Shang-a-Lang – 2-for-1 ticket offer!

19 09 2014

Friday 19 September

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.

Lauren tries to stay sober, Jackie tries to stay married and Pauline continues to search for her_DSC3927 Woody.

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


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

Book online or call

0141 577 4956


7 02 2014

Borderline Theatre Company
in association with The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock


Written and Directed by David Harrower

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April, 7.30pm

Approx running time: 80mins

Early Bird Offer: Book by 29 March

You can feel blood. You can. Even after all this time.
Morna and Atholl are brother and sister but they haven’t spoken to each other for 15 years.
Now Morna’s son, Joshua, is turning 21 – and he’s planning a party.
It’s going to be a night to remember!

A play by the Olivier Award winning writer of Blackbird, Knives in Hens and Ciara.

Suitable for age 14 + A Slow Air Image

Standard £13
Concession £11
Student £9

Review – The Independant

Atholl is a man who keeps his feelings tightly zipped inside a sturdy fleece.
Morna is his ebullient sister, as loud as her swirly tunic, as happy to have a ding-dong with some dame on the bus as she is to discuss her on-off thing with Sir Galahad (who holds court at a round table), in the local pub.
Atholl and Morna have not spoken for 14 years. In David Harrower’s spare staging of his own new play, they sit on kitchen chairs, on a bare stage split by a crack down the middle. Atholl has moved to Houston, near Glasgow Airport, where his flooring business is bumping along. Morna has stayed in Edinburgh, works as a cleaner and worries about her introverted, cartoon-drawing, soon-to-be 21-year-old son, Joshua.
It is an intriguing set-up and with the skilled brother and sister Kath and Lewis Howden unfolding the story in two parallel monologues, this should be a spitting piece of drama. Harrower has a history, in his internationally successful Blackbird, of unpicking the emotional sticky stuff that becomes black and impenetrable after spending a decade in a dark cupboard.
A Slow Air promises to be equally thrilling. Joshua turns up at his estranged uncle’s home, fascinated by the fact that the men who attempted to bomb Glasgow Airport in 2007 lived in the same street. He persuades Atholl to break in to their empty house for a snoop around. He walks Atholl’s dog, Clay, and allows it to terrorise the daughter of Atholl’s Asian neighbours. But although Morna later reveals that Joshua has a cartoon character called Crap Terrorist, the plotline fizzles out. It turns out that the siblings fell out over the usual catalogue of family grudges – money, ancient misunderstandings and whether Simple Minds are better than U2.
The Howdens play their socks off, Kath as cheeky and verbose as Lewis is monosyllabic. Perhaps being sibilings gives them the confidence to be so different; they are utterly believable, turning from hilarious dad dancing and gallus patter to real poignancy in a heartbeat. It is the drifting plot that lets them down. Is Joshua a racist ghoul? Was Morna short-changed in their parents’ will? The play ends with the siblings speaking to each other. It’s a shame they don’t explain very much.

To Book call Box Office:0141 577 4956

Play In A Week: How to Win a Gold Medal

27 07 2012

With the Olympic Games well underway, join us to consider what event you would choose to represent your country in – if ANY event was possible…We’ll need to go about training and, of course, find a suitable victory celebration.  During the week we’ll develop drama skills using movement, our voices and games to create our own show to share with friends and family on Friday afternoon.  You don’t need to be athletic to triumph but what do you have that will take you all the way to the top step of the podium?

Eastwood Park Theatre

Mon 6 – Fri 10 August

10am – 4pm daily

Recommended for age 7 – 11 years

£100 / £50 concession

To book call 0141 577 3008.

Don’t Miss – One Thousand Paper Cranes

6 05 2010

Written by Abigail Docherty
Directed by Lu Kemp

Friday 7 May 10.30am and 1.30pm
Saturday 8 May 10.30am and 1.30pm

Approx running time 60 mins

Tickets £4
0141 577 4970

When Sadako finds herself in hospital she doesn’t like it one little bit. Everyone wants to prod her and poke her and find out what’s wrong. But when her best friend Chiziko arrives they decide to change all that. Together.

This is a show about two friends trying to make sense of life, death and other matters.

Based on a true Japanese story about a young girl who set out to save her own life by making 1000 paper cranes.
For everyone over the age of 8.

Interview with the director of Curse of the Demeter

14 09 2009

A spine tingling journey of suspense, suspicion and spooky sightings. Visible Fictions presents the chilling and thrilling tale of the ill-fated ship, The Demeter, and her ghostly cargo. Whilst storms rage and the crew mysteriously disappear one by one, fear grows as rumours of a sinister stowaway spreads around the remaining ship- mates.

Inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this new play will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat as things go jump in the night on board the jinxed ship.

For thrill-seekers over 11 years.

Visible Fictions presents
Curse of the Demeter
Written by Robert Forest
Directed by Douglas Irvine
Sunday 18 October, 1.30pm
Monday 19 October, 10am
Visible Fictions presents Curse of the Demeter
Written by Robert Forest
Directed by Douglas Irvine

Sunday 18 October, 1.30pm
Monday 19 October, 10am