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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Scottish Opera

11 09 2012

LA TRAVIATA

TAKES TO THE ROAD IN STYLISH 1950s PARIS PRODUCTION

A stylish new production of Verdi’s beloved tearjerker La traviata kicks off Scottish Opera’s unprecedented 50 date tour across Scotland starting right here at Eastwood Park Theatre on Thursday 20th September with a second date secured for Saturday 22nd September

Internationally renowned director Annilese Miskimmon (recently appointed Artistic Director of Danish National Opera) promises a fresh take on the classic tale, transporting the action from the nineteenth century to late 1950s Paris.

 Violetta, a famed escort, has fallen desperately in love with the young photographer Alfredo. Giving up her career in the upper class salons of the French capital, she escapes with him to the country to try to build a new life. But as Violetta is driven to sacrifice their relationship for the sake of Alfredo’s family, she becomes caught in a downward spiral, as her health fails and her old life begins to catch up with her. Featuring some of opera’s most famous tunes including drinking song the ‘Brindisi’ and Violetta’s beautiful aria ‘Sempre Libera’, this is Verdi at the height of his powers.

Scottish Opera’s General Director Alex Reedijk said:

‘Touring is always an integral part of Scottish Opera’s year, and during our 50th anniversary season we are even more determined to bring high quality opera to as many of Scotland’s communities as possible. A new La Traviata, a show packed full of passion, emotion and great tunes, seems the perfect way to start this momentous tour. We really hope audiences will come out and see the show and help us celebrate the big 5-0!’

Thursday 20 September, 7.30pm
Saturday 22 September, 7.30pm

Standard  £14
Under 26  £5

Book online www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
Tel 0141 577 4970

 





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.






A Sneak-Peak of Springtime!

6 12 2010

Cuddled up in the house avoiding the epic snowfall? Want a sneak peak of all the brightness and joy that Springtime has to offer? Check out Eastwood Park Theatre’s new Jan-April 2011 programme, chock full of glittering operettas, passionate ballet, wicked comedy and, um… zombies?



Eastwood Park Theatre Programme

January–April 2011





Les Amoureux (The Lovers)

5 03 2010

Company Chordelia dance theatre presents
Les Amoureux (The Lovers)

THE HERALD **** METRO **** BIG ISSUE ****

Company Chordelia’s production of Les Amoureux is based around Angela Carter’s story ‘The Lady of The House of Love’ which has inspired the idea of creating a visceral, theatrical equivalent to Carter’s incredible imagery.  This is a story of love, life and death, a twisted Sleeping Beauty with the faded opulent feel of a gothic fantasy with a strong Eastern European quality.  Combining dance and physical theatre with opera, voice and design, Les Amoureux is a sensual tale of purity and damage. It creates a world where time stops and never ends.

Choreographed and directed by Chordelia’s Artistic Director, Kally Lloyd-Jones, Les    Amoureux also sees Damian Thantrey returning to Scotland to play The Soldier, fresh from performing in A Little Night Music at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Lloyd-Jones recently directed Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera and was Movement Director/Choreographer for the Opera’s Die FledermausCinderellaDream AngusA Night At The Chinese OperaTwo WidowsThe Secret Marriage and The Italian Girl in Algiers

Les Amoureux features songs by Fauré, Duparc and Butterworth and music by Chopin, Philip Glass & Gubaidulina.

For ONE NIGHT ONLY, Les Amoureux will be performed at Eastwood Park Theatre. Saturday 13 March at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought by calling our Box Office on 0141 577 4970.