MAGICAL MOZART BY CANDLELIGHT

5 02 2014

Theatre ProductionsMozart (14 of 22)

Thursday 20 February, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 120mins

From the Producers of A Viennese Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers—- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With beautiful settings, costumes and lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and Singers transport you back to the sumptuous past, performing some of the most memorable pieces of Mozart’s magical music.

An Evening of classical music and song, which includes excerpts from Mozart’s Operas such as: The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Don Giovanni and many more beautifully sung moments from his world famous operas.

An Evening of Mozart Masterpieces!

Standard:  £17
Concession: £15 

 

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World Premier

17 10 2012

There are still a few tickets left for this amazing production involving school children from across the local authority that are part of The Intermediate Music Choir and other groups who are participating in this once in a life time opportunity as they work alongside the up and coming stars of the future from Scottish Opera in preparations for the world premier of The Elephant Angel performed on 19 October 2pm and 7pm

The quality of singing demonstrates East Renfrewshire’s commitment to music provision for children and their outstanding youth music programme

Book your tickets online now

www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

THE ELEPHANT ANGEL

In the midst of a city, in the midst of a war, an enduring friendship is formed between a young elephant named Sheila and her keeper. As the bombs begin to fall and the Head Zookeeper worries about the fate of the animals, the local children play and laugh and sing in the Belfast streets…

The Elephant Angel is a heart-warming new opera for audiences of all ages by composer Gareth Williams and acclaimed novelist Bernard MacLaverty. Based on a true story, it tells the tale of a lady zookeeper who takes a baby elephant home with her each night during the Belfast Blitz, looking after it and keeping it safe with the help of the children who live near by.

Performed by singers and musicians from Scottish Opera, each performance of The Elephant Angel also involves around 60 local schoolchildren; some working with Scottish Opera’s experts to market and run the performances, and the others forming a chorus of 30 who will created their own unique elements for a performance especially for their local community.

Music Gareth Williams

Words Bernard MacLaverty

Supported by donors to The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2010, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Barcapel Foundation and The Hugh Fraser Foundation

Sung in English Approximately 50 minutes





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





Die Fledermaus Trailer

27 04 2011

This Saturday, Strauss’ most famous operetta gets a modern makeover, courtesy of the UK’s best small-scale opera company, Opera Della Luna

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





Die Fledermaus interview: Opera Della Luna’s Jeff Clarke

22 04 2011

Could there be a more a more spectacular ending to our Spring season? Next Saturday EPT are excited to welcome the wonderful lunatics of Opera Della Luna and their magical re-imagining of Strauss’ most famous operetta Die Fledermaus.

Check out this excerpt from Nicola Lisle’s Oxford Times interview with OdL’s artistic director Jeff Clarke, as he talks about the ideas behind the company’s sparkling contemporary re-working, and how he came to love the oft-performed operetta.

“Revenge, mistaken identity and marital infidelity — these are the essential ingredients of many a play and opera. But few, arguably, have served them up with such liberal helpings of wit and sparkle as Johann Strauss, and Die Fledermaus remains as popular now as when it was first produced in Vienna in 1874.

Opera della Luna’s ensemble version… captures all that effervescence but with a fresh, contemporary feel, including a new translation by the company’s founder and artistic director, Jeff Clarke, and new musical arrangements by Tony Britten.

‘We decided to make Eisenstein an investment banker, and make his crime being caught with drugs,’ explains Jeff. ‘He is a heavy drinker so is sent to a rehab clinic, instead of going to prison as in the original, where his crime was supposed to be insulting a policeman, which always seemed a bit far-fetched to me. Adele is the Eisensteins’ cleaner, not their maid, but otherwise the story still works fine. We made it Halloween because it tied in with the bat.’

The new translation helps to emphasise the modern feel.

‘It gives a distinct OdL style to our work. It also means the piece could say what I wanted it to say, and make it work for our size and our ideas. And it’s exciting to do something new!’

Any anxieties about the production were soon dispelled when the opening season received rave reviews from both audience and press.

‘We were the critics’ choice in Opera Now, and their reviewer Robert Thickness wrote most enthusiastically about the show. There were many other rave local reviews, too. When we played Didcot last year a member of the audience wrote in the comments book: ‘At last! Operetta for the under 40s’.'”

View the full article written for The Oxford Times by Nicola Lisle

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

www.operadellaluna.org





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.