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8 - 10 June

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Candid Cabaret

29 May - 6 June

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Pleasure and Pain

Directed by Mark Thompson
31 May - 3 Jun

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Pleasure and Pain

Wed 31st May - Sat 3rd Jun

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Adapted from Guy de Maupassant short stories
Directed by Mark Thomson

An evening with French writer Guy de Maupassant, charting his tragic journey from aspiring writer into the darkness of drug addiction and madness. Maupassant’s perfectly crafted short stories explore social and political upheaval, and relationships where men and women spar and dance their way through tales of love, sex, personal tragedy and the need to belong. Playful and funny, unsettling and brutal, Mark Thomson’s adaptation of Maupassant’s stories conjures up a florid and vivid world that reflects Maupassant’s own life and imagination.

Originally produced by Mark Thomson for the Citizens Theatre 14 years ago, we are very pleased to tell Guy de Maupassant’s story again.

“tremendous bonhomie and wit, stirred up with a strongly felt sense of tragedy.”
★★★★★ The Guardian (on the original 2002 production)

Venue: Circle Studio, Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
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