NEWS: Casting announced for Citz Cinderella

Glaswegians young and old can expect a fun and lively re-telling of this classic fairytale, with plenty of the hallmark ingredients that have earned the Citizens Theatre a reputation for unique Christmas shows.

Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill – alongside his frequent collaborator, composer Nikola Kodjabashia – will bring his inimitable style to this production, deploying a handpicked ensemble cast to present this familiar story of magic and true love, with a twist.

Peter Collins, whose comic performances have been at the heart of the theatre’s past two Christmas shows, returns to the company for his third festive season in a row. Peter’s most recent appearance at the Citizens was in Dominic Hill’s highly acclaimed production of The Oresteia: This Restless House (2017).

Also returning to the Citizens stage for Cinderella is Irene Allan, whose performance as the Witch in Hansel & Gretel (2016) was described by the Daily Record as “utterly fabulous.” This year, she takes on the role of Cinderella’s stepmother.

Caroline Deyga, in her Citizens debut, is expected to wow audiences with the voice and spirit that saw her jointly nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ at the Olivier Awards 2017, as part of the eight-strong cast of the award winning Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (NTS).

She will be joined by fellow Citz debutant Hannah Howie who, alongside Deyga, will bring her ‘strong comic timing’ (The Stage) to the production as one of Cinderella’s ugly sisters.

As part of the theatre’s commitment to nurturing new talent, the Citizens is putting its two Actor Interns Nicholas Ralph and Sinéad Sharkey centre stage for this production. Nicholas’s internship is funded by the Robertson Trust.

The company is also delighted to welcome to the stage Jatinder Singh Randhawa, who will be taking a break from the Citizens Theatre’s front of house team. Jatinder recently graduated from North Lanarkshire College with a BA in Acting.

The cast is completed by actor and physical theatre practioner Malcolm Shields, who brings over two decades of experience on stage and screen to this production. Last year Malcolm made a memorable cameo in Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake and first appeared at the Citz as Franco Begbie in the theatre’s landmark 1994 adaptation of Trainspotting.

Family tickets for Cinderella start from £33.50 for a family of three to £77.50 for a family of five.

Dates: Tuesday 28 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2018

Tickets: Adult £22.50 – £14.50 Child £12.50 – £8.50 Family Tickets available by telephone bookings or in person at the theatre

GROUP BOOKINGS One additional free ticket with every 10 tickets booked

SCHOOLS GROUPS All performances £8.50

YOUTH GROUPS £10 standard, £11 peak

ADULT GROUPS (10 or more) Buy 10 tickets and get £2.50 off each ticket

FAMILY DAYS Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec 10am – 12pm £6.50 per person A fun workshop for 6-12 year olds and their adult companion exploring the story and characters of Cinderella.  Get up close to costumes and props from past Christmas shows and tread the boards of our main stage!

RELAXED PERFORMANCES 13 Dec 10.30am & 7pm Adult: £15 Child: £8.50 Particularly suitable for those with an autistic spectrum condition or additional sensory or communication needs.  Please note there will be some alterations to lighting and sound effects and a relaxed attitude towards noise and movement at this performance.

CONCESSIONS  £3 off full price tickets for Senior Citizens, Disabled and Students £5 Gorbals Card (max 4 tickets) & Unemployed