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CITIZENS THEATRE WINTER/SPRING 2013

THE MAIDS TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM DOCTOR FAUSTUS THE SEAGULL FAR AWAY


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50P TICKETS

CALLING ALL BARGAIN HUNTERS!

100 TICKETS for the first 10 PERFORMANCES of each show. On sale at 10am on the following dates:

THE MAIDS on sale Sat 12 Jan

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM on sale Sat 9 Feb

DOCTOR FAUSTUS on sale Sat 30 Mar

There’s not much you can get for 50p these days – so how about some world class theatre? The rock bottom price is back for 4 more shows. NO CATCHES JUST A GOOD OLD FASHIONED QUEUE. In person sales at the theatre. 2 TICKETS PER PERSON. Cash only. No reservations. Allocated price band II seats. Terms & conditions apply.

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS on sale Sat 18 May

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THE MAIDS BY JEAN GENET IN A TRANSLATION BY MARTIN CRIMP

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Obsessive power games spiral out of control as fantasy and reality become blurred, with lethal consequences.

Two maids and their mistress: three women locked in a repetitive and abusive cycle of domination and submission. While the mistress is out of the apartment, Claire and Solange raid her wardrobe and indulge in secret, ritualistic role-play; acting out the scenes of daily domestic arrogance with which she has earned their hatred. Loosely based on the true story of the Papin sisters who shocked French society in the 1930s when they brutally murdered their mistress and her daughter, Jean Genet’s enduring masterpiece simultaneously explores the illusion of theatre and the psychology of retribution. Award-winning designer and director Stewart Laing brings his unique aesthetic style to this new interpretation of Genet’s notorious play. True to Genet’s original anarchic vision, the three women will be played by young men. Recommended for 16+

DIRECTED AND DESIGNED BY STEWART LAING LIGHTING DESIGN BY STUART JENKINS Cast: Samuel Keefe, Ross Mann and Scott Reid MAIN THEATRE Thu 17 Jan – Sat 2 Feb, 7.30pm PREVIEWS Thu 17 & Fri 18 Jan, 7.30pm MATINEE Sat 26 Jan, 2.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED AD Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm SIGNED BSL Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm POST SHOW TALK Thu 24 Jan, with director Stewart Laing TICKETS £12-£19 (concessions available) Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12 See booking information on p32-33 for all prices and discounts.

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TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM BY DONNA FRANCESCHILD

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A new stage play of the classic 90’s BBC TV series. When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double glazing salesman, arrives to reinvigorate St Jude’s defunct hospital radio station he turns more than the ramshackle station upside down. The whisky drinking would-be DJ meets the 19 year-old bipolar Campbell, schizophrenic electronic genius Fergus, OCD Rosalie and the elusive self-harming Francine. Fighting against illness and perception, Eddie and the patients of St Jude’s strive for their dreams to be accepted. Hope and joy in the fragile beauty of the human heart wash over this hilarious and profoundly moving adaptation of Donna Franceschild’s cult BBC TV series, set in Glasgow. Featuring a fantastic R&B soundtrack including Soul Man, Rainy Night In Georgia and Can’t Get Next To You.

DIRECTED BY MARK THOMSON DESIGNED BY ALEX LOWDE LIGHTING DESIGN BY CHRIS DAVEY Cast includes: Iain Robertson, Brian Vernel, Helen Mallon, Caroline Paterson, Grant O’Rourke, Martin McCormick, Gayle Madine, Gregor Firth and Lucy Hollis. MAIN THEATRE Thu 14 Feb – Sat 9 Mar, 7.30pm PREVIEWS Thu 14 & Fri 15 Feb, 7.30pm MATINEE Sat 2 Mar, 2.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED AD Wed 27 Feb, 7.30pm SIGNED BSL Thu 28 Feb, 7.30pm CAPTIONED CAP Thu 7 Mar, 7.30pm POST SHOW TALK Wed 20 Feb With writer Donna Franceschild and director Mark Thomson. TICKETS £12-£19 (concessions available) Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12 See booking information on p32-33 for all prices and discounts. This production will also play at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 13 Mar – 6 Apr.

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UNTITLED PROJECTS

THE SALON PROJECT

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Putting the audience at the heart of the action, this exquisitely constructed re-imagining of a 19th century French salon re-kindles the art of conversation. Your evening begins with a transformation into full period costume by a coterie of dressers and make-up artists, before you emerge into a mirrored impression of a 19th-century Parisian salon. As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought on science, politics, technology and the arts. The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was French society's golden age – an era of change, excess and inquiry. Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present and imagine what the future will hold in this beautifully crafted night of fashion and conversation. Recommended for 16+ (contains nudity)

‘Astonishing…one of the most complete immersive theatre experiences ever conceived.’

DIRECTOR & HOST STEWART LAING COSTUME DESIGN THEO CLINKARD LIGHTING DESIGN MIKE BROOKES SOUND DESIGN JACK WRIGLEY & ROBBIE THOMSON MAIN THEATRE Fri 15 – Sat 23 Mar TIMED ENTRY 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm It is essential you arrive promptly for your allocated time. SIGNED BSL Thu 21 Mar, 6pm TICKETS £25 IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION Advance booking only, minimum two weeks before show date. In order to prepare your period costume, measurements must be submitted in advance for everyone in your party. An online form is available after booking which includes video guides on how to take your measurements. The event will last 180 mins including time to get dressed.

The Scotsman

‘Extraordinary, intellectually provocative and tremendously good fun.’ The Guardian

Supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Breakthrough Award and Creative Scotland in collaboration with the Citizens Theatre. Originally created with support from the Traverse Theatre. 9


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DOCTOR FAUSTUS BY CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE AND COLIN TEEVAN

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We all want what we can’t have. But what price would we pay to get it? Faustus is restless for knowledge and his insatiable desire for notoriety has driven him to make a pact with the devil in return for the power to perform the black arts.

DIRECTED BY DOMINIC HILL DESIGNED BY COLIN RICHMOND LIGHTING DESIGN BY TIM MITCHELL MUSIC BY DAN JONES

This life-changing decision propels him into the heady world of the rich and famous as he becomes a globe-trotting magician. At last, women pay him attention, celebrities want to be his friend and he has the world at his feet to manipulate as he pleases.

MAIN THEATRE Fri 5 – Sat 27 Apr, 7.30pm

But was the price worth paying? Christopher Marlowe’s mythic tale of mankind’s greed for power is given a modern day twist in this new production from the same writer and director team behind the smash hit, Peer Gynt, ‘the finest piece of classic theatre Scotland has produced in half a decade.’ (The Scotsman) Featuring Kevin Trainor as Doctor Faustus and celebrated Scottish actress Siobhan Redmond as Mephistopheles. Recommended for 14+

Wed 17 Apr | 4.30pm-6.30pm (followed by show at 7.30pm)

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SCHOOLS WORKSHOP CONJURING DOCTOR FAUSTUS

PREVIEWS Fri 5 & Sat 6 Apr, 7.30pm MATINEE Sat 20 Apr, 2pm AUDIO DESCRIBED AD Thu 11 Apr, 7.30pm SIGNED BSL Thu 18 Apr, 7.30pm CAPTIONED CAP Thu 25 Apr, 7.30pm TICKETS £12-£19 (concessions available) Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12 See booking information on p32-33 for all prices and discounts.

A unique and practical insight into the making of the production with director Dominic Hill. For students and pupils 14+

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HEADLONG, THE NUFFIELD THEATRE SOUTHAMPTON IN ASSOCIATION WITH DERBY THEATRE

THE SEAGULL BY ANTON CHEKHOV IN A NEW VERSION BY JOHN DONNELLY

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A play about unrequited love, a story about how we create stories and one of the greatest plays of the modern era.

‘A lake. A young girl who's spent her life beside it. She loves the lake, she's happy, she's free – like a seagull. Then a man comes along, sees her, and destroys her.’ In The Seagull, Chekhov explores emotion, creativity and romantic conflict with the clarity of a doctor and the heart of a poet. Its young, tormented protagonist is determined to overthrow the old and find new forms of expression as he struggles with the frustrations and fulfillments of putting words on a page. Headlong return to the Citizens with another innovative re-imagining of a classic text in this brand new version by hotly-tipped writer, John Donnelly.

DIRECTED BY BLANCHE MCINTYRE DESIGNED BY LAURA HOPKINS LIGHTING DESIGN BY GUY HOARE SOUND DESIGN BY GREGORY CLARKE MAIN THEATRE Wed 1 – Sat 11 May, 7.30pm MATINEE Sat 11 May, 2.30pm TICKETS £12-£19 (concessions available) See booking information on p32-33 for all prices and discounts.

The Citizens is delighted to welcome back Headlong after previous collaborations on Medea and Angels in America. Other hit productions by the company include The Effect, Earthquakes in London and ENRON as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness.

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FAR AWAY AND SEAGULLS TWO PLAYS BY CARYL CHURCHILL

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When a young girl wakes in the night at her aunt and uncle’s house, she hears and sees things no child could forget.

Driven by fear and teetering on the brink of self-destruction, society has lost all moral bearings and nature has turned on itself. The wasps have been killing horses, the cats have come in on the side of the French and it’s hard to know whom to trust.

DIRECTED BY DOMINIC HILL DESIGNED BY NEIL HAYNES LIGHTING DESIGN BY LIZZIE POWELL

As Joan grapples with a brutal and engulfing paranoia, a love affair plays out against the odds.

PREVIEWS Thu 23 & Fri 24 May, 7.30pm

Set in a dystopian society, Far Away is an unsettling, chilling and darkly comic play that changed the landscape of contemporary theatre. A decade after its London premiere, it continues to powerfully resonate with world events today. This will be the first Scottish production of the play. Frequently referred to as ‘the greatest living English playwright’, Caryl Churchill is the author of over 30 plays including Top Girls, Serious Money and Cloud Nine.

A CARYL CHURCHILL DOUBLE BILL Far Away will be performed in a double bill with the rarely staged Seagulls, a short play about a woman who has the unusual gift of being able to move objects – by power of thought.

MAIN THEATRE Thu 23 May – Sat 8 Jun, 7.30pm

MATINEE Sat 1 Jun, 2.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED AD Thu 30 May, 7.30pm SIGNED BSL Thu 6 Jun, 7.30pm POST SHOW TALK Thu 30 May With director, Dominic Hill TICKETS £12-£19 (concessions available) Previews £8 | Tuesdays £12 See booking information on p32-33 for all prices and discounts.

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GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL

COMEDY FESTIVAL MON 25 – SAT 30 MARCH All shows recommended for 16+. Strong language. RICHARD HERRING TALKING COCK Mon 25 Mar, 8.30pm | Tickets: £15 It’s an object of shame and pride; it inspires laughter and fear; it’s a symbol of power, yet it’s incredibly fragile. How can one tiny flap of sponge and sinew be all these things? Richard Herring exposes the truth about men and their flutes of love. BBC SCOTLAND COMEDY SHOWCASE Tue 26 Mar, 7pm | FREE, but ticketed BBC Scotland presents a night of stand-up, sitcoms, stars and songs. Audiences will get a sneak peak at shows currently in development and scripts will be performed live on stage by a range of up and coming and established Scottish talent. CHRIS ADDISON THE TIME IS NOW AGAIN Wed 27 Mar, 8.30pm | Tickets: £20 The star of The Thick of It and Mock The Week returns to the Citizens with his twice extended critically-acclaimed show. ‘Exquisite, supersmart solo show…gloriously funny’ Time Out.

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JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH OUT OF OUR SHEDS Thu 28 Mar, 8.30pm | Tickets: £15 Which is better – city life or country living? Supermarket or village shop? The Sony and Perrier nominated Shuttleworth ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean streets of Britain. FRED MACAULAY THE FIRST 25 YEARS Sat 30 Mar, 8.30pm | Tickets: £15 Celebrating 25 years of stand-up with an hour of his greatest hits, you can expect a mixture of contemporary routines with earlier classic material such as ‘I think I might be losing my hair.’ JUST ANNOUNCED – Phill Jupitus Fri 29 Mar, 8.30pm, £15


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TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE WITH MAUREEN BEATTIE AND FRIENDS Sun 14 Apr, 7pm Tickets: £25 (including glass of fizz) All proceeds to:

From the wit of Oscar Wilde to the glorious poetry of Robert Burns, from the sketches of Victoria Wood to the plays of William Shakespeare – an evening of poetry, prose and maybe a song or two celebrating love in all its guises. With special guests from stage and screen to be announced! The event will include a celebrity auction hosted by Johnny Beattie.

DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND Sat 15 – Wed 19 Jun Students of the Musical Theatre course make their annual return to the Citizens following last year’s triumphant, Bye Bye Birdie. 2013 show to be announced. On sale March 2013.

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THE SEASON PASS THE MORE SHOWS YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE! Discounted tickets, the best seats in the house and great nights out at your favourite theatre booked in one hassle-free transaction. Choose any 3 shows to activate your pass and save £3 off each ticket. Buy all 5 shows and save up to £15 per person.

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THE SHOWS THE MAIDS Thu 17 Jan – Sat 2 Feb

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM Thu 14 Feb – Sat 9 Mar

NOT SURE OF YOUR DATES? Can’t commit to all 5 shows now? We’re flexible! A minimum of 3 shows is required to activate your pass. But you can add a 4th or 5th show later. If you change your mind about dates, we’ll happily swap your tickets for an alternative performance of the same value, as long as you give us 24 hours notice.

DOCTOR FAUSTUS Fri 5 – Sat 27 Apr

THE SEAGULL Wed 1 – Sat 11 May

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS Thu 23 May – Sat 8 Jun

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SEAT RESTORATION FUND

HELP RESTORE OUR AUDITORIUM TO ITS F WE’RE HALF WAY THERE! Since the launch of our campaign we have raised £172,000 of our target of £314,000.

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Audiences have generously donated over £10,000 with their ticket purchase. Individual supporters and trusts have dedicated 88 seats raising £44,000.

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Maureen and Johnny Beattie generously lent their support to our Seat Restoration Launch earlier this year alongside Chairman of the Glasgow Restaurant Association, Ryan James. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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VICTORIAN FORMER GLORY WE NEED YOUR HELP TO REACH OUR TARGET WAYS TO DONATE SEAT DEDICATIONS £500 Dedicate a seat to a loved one, someone you admire or mark your own favourite spot in the theatre. A personalised plaque will be placed on your seat for 10 years. Your dedication will also be displayed in our virtual auditorium on our website. Dedications can be paid in instalments by arrangement.

DONATIONS £10-£100 At the box office or online at citz.co.uk Donation boxes in the foyer TEXT SEAT45 plus your donation amount of £1, £2, £5 or £10 to 70070 WITH YOUR TICKET £1 We are asking all audience members to add a £1 donation to their ticket purchase. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

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TAKE PART

PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATIVE LIFE OF OUR THEATRE We believe learning is for life and that everyone can enjoy being part of the creative process. Every week of the year our Citizens Learning team provides a range of opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds in Glasgow and beyond to get involved in our theatre and develop skills and self-confidence in an inclusive environment where friendships can flourish. Everyone is welcome to take part in our projects, classes, workshops and productions.

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HERE WE STAY – our recent project with Scottish Refugee Council created a global community chorus of asylum-seekers and refugees alongside local residents from Glasgow, who shared their life stories through song, spoken word, live music and film. 22


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HAT-TRICK FOR HIT PRODUCTION DIVIDED CITY BROUGHT BACK TO THE STAGE Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government and a new partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Ltd, the hugely popular stage production of Theresa Breslin’s award-winning book, Divided City, is back. This is the third time the successful anti-sectarianism project has been run in Scotland by Citizens Learning. Working intensively with over 40 pupils from 6 different secondary schools in South Lanarkshire, its important message of tolerance and friendship continues to inspire participants and audiences. Thu 7 – Sat 9 Feb, The Town House Hamilton Tickets £10 (£6 concession) | sllcboxoffice.co.uk

CITIZENS THEATRE AT HMP BARLINNIE With financial support from Creative Scotland, the Citizens Learning team will deliver a series of drama workshops and creative projects in HMP Barlinnie. We will be working in close partnership with Motherwell College and Scottish Prison Service staff to plan the three-year programme which aims to use drama to engage prisoners in education.

Platform 2:10, our previous project in HMP Barlinnie working with 65 male prisoners.

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DRAMA CLASSES We run drama classes for kids and teenagers (4-18 year olds) every weekend. SPRING TERM 12 Jan – 24 Mar (10 sessions) No sessions on 9/10 Feb SUMMER TERM 20 Apr – 16 Jun (8 sessions) No sessions 25/26 May COST £60 spring term £48 summer term (£6 per child per session, paid in advance) Our café bar is open throughout the day and free newspapers are provided. The theatre also has a free car park and free WiFi available.

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KIDS @ CITZ 

EASTER ACADEMY

SATURDAYS 4-5 years 10am-11am & 12.30pm-1.30pm                        

All courses run Mon 8 – Sat 13 Apr, 9am-3pm | Cost: £95 (£80 concession)

6-8 years 10.15am-11.30am, 11.15am-12.15pm & 2.45pm-3.45pm       9-12 years 10.15am-11.45am, 11.45am-1.15pm & 2.45pm-4.15pm SUNDAYS    4-5 years 10am-11am & 12.30pm-1.30pm           6-8 years 10.15am-11.30am, 11.15am-12.15pm & 2.30pm-3.30pm 9-12 years 10am-11.30am & 11.45am-1.15pm

TEENAGERS @ CITZ  SATURDAYS    13-15 years 12noon-1.30pm & 2.45pm-4.15pm SUNDAYS    13-15 years 11.45am-1.15pm & 2.30pm-4pm 16-18 years 2.30pm-4pm From 22 – 27 July 2013, we will be working in partnership with Scottish Ballet to deliver an exciting summer project for 6-8 year olds in the Hidden Gardens at Tramway. See citz.co.uk

6-8 years | 9-12 years | 13-18 years

An action packed drama week during the spring break.

SUMMER ACADEMY Our popular Summer Academy is back for its sixth year. 1 WEEK COURSES Cost: £95 (£80 conc) 6-8 years Mon 1 – Sat 6 Jul, 9am-3pm Mon 8 – Sat 13 Jul, 9am-3pm 2 WEEK COURSES Cost: £190 (£160 conc) 6-8 years Mon 15 – Sat 27 Jul, 9am-3pm 9-12 years Mon 1 – Sat 13 Jul, 9am-3pm Mon 15 – Sat 27 Jul, 9am-3pm 13-18 years Mon 1 – Sat 13 Jul, 9am-3pm Mon 15 – Sat 27 Jul, 9am-3pm Deposit required. Limited concession places available.

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OPEN ACCESS TRAINING DAYS If you are a theatre maker who wants to make the arts accessible to all, come and train with the very best in the business to develop your skills in inclusive creative practice. Sessions run 10am-4pm at the Citizens Theatre. Cost per workshop (including lunch): £10 freelance practitioners £15 building-based practitioners OILY CART Working with people on the autistic spectrum Thu 7 Feb SOLAR BEAR Deaf youth theatre skills Thu 21 Feb

OFF THE PAGE PLAY READING SESSIONS

Informal and sociable meetings for those who are young at heart and mature in years. The group meet weekly on a Wednesday, 2pm-4pm Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. No advance reading is required – enjoy finding out what happens each week! SPRING TERM 16 Jan – 20 Feb (6 sessions) Reading: Donna Franceschild’s Takin’ Over the Asylum. Cost: £30 SUMMER TERM 17 Apr – 5 Jun (8 sessions) Reading: Caryl Churchill’s Far Away and Seagulls. Cost: £40 26

CHICKENSHED Ensemble work in an inclusive setting Mon 25 Mar GRAEAE Inclusive approaches to text Thu 18 Apr CAROLINE BOWDITCH & LINDA PAYNE Working creatively with physical disabilities Tue 14 May LUNG HA’S Forget the disability and make good theatre Wed 12 Jun More info at citz.co.uk/take_part/discover


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NIGHTSCHOOL ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS

Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced performer, we have courses to suit all abilities. Course material is refreshed each term and participants are welcome to repeat levels. LEVEL 1 BEGINNERS Tuesdays 6pm-8pm Spring Term: 15 Jan – 12 Mar Summer Term: 16 Apr – 11 Jun LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE Mondays 6pm-8pm Spring Term: 14 Jan – 11 Mar Summer Term: 15 Apr – 24 Jun (no session 6 & 27 May) LEVEL 3 ADVANCED 1 Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Spring Term: 15 Jan – 12 Mar Summer Term: 16 Apr – 11 Jun

‘absolutely fantastic fun – loved every minute and gained such a lot of confidence, not only in the acting.’ Participant COST Levels 1-3: £75 (£55 concession) Level 4: £100 (£80 concession) All courses are 9 sessions paid in advance.

Levels 1, 2 and 3 explore a variety of classic and contemporary texts from past, present and future Citizens Theatre productions. All levels work towards an informal performance at the end of the course. LEVEL 4 ADVANCED 2 Mondays 8pm-10pm Spring Term: 14 Jan – 11 Mar Summer Term: 15 Apr – 24 Jun (no session 6 & 27 May) A more specialist course, working with a smaller class to create a group performance. For those who have completed Level 3.

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SUPPORT US The generous support of our audiences and partners is vital to delivering an ambitious programme of the highest quality work. We use drama as a tool to promote positive social change in communities across Scotland. In addition to the valuable income we generate from ticket sales and receive in grants from our core funders each year, we need to raise substantial sums from the private sector and from individual supporters.

CITIZENS SCOOPS ARTS AND BUSINESS AWARD YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ARTS AWARD For the second year in a row, the Citizens Theatre and sponsor Scott+Co were the recipients of a prestigious Arts & Business Award. The Young People and the Arts Award was presented for the partnership on anti-sectarianism work in Glasgow. Scott+Co supported a new musical stage adaptation of the seminal book, Divided City, performed by local secondary school children at the Citizens as well as touring performances of Scarfed for Life performed directly in schools, which focused on how prejudice affects young people today.

Visit the Support Section of our website: citz.co.uk/support_us

For more information on supporting the Citizens Theatre please contact: Eleanor Harris, Head of Development 0141 418 6240 | eleanor@citz.co.uk 28

(L-R) Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, Eleanor Harris, Citizens Theatre, David McLaughlin, Scott+Co, Andrew Bacon, Accenture Scotland.


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LOVE THE ARTS LEAVE TO THE ARTS LEAVE A POSITIVE AND LASTING LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. By leaving a legacy, you could make a lasting contribution to Scotland’s cultural landscape and help us reach even more people with our vital work. After you have provided for family and friends, leaving a percentage of your estate to the Citizens Theatre is a gift that will keep on giving to new audiences and participants for many years to come. We believe that theatre and the arts have an essential role to play in bringing about positive social change. Your gift could transform lives. Remember us in your will this February and you could get it professionally written or amended free thanks to a new initiative from Arts and Business Scotland. To find out more please visit aandbscotland.org/legacies

MAKE A DONATION You can make a donation of any size online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office. All support whether £1 or £10,000 makes a difference. CORPORATE SUPPORT We invite you to join a growing number of Corporate Citizens who have partnerships with us. We would like to warmly thank the following for their support: SPONSORS Auchentoshan Single Malt Whisky Glasgow Dine Around Glasgow Restaurant Association Hotel Indigo Scott+Co STARS MITIE Facilities Management Pointer Ltd LEADING ARTISTS Milne Craig Two Fat Ladies CAST Cookie Food Deutsche Bank PWM Glasgow Leyton Consulting MacRoberts LLP Merkland Tank Ltd Root Creative David and Fiona Scott Scottish Council for Development and Industry The Citizens Theatre is grateful for the support received from a number of charitable trusts and foundations. For details please visit the support section of our website.

Glasgow Girls, Nov 2012

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ACCESS TO THE CITIZENS If you would like more information on any of the services detailed below or would like to give us feedback about your experience at the theatre please call our Box Office or email access@citz.co.uk GUIDE DOGS ARE WELCOME WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Available in the Main Auditorium and in our Circle Studio. Look for the symbol on our seating plan. Adapted toilet available. Ramp access available in the lower foyer. Lift to Circle Studio available.

CAR PARK (FREE) Level access to theatre building and foyer. Marked bays for disabled and parent and child. Please note that there is a one way system to enter the car park. Enter via Crown Street and Laurieston Road only. No access from Gorbals Street. HOW TO FIND US Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS

AD AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Visually impaired attenders can listen to a description around the dialogue of a performance. Touch Tours available if booked in advance. Headsets available from Box Office. The Maids: Thu 24 Jan Takin’ Over The Asylum: Wed 27 Feb Doctor Faustus: Thu 11 Apr Far Away & Seagulls: Thu 30 May BSL SIGNED PERFORMANCES British Sign Language theatre interpreter on stage. The Maids: Thu 31 Jan Takin’ Over The Asylum: Thu 28 Feb The Salon Project: Thu 21 Mar Doctor Faustus: Thu 18 Apr Far Away & Seagulls: Thu 6 Jun CAP CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES Converts dialogue and sound effects to text that displays on a screen as the action happens. Takin’ Over The Asylum: Thu 7 Mar Doctor Faustus: Thu 25 Apr 30

Subway: Bridge Street (5 mins walk from theatre) Buses: 5, 7, 7A, 12, 20, 66, 75, N75, 166 & 267 (to front door of theatre) Train: Queen Street & Central Station 15 min walk; Argyle Street 10 min walk BROCHURE FORMATS Audio described and large print copies of this brochure are available by advance request. Please ask Box Office to be added to the mailing list.


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EVENTS & ENTERTAINING Our beautiful Victorian theatre and iconic foyer are the perfect locations to host your guests. Supported by expertise from theatre professionals, we can make your event a memorable occasion.

Our auditorium can seat up to 500 people while events in the foyer can hold up to 200. If you prefer a smaller scale event, we can host up to 60 in the Dress Circle Bar. Previous clients include: Glasgow Restaurant Association, The Entertainment Guide, Creative Scotland and Arts and Business.

‘The expertise, guidance, enthusiasm and energy of all the staff made the celebration concert marking my father’s 60 years in showbiz a tremendous success.’ Maureen Beattie

For availability and prices contact: Lesley Davidson, Head of Operations lesley@citz.co.uk | 0141 418 6231

REHEARSAL ROOM HIRE We have three rehearsal rooms available for hire: Main rehearsal room 15m x 12m Circle rehearsal room 10m x 9m Stalls rehearsal room 9m x 7m Virtual tours of all performance and rehearsal spaces are available on our website. With a busy year round programme of theatre and drama classes, early booking is recommended!

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BOOKING YOUR TICKETS MAIN THEATRE SEATING PLAN

PRICE BAND* I II III Best seats Good View Restricted view Previews Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday Matinees Friday & Saturday

£8 £8 £8 £12 £12 £12 £15.50 £14 £12 £15.50 £14 £12 £19 £17.50 £14

‘Cheap Tuesdays’ in partnership with GUIDES

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*Please note exceptions apply including Comedy Festival and The Salon Project. See individual pricing.

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50P TICKETS! 10 tickets per performance 10 performances of each show

SENIOR CITIZENS £3 off full price tickets Matinees: £8, all seats

Applies to The Maids, Takin’ Over The Asylum, Doctor Faustus and Far Away. See p3 for on sale dates.

DISABLED £3 off full price tickets + companion free Matinees: £8, all seats

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CONCESSIONS Apply to all performances except Previews and Tuesdays. Proof of eligibility/ID required.

All tickets must be bought in person at the theatre. Cash only. No reservations. Allocated price band II seats. 2 tickets per person. Terms & conditions apply.

THE SEASON PASS The more shows you buy the more you save!

STUDENTS & CHILDREN £8 any seat in the house

Choose any 3 shows and save £3 off each ticket.

UNEMPLOYED £2 any seat in the house

Buy all 5 shows and save up to £15 per person.

GORBALS CARD £2 any seat in the house

Applies to The Maids, Takin’ Over The Asylum, Doctor Faustus, The Seagull and Far Away.

PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY Unemployed concession applies to those in receipt of Job Seekers’ Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Income Support or Employment Support Allowance. Gorbals Card requires two proofs of G5 address (ie utility bill). GROUP BOOKINGS 1 free with every 10 tickets purchased SCHOOL & STUDENT GROUPS All teacher and pupil tickets £8 ADULT GROUPS Buy 10 or more tickets and get £2.50 off each ticket. SEAT RESTORATION FUND Up to £1 of every ticket sold will be invested in the Seat Restoration Fund.

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EQUITY, SCOTTISH SOCIETY OF PLAYWRIGHTS, BECTU & MUSICIANS UNION CARD-HOLDERS £3 off full price tickets

See more info on p18-19 Applies to best available price band I and II seats, Wed–Sat performances, excluding previews. Terms & conditions apply.

LATECOMERS Due to the nature of the performance space, there is no late admittance to the Studios under any circumstances. Latecomers may be admitted to the Main Theatre if there is a suitable break in the performance. BOOKING FEES There is a £2 transaction fee applied to online sales. We charge £1 postage. There are no bookings fees charged for in person or telephone sales. OPENING HOURS The Box Office is open 10am-6pm, Mon to Sat and to 8pm on performance evenings. METHODS OF PAYMENT We accept payment by cash, cheque, Mastercard, Maestro and Visa. Please make cheques payable to Citizens Theatre Limited. All concessions and discounts are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Terms and conditions apply. Please bring proof of eligibility when picking up your tickets. All information correct at the time of going to print but may be subject to change.

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DIARY JANUARY THU 17 THE MAIDS 7.30pm P

TUE 26 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

FRI 18 THE MAIDS 7.30pm P

WED 27 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm AD

SAT 19 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

THU 28 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm BSL

SUN 20 MON 21

MARCH

TUE 22 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

FRI 1

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

WED 23 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

SAT 2

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 2.30pm & 7.30pm

THU 24 THE MAIDS 7.30pm AD D

SUN 3

FRI 25 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

MON 4

SAT 26 THE MAIDS 2.30pm & 7.30pm

TUE 5

SUN 27

WED 6 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

MON 28

THU 7 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm CAP

TUE 29 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

FRI 8

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

WED 30 THE MAIDS 7.30pm

SAT 9

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

THU 31 THE MAIDS 7.30pm BSL

SUN 10

TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

MON 11

FEBRUARY

TUE 12

FRI 1

THE MAIDS 7.30pm

WED 13

SAT 2

THE MAIDS 7.30pm

THU 14

SUN 3

FRI 15 THE SALON PROJECT

MON 4

SAT 16 THE SALON PROJECT

TUE 5

SUN 17

WED 6

MON 18

THU 7

TUE 19 THE SALON PROJECT

FRI 8

WED 20 THE SALON PROJECT

SAT 9

THU 21 THE SALON PROJECT BSL

SUN 10

FRI 22 THE SALON PROJECT

MON 11

SAT 23 THE SALON PROJECT

TUE 12

SUN 24

WED 13

MON 25 RICHARD HERRING 8.30pm

THU 14 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm P

TUE 26 BBC SCOTLAND COMEDY SHOWCASE 7pm

FRI 15 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm P

WED 27 CHRIS ADDISON 8.30pm

SAT 16 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

THU 28 JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH 8.30pm

SUN 17

FRI 29 PHILL JUPITUS 8.30pm

MON 18

SAT 30 FRED MACAULAY 8.30pm

TUE 19 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm WED 20 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm D

APRIL

THU 21 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

MON 1

FRI 22 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

TUE 2

SAT 23 TAKIN’ OVER THE ASYLUM 7.30pm

WED 3

SUN 24

THU 4

MON 25

FRI 5

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm P


BOX OFFICE

KEY P PREVIEW BSL BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE AD AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE SAT 6

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DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm P

SUN 7

CAP CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE D POST SHOW DISCUSSION W PRE SHOW WORKSHOP THU 16 FRI 17

MON 8

SAT 18 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

SUN 19

WED 10 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

MON 20

THU 11 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm AD

TUE 21

FRI 12 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

WED 22

SAT 13 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

THU 23 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm P

SUN 14 TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE 7pm

FRI 24 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm P

MON 15

SAT 25 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

TUE 16 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

SUN 26

WED 17 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm W

MON 27

THU 18 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm BSL

TUE 28 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

FRI 19 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

WED 29 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

SAT 20 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 2pm & 7.30pm

THU 30 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm AD D

SUN 21

FRI 31 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

TUE 9

MON 22 TUE 23 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

JUNE

WED 24 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

SAT 1

THU 25 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm CAP

SUN 2

FRI 26 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

MON 3

SAT 27 DOCTOR FAUSTUS 7.30pm

TUE 4

SUN 28

WED 5 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

MON 29

THU 6 FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm BSL

TUE 30

FRI 7

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

SAT 8

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

MAY

SUN 9

WED 1 THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

MON 10

THU 2 THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

TUE 11

FRI 3

THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

WED 12

SAT 4

THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

THU 13

SUN 5

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 7.30pm

FRI 14 SAT 15 DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 2.30pm & 7.30pm

MON 6 TUE 7

FAR AWAY & SEAGULLS 2.30pm & 7.30pm

THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

SUN 16

WED 8 THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

MON 17 DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 7.30pm

THU 9 THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

TUE 18 DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 7.30pm

FRI 10 THE SEAGULL 7.30pm

WED 19 DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 7.30pm

SAT 11 THE SEAGULL 2.30pm & 7.30pm

THU 20

SUN 12

FRI 21

MON 13

SAT 22

TUE 14

SUN 23

WED 15

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I THINK THE CITIZENS IS… WE ASKED OUR AUDIENCES TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCE “Like an old friend you always want to visit!”

“A very valuable artistic resource belonging to the people of Glasgow.”

“A world class expression of quality theatre.”

“A tremendous Glasgow asset.”

“A company that gets the community involved more than any other.” “A theatre that caters for a wide age range and the diverse backgrounds of its audience.” “Wonderful, exciting, always fresh and value for money.” “The heartbeat of the Gorbals community.” “A place for actors to be stimulated to do something different and for audiences to see innovative works.”

“Adventurous and experimental.” “A go ahead company which always puts on interesting plays.” “The beating heart of Glasgow!” “An everyman theatre. Innovative and courageous.” “One of Glasgow’s treasures.” “A creative venue for the people.” “A Glasgow icon.”

DESIGN: FREIGHT 0141 552 5303 PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT CADENHEAD, RICHARD CAMPBELL, HELEN CASSIDY, DREW FARRELL, TOMMY GA-KEN WAN, TIM MOROZZO AND KEITH MUIR. Citizens Theatre Ltd. Registered in Scotland No. SCO 22513 and is a Scottish Charity No. SCO 01337

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Spring/Summer Brochure 2013