for audiences in Glasgow in an atmospheric outdoor setting. The production will run for 11 performances in July.

The cast of seven includes Jessica Hardwick (The Rivals, Miss Julie, Lanark: A Life In Three Acts and Crime and Punishment), a familiar face at the Citizens who recently played Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, notching up a CATs nomination for Best Female Performance for the role and Karen Fishwick (Hansel and Gretel, Glasgow Girls at the Citz and Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour for National Theatre of Scotland).

Lorraine Mcintosh is known to many as a singer with the band Deacon Blue as well as for her many stage roles including Men Should Weep and Let the Right One In for National Theatre of Scotland and God of Carnage and The Mistress at the Tron Theatre.

Michael Guest and Ewan Miller are part of the Citizens Theatre Graduate Actor Scheme which has been running for the past 10 years as part of the Citizens’ commitment to nurturing new talent. The scheme has given many of Scotland's most successful actors their first career opportunities.

John Macaulay has recently played in a number of productions with Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre and last worked with Dominic Hill in Peer Gynt for National Theatre of Scotland.

The cast is completed by Glasgow actor/musician Samuel Pashby (Cyrano de Bergerac) who has appeared in productions with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Byre Theatre and Playwrights Studio Scotland.

Citizens Theatre’s Artistic Director, Dominic Hill, said: “We are delighted to be invited by Scottish Opera to join this celebratory return to live performance, safely reuniting artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of theatre. We can’t wait to get back on stage and come together again as a community to enjoy a fun Shakespeare comedy in an atmospheric outdoor setting. It will be a joyous moment of reunion. While our building continues to be redeveloped, it’s a brilliant opportunity to provide an alternative way to see a Citizens Theatre production this summer.”

Cast

Karen Fishwick Luciana/Ensemble
Michael Guest Dromio of Ephesus & Dromio of Syracuse
Jessica Hardwick Adriana/Ensemble
John Macaulay Egeon/Pinch/Ensemble
Lorraine M.Mcintosh Abbess/Courtesean/Ensemble
Ewan Miller Antipholus of Ephesus & Antipholus of Syracuse
Samuel Pashby Actor Musician/Ensemble

Creative Team

Director Dominic Hill
Designer Jessica Worrall
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Composer Nikola Kodjabashia
Movement Directors Lucien Lindsay-MacDougall & Benedicte Seierup
Assistant Director Lauren Mitchell

Listings

There will be 11 performances of Citizen Theatre’s The Comedy of Errors between 11 - 24 July

Performance dates and times:

11 July @7pm (Preview)

12 July @7pm (Preview)

14 July @7pm

16 July @ 7pm

20 July @ 7pm

21 July @ 2.30pm & 7pm 22 July @ 7pm

23 July @ 7pm

24 July @ 2.30pm & 7pm

Press Performance – Wed 14 July, 7pm

Tickets must be booked in advance and will be bookable in household groups of 1 to 4. These will be available to book in pods, small groups of seats at a safe distance from other groups.

Ticket prices: Full price £20, Concessions £15 Previews: £15 Available from www.citz.co.uk

For more information, images and to arrange interviews and press tickets please contact: Michelle Mangan PR hello@michellemangan.com | 07979227909

Alison MacKinnon, Head of Marketing & Communications, Citizens Theatre alison@citz.co.uk | 07950421374

Notes to Editors

Citizens Theatre

The Citizens Theatre is Glasgow’s major producing theatre and one of the leading theatre companies in the UK. Over the last 75 years, it has built an international reputation for producing innovative shows on stage, alongside a highly regarded learning programme of participatory and education work. It is led by Artistic Director, Dominic Hill who is regarded as having “a talent for classical drama which is genuinely world class.” (Daily Telegraph) and Executive Director, Alex McGowan. The theatre presents bold new interpretations of classic texts that are accessible and relevant - and uniquely, where any member of the audience can attend a performance for as little as 50p. The company’s beautiful Victorian home in the Gorbals is currently closed while it undergoes a major

redevelopment. This will be the first comprehensive, integrated redevelopment of the building since it opened in 1878. The project will transform the experiences of audiences, participants and performers and secure the future of one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings and leading producing theatres.

For more information on Citizens Theatre visit: https://www.citz.co.uk/

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