Wednesday, July 02, 2008


I have just left the main rehearsal room here at the Citz where staff and some friends were invited to watch the last rehearsal of Blackout, a new 20 minute piece of theatre written and directed by Davey Anderson. It's events like this, that really brighten my days. What a great piece of theatre.

5 members of Citizens Young Co. are travelling to London to perform Blackout as part of the National Theatre's New Connections Programme - described as "the world's most ambitious new writing programme for young actors creating theatre".

Part of the Theatre of Debate series, this piece delves into the true story of a young man from the east end of Glasgow who was contacted through Barnardos. This is a short play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again.

It was a moving, fast paced, hard-hitting piece of drama that will certainly spark plenty of debate at the Lyttelton Theatre on Friday night. If you're in London, I would definitely recommend going to watch these talented young actors. Buy tickets.

Good luck to the team heading down!


Image courtesy of the National Theatre

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