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The Libertine leads Glasgow Citz spring season

Dominic Hill. Photo: Lloyd Smith
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The Scottish premiere of Stephen Jeffreys’ The Libertine provides the centrepiece for the Glasgow Citizens’ spring season.

The production, to be directed by artistic director Dominic Hill, will be joined by the transfer of the Edinburgh Traverse’s Glasgow-set production of Ciara, staring Blythe Duff, and two collaborations with the National Theatre of Scotland, including a remount of Cora Bissett’s Glasgow Girls.

Hill said of The Libertine: “It feels to me like such a “Citz” play, with everything that has made the Citizens famous: visual flair, grand theatricality, impressive spectacle and, of course, lavish and flamboyant costumes. There’s long been a tradition at the Citizens of theatre that’s risqué and bit outrageous, and I think the bawdiness of The Libertine will serve that tradition very well.”

Hill will also direct a main-stage production of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of Miss Julie, set in 1920s Scotland.

The second NTS collaboration is The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, created with Vanishing Point. It weaves together the music, prose, poetry and biography of the Glasgow-born poet and songwriter who had the distinction of appearing on all four of BBC Radio’s main stations. The production will get its national premiere in Glasgow before continuing on tour.

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