Sounds International Charity Concert

6 03 2014

Tuesday 6 May, 7.30pmImage

Sounds International Choir are proud to host an evening of song in aid of the Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The foundation is fundraising in aid of a children’s orphanage in Tanzania, Africa.

The orphanage receives no state funding and depends on external generosity.

Help us to build a bright future for each child and give them the love and support they would otherwise not have known.


When East Renfrewshire’s own Phyllis Hutchison set off for Africa last autumn she expected the holiday of a lifetime, but not to have her heart captured and held for ransom.

She asked her Tanzania guide to call in at an orphanage so she could deliver some small gifts to the children, but the little Imanuel and the other 35 vulnerable orphans of Mto wa Mbu opened their hearts to her.

She found that the dedicated creators of the orphanage, Andrew Joshua and Ayubu Peter of Children Concern Foundation, needed help desperately to ensure the future of the orphanage and the wellbeing of the children it cared for.

Upon getting home Phyllis decided that she would do everything to make a difference.

She sought the help of a number of friends and like minded individuals and established a not for profit organisation Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.

The group started fundraising to assist in the orphanage moving premises to an area that would not flood annually, and also contributing to the purchase of a reliable vehicle that could handle the rough rural roads around the orphanage and enable sick children to be conveyed on the two hour journey to hospital in relative comfort, rather than on the back of a motorbike taxi.

Within two months with the assistance of the tremendous support network she had built the group raised over £5000 undertaking a number of events such as bag-packing, car boot sales and bake sales in local Royal Bank of Scotland banks

Now in 2014 the fundraising continues with the local choir Sounds International agreeing to provide a fundraising concert in Eastwood Park Theatre at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th May 2014. It is hoped that this event along with other planned activities such as comedy nights, sponsored bungee jumps and skydives will allow the great work carried out so far to be continued.

See details at on facebook at Scottish Friends of Children Concern Foundation.



9 02 2013

Grinagog Theatre & Sokobauno Puppet Theatre TwitTwoo2

Mon 11th March- 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm
Tues 12th March- 10.30am, 11.15am, 12.30, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.15pm

Katie is wide awake when everyone else has gone to sleep. Tip toe-ing out of bed she begins to play with her toys, only to discover someone else wants to play in the middle of the night too!
Performed with minimal language, puppets and shadow, Toowit Toowoo is a unique experience not to be missed.
It will be performed in the magical, miniature Little Fawn Caravan Theatre, seating only 15 audience members at a time.

Created and performed by Clare McGarry, and Shane Connolly

A near perfect rhythm of narrative, interaction and song for young children. **** Scotsman review of Little Ulla

Age range: Suitable for 3-8 year olds
Duration- 20 minutes

Standard £5
Child £3.50

Book online
Box Office 0141 577 4956

Little Ulla

6 11 2012

Scottish Opera and Grinagog Theatre
21 – 23 Dec

11am & 1.30pm

Little Ulla is no ordinary mountain goat – she’s also the village postie and she spends her days high in the Alps, delivering letters, cards and parcels to her friends. But someone in the village isn’t happy. Mr Hans the clockmaker hasn’t had any Christmas cards and he’s starting to feel very lonely. Can Little Ulla and her friends Granny Strudel and Mr Sledger find a way to give him a Christmas he won’t forget?

Created especially for 3 to 6 year olds, this 45 minute interactive show features a magical mix of puppets, narrative, music and song and tells the story of a special mountain goat with a very big heart.

Adult       £7

Child       £5

Arthur: the Story of a King

7 09 2011

Sun 11 September, 4pm
Mon 12 September, 10.30am


The legend returns!

Only 3 more days until the fantastic Wee Stories arrive at Eastwood Park Theatre with their brilliant new show “Arthur, The Story of a King”

This new production brings Wee Stories’ unique storytelling style and acclaimed sense of humour to the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  


So, travel back in time to the Dark Ages (called that not because it was dark, but because it’s a time we don’t know much about) and join three (almost) grown men armed only with several boxes of cornflakes as they set out on a quest to discover the real Arthur, the man behind the mask. 

Suitable for ages 6+

Standard      £7
Concession   £5


“Not since Monty Python has King Arthur been this much fun. Absolutely top class theatre, whatever age you are.” The Sunday Herald

A roaring success and a breathtaking triumphThe Scotsman


WINNER Theatrical Management Association (TMA) Award for
 ‘Best Show for Children and Young People’

WINNER Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) Award for
‘Best Show for Children and Young People’


Starcatchers present: Oops-A-Daisy

5 05 2011

The first of this season’s Starcatchers productions for children takes place tomorrow, with the beautiful Oops-A-Daisy at Auchenback Resource Centre in Barrhead.

Dainty and delightful dancers, accompanied by a live musician, create an upside-down inside-out world full of daisies and a magical, spontaneous and exciting experience for babies and children aged 0–4.

There are still tickets available for the 12.30pm show, so book now via Box Office on 0141 577 4970 before they’re snapped up!

Friday 6 May | 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm
Standard £4

The Auchenback Resource Centre,
64 Aurs Drive,
G78 2LW

Preview: First Light

12 04 2011

Some beautiful images from one of Starcatchers’ spellbinding shows for children aged 0–2: First Light.

Between night and day, when everybody is asleep, they are having fun… the Man in the Moon and a woman called Dawn work, play and meet at sunrise.

Monday 9 May | 11.30am + 1.30pm
Standard £4

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.


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

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


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


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


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

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.