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BLYTHE DUFF stars in stage drama marking 70 years since the end of WW2

Blythe Duff is to appear on the Citizens stage as author, historian and journalist Gitta Sereny in Into That Darkness, a chilling dramatisation of interviews with a convicted Nazi war criminal, opening at the theatre on Monday 18 May until Saturday 30 May.

In 1970, investigative journalist Gitta Sereny undertook lengthy interviews with SS-Obersturmführer Franz Stangl, who had recently been sentenced to a lifetime’s imprisonment for his role in the deaths of nearly one million people in Nazi extermination camps. The resulting book was dramatised in 1994 by former Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Robert David MacDonald. This new production, staged by the Citizens during its 70th anniversary year, also marks 70 years since the end of World War II.

As well as her book chronicling her time with Stangl, Sereny’s work also included profiles and interviews with controversial figures such as convicted child-killer Mary Bell and Albert Speer, one of the few members of the Nazi Party to accept moral responsibility for crimes committed under its regime. Sereny was awarded a CBE in 2003 for her services to journalism, and died in 2012.

Joining Duff on stage in the role of Stangl is Cliff Burnett, most recently seen at the Citizens as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and as Polonius in Hamlet, both directed by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill. 

PERFORMANCES

Dates: 18 – 30 May 2015, 7.30pm
Previews: Mon 18 & Tue 19 May, 7.30pm
Matinee:  Sat 30 May, 2.30pm
BSL interpreted performance: Fri 29 May, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Wed 27 May, 7.30pm
Captioned performance:  Sat 30 May, 2.30pm
Tickets: 50p - £15
Previews £8.50 │Tuesdays £12.50
50p Tickets | 10 tickets, 10 performances on sale at 10am Saturday 16 May
NB – 50p Tickets must be bought in person at the theatre, cash only.
Box Office: 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS | 0141 429 0022
Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm
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EVENTS

Into That Darkness Curtain Raiser
Thu 21 May, 6pm – 6.45pm. £4 (£3 concessions)
Director Gareth Nicholls discusses the role of biographers

Into That Darkness Post Show Discussion
Tue 26 May, immediately following the 7.30pm performance.
Free to ticket holders


Into That Darkness Deaf Theatre Club Night
Fri 29 May, 7.30pm. £5
In partnership with Solar Bear, the Citizens Theatre runs regular events for deaf or hard of hearing patrons on the same evening as our British Sign Language signed performances. Ticket price includes ticket to the show,  BSL signed introduction to the show and feedback session post show. Text 07900852595 to book

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