A road movie, according to Wikipedia, is “a film genre in which the main characters leave home on a road trip,” during which “the hero changes, grows or improves over the cou…
“It’s sweat on your brow that gives life meaning,” says one of the supporting characters in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and it’s fair to say that, on occasions, there’s a …
It’s 36 years since Andrea Dunbar’s breakthrough play announced the all-too-brief flowering of a new writing talent – “a genius straight from the slums,” as the Mail on S…
is a homecoming, of sorts; the revival of a play, first performed at Glasgow’s
Citizens Theatre back in 1989, which subsequently enjoyed successful
productions in the West …
Dominic Hill, artistic director of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, apparently doesn’t like to constrain any theatrical experience with the blunt instrument of a rising or falling c…
Scottish writer Stuart Paterson now has a
back catalogue of sufficient scale to warrant a revival or two; his adaptation
of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine is curre…
performed in 1775, Sheridan’s The Rivals remains surprisingly relevant,
not least thanks to its inter-generational conflict.
Theatrical serendipity currently
means that, after some masculine brutality set during the latter stages of the
ancient siege of Troy (in the Royal Lyceum’s new adaptation of H…
His 20’s were a fist of fun, his
30’s spent deciphering the intricacies of Big Cook and Little Cook’s business
partnership, and then, oh fuck!, he was 40.
The Citizens’ Theatre’s new
production of David Harrower’s Olivier Award Winning 2005 play Blackbird
is an engaging and thought-provoking piece of theatre.
it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished.
of Scotland’s producing theatres, the Citizens Theatre does not, as a matter of
principle, “do” panto.
“I must learn to keep my mouth shut when there’s an angel in the
Franz Stangl oversaw the deaths of almost a
million people during the fourteen months he was Commandant of the Treblinka
extermination camp in
Douglas Maxwell’s new play, Fever
Dream: Southside, is set round the corner from the Citz in nearby
and Vodka, the 1992 debut
play by Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson, is a simple and
effective one man show.
“Scottish Play” is among Shakespeare’s
shortest, but for critically acclaimed theatre company Filter to edit it down
to barely more than 90 minutes, without missing an…
a moment in Pamela Carter’s play Slope when the 19th
century French poet Paul Verlaine, ensconced in a seedy London flat with his
young lover Arthur Rimbaud, fears t…
Director Dominic Hill’s new production of Shakespeare’s most
popular play takes the radical step of giving us a Hamlet who is essentially
When a work of fiction becomes so iconic a cultural “classic” that it’s known and understood by people who have never read it, it’s unsurprising that a few inaccuracies cre…
“You will not like me,” insists John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, at the start of The
Libertine; not so much presented an unreliable narrator, more the self-created
When the Glasgow-born poet, playwright, song-writer, musician, cartoonist, humorist and story-writer Ivor Cutler died in March 2006, the nation’s obituarists remembered an “una…
Twelfth night is a time of chaos, mess and topsy-turvy.
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