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WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY 2014: The Cecilian Society presents Jekyll & Hyde

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 14.30.52The Cecilian Society have seen themselves called into darker musical theatre territory as they prepare to perform Jekyll & Hyde’ the musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.

An incredibly successful show, having debuted on Broadway in 1997 and recently toured the UK with a cast headed by Marti Pellow, The Cecilian Society are proudly taking this dark and captivating musical to Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre this week.

Clear directorial vision has ensured that The Cecilian Society’s production of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, although boldly innovative, is firmly rooted in an invaluable understanding of Stevenson’s original story. The Cecilian Society has produced over 100 shows to date; founded in 1952 and 61 years old at the end of October. The society has a diverse and impressive history, yet long standing member Ben Galloway identifies ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as a show which sharply contrasts to the society’s recent endeavors: “It has been so exciting to see the society engage with such a different style…I believe the quality of this show signals the society’s immense versatility and creative potential!”

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ will take place in the Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre from Wednesday the 26th February to Saturday the 1st March, with evening performances at 7.30pm and a matinee on the 1st at 2.30pm. Tickets are £13 (adult) and £8 (concession) when booked in advance (£15/£10 on the door).

For a sneak preview check out some rehearsal footage:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiicl1Eribs

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ceciliansociety.co.uk/tickets or by emailing tickets@ceciliansociety.co.uk

THIS WEEKEND: Not Too Tame presents Early Doors at the Tron Theatre

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This weekend, theatre company Not Too Tame presents Early Doors at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

“It takes all sorts down our pub,

So come and join us,

For pain in a pint glass,

Mirth by the Mouthful and Tunes from the Top Shelf.

Grab a pint, Take a seat and get a load of this!”

Early Doors is an original Not Too Tame production. An immersive piece which sees the audience down ‘the boozer’. The cast perform as the licensees, the evening’s entertainment, the bouncer and the menagerie of locals. The show takes us on a night down our local with Live music, A pub Quiz, Drama, Comedy, Dancing and a good old stage brawl.

Not Too Tame is forged from a core of actors who share the same beliefs about bringing theatre back to heart-on-sleeve, warts & all storytelling that’s accessible to everyone.

28th Feb/1st March 2014 Tron Theatre, Trongate, Glasgow

8.30pm

http://www.tron.co.uk

For more information visit:  www.nottootametheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEKEND: Italian tenor Giuseppe Riato at The Shed

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THE SHED, Shawlands

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd February (Giuseppi Riato)
Sat 1st & Sun 2nd March (Italian Film, “American Cousins”)

Giuseppe Riato was born in Lido – Venice. As a young boy he won a singing competition and ended up singing for the Rai Radio Station (Italian BBC). He has been singing ever since. He will entertain you with many Italian classics, such as: “Funieuli Funicula”, “Ciao Ciao”, “Volare”, “Bambini”, “Quando Quando”, “Arrivederchi Roma”, “Mamma”. Accompanying Giuseppe will be Tracey Curran who will introduce the background to the songs and might be tempted to sing herself. To finish the Italian lesson the film “American Cousins” will be shown. A wonderful treat to get us away from the dreary weather.

Tickets available from:
TRAM Direct – 0141 637 0778 / manager@tramdirect.com
The Shed – 0141 649 5020 / http://www.shedglasgow.com

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NEWS: 50p tickets up for grabs for hit Scottish musical Glasgow Girls at the Citz

Glasgow Girls 3 - Robert DayBargain hunting musical fans should make their way to the Citizens Theatre on Saturday 15 February to pick up a 50p ticket for the return of the hit Scottish musical Glasgow Girls. Running from 20 February – 8 March 2014 , Glasgow Girls is the first event of Culture 2014, part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

100 tickets across 10 performances will go on sale at 10am on Saturday 15 February. The only way to secure these rock-bottom priced tickets is in person at the theatre, with tickets limited to two per person. 50p tickets for Glasgow Girls are only available on the morning of the sale and must be paid for in cash.

Based on true events which took place in 2005, Glasgow Girls is an empowering story of seven teenage girls who took on the Scottish Government when their friend and her family were detained and faced deportation, igniting a hugely vocal and powerful campaign which captured the imagination of the media. This musical based on their story received its world premiere at the Citizens Theatre in 2012.

With original songs from the diverse talents of the musical creative team which includes electronic grime from Patricia Panther, reggae-dub from Scots-Asian Rapper Sumati Bhardwaj (MC Soom T) and folk/rock from Cora Bissett and the Kielty Brothers, their inspirational story is brought to life with energy, humour and a huge beating heart!

Cora Bissett says “I am delighted that Glasgow Girls is coming back to the Citizens Theatre and the city it originated from, especially during such an important year, when Glasgow is hosting the Commonwealth Games.  It feels incredibly fitting and timely to remount this show which celebrates the diversity of people, and the brave and passionate community spirit which characterises Glasgow in the 21st century, during a year which seeks to showcase and celebrate the culture of Scotland.”

NEWS: This weekend – Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell joins The Celtic Ladies for one night only

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Winner of the 2011 Britain’s Got Talent series Jai McDowell will be appearing as a special guest with Irish recording stars The Celtic Ladies at the King’s Theatre Glasgow, Sunday 16th February, for one night only.

Jai McDowall, from Ayrshire, appeared as a contestant on The X Factor and The American Idol Experience before clinching the crown on the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent. Following his win Jai released his debut single “With or Without You” and his album “Believe” on the same day. He’s excited to be performing in front of a home crowd with the gorgeous Celtic Ladies.

The Celtic Ladies present an evening of wonderful melodies and outstanding harmonies with their classic take on international hits both old and new. Their musical journey includes legendary Celtic songs along with nostalgic favourites from The Carpenters, Adele, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and more.

Dublin’s Irish Tenors have previously been announced as guests and will be singing all the Irish songs you love.

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS FEBRUARY

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6th – 15th Feb Miss Julie Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
7th Feb The Ultimate Tribute to the Jersey Boys East Kilbride Village Theatre
7th Feb The Kids Are Alright Rutherglen Town Hall
7th Feb Mozart by Candlelight Hamilton Town House
11th – 15th Feb Barrie Humphries – Eat Pray Laugh King’s Theatre, Glasgow
12th – 15th Feb Secondary Cause of Death East Kilbride Village Theatre
14th Feb Swan Lake – Ballet West Eastwood Park Theatre
18th Feb The Dragon Who Hates Poetry Eastwood Park Theatre
18th – 22nd Feb Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake King’s Theatre, Glasgow
20th Feb Magical Mozart by Candlelight Eastwood Park Theatre
20th Feb Swan Lake – Ballet West Paisley Arts Centre
20th Feb – 8th Mar Glasgow Girls Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
20th Feb – 15th Mar This Wide Night Tron Theatre, Glasgow
21st Feb A Salute to the Musicals Rutherglen Town Hall
21st – 22nd Feb Calendar Girls Lanark Memorial Hall
22nd Feb James Morton Kneads to Raise Dough Rutherglen Town Hall
23rd Feb The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
23rd Feb BURNS! You’re Bard, by the Way East Kilbride Arts Centre
24th Feb – 1 Mar Happy Days King’s Theatre, Glasgow

NEWS: 50p tickets for Strinberg’s explosive examination of sexual politics and power play at the Citz

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The Citizens Theatre’s popular 50p ticket sale returns on Saturday 1 February with bargain tickets available for Strindberg’s Miss Julie in a thrilling new version by the award winning writer Zinnie Harris. Starring Sherlock’s Louise Brealey in the title role and directed by Artistic Director, Dominic Hill, Miss Julie runs at the Citizens Theatre for 9 performances only from 6 – 15 February.

100 tickets across 10 performances will go on sale at 10am on Saturday 1 February; the first 50p ticket sale of the new Spring Season.  The only way to grab the rock bottom priced tickets is in person at the theatre, with tickets limited to two per person. 50p tickets for Miss Julie are only available on the morning of the sale and must be paid for in cash.

A thrilling upstairs-downstairs liaison, played out against a background of industrial and social unrest, August Strindberg’s masterpiece is relocated to 1920’s Scotland in this powerful new version of the classic European play.

Director Dominic Hill said: “This is a play about sexual politics: the battle of the sexes, sexual desire and the way men and women negotiate and manipulate to get what they want. I’m pleased that audiences can access this landmark text on the Citizens’ main stage for the first time for just 50p and look forward to seeing a busy queue in the Gorbals for our first sale of the season.

Dominic Hill marked his first season at the Citizens Theatre with the re-instatement of 50p tickets in February 2012. 50p tickets were first offered at the Citizens in 1976 when the theatre was under the leadership of Giles Havergal, Phillip Prowse and Robert David McDonald;  renowned in the 70s and 80s for their entrepreneurialism. From its origins, the theatre has been focussed on ensuring that the world-class performances presented on stage are accessible to as many people as possible.

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH Theatre Highlights

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JANUARY Show Venue
15th – 25th Jan West Side Story King’s Theatre, Glasgow
16th Jan Alex Horne – Lies Motherwell Theatre
21st – 25th Jan Ciara Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
22nd – 25th Jan Cause Celebre Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
22nd – 25th Jan Avenue Q Rutherglen Town Hall
24th Jan – 1st Feb Don Pasquale Theatre Royal, Glasgow
24th – 25th Jan Rantin’ The Arches, Glasgow
28th Jan – 1st Feb Twelfth Night Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
28th Jan – 1st Feb How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Eastwood Park Theatre,Giffnock
30th Jan Buddy Good Laugh with Phil Differ and Susie McCabe Paisley Arts Centre
FEBRUARY Show Venue
1st Feb Kid’s Magic Rutherglen Town Hall
6th – 15th Feb Miss Julie Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
7th Feb The Ultimate Tribute to the Jersey Boys East Kilbride Village Theatre
7th Feb The Kids Are Alright Rutherglen Town Hall
7th Feb Mozart by Candlelight Hamilton Town House
11th – 15th Feb Barrie Humphries – Eat Pray Laugh King’s Theatre, Glasgow
12th – 15th Feb Secondary Cause of Death East Kilbride Village Theatre
14th Feb Swan Lake – Ballet West Eastwood Park Theatre
18th Feb The Dragon Who Hates Poetry Eastwood Park Theatre
18th – 22nd Feb Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake King’s Theatre, Glasgow
20th Feb Magical Mozart by Candlelight Eastwood Park Theatre
20th Feb Swan Lake – Ballet West Paisley Arts Centre
20th Feb – 8th Mar Glasgow Girls Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
20th Feb – 15th Mar This Wide Night Tron Theatre, Glasgow
21st Feb A Salute to the Musicals Rutherglen Town Hall
21st – 22nd Feb Calendar Girls Lanark Memorial Hall
22nd Feb James Morton Kneads to Raise Dough Rutherglen Town Hall
23rd Feb The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
23rd Feb BURNS! You’re Bard, by the Way East Kilbride Arts Centre
24th Feb – 1 Mar Happy Days King’s Theatre, Glasgow
MARCH Show Venue
1st Mar How to Make a Killing in Bollywood Eastwood Park Theatre
4th – 8th Mar 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee East Kilbride Arts Centre
5th – 8th Mar The Musical of Musicals (The Musical) Rutherglen Town Hall
5th – 8th Mar Of Mice and Men East Kilbride Arts Centre
7th Mar The Adventures of Robin Hood Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
7th Mar – 15th Mar Wendy Hoose Tron Theatre, Glasgow
8th Mar The Boy Who Cried Wolf Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
10th – 15th Mar The Play That Goes Wrong King’s Theatre, Glasgow
11th Mar Kidnapped Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
12th – 15th Mar Refugee Boy Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
14th Mar Walking on the Roof East Kilbride Arts Centre
14th Mar Harry The Polis Lanark Memorial Hall
18th – 22nd Mar The Perfect Murder King’s Theatre, Glasgow
18th – 22nd Mar Jezebel Tron Theatre, Glasgow
20th Mar Dorothy Paul East Kilbride Village Theatre
21st Mar Let’s Hang On Hamilton Town House
21st Mar Porky Pies East Kilbride Arts Centre
22nd Mar Up Close and Female East Kilbride Arts Centre
22nd Mar Elaine C. Smith Hamilton Town House
22nd Mar Trouble in Chickenland Rutherglen Town Hall
22nd – 29th Mar Verdi’s Macbeth Citizens Theatre
23rd Mar Sinatra Sunday Swing East Kilbride Arts Centre
25th – 29th Mar The Pitchfork Disney Tron Theatre, Glasgow
26th Mar Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim Hamilton Town House
27th – 29th Mar Men Should Weep East Kilbride Arts Centre
28th Mar Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim Rutherglen Town Hall
30th  Mar The Secret Life of Suitcases Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock

WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY 2014: BAFTA Award winner Jayd Johnson joins Elaine C. Smith at the Tron

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Photo credit Joe Connolly/JamHot

In the first of Tron Theatre Company’s productions for 2014, David Greig will direct Chloë Moss’s This Wide Night, the achingly beautiful drama about two women whose lives are inextricably bound together by their criminal past. Elaine C. Smith will eschew comedy to take on the part of Lorraine, released from jail after a twelve year sentence and desperately trying to cope with freedom. Elaine will be joined by Jayd Johnson, whose role as Paddy Meehan in the BBC Drama The Field of Blood earned her the Best Actress BAFTA in 2011.

Marie and Lorraine were cell-mates, but then Marie got out. When Lorraine turns up at Marie’s bedsit, the foundation of their friendship suddenly seems very fragile indeed. In prison, everything was simple, but in the precarious and frightening world outside there are no rules. It’s very easy to get lost. By turns funny, truthful, tender and sad, This Wide Night is a study of two women with nothing but each other to hold on to.

A powerful drama, inspired by a series of writing workshops that Chloë Moss undertook with a group of women at HMP Cookham Wood, all serving long-term sentences, This Wide Night explores the effects of institutionalisation; looking at dependency, friendship, ideas of family and security, love and fear. In equal measure dark and despairing, yet also warm and at times painfully funny, the play is packed with emotional impact and won the Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2009.

20 FEB – 15 MAR 2014, 7.45pm

Image courtesy Joe Johnson/Jam Hot

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NEWS: Say Farewell to Dame Edna in Glasgow

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Screen Shot 2014-01-15 at 13.49.14Paul Dainty of The Dainty Group and James Cundall of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions are delighted to announce that legendary entertainer BARRY HUMPHRIES – whose alter egos have brought him international acclaim and made him a star around the globe – is to extend his FAREWELL TOUR of the UK in to 2014 and its coming to the King’s Theatre fromTuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February 2014.

EAT PRAY LAUGH! will give audiences across the country the chance to bid farewell to Humphries, arguably Australia’s greatest entertainment export, and his unforgettable characters: the Honorable Sir Les PattersonSandy Stone and, of course, the iconic Dame Edna Everage.

DAME EDNA is one of the greatest stars of the last 50 years – the “housewife superstar” has played the West End and Broadway on numerous occasions, performing to packed theatres including the Royal Albert Hall at the “Last Night of the Poms”, as well as countless performances for the Royal Family; has television credits including the legendary UK special “A Night on Mt. Edna” as well as her own innovative chat show “The Dame Edna Experience”; and has played to sold-out audiences around the world.

Act One of EAT PRAY LAUGH! features gentle, grandfatherly Sandy Stone and the inebriated cultural attaché Sir Les Patterson – this serves as “just a bit of foreplay really before I make an orgasmic appearance in Act Two”, Dame Edna says!

Surrounded by spectacular sets and dancers, Dame Edna promises to “empower” audiences as she meditates on the big issues of gender, ethnicity and climate change.

Humphries has already taken his final triumphant bow to audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand where, due to extraordinary demand for tickets to see the iconic performer, satirist, artist and comedian, additional performances needed to be added across the tour to satisfy the demand of over two hundred and fifty thousand adoring fans!

This brand new show is directed by award-winning Australian theatre director Simon Phillips, who directed the originalPriscilla Queen of the Desert, with design by Tony Award-winning Brian Thomson, who designed the original Australian and London productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show, as well as the closing ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games.

For all tour details and booking information, please see www.dameednafarewell.com

Listings Info:

Tues 11 – Sat 15 February

KINGS THEATRE, GLASGOW

Box Office: 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee)

www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

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