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Into That Darkness

Citizens Theatre

SS-Obersturmführer Franz Stangl oversaw the deaths of nearly 1 million people in Nazi extermination camps.

Following his conviction for the murders in 1970, historian, biographer and journalist Gitta Sereny interviewed Stangl to understand how an individual rationalises their actions in the face of a crime of such magnitude. This is the dramatisation of those chilling and harrowing interviews.

Shocking and disturbing yet vital, Into That Darkness looks into the very heart of evil and asks how, 70 years after the end of the Second World War, we can prevent atrocities of this scale from happening again.

Writer Robert David MacDonald was one of the three artistic leaders of the Citizens Theatre from 1971 – 2003 during the period when the Citizens first became famous around the world for innovative productions of classic texts and challenging new works.

Into That Darkness: Curtain Raiser

Thu 21 May, 6pm - 6.45pm
Director Gareth Nicholls in discussion about how individuals become capable of horrific crimes, and the role of their biographers.


“Survival, always survival. I had to limit my own actions to what I, in my conscience, could answer for.”


  • 18 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
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    • Mon 18 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Tue 19 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Wed 20 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Thu 21 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Fri 22 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 23 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Tue 26 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Wed 27 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Thu 28 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Fri 29 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
    • Sat 30 May 2015 @ 2.30PM
    • Sat 30 May 2015 @ 7.30PM

Main Theatre

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All tickets £15*
Concessions available
Preview £8.50 | Tuesdays £12.50
£2 online transaction fee applies

*Exc. Band III Restricted view on Wed, Thu and matinee performances

50p tickets on sale Sat 16 May, 10am

See Pricing for all prices, concessions and offers inc. Season Pass and 50p tickets

Recommended for 14+

Preview 18/19 May
Audio Described 27 May, 7.30pm
Signed 29 May, 7.30pm
Captioned 30 May, 2.30pm
Post Show Discussion 26 May
Pre Show Event 21 May

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop


annie mcneill

24th November 2014

Actors were amazing, the transformation of the setting was outstanding,really funny and overall it was a brilliant performance!

Mags Shovelin

22nd November 2014

Really wasn't sure about this, It was my husband that wanted to see it...... had a great night. Laughed so much at the begining, the tears were running down my face. The actors were brilliant. The front of house staff were so friendly and helpful also. Can't wait till the next night at the Citizens.

Charlie MacLeod

14th November 2014

The best evening at a theatre I`ve had for a long time. Cracking wee cast, with some superb accents. Brilliant! Bloody brilliant! Thanks guys and gal. Charlie

susan Duff

14th November 2014

Went to see Whiskey Galore last night and it is one of the best productions i've seen. The cast were excellent, getting the audience involved was great fun and my friend and i laughed from beginning to end. I've been telling everyone at work to go and see it, it's a shame its on for such a short run.

James Boyle.

14th November 2014

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!


13th November 2014

Great production laughs galore not only did the audience enjoy this it would appear the excellent cast enjoyed it too more of the same please

George Weir

12th November 2014

Fantastic performances from all concerned. Hugely entertaining night out. Two thumbs up!

Sally Jamieson

9th November 2014

Brilliant writing, great ensemble acting, a thrilling and hilarious evening. The standing ovation was well deserved. Bravo!

paul muir

5th November 2014

Sorry to disagree with the general view but I thought it was dreadful.The acting was school show standard,script painfully unfunny and a psychopathic lead character as threatening as a wet blanket,

dawn jason

4th November 2014

my school is coming and i cant wait omg omg omg omg

Jason Golaup

30th October 2014

Witty, dark, cleverly staged - too many adjectives to describe this spectacular production. A cross between Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs... set in a farmhouse in Ayrshire and a tenement flat in the west end of Glasgow! Every actor was amazing but to highlight Johnny Glendenning - think of Begbie fae Trainspotting with an Irish accent going radge with a Rangers top then that'll put you in the picture. So glad I stayed for the Q&A afterwards. Was an absolute pleasure to hear what the writer, director and actors had to say - a talented group who deserve to have this piece of work shown to a wider audience.


29th October 2014

Absolutely brilliant. I really get to go to the theatre. So glad I managed to catch this 1. Recommend 100%. If I can, I will see it again.

Ms Y Sinclair

26th October 2014

Absolutely Brilliant... Has Both Comedy and Serious Acting Fantastically rolled into One Fabulous Performance... Very Highly Recommended.

Loukia G

25th October 2014

It was an amazing production while the senario was really clever!....Would definitely reccomend it!


25th October 2014

Brilliant and hilarious, close to the knuckle comedy of the highest calibre


25th October 2014

Amazing cast, brilliant comic timing, brilliant sets and just simply a to production. Thoroughly enjoyed this performance. 5*

Elizabeth McCann

25th October 2014

Saw this last night so funny loved every minute well done all !!!

Claire Lowney

24th October 2014

Thanks for your comment J Carey, we hope to see you at Eric the Elf's Chaotic Christmas this year!

Fiona Brittain

24th October 2014

Absolutely brilliant!


23rd October 2014

Really enjoyed the performance tonight. Very funny and fast moving. Great acting

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