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!


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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.




‘There’s something in the water!’ Smalltown reviews

2 03 2011

Well, there certainly seems to be something making critics a wee bit crazy, as Random Accomplice’s new production ‘Smalltown’ continues to rack up rave reviews ahead of their one-night only appearance at EPT next Thursday.

Think we’re exaggerating? Check out the reviews below, then book your tickets before those Ardrossan zombies get their mutilated hands on them!

Suitable for Ages 14+

Thursday 10 March | 7.30pm

Standard £12
Concession £10
Student £8


SNEAK PREVIEW! Random Accomplice present: Smalltown

8 02 2011

Things are about to get a whole lot crazy!

Created by three of Scotland’s most dynamic writers, Smalltown tells the unexpected tales of what happens when a polluted water supply turns its residents crazy…

Tickets for Smalltown are already being snapped up as if by a ravenous crowd of theatre-going zombies, so book yours now by calling Box Office on 0141 577 4970 to avoid missing out!

Recommended age 14+

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

Cult Classics film nights: Ghostbusters

29 01 2011

All movies look better on the big screen, right? Right. Especially those cult classics that you were maybe a bit too young to get into the first time round… Cult classics with ghosts and giant men made out of marshmallow perhaps..?

Come along to EPT and see the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man almost life-size!!!* And most importantly– enjoy some FREE POPCORN!!

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

Call Box Office on: 0141 577 4970




Lost in Yonkers–Opening Night!

26 01 2011

By Neil Simon

Continuing the Big Apple theme at EPT, tonight sees the opening of the Giffnock Theatre Players’ production of Neil Simon’s multi award-winning comedy ‘Lost in Yonkers’.

Set in 1942 New York, ‘Lost in Yonkers’ recounts young Jay and Arty’s lives after the death of their mother. Their father has found a job in the South to help pay the huge hospital bills and has to leave the boys with ditzy Aunt Bella and their German Jewish ‘Grandmother from hell’…

Tickets still available! Call Box Office on: 0141 577 4970 to book yours!

Wed 26th– Sat 29th Jan | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Tickets £10

Lost in Yonkers

18 01 2011

By Neil Simon

What happens to children in the absence of love?

That is the question that lies at the heart of this funny and heartrending play by one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights, performed at EPT by the phenomenally talented Giffnock Theatre Players.

Lost in Yonkers is a coming of age tale that focuses on brothers Arty and Jay, left in the care of their terrifying Grandma Kurnitz and ditzy Aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York. Filled with laughter, tears and insight, this is yet another heartwarming testament to Neil Simon’s talent

Lost in Yonkers opens at EPT in just over a week–  call Box Office on 0141 577 4970 to book your seats for this multi-award winning comedy.

Wed 26th– Sat 29th Jan | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Tickets £10

January at EPT

5 01 2011

Still suffering from that Hogmanay hangover? Well, no fear: here at EPT we’re hitting the ground running, kicking off our Spring 2011 programme with a bunch of events guaranteed to banish those January blues!

Wonderland | 13-15th Jan

From the team photos by Tim Morozzothat brought you Meep and Moop and Twinkle Bell, Wonderland is an interactive show specially created for 3-6 year olds. Featuring puppets, original music and songs, Wonderland tells the tale of Max the mouse as he sets out on a big adventure across a frozen duck pond learning how to skate and meeting new friends, including Santa’s ninja elf and Jackie the bird!

There will also be a family day linked to the performance on Sat 15th Jan– visit our website for full details, or check back on this blog closer to the event.

Thurs 13th– Sat 15th January | 10.30am and 1.30am

Standard £4

West Side Story | 18th- 22nd Jan

Photos by Charlie BatchelorTwo gangs. One Love. No Escape.

This brutal tale of teenagers caught in the cross-fire of gang warfare is a timeless urban love story, performed with breathtaking electricity by the Glasgow Music Theatre. Featuring the unforgettable songs Tonight, Maria and America, West Side Story is a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart.

Tues 18th–Sat 22nd Jan | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Tickets £9-50–£12.50

Lost in Yonkers | 26th- 29th Jan

Set in 1942 New York, Neil Simon’s seminal comedy recounts young Jay and Arty’s lives after the death of their mother. Their father has found a job in the South to help pay the huge hospital bills and has to leave the boys with ditzy Aunt Bella and their German Jewish ‘Grandmother from hell’…

Wed 26th– Sat 29th Jan | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Tickets £10

SQA Art+Design Exhibition | 10th-24 Jan

The New Year is also a great opportunity for EPT to showcase some brand new artistic talent! All month the gallery at EPT will be holding a free exhibition of the work from the art departments of all seven East Ren high schools, showcasing the hard work and dedication of all their students and staff.

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.