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On Common Ground

What do a tribe who have been travelling for 18,000 years discover when they meet Glaswegians ‘On Common Ground’?

First Nation storytellers from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Manitoulin Island, Canada will create an outdoor performance with 150 community performers. A major participatory event by Debajehmujig Storytellers and the Citizens Theatre performed as part of the Glasgow 2014 Festival Programme.

Audiences will gather together at the Citizens to discover more about the culture, art and traditions of Wikwemikong and the bonds we share. As twilight begins to fall, a procession will take place from the theatre through the Gorbals to the Rose Garden, taking in scenes of life in Glasgow and on Manitoulin Island along the way. There, music, song, live theatre and spectacle will come together to tell a story of community, family, and the natural world.

Find out much more about Debajehmujig Storytellers and the project on the On Common Ground website:

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  • 25 Jul 2014 to 31 Jul 2014
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    • 25 July 2014 @ 6.30PM
    • 26 July 2014 @ 6.30PM
    • 29 July 2014 @ 6.30PM
    • 30 July 2014 @ 6.30PM
    • 31 July 2014 @ 6.30PM
    • Times
      All times are approximate. More details will be confirmed in April 6.30pm - Exhibition and film
      7.30pm - Procession from Citizens Theatre to Gorbals Rose Garden
      8.15pm - Show starts
      9.00pm - Approx. end time
Tickets will be available from April 2014

Audio Described

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome

Want to get involved?

We’re looking for performers, musicians and volunteers from all walks of life.
Find out more on the Take Part page.

Download On Common Ground participant information


Registration Form

Do you want to register for On Common Ground? Fill in the online form here.

Read the On Common Ground press release

Read a message from Manitoulin Island


rikki & dee

16th April 2014

What an excellent portraial of Ivor Cutler & his life. Full of humour, witt & surrealism. Full marks to the cast for a superb performance of the finest quality. This show should play in the west end. Would recommend it to everyone. Thank for a very entertaining evening!!!!!

Charlie Friel

14th April 2014

One of the best shows I have seen. I do hope it will be put on again in the future.

kim clugston

14th April 2014

I thought this production was utterly amazing! well done to all the actors, you were just brilliant! It so took me back to being a teenager and listening to John Peel every evening. I had Ivors records and books and he was a big influence on me way back then. This was funny and sentimental to me all at the same time. Thank you Vanishing point for making my weekend so special! grin)

Claire Lowney

4th April 2014

Thanks for getting in touch and expressing your interest in the project. The best way to get involved is to fill out an online registration form. You should be able to see the links to the right just underneath the image.

Rebecca Heggarty

4th April 2014

I have a HND in acting and performance and i would love this opportunity to represent the citz theatre and meet some great people.


31st March 2014

Wish I hadn't bothered to change from monday to sunday. Short, unprepared, disappointing show.

Citizens Theatre

31st March 2014

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot provide up-to-date availability for classes via these comments, you must contact the Box Office directly on 0141 429 0022.

Sarah Patterson

31st March 2014

The show was not good at all - quite boring in parts. Just as well it didn't last too long - about an hour and a half - including a 20 minute break! Definitely would not recommend.

Claire Lowney

27th March 2014

Hi Graeme Your name can be put on a waiting list by contacting our box office team on 0141 429 0022. Please be aware, though, that the list is already quite long!

Graeme watson

26th March 2014

I'm very keen to come & see ruby wax. Is there a list I could put my name on for my possible returned tickets? My mobile number is 07739706779. Cheers Graeme

Patricia Preston

14th March 2014

Congratulations to the crew and cast for the play 'Refugee Boy' for a job well done on Wednesday. I enjoyed the energy and movements throughout and so did my friends that were with me. Please pass on my best wishes to all involved and give them my thanks. Once again the 'Citizens' have excelled themselves on a play well done. I have recommended it to others who are sure to come along and see this show.


13th March 2014

Totally loved the March Boombox. Great to see some brilliant Hip Hop and spoken word in such an intimate space...and lots of new faces. Good work. Looking forward to seeing what's next.


11th March 2014

Hi Lynsey, The car park is open from 10am until the last event of the day in the building is over, so you will be able to use the car park when attending Nightschool. We can't guarantee that there will always be spaces, and the car park can become busy on performance days. However, if you are attending levels 2 or 4, there are rarely performances on Mondays.


10th March 2014

Hi, I wondered are you able to park in the citizens theatre car park on class nights? Obviously I would always try to be on time but I will be coming from the west end leaving at 5.30 so I may be a few minutes late traffic dependant, would that be a problem? Thanks

margaret mckenna

10th March 2014

unfortunately missed this show when will they be performing their show again. heard it was fab thank you

Robert Mclafferty

10th March 2014

One of the best shows we have seen at the citizens,everyone of the glasgow had great singing voices ,and could dance as well,my wife and I are pensioners we had our granddaughter with us ,and friends we all enjoyed it. Thanks Glasgow Girls for a great night .

Robert McLafferty

9th March 2014

One of the best nights we have had for a long time ,their were 4 of us in the citizens tonight ,and we all would go and see it again tomorrow if it was on,FANTASTIC, we had our granddaughter with us and she loved it , best of luck to the glasgow girls.

Anne-Marie MacGregor

8th March 2014

Fantastic matinee performance!


7th March 2014

it is a really good play

David Wallace

5th March 2014

A massive thanks to the cast and crew for a wonderfully evocative, vibrant and inspiring production. I was moved, I was angry and I was thoroughly entertained...we owe a debt to the Glasgow Girls ..and we owe a debt to the theatre, production team and cast for a stupendous performance of a story that needs to be told.

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If you want to be involved just fill out this online registration form and indicate your availability on our online availability form.


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