Play In A Week: How to Win a Gold Medal

27 07 2012

With the Olympic Games well underway, join us to consider what event you would choose to represent your country in – if ANY event was possible…We’ll need to go about training and, of course, find a suitable victory celebration.  During the week we’ll develop drama skills using movement, our voices and games to create our own show to share with friends and family on Friday afternoon.  You don’t need to be athletic to triumph but what do you have that will take you all the way to the top step of the podium?

Eastwood Park Theatre

Mon 6 – Fri 10 August

10am – 4pm daily

Recommended for age 7 – 11 years

£100 / £50 concession

To book call 0141 577 3008.





Clockwork: Day 6

21 05 2011

“If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale, go and see it!!” 

Missed any of the pretty visuals we’ve regaled you with this week? Have a glance at some stills from the show:

Only 24 hours left!!! Book your tickets for Clockwork now by calling EPT’s Box Office on 0141 577 4970.

And as a special offer, if you quote the code ‘Otto Offer’ at the box office, you can get your tickets for the amazing price of only £3 each!!!

Sunday 22 May | 2pm
Standard £7
Concession £5

www.visiblefictions.co.uk





Clockwork: Day 5

20 05 2011

“Ok, so the brochure says ‘ages eight and over’, and you think this is a kids’ show. Don’t be put off! Excellence has no age limit!…” 

Just in case our Young PromotERs haven’t yet managed to convince you, take a look at what some, eh, less sprightly critics have to say…

www.visiblefictions.co.ukFrom the moment the black-clad cast – three actor-singers, two musicians – drift on-stage, as if lured by the tick-tock clicking of rhythm sticks, they collude brilliantly in bringing the story alive…“– The Herald ****

Douglas Irvine’s adaptation is brisk and beautiful…as it juggles sets and terrific puppets and strong woodcut-style visual images… –The Scotsman ****

From the opening tick tock to the final heartbeat, this is a world-class piece of work…— Onstage Scotland

Book your tickets for Clockwork now by calling EPT’s Box Office on 0141 577 4970.

Sunday 22 May | 2pm
Standard £7
Concession £5

www.visiblefictions.co.uk





March at EPT

2 03 2011

Wow, March kind of sneaked up on us didn’t it? Luckily, our March programme doesn’t show any lack of preparedness. Have we got some treats for you this month!

Theatre

Kicking off TONIGHT, it’s Rapture Theatre’s tenth anniversary and they’re celebrating with their brand new production of Gregory Burke’s (Black Watch) critically acclaimed Gagarin Way. It’s the cruel and funny story of a human heist in Fife gone horribly wrong, as two disgruntled factory workers kidnap a visiting company executive to make a point. Except, what exactly is their point? And do they have the same agenda?

Suitable for ages 14+

Wednesday 2nd | 7.30pm | Standard £12, Concession £10, Student £8

www.rapturetheatre.co.uk

On 8th March Plutot La Vie make a welcome return to EPT with their new family show By The Seat of Your Pants, a hilarious exploration of relationships, splapstick and, um, chairs, as three men await their fate in hope, expectation, boredom and delight.

Recommended age 8+

Tuesday 8th | 7.30pm | Standard £4

www.plutotlavie.org.uk

On the 10th of March, Random Accomplice’s hilarious new production Smalltown makes a one-night-only appearance here at EPT after a giddy opening week at the Tron that had critics rolling in the aisles. Created by three of Scotland’s most dynamic writers, Smalltown tells the unexpected tales of what happens when a polluted water supply turns the residents of three Ayrshire towns crazy, from zombies in the frozen food aisle to a dangerous game of Russian Roulette in tourist information, and YOU pick the ending!

Recommended age 14+

Thursday 10th | 7.30pm | Standard £12, Concession £10, Student £8

www.randomaccomplice.com

After last year’s acclaimed production of Rent, Theatre South return to EPT this season with musical comedy The Wedding Singer. It’s 1985 and wedding singer Robbie, after being jilted at the alter, aims to make every wedding as miserable as his own– until he meets a sweet waitress named Julie, who promptly steals his heart. Only trouble is, she’s about to be married! can Robbie pull off the performance of the decade and win the girl of his dreams?

Tuesday 15th–Saturday 19th | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee| Tickets £8–£14

www.theatresouthproductions.co.uk

Another classic of musical theatre, EPT favourites Harlequin Youth Theatre return with the Lloyd-Webber smash Jesus Christ Superstar. The stirring rock opera dramatically recreates the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth– seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Tuesday 22nd–Saturday 26th | 7.30pm | Tickets £10-£12

www.harlequinyouth.co.uk

Last but most definitely not least, EPT’s very own Young Company (the team that brought you last year’s stunning hit Real Men Dream in Black and White) return with another original piece of theatre Glasgow Tales. A snippet of conversation overheard on the train, the face of the old lady you pass every day, the raised voices from next door you wish you cold ignore…Glasgow is alive with stories waiting to be told, and people eager to tell them.

Tuesday 29th | 7.30pm | Standard £3


Gallery

In the gallery from 7th March–30th April, EPT will be hosting an exhibition of stunning new figurative work from graduates of Duncan of Jordonstone Art School, Behind The Mirror. The art school is enjoying a reputation as one of the top art schools in Britain, and four recent graduates show us why, with their though-provoking mix of figurative painting styles.

Entrance to the exhibition is FREE


Film

This weekend brings you another dose of big-screen shenanigans, kicking off with one for the kids (and big kids) this Sunday, with Disney classic The Jungle Book, which sees Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther having a wee bit of difficulty convincing young boy Mowgli to leave the jungle for human civilisation. There’s a free tea/coffee or soft drink for every family member while you watch the movie.

Sunday 6th March | 1pm | Standard £4, Concession £3


Continuing with our cult classics, ahead of Christopher Nolan’s new installment next year, we’re showing Tim Burton’s Oscar-winning 1989 original Batman, starring Micheal Keaton as the brooding superhero and Jack Nicholson as the clownishly homicidal Joker. Don’t forget, there’s FREE POPCORN for every audience member during the show!

Sunday 6th March | 7.30 pm | Standard £4, Concession £3

And to get us in the mood for summertime, Monday at the Movies continues with Audrey Hepburn classic Roman Holiday, where a bored and sheltered princess (Hepburn) escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman (Gregory Peck) in sunny Roma. There’s a free tea/coffee for every audience member as you watch the show.

Monday 7th March | 1pm | Standard £4, Concession £3


Music

After a sell-out show last year, ex Love and Money frontman James Grant returns to EPT. Widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters and performers around, James plays material from all of his critically acclaimed solo albums as well as a smattering of old favourites in a solo acoustic setting. Raw, heart-rending and uplifting this is a performer not to be missed.

Wednesday 9 | 7.30pm | Standard £12, Concession £10, Student £8

www.james-grant.com


Todd Gordon, one of Britain’s finest jazz and swing singers,  also returns to EPT this March with new show The Tony Bennett Songbook, a wonderful celebration of Mr Bennet’s joyous and carefully crafted performances, perfect for audiences who enjoy hearing classic songs from a classic era.

Saturday 12th | 7.30pm | Standard £12, Concession £10, Student £8

www.toddgordon.com



Masterclasses

Continuing our immensely popular Masterclass series, this month the Artistic Director of Random Accomplice, Johnny McKnight (‘Smalltown’, ‘Promises Promises’, Little Johnny’s Big Gay Wedding’) presents Page to Stage, a two hour event aimed at exploring the dynamic between the writer, the director and the performer. Led by Johnny, participants will create their own short group scripts then watcha s these original works are altered and adapted by their fellow peers with a view to presenting.

Everyone who participates in the workshop will be eligable for a special £5 ticket price for Random Accomplice’s newest hit Smalltown when it comes to EPT on Thursday 10th March.

Thursday 3rd | 7pm-9pm | Standard £5, Concession £3


 

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.

 

 

 







Masterclass Series: Screenwriting

22 02 2011

reel of filmWith Malcolm Morrison

There are only two places left for our immensely popular Screenwriting Masterclass this Sunday with STV script writer Malcolm Morrison, so if you don’t want to miss out call Box Office on 0141 577 4970.

Sunday 27th Feb | 2-6pm
Standard £5
Concession £3





Masterclass Series: Shakespeare

1 02 2011

With Lissa Lorenzo

Sunday 6th Feb | 4pm
Standard £5
Concession £3

Are you baffled by the bard? Do you love Will’s words but sometimes wonder what on earth they mean? As a performer, do you worry about how to bring them to life convincingly? Join us for this introductory workshop as we take you through some simple exercises to help you access the humanity and humour in Shakespeare’s work.

This workshop is aimed at participants with an interest in performance. It will be a practical session and participants may be asked to perform to the rest of the group. Participants need not prepare any material beforehand.

Our new masterclass series is for adults, minimum age for participants is 16 years.

 





February at EPT

31 01 2011

February might be the shortest month of the year, but here at EPT we’re packing it full of an eclectic cornucopia of events for all the family!

Theatre

Ballet West return to EPT on Friday 4th with their spellbinding production of Romeo and Juliet, complete with Prokoveif’s classic score.

Friday 4th | 7.30pm | Standard £12, Concession £10, Student £8

www.balletwest.co.uk

Hopefully not foretelling the weather, EROS Musical Society bring the classic Singin’ in The Rain to a new audience from Monday 21st–Sat 26th of February.

Mon 21st–Sat 26th | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee | Tickets £10-£15

www.erosmusicalsociety.co.uk

 


Gallery

Gordon Cockburn’s uncomfortable yet striking Auschwitz Series exhibition continues in the gallery until 13th Feb, in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday Jan 31st.

 

From 21st Feb– 28th EPT will be hosting the annual selection of work from nearby St Ninian’s High School. The exhibition is a favourite with staff, students and families, and includes jewellery, fashion, product design and expressive work by students presenting for national qualifications in art and design.

Admittance to all exhibitions is FREE


Film

EPT’s film programme has selections for all the family this month, kicking off with recent Disney/Pixar classic Up this Sunday (6th) at 1pm, with a free coffee/soft-drink for all audience members to enjoy during the film.

Sunday 6th | 1pm | Standard £4, Concession £3

 

Then, at 7.30pm, enjoy the first of the Young PromotERs cult classics flim nights with the most successful comedy of the eighties: Ghostbusters, complete with free popcorn! We ain’t afraid of no ghosts…

Sunday 6th | 7.30pm | Standard £4, Concession £3

 

Our hugely successful Monday at the Movies event also continues this month with Marilyn Munroe classic Some Like it Hot. As always, a free tea or coffee is included in the price of your ticket.

Mon 7th Feb | 11am | Standard £4, Concession £3

 



Music

Returning to EPT by popular demand, Joni Keen brings A Tribute to Ella on Sunday 13th Feb . The show recently wowed audiences and critics alike during six sell-out night at the Fringe, so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Sunday 13th | 2pm | Standard £10, Concession £8, Student £5

www.jonikeenjazz.co.uk


Masterclass Series

Our Masterclass Series also continues this month, beginning on Sunday 6th with Shakespeare with Lissa Lorenzo. Aimed at participants interested in performance, Lissa’s practical and fun session will help performers get to grip with the Bard and bring new life to his remarkable words. 

Sat 6th Feb | 4pm-6.30pm | Standard £5, Concession £3

Screenwriting with Malcolm Morrison: Do you have a story you’re dying to tell but don’t know how to go about it? Or are you interested in seeing if you have what it takes to be a screenwriter? If so, Malcolm (author of several short films and currently a script writer with STV) will teach the basics of what you need to know to get started as a screenwriter and answer any questions you might have about the screenwriting process.

Sun 27th Feb | 2pm-6pm | Standard £5, Concession £3

All masterclasses take place in the main auditorium and are for ages 16+


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.