Tuesday, July 02, 2013

15 Minute Shakespeare - 2013 winners!

As mentioned last month, we recently hosted our annual 15 Minute Shakespeare schools' competition.

We are pleased to announce Rosshall Academy as this year's winners, with their fantastic performance of excerpts from Romeo and Juliet. Other entries included King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet.

A huge well done to all the students and teachers who took part, the standard of entries was excellent this year! Check out our Flickr page for more photos from the day.

Here's to 2014!

Rosshall Academy with their 'Quaich of Words' trophy,
with judges Guy Hollands (Associate Director - Citizens Learning) and Andy Clark (actor)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pre-Show Discussion: Crime and Punishment

An Afternoon with Dostoyevsky

As well as our schools' workshop there will be a pre-show discussion available in conjunction with Crime and Punishment. Playwright Chris Hannan and Glasgow University lecturer Dr Andrei Rogatechevski offer a fascinating insight into the life and career of Dostoyevsky: a towering icon of Russian literature. You may find this of interest for your senior students:

With Playwright Chris Hannan and
Dr Andrei Rogatechevski (Russian Senior Lecturer)
Sat 21 September
12.15pm (followed by a 2.30pm show)
£8 + a ticket to show (price includes buffet lunch)
The show is recommended for 12+

More info about Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment - schools' workshop

Crime and Punishment
For schools and student groups

Before a performance of our co-production with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre; Director Dominic Hill will offer a unique and practical insight into the making of the production.Written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan.

For students and secondary pupils 14+

Tue 10 September | 5.15 - 6.30pm
(followed by show at 7.30pm)
£10 for workshop & show ticket

Call Box Office on 0141 429 0022 to book.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

15 Minute Shakespeare

On June 19th we host our 15 Minute Shakespeare schools' competition, now it's in 9th year!

This annual event takes place in our Circle Studio, where students from local schools perform no more than 15 minutes of a Shakespearean play, in front of an audience of the Citizens Theatre Society, students, teachers and guests.

Prize-giving occurs at the end of the day, where our specially designed 'Quaich of Words' trophy will be awarded to winning schools.

Good luck to all the schools taking part, and we look forward to announcing this year's winners later in the month!

St Mungo's Academy: Lower School competition winners, 2012

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Meet the Designer and Head of Wardrobe

On Wednesday 29 May from 5.30-6.30pm join the Scottish Drama Training Network at the Citizens Theatre for a special Meet the Designer event.

Their highly successful series of events uniting industry professionals and those training in the arts, continues with Meet the Designer and Head of Wardrobe.  Gain a fascinating insight into the professional background and working lives of Neil Haynes, Head of Scenic Design and Elaine Coyle, Head of Wardrobe at the Citizens Theatre, followed by a Q and A session.

This event will suit any young people who aspire to work in this field.

29 May 2013
More info
Free but ticketed. Must buy a ticket for the show.

contact Rachel at SDTN by email or phone 0141 270 8349.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Divided City in South Lanarkshire

Earlier this year we took our hit stage adaptation of Theresa Breslin's anti-sectarianism book Divided City to South Lanarkshire, where a talented team of students from local schools performed at Hamilton Town House.

There's an excellent 10min documentary from behind-the-scenes featuring footage from the show, interviews with some of the performers, Theresa Breslin and composer extraordinaire Claire McKenzie.

Watch it on Vimeo

You can buy a copy of the script for the stage adaptation along with the original book from our Box Office or online store.

Friday, January 25, 2013

CATALYST - Inspiring Art Ideas for Teachers

On 25 April, The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts is running an extremely special Professional Development training day for just 30 teachers working with P4-P7 children. The day, which focuses on Drama and Dance builds on the success of our very popular training day last year and we would love you to take part.

Taking place at the Citizens Theatre, the day is designed to help integrate drama and dance into your teaching practice. During the day you will work with professional practitioners from Citizens Theatre and Scottish Ballet to build confidence in using these art forms. Workshops will teach techniques and skills that you will feel confident to use across the curriculum. Both workshops will have a fresh focus, so participants from last year are very welcome to come along again and learn new skills.

You can book by phone 020 3326 2230 or email or use the booking form on our website.

25 April 2013
9.30am - 4pm