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"Compelling quality drama" ★★★★★
The Independent


    Written byDavid Harrower
    Start date3 Dec 2013
    End date21 Dec 2013
  • MatineeSat 14 Dec, 2.30pm
  • TicketsTue - Thu and matinee: £15.50/£12.50/£8 unemployed, disabled. Fri & Sat: £17.50/£14 concessions
    Genre Theatre,

Traverse Theatre Company

'I'm taking your eyes', he'd say, 'and keeping them safe. I'm taking your ears and keeping them safe'.

Ciara's father Mick kept her as his hidden treasure, making sure his only daughter was shielded from what he did  and the men and women with whom he associated.

Now Mick is dead and his legacy, so bound up in the landscape of Glasgow, that infamous no mean city, must be faced.

As Ciara seeks to further the reputation of her art gallery, her world starts to fragment. Marked by the deep contradictions of her father, the art world and the city that made them all, Ciara stands on a threshold. By facing the past, her future blows wide open.

Ciara is a spellbinding play by acclaimed playwright David Harrower (Good With People, Blackbird, Knives in Hens, A Slow Air). Written especially for 2013 CATS Award winner of Best Female Performance Blythe Duff (Taggart, Iron, Good With People), it reunites one of Scotland's greatest writers with one of our finest actresses. Directed by Traverse Artistic Director, Orla O'Loughlin, Ciara offers a compelling insight into a world, by turns, terrifying and exhilarating. This is an epic story for our times.

Herald Angel Award Winner 2013 / Fringe First Award Winner 2013
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Dates & Times
Tue 3 - Sat 21 Dec, 7.30pm

Sat 14 Dec, 2.30pm

Tue - Thu and matinee: £15.50/£12.50/£8 unemployed, disabled

Fri & Sat: £17.50/£14 concessions

Age recommendation

Audio Described and Sign Language Interpreted performance Thu 12 Dec, 7.30pm

  • Orla O'Loughlin

  • Anthony Lamble

  • Blythe Duff

  • Philip Gladwell

    Lighting Designer
  • Daniel Padden

    Composer, Sound Designer
  • Daniel Padden

    Composer, Sound Designer
  • "Compelling quality drama" ★★★★★
    The Independent
  • "Brilliant, lyrical, sardonic". ★★★★
    The List
  • "Duff's riveting performance ... makes it truly ezquisite" ★★★★★
    The Herald
  • "Wry humour, pure tragedy, and utterly compelling lyrical narrative" ★★★★★
    The Scotsman
  • "Sharp, one-woman show." ★★★★★★
    Edinburgh Evening News
  • "An electrifying performance." ★★★★
  • "Moves skilfully through deft observation, dark psychology, bitter humour and violent melodrama" ★★★★
    The List
  • "Performed with brilliance and sensitivity".
    The Times
  • "Blythe Duff gives a lovely, understated performance." ★★★★
    British Theatre Guide
  • "An electrifying performance." ★★★★

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