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Blackbird – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Paul Higgins & Camrie Palmer. Photo Tim Morozzo

Writer: David Harrower Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Harriet Brace Shy about its subject matter Blackbird is not. You could be forgiven for wondering if a play that deals with an “illegal relationship with a minor” will even have an audience. But if you can set aside your reservations, prepare for a thrilling – if gruelling – ride. The production follows ...

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Endgame – HOME, Manchester

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Laura Maley The appearance of long-term Coronation Street actors Chris Gascoyne (AKA Peter Barlow) and David Neilson (AKA Roy Cropper) in Endgame must surely draw local audiences to HOME for this joint production with Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre. Some may well be new to theatre, let alone to this play’s Nobel Prize-winning Irish writer, ...

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OPINION: Regional theatre IS worthy of critical attention

Theatr Clwyd at Night

By John Roberts This weekThe Stage’schief theatre critic ventured outside of the London boundaries and stepped into the borders of North Wales – only because, by his own admission, he was in the “region” giving a talk at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Upon seeing Theatre Clwyd’s production ofCat on a Hot Tin Roof– he wentonto Twitterto announce that ...

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Endgame – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

David Neilson Chris Gascoyne Endgame Citizens Theatre Glasgow Credit Tim Morozzo

Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R G Balgray   Endgame, Beckett’s one act foray into those thoughts and moments before the final darkness, is seen by many as one of his masterpieces. It’s therefore given a suitably reverential treatment in the Citizens/HOME co-production at Glasgow Citizens Theatre; and a respectful, full house will have gone home satisfied that ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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Rapunzel – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Jessica Hardwick and Peter Collins in rapunzel citizens theatre glasgow

Writer: Annie Siddons Director: Lu Kemp Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Cascadingdown the walls of the Citizens Theatre this festive season are the thick red locks of Rapunzel. This dark tale takes the audience on a journey, rather than an adventure and although daring in its ambition, it fails to hit the mark with its target audience. The tale of Rapunzel is ...

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse announce Spring 2016 season

Observe the sons of Ulster Matching Towards The Somme logo

Love, loyalty, betrayal, oppression, transcendence, motherhood, brotherhood, tragedy and comedy will be coming to Liverpool in 2016, as the themes of The Everyman &Playhouse’s spring season. Highlights announced today [24 November] include Gemma Bodinetz directing a new adaptation of Madame Bovary with Peepolykus and a major revival of Frank McGuinness’s Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme in ...

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The Choir – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Book and Lyrics: Paul Higgins Music and Lyrics: Ricky Ross Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An Iraqi cardiac specialist, a teen on a zero hours contract at Sports Direct, a Tory ex-councillor, an unemployed graduate, an ex-con and a struggling single mum are among the 12 people who come together in a community centre in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, in ...

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