hSlope | What's On | Citizens Theatre



Stewart Laing, who directed The Maids last year on the Citizens main stage, returns with a new production of Pamela Carter’s play Slope, originally produced by Untitled Projects in 2006 and re-conceived for an intimate studio setting.Slope explores the love affair between the 19th-century poets, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud and its impact on Verlaine’s young wife Mathilde. Their verbal sparring is scabrous and hilarious, and their rollercoaster relationships as passionate and claustrophobic as they are cruel and ridiculous.Tune into the Kiltr livestream on Wed 19 November for a live tweetalong from 7.30pm #Slope as part of #lovetheatre day.Part of Glasgay! 2014Untitled Projects in partnership with KILTRDOWNLOAD the Slope programme

  • Wed 12 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 13 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 14 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 15 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Tue 18 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Wed 19 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Thu 20 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Fri 21 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM
  • Sat 22 Nov 2014 @ 2.30PM
  • Sat 22 Nov 2014 @ 7.30PM

  • Preview 12 Nov

    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop

    Reviews 2014

    “as bold as anything seen in the Gorbals theatre.”
    The Herald ★★★★

    “an intense 100-minute studio drama”
    The Scotsman ★★★★

    “Fearless and unmissable.”
    TV Bomb ★★★★★

    ”..a vertiginous plunge into passionate, illicit love, based on explosive erotic attraction.”
    The Times ★★★★

    “Director Stewart Laing cements his reputation as one of the most exciting directors working in Britain today”
    Across the Arts ★★★★

    ”...highly original, smartly wrought achievement.”
    The Sunday Herald


    Gareth Vile speaks to Stewart Laing and writer Pamela Carter in The List

    ” if it doesn’t make me feel uncomfortable, then I’m not that interested in it” Writer Pamela Carter in The Herald

    Reviews (for Slope 2006)

    “… the three of them enact a cruel battle for status, order dueling with chaos, decorum with sensual pleasure”
    The Guardian on Slope (2006) ★★★★

    “Exceptional … superb… breathtakingly successful.”
    The Scotsman on Slope (2006) ★★★★

    • Cast & Creative Team
      Written by Pamela Carter Directed by Stewart LaingJames Edwyn as Arthur Rimbaud Owen Whitelaw as Paul Verlaine Jessica Hardwick as Mathilde Verlaine