Shang-a-Lang – 2-for-1 ticket offer!

19 09 2014

Friday 19 September
7.30pm

Rapture Theatre
written by Catherine Johnson directed by Michael Emans

Fresh from its sell-out 2013 tour, Shang A Lang returns to venues across Scotland, showcasing its wickedly funny script, hilariously talented cast and fantastic soundtrack. Written by Catherine Johnson (writer of the smash hit Mamma Mia) and directed by Rapture’s Artistic Director Michael Emans this production is an all-round great night out experience.

Take a step back in time to the days of the Bay City Rollers, with loud fashions and laugh-out-loud adult humour.

Shang-a-Lang follows three flighty, forty-something, Scottish women on their way to a 70s revival weekend in Butlins, where they eagerly await to see their heroes, the Rollers, perform once again. They were all Rollerettes back in the day and decide it is time to recapture their youth, chase their unfulfilled dreams and have a ball while they do it.

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Shang-a-Lang is the perfect girls’ night out laced with shocking laughs, warm tears and a fabulous
soundtrack – a cross between a Scottish Shirley Valentine and Shameless.

Please note: Shang a Lang is a dramatic play, not a musical. Also as part of the production’s
comedic style, the show contains very strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and nudity.

“Barnstorming”  The Scotsman
“Did the audience like it? They loved it!”  The Public Reviews

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  • Standard  £13
  • Concession £11
  • Stud_DSC3303ent £9

Book online or call

0141 577 4956





Eastwood Park Gallery – New Exhibition

23 07 2012

Gavin Russell – Georgia

This series of pictures came from a single trip by amateur photographer Gavin Russell to Georgia in 2009. The country was just recovering from the recent military conflict with Russia (in 2008) and tourists were a rare sight. The shots were taken mainly in three locations, Tblisi the faded capital city where power-cuts were common, Kazbegi, a formerly crucial but now forgotten outpost on the Trans Caucasus Highway, and Omalo, a remote mountain village on the Chechen Border where there was no gas, electricity or running water.

The people in Georgia were warm, welcoming and delighted to share their country with the few tourists that came. They were rightfully proud of a beautiful country with boasts incredible natural scenery alongside the scars and monuments of a traumatic past.

During his travels Gavin refused to use maps or guide books so the majority of the shots were taken as candid street images during many a long and lost wander.

Exhibition runs to 26 August 2012





Them Beatles return from international dates for tribute show in Eastwood Park Theatre

23 04 2012

|  Friday 27 April, 7.30pm

An internationally acclaimed Scots tribute band, who have just returned from a two month residency in Johannesburg, are bringing their Beatles extravaganza back to Eastwood Park Theatre on Friday 27 April. Them Beatles are tipped to make a massive breakthrough in 2012, including a tour of Canada in the summer followed by dates in New Zealand and Australia as well as being invited to play at the prestigious International Beatles Festival in Liverpool.

Them Beatles are returning to Eastwood Park Theatre due to popular demand, after wowing a sold out audience last year with their energetic and incredibly authentic review of the Fab Four. The band are to recreate the entire career of The Beatles live on stage in what promises to be a must for all Beatles fans, young and old. The band enjoyed many successes in 2011 including theatre, festival and TV appearances home and abroad. The show will feature songs and costumes from the height of Beatlemania, right through to the famed ‘rooftop’ gig just before the Beatles split.

The band are Clark Gilmour (25, John Lennon), Joe Kane (32, Paul McCartney), Craig McGown (24, George Harrison) and Grahame Critcher (33, Ringo Starr) and hail from Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

The band are excited to be back playing in the UK over the coming months. Clark said: “We have just returned from playing at the prestigious Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg where we spent two months entertaining thousands of fans. It was an amazing experience for us and we received a lot of fantastic press reviews and media interest. We have been working really hard producing our show that tells the chronological story of The Beatles and we hope the people of Renfrewshire will come along and join us in what will be a great night!”

Craig added: “Coming back home to the UK is great for us, and we hope as many people come out to see us at Eastwood Park. Last year was an incredible journey for us and we have even more planned for 2012.”

The much in demand act have played around the UK, appeared at Bergenfest music festival in Norway and have been signed up by Showtime Australia to take their “Beatlemania on Tour” show around the world, including tours of Canada, South Africa and Australia. The band have also attracted celebrity fans in Belle and Sebastian who invited them to play in front of 5000 fans at their festival, All Tomorrow’s Parties.

The invitation to play at the International Beatles Festival is a major feather in the cap of the band, which will see the cream of tribute acts from across the globe descend on the home city of John, Paul, George and Ringo for a week of festivities, live performances and exhibitions. Them Beatles are set to perform the album “Rubber Soul” in its entirety on the massive outdoor stage as well as some more intimate performances across the city including the famous Cavern Club throughout the week. This year is a particularly special one for the festival as it marks the beginning of the official 50th anniversary celebrations. Ringo joined the band in 1962, completing the line up which went on to become the Fab Four. The rest, as they say, is history.

Described as one of the most authentic and accurate representations of The Beatles, the band feature handmade costumes that exactly replicate those worn by the “Fab Four”, the visual aspect of their performance being just as important as the exact sound that changed music forever in the sixties.

Joe said: “Things have really taken off for us last year and we have developed the show further for 2012. We hope the show will capture the imagination of the audience and give people a live concert experience of the story everyone is so familiar with.”

Grahame, continued: “Everywhere we have played, we’ve had an amazing response with people dancing in the aisles and singing along to all the songs. We’ve stepped it up big time this year with this new production and we really hope to transport the crowd back to the magic of The Beatles in every way we can.”

The performance will contain songs from The Beatles earliest live performances featuring songs, played on authentic instruments as used by the band, from every album they recorded, spanning the illustrious career of the ‘Fab Four’ and feature costumes reflecting the progress of the best band in history.

Tickets are £14 or £12 for concessions and are available directly from the box office online or by telephone on 0141 577 4970





Artist talk – Alina Kisina

28 03 2012
| Wednesday 4 April, Eastwood Park Gallery

London-based Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina will be at Eastwood Park Gallery on Wednesday 4 April to talk about her City of Home exhibition and to do some portfolio reviews.

Anyone interested in having Alina look at their work should bring their portfolio along to the gallery at 2pm.  She will then be discussing her own work, again in the gallery, at 6pm.

For further information contact Janet Forry on 0141 577 3679.





Eastwood Park Gallery: Alina Kisina – City of Home

6 03 2012

|   March 5 – April 30

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Alina Kisina’s photographic series ‘City of Home’ might, at first glance, seem merely aimed at capturing the daily life of her hometown of Kiev, Ukraine. Yet Kisina’s strangely evocative photographs are concerned less with documentary impressions than with opening up realms above and beyond the mundane images that define the surface of her work. For the subway steps, skylines, facades, and factory lots that Kisina depicts resonate with an order that seems not of this world. Her pictures—often quite literally—reflect realms that seem to exist side-by-side with or beyond the mere material givens of her everyday subject matter. Although superficially static, her serene, perfectly composed photographs actively lead us into higher realms that are uplifting and light: they cause us to transcend the materiality of everyday existence and enter into planes of experience heretofore unknown.

Alina Kisina is a self-taught Ukrainian photographer living in London. She regularly returns to her native land to take pictures that use a mixture of abstraction and representation suggesting a reality beyond that of the things actually shown. In 2010 Kisina’s work from the exhibition ‘Zerkalo|Mirror’ was featured in ‘Thinking in Unity after Postmodernism’ – an international conference on innovative approaches to aesthetics, literature and film at the University of Munich. Work from the series ‘City of Home’ was shown at Format 2011, an international photography festival in Derby.

The exhibition runs until 30 April

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Severe Weather – Theatre Closure

8 12 2011

Thursday 8 December 2012

A ‘red alert’ has been issued by the Met office for high winds and, as a result, Eastwood Park Theatre will be closed this evening.  If you have tickets for tonight’s performance of Sleeping Beauty please contact Harlequin on 07593 093028.

Services should return to normal tomorrow.  Follow us on twitter @eptheatre

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Thank you.





Book now …or pay the penalty!

10 11 2011

David Weir at Eastwood Park TheatreFor the first time ever, Eastwood Park Theatre will host two exclusive football events which will see David Weir and Bertie Auld chatting about their amazing careers.

Rangers Legends Evening is on Thursday 17 November at 7.30pm with current Rangers Captain, David Weir discussing his autobiography ‘Extra Time’ along with Sandy Jardine who will also be discussing The Official Biography of Rangers.

David Weir says, “This is an exclusive event for die hard football fans that will bring up stories from Rangers incredible history as well as my own. Sandy Jardine is just as passionate about the sport as he is about Rangers and I think there will be a good few laughs on the night.”

We are Celtic Supporters is on Thursday 24 November at 7.30pm author of “We are Celtic Supporters” Lisbon Lions legend Bertie Auld and best selling author Des Dillon as they discuss just what it means to be ‘faithful through and through’.

Bertie Auld says, “Make it your goal to get a ticket because this will be the top night of the season.”

Tickets are only £8 for both events. Call 0141 577 4970. or you can book online at www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/boxoffice