NEWS: New season announced for Eastwood Park
Eastwood Park Theatre’s new season programme is taking centre stage this autumn, with a wide range of top class live entertainment.
The theatre in Glasgow’s south side is set to shake things up as the annual Edinburgh festival draws to a close, with a packed and diverse programme.
Three show-stopping performances are lined up for a top ladies night out from August to October with Divas Unleashed (31 August), Sisters of Swing (8 September) and Girls Night Oot (5 October) all stopping by for one night only.
Scotland’s leading touring theatre company, Rapture, brings a touch of New Orleans to Eastwood with the timeless American masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, on 2 October.
Playwright Caryl Churhchill’s Love and Information also graces the stage in November, produced in association with pioneering theatre company Solar Bear. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland production showcases the talents of students on the BA Performance in British Sign Language and English and the play is accessible to hearing and D/deaf audiences.
Political performances come in the form of police drama Stand By on 14 September and We Are the Lions, Mr Manager, the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, who led one of the UK’s biggest strikes and fought for better working conditions for a mainly female and Asian workforce in the seventies. Hailed as the ‘unsung hero’ in BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour Power List 2016, Jayaben’s story is being brought to life at the theatre on 29 October.
A ‘Dead Good October’ is lined up with killer events, from the famous psychological fantasy Jekyll and Hyde on 30 October to Carry On Sleuthing a comedy mystery play as well as creative writing master classes – Create Killer Characters.
Music lovers are in for a treat with top tribute nights celebrating the music of some of the greatest music names in history, from Billy Joel to Buddy Holly. Beyond Faith, a tribute to the late and great George Michael, and The Police Sting Show, are also lined up to give you a top November night out.
A host of child friendly theatre throughout the October school break will keep the kids entertained, with shows featuring the ever-popular Hairy Maclary and Don’t Dribble on the Dragon. The Three Musketeers will be taken on by a trio of CBeebies favourites in in a sword-swishing comedy show. The National Theatre of Scotland will also present Rocket Post, a creative and fun science workshop followed by a fun show with a mix of songs and storytelling, bringing imaginations to life.
To see the full programme of autumn/winter events and to book tickets visit: http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice