April at EPT

1 04 2011

Getting into the holiday spirit, this last month of our Spring season sees a couple of wonderful productions for the whole family, as well as a glittering night at the opera, a whistlestop tour of some of the world’s most popular musicals, and a good dose of some classic dramatic theatre.

Theatre

After their fantastic production of  Lost in Yonkers earlier this season, Giffnock Theatre Players return to EPT once more with Ken Kesey’s dramatic classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Into the apparent Elysium of ‘Big Nurse’s’ severe spotless psychiatric ward bursts the convicted psychotic drifter Randall P. McMurphy. The inmates lives are turned upside down while she and McMurphy lock horns in a battle for their hearts and minds in a powerful, poignant, disturbing–yet ultimately liberating–theatrical experience.

Wed 20th– Sat 23rd | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Tickets £10

www.giffnocktheatreplayers.com

He licks his hands, stands on the toilet and runs through the woods. She carries a hankie, never gets mud on her shoes and always remembers to send a thank you note. Beauty and the Beast will just never get on.
So how come he makes her heart spin?
A brand new re-telling of the classic fairytale, Catherine Wheels Theatre company’s Caged is a story about two people trapped together–and finding more freedom than they ever imagined.

Recommended for Ages 8+

Wednesday 27th | 7.30pm
Standard £4

www.catherinewheels.co.uk


Family

Fantastic fun for young children (and their adults!) during the spring break, Lorna Pickford presents Wiggle, Shake and Groove, three energetic dance classes for kids ages 0-6 years old.

At 10am every day, Baby Wrigglers (0-2 years) is a fun, interactive session that gives parent and baby space to groove, glide, wiggle and jiggle!
And for older children, Wee Shakers (3-4 years, 11am) and Young Groovers (5-6 years, 12pm) give children a chance to express themselves through movement and creative play, in energetic classes with various styles and themes being taught every day to help bring their imaginations to life!

£3 per session


Music

EPT favourite Peter Morrison is delighted to be back this season with his latest touring show Rodgers and Hammerstein– The Shows and The Story.  With a nine-strong group of singers and musicians– including son and daughter Richard and Jackie, together with the Alan Kitchen trio– performing solos, duets and show-stopping ensemble numbers, this is a musical evening not be missed!

Sunday 10th | 7.30pm
Standard £16
Concession £12

www.petermorrison.net


Opera

Rounding off this season in spectacular style, EPT is proud to present one of the world’s most famous operettas, Die Fledermaus, in a glittering new production by the country’s best small-scale opera and operetta company, Opera Della Luna.
Dr Faulke was once left to wander home, drunk, dressed as a bat, by his friend gabriel Von Eisenstein. To exact his revenge he arranges for Eisenstein to attend an extremely risque party at the home of an outrageous Russian aristrocrat. there Eisenstein seduces a mysterious Hungarian countess, who is in fact his own wife in disguise.
An evening not to be missed by all fans of opera and lunacy!

Saturday 30th | 7.30pm
Standard £16
Concession £12
Student £8

www.operadellaluna.org


For more information on upcoming events check out the Jan-Apr 2011 Programme, and don’t forget you can follow all the latest news on EPT’s Facebook or Twitter or right here on the Blog.


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