Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Robin Taudevin Photographic exhibition

During Glasgow Girls run at the Citizens Theatre, we will be hosting a photographic exhibition of images by the late Robin Taudevin. Featuring images of the real Glasgow Girls and other asylum seekers, you can find the exhibition in the corridor behind the stairs to the right of the foyer.

ASYLUM RIGHTS: The Time Is Now
31 October - 17 November
This exhibition celebrates the 2005 to 2006 campaigns of the Glasgow Girls and the wider movement for the rights of asylum seekers. Robin’s photographs capture the passion and determination of the movement and the devastation the asylum system wreaks on individuals and communities. These photographs are as relevant today as they were 8 years ago: dawn raids and deportations are a constant threat, detention centres continue to operate and destitution amongst asylum seekers is rife. If ever there was a time to act it is now.

Photographs by
Robin Taudevin Born 14 March 1977 | Died 14 May 2006
Exhibition by Robin’s Fund
curated by Allison Julia Taudevin

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Meet our new Actor Interns - Lucy and Al


Hello! 

Since we are going to be in the building for the up coming season, we thought it would be best if we introduced ourselves. We are Lucy Hollis and Al Hankinson and we are the new Citizens Theatre graduate Acting Interns for the Autumn '12 - Spring '13 season. 


We'd like to take this opportunity to invite you, the audience, to share in our experience over the coming months by following our blog, 'A Season at the Citz'. The blog will hopefully give you a thorough insight into everything we get up to and learn during our time here. To help tempt you into reading our blog, we have come up with five easy questions to get you up to date with everything you will need to know:

1) Who are you?
We are two graduates from the BA Acting course at the RCS (formally RSAMD) who are lucky enough to be spending a season with the Citizens Theatre.

2) What does a graduate actor intern do?
It is esentially an actor apprentiship. We will be acting in all the Citizens produced shows over the next season, starting with Sleeping Beauty, as well as helping out about the building whenever possible.

3) Why should you follow our blog?
The blog will be a record of our time at the Citz. It will document everything and anything Citz related: from the excitement of rehearsals, to the long hours of the tech rehearsal. So if you've ever wondered what goes into producing the shows that end up on the main stage, this is the place for you. We will cover it all.

4) What makes your blog different?
We won't just be covering our time here. Once a month, we will interview a different department at the Citz. A plethora of people and departments keeps the building turning and we plan to interview them all. Up coming ones include marketing, box office, carpentry, wardrobe and the artistic director Dominic Hill.

5)Where can we find you?
Here: aseasonatthecitz.blogspot.co.uk or through the link here on the Citz official blog.

[Ed. Posted on behalf on Lucy and Al who started Sleeping Beauty rehearsals this morning...I'm sure they'll update you soon.

You can also follow them on Twitter:
@AlasdairHankins
@LucyHollis88
].



Thursday, 25 October 2012

50p tickets on sale this Saturday

You may have heard, but this Saturday we have the 2nd of our 3 Autumn ticket sales.

At 10am on Sat 27 October
100 50p tickets to Glasgow Girls will go on sale



The only catch is you need to show up in person to join the queue - as they are only available over the counter (no phone or online sales). Cash only! See website for more details.

We re-started the great Citz tradition of 50p tickets at the start of this year and every sale so far has sold out. The longest taking 35mins and the shortest just 22mins! 


Saturday is shaping up to be a bright, sunny but VERY COLD day, so please wrap up extra warm. It can get very chilly just standing in the one place and we want everyone to be happy. Our coffee bar will open at 9.30am, so hot cuppas and snacks will available at this point.

We'll be here, we hope you will too. See you on Saturday!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Medea Post Show Discussion - inc. Rachael Stirling


Tonight after Medea, there will be a FREE Post Show Discussion in the main auditorium.

We leave a short gap at the end for a comfort break or trip to the bar, but if you're here tonight, please head straight back in, to take part in a Q&A with members of the cast including lead actress Rachael Stirling!

The discussion will still be led by our Creative Learning Officer, Louise Brown.

See you there.


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Latest Medea Reactions

Here's just a sample of some of the comments we've seen about Medea:

"In this brave and brilliant new version of the play...if the whole show seems to be walking a high-wire between breathtaking genius and complete absurdity, the sense of danger only makes the spectacle more exciting, and Rachael Stirling's central performance as Medea more thrilling to watch".
The Scotsman ★★★★★

Ruari Murchison's vivid set
"My god, it was mind blowing! It has to be the most powerful & spectacular show I have seen. I walked out into the Foyer & my mind was totally blowing away aha. Amazing peformance! Well done to all the actors & actresses ♥"
Facebook comment

"Diana Rigg gave an award-winning performance as Medea. I saw that production...and I can say with some conviction that her daughter, Rachael Stirling, gives a performance every bit as thrilling in the same role in this new production." 
The Times  ★★★★

"#Medea at @citizenstheatre - Mike Bartlett's new version like Euripides brought up on diet of Mike Leigh and Roman Polanski - powerful stuff"
Tweet by @MrAlanMorrison

Adam Levy and Rachael Stirling. Photos by Manuel Haran
“Stirling’s remarkable portrayal of the anti-heroine is simultaneously, disconcertingly erratic and frighteningly implacable.”

The Telegraph ★★★

"Fanbloodywelltastic and I hope to go again before the run finishes. Must see theatre. Mx"
Facebook comment

"Medea @citizenstheatre: Plays out surprisingly funny but reckons as it must in blood. A well-written, near televisual Tragedy for Today."
Tweet by @DavidMartinDMA
You can read more review quotes on the Medea page and see more social media reactions on Storify.