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Sports Day – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Directors: Guy Hollands &Neil Packham Designer: Neil Haynes Lighting: Stuart Jenkins Musical Director: Michael John McCarthy Movement Director: Emily Jane Boyle Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald School sports days are notoriously divisive: loved by the athletic; hated by those whose talents lie in other areas, to be diplomatic. The Citizens Theatre community play, Sports Day, encapsulates all the humor, drama and excitement ...

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The Libertine – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Steven Jeffreys Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: R. G. Balgray Mention John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, and it’s hard to avoid words like hedonism and lechery. A man of rare wit and ability, he was following the pathway of excess long before it became a Romantic cliché. So it might be tempting to expect something of a morality tale ...

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WHAT’S HOT – Week beginning Monday 7th April

A tantalising mix of musicals, plays and illusions await you in this week’s theatrical picks. Hard hitting new writing sits alongside classic opera and cult musical favourites. Whatever your tastes we are sure there is something here that will enthralll and delight. Are you seeing any of our picks or seeing something different? Do let us know your thoughts in ...

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Scottish Opera’s Macbeth – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave, English translation by Andrew Porter Director : Dominic Hill Reviewer : R. G. Balgray Much thought, time and effort has clearly gone into Scottish Opera’s staging of Verdi’s Macbeth. Hardly surprising: their production of this “dark and brooding masterpiece” is intended as a celebration of 2014, “The Year of Homecoming”. At 2 hours ...

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Refugee Boy – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Benjamin Zephaniah Adaptor: Lemin Sissay Director: Gail McIntyre Designer: Emma Williams Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald A play dealing with the issue of immigration may seem relevant in tackling social attitudes in the modern day, Refugee Boy, however, tackles the issue from a different perspective, resulting in an emotionally stirring and hard-hitting piece with a poignancy that few other productions are ...

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Glasgow Girls – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: David Greig Composers: Cora Bissett, The Kielty Brothers, Patricia Panther &MC Soom T Director: Cora Bissett Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Glasgow 2005, and the city and its high rise blocks have become home to a diverse range of asylum seekers. Drumchapel High School has become the focus for the children of these asylum seekers, but it’s a world where night-time ...

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Miss Julie – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptation: Zinnie Harris Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Strindberg’s 1888 classic battle of the sexes is reset to 1920s Scotland and against a background of social unrest in Zinnie Harris’ new version of Miss Julie. Harris and director Dominic Hill focus on the sexual politics of the play and tension builds apace in this upstairs/downstairs tale, ...

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