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The Monster in the Hall and Yellow Moon UK Tour


The National Theatre of Scotland is re-staging the Citizens Theatre’s critically acclaimed productions, The Monster in the Hall and Yellow Moon by David Greig for autumn 2012 with a UK-wide tour of both plays, performed by an ensemble cast. The hit shows, are touring to theatres, arts centres, community venues and school halls and will be visiting Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Crieff, Kinross, Aberdeen, Fife, Cardiff, Pontardawe, Bath, Oxford, Kilmarnock, Rutherglen, Renfrew, Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis. This is the first time that the productions will have toured together.

Yellow Moon is a modern day Bonnie and Clyde tale about two teenagers on the run. They never meant to get mixed up in murder…but now they need a place to hide. The Monster in the Hall is a wildly imaginative musical comedy about a teenage girl trying to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. Both productions are performed in the round, with minimal props and no sets with the stripped-back production style creating an up close intimacy with the audience. Both of David Greig’s plays tap in to the heart- breaking emotional highs and lows of the lives of young people. The original ensemble cast for The Monster in the Hall are reunited for this tour. Keith Macpherson, David Carlyle and Beth Marshall are also in Yellow Moon and are joined by newcomer Keshini Misha.

Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall were created for, and resonate with, an older teenage audience. The tour includes daytime performances in schools for secondary pupils and is accompanied by a special workshop programme for young people, supported by Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership. Some of the evening performances take place in school halls enabling young people to attend a performance within their local community with their friends and family. The productions are touring as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s tfd programme; which presents productions and events throughout the UK, designed to bring young audiences to theatre.

In The Monster in the Hall teenage girl Duck Macatarsney cares for her biker dad whose MS is getting increasingly worse. Her Dad - Duke - is a spliff-smoking, bike-riding, heavy metal and horror movie loving, pizza eating widower who’s brought up Duck since the death of her mother. The two of them are just about surviving when one morning the Duke wakes up blind and the Duck hears that Social Services are coming to take her away. The Monster in the Hall follows Duck as she tries to protect her world from the terrifying prospect of change. The Monster in the Hall won The Stage Award for Best Ensemble in 2011.

Yellow Moon is a modern Bonnie and Clyde tale of the fortunes of two teenagers on the run. Silent Leila is an introverted girl who has a passion for celebrity magazines. Stag Lee Macalinden is the deadest of dead end kids in a dead end town. They never meant to get mixed up in a murder. The play follows Leila and Lee on a roller-coaster quest to find out who they really are. Yellow Moon won the TMA Award for the Best Show for Young People in 2007.

Both productions were developed and are directed by Guy Hollands for the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, where they premiered before touring schools and venues. Both shows had successful runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and are acclaimed in the UK and internationally, having previously toured to the USA, the Netherlands and Germany.

PERFORMANCES
Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall are recommended for age 14 plus.
Yellow Moon has a running time of I hour 10 minutes.  The Monster in the Hall has a running time of 1 hour 20 minutes.

Citizens Theatre, Circle Studio, Thursday 6 – Saturday 22 September 2012
Yellow Moon: Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Tuesday 18 & Thursday 20, 7.30pm
The Monster in the Hall:  Thursday 13, Wednesday 19 & Friday 21, 7.30pm
Double bill: Saturday 15 & 22 Sept Yellow Moon, 7pm | The Monster in the Hall, 8.45pm
Tickets: Previews: £8, £12.50 full price (concessions available)
2 for £20 – buy tickets to both shows and save £5
Box Office: 0141 429 0022             www.citz.co.uk

Williamwood High School, East Renfrewshire, Tuesday 11 September
Yellow Moon, 1pm; The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10/£8 from Eastwood Park Theatre
Box Office: 0141 577 4970             www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

Crieff High School, Tuesday 25 September
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from Strathearn Community Campus: 01764 657 700
Kinross High School, Wednesday 26 September
Yellow Moon, 7.30pm
Tickets available from Kinross High School: 01577 867200/ kinrosshigh@pkc.gov.uk
Tickets: £5/£3 (students)

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Friday 28 - Saturday 29 September
Friday 28th September, Yellow Moon & The Monster in the Hall (double bill), 7pm
Saturday 29th September, Yellow Moon & The Monster in the Hall (double bill), 2pm
Tickets: £12/£7.50           
Box Office: 01224 641122              www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

National Theatre of Scotland and OnFife, Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October
A week of performances and workshops at venues in Fife. Details to be announced in late August.

Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October
The Monster in the Hall: Tuesday 9, 7.30pm; Thursday 11, 1.30pm & 7.30pm; Saturday 13, 7.30pm
Yellow Moon: Wednesday 10, 1.30pm & 7.30pm; Friday 12, 7.30pm
Tickets: £14/£12 Under 25’s Half Price    
Box Office: 029 2064 6900             www.shermancymru.co.uk

Pontardawe Arts Centre, Tuesday 16 October
The Monster in the Hall, 1pm & 7.30pm
Tickets: £9/£7/£5 (student)
Box Office: 01792 863722              www.pontardaweartscentre.com

The Egg, Bath, Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 October
The Monster in the Hall, Wednesday 17, 1.30pm & 7pm; Thursday 18, 5pm
Tickets: £7.50/£6.50 students and children
Box Office: 01225 448844              www.theatreroyal.org.uk
The North Wall Arts Centre. Oxford, Friday 19 October
Yellow Moon, 7pm; The Monster in the Hall, 8.45pm
Tickets: £10/£8 per show, £15/£12 for double bill
Box Office: 01865 319450              www.thenorthwall.com              

The Grand Hall, Palace Theatre Complex, Kilmarnock, Wednesday 7 November
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.50/£5
Box Office: 01563 554900              www.enjoyeastayrshire.com

Rutherglen Town Hall, Friday 9 November
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 0141 613 5700             www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk

Renfrew Town Hall, Saturday 10 November
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10/£6
Box Office: 0141 887 1010             www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events

Leverburgh Village Hall, Isle of Harris, Thursday 15 November
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from: 01859 520267 /margaretmacdonald2@yahoo.co.uk/www.wegottickets.com

Ionad Na Seann Sgoil, Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Saturday 17 November
The Monster in the Hall, 7.30pm
Tickets available from: www.wegottickets.com

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