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Citysong Tickets

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Citysong comes to London for extremely limited run at Soho Theatre
The 2017 Verity Bargate Award Winning play Late night taxis, teen discos, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls. Citysong is a play, a poem and a chorus of voices showing three generations of a Dublin family on one day. Intimate and sweeping, joyous and ridiculous, it’s the modern-day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood via Metamorphoses. (Not the book about the cockroach). It’s different things at different times, which makes sense seeing as it’s about change. Citysong premieres at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin before transferring to Soho Theatre. Verity Bargate Award 2017 winner Dylan Coburn Gray is an Irish writer based in Dublin. His work has won praise for its innovative use of language and playful approach to form, blurring the line between poetry and drama. Plays include Boys and Girls (Dublin Fringe 2013, winner of the Fishamble Best New Writing Award, nominated for the Stewart Parker Trust Award) and Blackcatfishmusketeer (Dublin Fringe 2016, Edinburgh Fringe 2017). He is a collaborating writer with Malaprop Theatre, winners of the 2015 Spirit of Fringe Award for Love+.
  • local_play Tickets from only £24
  • date_range Jun 12, 2019 → Jul 6, 2019
  • assistant Soho Theatre
    21 Dean St Soho,London, W1D 3NE
  • subway Tottenham Court Road
  • access_time 1hr 30min (no interval)
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 (6 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Jun 14, 2019

    Great performance by talented actors!

  • Review Avatar Jun 14, 2019

    Great show, location and vibe

  • Review Avatar Jun 19, 2019

    I came to this show to ascertain just what it takes to win a Verity Bargate prize foe playwriting. Possibly the answer is 'be different", as Citysong certainly was. This is a story of Dublin life told in the rhythm of a song with poetry, with some excellent, multi-rolling performances by the actors, against a simple, but very effective set. But, for me, this play would read better on page rather than stage. Citysong was too fast, with dialogue that was so complex at times, it came over as intellectually arrogant, and hence a little annoying. It seems to be getting 3* reviews, and I would agree. Some parts brilliant, others a touch patchy.

  • Review Avatar Jun 19, 2019

    It was a fantastic piece of Art

  • Review Avatar Jun 30, 2019

    Very lyrical, fantastic cast

  • Review Avatar Jul 2, 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend