Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Being an extra with Scottish Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet was a living breathing dream, where I met the most beautiful, graceful people.
To see these dancers performing from rehearsals to performance nights, but the most magical moment for me was when waiting in the wings - with beautiful music surging into my mind - I watched the shadows of the dancers on the wall, unseen to the paying public’s eye. A moment that led me to dance with their shadows (which loomed twenty feet high) and to watch all of the other extras dancing too.
I am so, so grateful, Edinburgh, I loved it! I saw Greyfriar’s Bobby, was in and out of every charity shop with my friend and fellow extra Alan. We walked the mile, saw the castle, photographs galore.
Next Glasgow – what else can I say, I lived the living breathing dream all over again. Capped off with meeting Scotland’s First Minister Mr Alex Salmond.
Photos by Andrew Ross (courtesy of Scottish Ballet)
Thank-you to the Citz and Scottish Ballet. It was a therapeutic pleasure being an extra with you…one I will remember for the rest of my life, not forgetting all the new friends I made there. Thank you!
Frances Rose Kelly.
P.S. We're going to try and get hold of some of Fran and Alan's Edinburgh pics!
Successful applicants will be entitled to a pair of complimentary tickets for each eligible production in their area during the judging year which runs from 1st September 2008 to 31st August 2009 - but there are only 140 positions available so if you fancy it, dont delay! The deadline for completed application forms is 31st July 2008.
For more information and application forms click here.
Monday, 16 June 2008
Kirsty Bushell as Harper in Angels in America. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Amy Manson and Ron Donnachie in SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR. Photo by Richard Campbell.
Congratualtions to Amy and to all our backstage team who work incredibly hard and put in long, long hours to make sure that everything you see on stage is the very best it can be!
We would also like to extend congratulations to the other winners, all of which make up the rich tapestry that is theatre in Scotland.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Members of the Citizens' YOUNG Co. have been mentored over the past few months by professional writer Peter Arnott. Six brand new works by fresh young talent will be staged as rehearsed readings in the Stalls Studio this weekend (7.30pm each night).
All tickets are a fabulously affordable £3. Call 0141 429 0022 or book online.
Alison Martin, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Citizens' was presented with the "Audience Development Leadership Award". She shares this award with her former colleague, Jane Donald from Glasgow Concert Halls. Congratulations to both. A much deserved accolade!
The Citizens' Theatre was also nominated in the "Audience Development Pioneer Award" for the Family Audiences project which has been improving the venue's facilities and attracting children and young people into the building.
The marketing team would like to thank all who have supported this work, in particular Susie Ironside, who has been an invaluable asset over these last few months.
Monday, 2 June 2008
Tomorrow see's the first of week long run of shows aimed at the wee folk in your life, as well as there being plenty of activities in the foyer to them busy beforehand while you grab a cuppa and relax!
Here's a snippet of what people are saying about the shows so far...
NEXT DOOR (Sat 7 June - 2.30pm)
'The music is delicious, subtle without being over-complex... Vestergaard and Jorgensen whip up a gorgeous 45-minute love-story that focuses on older people, but has a lilting narrative energy that anyone in search of a soulmate will recognise.' THE SCOTSMAN *****
THE WOLF AND THE GOAT (Tues 3 June - 10.30am & 1.30pm)
'From the moment Davide Doro checks his cuffs and flashes a smile... the audience of six-year olds is already giggling... [an] adorable, superbly acted two-hander' THE HERALD ****
MY HOUSE (Wed 4 June - 1.30pm/ Thurs 5 June 10.30am & 1.30pm)
The show lasts just half an hour but it's atmosphere of exploration, wonder and recognition is enthralling and to judge by the excited response of some of the 18 month olds in the front row, it hit their tiny blossoming imaginations in exactly the right spot.' THE SCOTSMAN ****
Plus our own brand new show, LIAR, and a classic from former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, AESOP'S FABLES.
We hope to see you there!