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

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Bette Davis Makes Her East Renfrewshire Debut!!

8 09 2011

Tuesday 27 September | 8pm

 

www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

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





This Wednesday– Six Black Candles

17 05 2011

All the ingredients needed for an astonishingly entertaining night at the theatre: Six Black Candles, one affronted Maw, two gallons of vodka, one crazy old Irish Granny, a pile of burning boxer shorts, barrels of bickering, a hitman, a pentangle and a frozen head in the fridge.

(Oh, and maybe one adulterous husband and an unsuspecting Catholic Priest.)

The praise for Goldfish Theatre’s astounding production of Des Dillon’s Six Black Candles just keeps on coming, as critics and audiences alike are won over by this riotous black comedy, straight from the pen of one of Scotland’s most popular writers.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Edinburgh News *****

The Stage *****

Irish Post *****

The Guardian ****

Sunday Herald ****

Selling out in venues across the country, book your tickets NOW on 0141 577 4970 for Six Black Candles to be sure you don’t miss out on one of this years’ most critically acclaimed productions!

Recommended age 14+ (contains strong language)

Wednesday 18 May | 7.30pm
Standard £12
Concession £10
Student £8

www.goldfishtheatre.co.uk





Preview: Six Black Candles

15 04 2011

Witchcraft + eight women on stage from River City and Still Game + highly popular novel from Scottish writer Des Dillon= mesmerising black comedy Six Black Candles.

But don’t just take our word for it!

Edinburgh News *****

The Stage *****

Irish Post *****

The Guardian ****

Sunday Herald ****

Wednesday 18 May | 7.30pm
Standard £12
Concession £10
Student £8

www.goldfishtheatre.co.uk





‘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

www.randomaccomplice.com

 





Rapture Theatre present: Gagarin Way

24 02 2011

“I’m a troublemaker… I like causing trouble. It’s my hobby. I think it’s important tay have a hobby… Keeps you out ay trouble.”

Just under a week before Gregory Burke’s (Black Watch) blisteringly funny black comedy Gagarin Way hits the stage here at EPT.

A pair of Fife factory workers kidnap a visiting boss to make a point… but what exactly is their point? And do they all have the same agenda?

Read some of the reviews below for a taste of what to expect– then call Box Office on 0141 577 4970 to book your seats for Rapture Theatre’s unmissable production.

Wednesday 2 March | 7.30pm

Standard £12
Concession £10
Student £8

www.rapturetheatre.co.uk





Yiddish Song Project

8 11 2010

Yiddish Song ProjectBreathing new life into traditional folk song, Scottish-based trio Yiddish Song Project return to Eastwood Park Theatre for another evening of beautiful Yiddish music.

The band’s repertoire is eclectic, serenading tha audience with traditional folk song and klezmer tunes of the shtetl, alonside the music of Yiddish films of the 1930s and some of the band’s own iconic compositions too. The result is a rollicking, foot-tapping, soul searching sound described by The Scotsman as perfectly capturing “both the exuberance and the melancholy of the Diaspora“.

Vocalist Stephanie Brickman is joined by Phil Alexander (of Salsa Celtica fame) on piano and accordian, and Gavin Marwick, one of Scotland’s top folk fiddlers. Stop back to this blog often throughout the next week for more info on YSP’s talented performers!

Eastwood Park and Yiddish Song Project will also be hosting the Yiddly Tiddlies music workshop for children aged 4-8 on the afternoon of Sunday 14th November. Watch this space for more details!

Sunday 14th November | 7.30pm
Standard \ £10
Concession \ £8