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Cuttin’ a Rug – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer:  John Byrne Director: Caroline Paterson Reviewer:  R G Balgray Successful sequels are difficult to achieve and when you look at any trilogy, the “middle” piece can often seem like the runt of the litter. That said, the Citizens team manages to blow up a storm in their new production of Cuttin’ a Rug, the second of John Byrne’s Slab ...

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The Winter’s Tale – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Harriet Brace There is undeniable hype surrounding The Winter’s Tale Despite its lesser known quality, comparatively speaking, among Shakespeare’s mammoth volume of work, not to mention its derogatory label of “problem play”, this Cheek by Jowl production has already completed an international tour – and the reviews were raving. The anticipation for the show’s ...

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The Rivals – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer:  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer:  R G Balgray Difficulties abound in approaching Georgian drama without preconceptions: those powdered wigs, and convoluted manners, as the age of wit and decorum awaits the tsunami of cultural and social changes brought forth by the 19th Century. And The Rivals is firmly of its age too –  locked in a distant ...

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The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: John McGrath Director: Joe Douglas Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Dundee Rep’s revival of John McGrath’s 7:84 masterpiece, The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil, received huge critical acclaim last year in its initial run. Driven by an exceptional demand by audiences the length and breadth of the country to see the piece for themselves, the Rep’s revival has ...

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This Restless House – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray Plays seem to come in threes this year (no jokes about Glasgow buses, please). Hot on the heels of the James Plays comes the Citizens and the National Theatre of Scotland’s modern production ofThe Oresteia. The doomed house of Atreus is reimagined by Zinnie Harris as This Restless House – ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

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Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Erica Whyman Composer: Sam Kenyon Reviewer: Harriet Brace “Wondrous strange” is a great way to describe A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Oberon says it himself. But this Royal Shakespeare Company production has enough of that elusive fairy dust to really take off. The celebrated tale follows four young people falling in and out of love, sometimes naturally ...

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Get Carter – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Torben Betts Director: Lorne Campbell Reviewer: Rachel Watson Intense, gritty, tenacious, fantastic – these are just some of the words you could use to describe Northern Stage’s production of Torben Betts’ Get Carter. The two and a half hour play is based on Ted Lewis’ novel Jack’s Return Home, the inspiration for both this play and the 1971 film. ...

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