Mull Theatre presents Singing Far Into the Night

21 09 2011

Saturday 1 October | 7.30pm

Playwright Hamish MacDonald has been able to draw on family history in bringing to life this story of the Invergordon Mutiny.

Many Navy men lost their careers, and some were even reduced to begging. Staff on a communist newspaper which voiced their support of the uprising and were arrested for mutiny. Some became politicised and joined the communist party. The fallout from this time of political and industrial strife was to have far-reaching outcomes for everyone involved. The real stories of ordinary lives caught up in world-changing events have inspired this play. 

THE PLAY
A stylish, profound and moving play based on real lives and real events in Scotland and Russia in 1931. Connal MacNab comes home on leave to find Glasgow in the grip of political and industrial strife. When British authority is shaken by an uprising within the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon, Connal and his revolutionary friends find the world changing beyond recognition. Caught in sweeping narrative, from the volatile streets of Glasgow, to Invergordon, Stalinist USSR and on to present-day Scotland, through riot, asylum, prison and gulag, this is a play about courage, identity, separation and loss, and shows what can happen when the high hand of authority is ultimately disobeyed.

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Bette Davis Makes Her East Renfrewshire Debut!!

8 09 2011

Tuesday 27 September | 8pm

 

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Standard      £12
Concession  £10
Student           £8

An inspired stage remake of a classic 70s television interview comes to the Eastwood Theatre.

 Award winning Scottish actor and director Grant Smeaton brings his critically acclaimed, 5 star reviewed production of Bette/Cavett to Eastwood Theatre.

 Smeaton, who is used to playing the likes of Archie MacPherson and Ronnie the Corrie on the popular Hogmanay TV show Only An Excuse 2, is to play the part of screen legend Bette Davis in an hour long stage version of the Hollywood star’s most outspoken TV interview.

“But this is no drag act.” says Smeaton.  “I want to be true to the spirit of Bette Davis and convey something of the stature of the stars of Hollywood’s golden era.  Unlike most of today’s celebrities, Davis had nothing to sell in this interview with American chat show host Dick Cavett.  She’s there to talk about her philosophy on life.”

Smeaton has created a 1970s retro TV studio feel for his show Bette/Cavett, where theatregoers become the live TV studio audience – even cutting to some very un-PC 70s commercials advertising things like cigarettes, denture cleaner and a slimming plan called Ayds.

Bette Davis was on dazzling form for this 1971 TV appearance,” says Smeaton, “there’s a real chemistry between Davis and Cavett and she talks very bluntly about co-stars like Joan Crawford and Errol Flynn.”  There’s even the story of Davis being attacked by wasps in Scotland and how she lost her virginity.

The production is now on tour across Scotland having previously performed at The Tron Theatre, The 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (winning a Bank of Scotland Herald Angels Award) and the 2011 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. 

www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

***** “a triumph and a delight…a hilarious camp response (to Frost/Nixon)…some of the most relaxed, naturalistic acting I’ve ever seen” The Herald

**** “beguiling…Smeaton and Munro are endlessly entertaining” The Scotsman

**** “this show deserves the movie treatment” Big Issue





Glasgow Tales photos

31 03 2011

Have a look at some fantastic shots from our Young Company’s production of Glasgow Tales.

To see all the photos check out our Facebook album!

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West Side Story– Opening Night!

18 01 2011

Tonight, tonight, it all began tonight…

Tonight at EPT  is the opening night of  Glasgow Music Theatre’s stunning new production of West Side Story and– going by the photos from their dress rehearsal last night– it’s going to be phenomenal! Have a sneak peak at some the snaps below, or visit Glasgow Music Theatre’s official Facebook  page for the other seventy-eight!

Photos by Sophie Malleson Photos by Sophie Malleson Photos by Sophie Malleson

Tickets are selling out fast, so call Box Office on 0141 577 4970 if you don’t want to miss this dramatic new production!

Tues 18th–Sat 22nd Jan | 7.30pm + 2.30pm Saturday matinee
Standard £12.50
Concession £9.50

www.glasgowmusictheatre.co.uk





Wonderland

7 01 2011

Created by Clare McGarry

Thought Christmas was over? Think again next week as Clare McGarry’s magical new Christmas production—created especially for 3-6 year olds—transforms the theatre into a winter Wonderland.

It’s the Christmas holidays and Max the mouse has a big dream – to be an ice skating champion!  But the duck pond is hard to get to when you’re only a little mouse. Join Max on a big adventure as he learns how to skate and meets new friends including Santa’s ninja elf and Jackie the bird!

Browse the photos below to get a sneak peek at some of the magic!

Photo by Tim Morozzo Photo by Tim Morozzo
Photo by Tim Morozzo Photo by Tim Morozzo

“What a lovely performance. The music and the props were beautiful. The singing and acting were magical and kept our children enchanted for the duration.”Adelphi Nursery School on Twinkle Bell

“The whole production was absolutely wonderful. The way Clare welcomed the children was brilliant and the way she got all the children involved was fantastic and showed her real skill.”John Collings, audience member on Wonderland

Thurs 13th– Sat 15th January | 10.30am and 1.30am
Standard £4

Suitable for ages 3-6
Show duration 45 minutes

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.

     






    This Is NOT a Walk… (more photos!)

    29 11 2010

    Rouken Glen Park became a winter wonderland perfect for some ghostly goings on…

    There are still tickets available for ‘This is Not A Walk…’ tomorrow, Tues 30th Nov. To book your place or find out showtime details call the theatre on 0141 577 4970– places are FREE!!!

    For more information on East Renfrewshire Youth Theatre, contact Fiona Ferguson (Arts Development Officer) on 0141 577 3710 or fiona.ferguson@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk





    This Is NOT A Walk…

    29 11 2010

    Had a brilliant time with the East Refrewshire Youth Theatre team on Saturday as they braved unexpected arctic conditions (!) to bring the hidden stories of Rouken Glen Park to life for their hardy fellow visitors!

    Check out the pictures below to meet some of the spirits that haunt the trails…

    Jock and Jimmy, the groundskeepers of Rouken Glen The wintry river Madeline Smith has a secret...
    Snowy Rouken Glen

    More photos added soon!

    There are still tickets available for ‘This is not just a walk…’ tomorrow, Tues 30th Nov. To book your place or find out showtime details call the theatre on 0141 577 4970– places are FREE!!!

    For more information on East Renfrewshire Youth Theatre, contact Fiona Ferguson (Arts Development Officer) on 0141 577 3710 or fiona.ferguson@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk