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Lanark: A Life in Three Acts – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Alasdair Gray Adaptor: David Greig Director: Graham Eatough Reviewer: R. G. Balgray It’s a classic, Alasdair Gray’s Lanark; occupying a unique place in Scottish fiction, acknowledged for its breadth of vision, but seen also by many as a daunting read (the cast certainly have some fun with this in its Third Act). So the Citizens Theatre genuinely does an ...

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Into That Darkness – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Gitta Sereny Adaptor: Robert David MacDonald Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Jennifer Minich Jarring and disorienting, Into That Darkness stays with you long after the curtain falls. Billed as the dramatisation of an interview, itis a complex deconstruction of a high-ranking Nazi’s rationalisation of his part in the Holocaust. Adapted for the stage by Citizens Theatre’s former artistic director Robert ...

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Fever Dream: Southside – Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Douglas Maxwell Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Rachel Clark Fever Dream: Southside is a show that begs for the construction of a united community; for Glasgow’s identity to be proud and prosperous; for us all to stand as one in the city that belongs to us. But it certainly has a strange way of conveying it. The stage is dominated ...

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Absence of War – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Hare Director: Jeremy Herrin Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald The 2015 election is looming and Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre is celebrating the occasion with a razor sharp political drama which gives us a little insight into what may be gong in behind closed doors. Premiered in 1993 by the National Theatre, Absence of War mirrors in all but names the internal ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Festival Director Fergus Linehan has unveiled his first programme

The Edinburgh International Festival 2015 runs fromFriday 7 Augustto Monday 31 August and welcomes over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to perform in Scotland’s magnificent capital city. New director Fergus Linehan, whose previous rôles have seen him head up the Sydney Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Vivid LIVE, revealed big international stars across the performing arts, and new areas of ...

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NEWS: Citizens Theatre Returns to Edinburgh International Festival With New Adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark

In celebration of Gray’s 80thyear the Citizens Theatre is staging a major new adaptation of his most famous work,Lanark,at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from22 to 31 August 2015as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The production will preview at the Citizens Theatre on 14,15 and 17 Augustand return to the Citizens Theatre from3 to 19 September. In the nearly ...

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The Slab Boys – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: John Byrne Director: David Hayman Reviewer: R. G. Balgray It must be difficult dealing with a classic of Scottish theatre: there are so few of them, in the first place, and this must play havoc with audience expectations. The temptation not to tamper must be huge. And with something like The Slab Boys, there’s the added factor – few ...

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Rum and Vodka – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Conor McPherson Director: Stephen Darcy Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Martin Donaghy plays the part convincingly in Rum and Vodka, this one-man tale of self-destruction, from throwing his computer out of his office window to adultery, assault and theft. A 25-year-old man tired of his mundane life, trapped by his own mistakes of early marriage, two children and a dull ...

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