Citizens Theatre new season

Published: 15 June 2013
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

A new adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary masterpiece Crime and Punishment opens the Citizens autumn season in September.

Written by award-winning playwright Chris Hannan, it will be directed by the theatre's artistic director, Dominic Hill. Hannan and Hill have previously worked together on Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain (winner of Best New Play in 2011 by the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland).

Writer Chris Hannan says “It's an amazing experience. A crime thriller plus a novel of ideas. A whodunnit meets Karl Marx and Jesus Christ. Reading the novel, you enter into the mind of the central character, the student who commits murder, and go on a huge emotional and spiritual journey with him. That's the journey Dominic and I want to give theatre audiences.”

Other highlights of the season include a new production of contemporary American classic True West starring Alex Ferns, Filter Theatre's radical Twelfth Night, and for the Christmas season a new production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book adapted by Stuart Paterson.

Programme: Main Theatre

  • Crime and Punishment – 5 to 28 September 2013
  • Dragon 11 to 19 October 2013
  • True West 29 October 2013 to 16 November 2013
  • The Jungle Book 30 November 2013 to 5 January 2014, recommended for children 6+
  • Twelfth Night 28 January to 1 February 2014
  • Scottish Opera's Macbeth 22 to 29 March 2014

Programme: Circle Studio

  • Bauble Trouble 4 to 29 December 2013, recommended for 3 to 6 year-olds
  • Notes From The Underground 11 to 14 September 2013
  • Ankur Ha-Ha 19 to 21 September 2013
  • The Elevator Pitch 17 to 19 October 2013
  • Macbheatha 25 to 28 October 2013

Dominic Hill said, “It is my aim each season to present a programme of classic work re-told for contemporary audiences in exciting and unique ways that inspire people from every walk of life.

"Thanks to the generous award we’ve recently received from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, we’ll be working on a number of projects that introduce people from a diverse range of backgrounds to theatre for the first time.

"All of this, alongside plans for a major re-development of the building in 2016/17, ensures that we are at the heart of our community and looking forward to exciting times ahead for the Citizens and the Gorbals.”

For further information and booking visit