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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Eugene O’Neill Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer: Torran McEwan The play starts with an uncomfortable mimicry of a happy family. Mary and James, the parents of the family, are embarrassingly cute, professing their love for one another while their sons faux-retch. But despite everyone’s herculean efforts, the façade is falling apart. Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play tracks one day, from breakfast ...

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Cathy – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Adrian Jackson Writer: Ali Taylor Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald To commemorate 50 years since the release of Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home and on their 25th anniversary, Cardboard Citizens theatre company revive Ali Taylor’s Cathy. After an unexpected visit from her new landlord, Cathy quickly finds herself possessing only the clothes she has stuffed in the bag carried by her ...

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Come Hell or High Water – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Guy Hollands Script Editor: Martin Travers Composer: Finn Anderson Movement: Jen Egdar Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald One of 50 new works commissioned by Sky Arts, The Citizens Theatre Community set out to explore changing identity in a post-Brexit Britain in Come Hell or High Water. What resulted was a raw, exploratory journey into the psyche of Glasgow as it fights ...

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The Match Box – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Richard Baron Writer: Frank McGuinness  Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Frank McGuinness is oft-cited as one of Ireland’s greatest dramatists. In his 90-minute, one-act, one-woman monologue The Match Box, McGuinness offers a running commentary in the headspace of a woman on the verge. The barren set is a metaphor for McGuinness’ protagonist. Sal has little joy in her world. Her story ...

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Rita, Sue, and Bob Too – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer : Andrea Dunbar Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Torran McEwan ‘I don’t mess about with kids’ Bob insists to his wife, ‘how could I do a thing like that?’ Someone in the audience titters. This moment is disturbing. It illustrates Bob’s awareness that his grooming of two underage girls is wrong, but that he is unwilling to stop. Somehow in ...

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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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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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The Slab Boys – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: John Byrne Director: David Hayman Designer: John Byrne Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There will be few productions in Scotland this year that will be met with more anticipation than the Citizens Theatre revival of John Byrne’s seminal work The Slab Boys. 37 years on from its debut at the Traverse in Edinburgh, original director David Hayman and creator John Byrne ...

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