Eastwood Park Theatre has announced an impressive autumn/winter programme to round off its 50th anniversary year, featuring a host of well-known names and renowned performances.
Actor and musician Martin Kemp presents an exclusive event, musician Marti Pellow returns for a sell-out show, broadcaster and journalist Eamonn Holmes will ‘lift the lid on his life in the limelight’, while singer Gareth Gates takes to the stage in The Best of Frankie Valli. The line up also features comedian Gary Delaney, Still Game’s Jane McCarry, CBeebies star Ross Allan and award-winning writer and comedian Lynn Ferguson.
The theatre in Giffnock will offer up a whole host of live music, comedy, drama, family shows and cinema screenings to keep audiences entertained throughout autumn and winter, before the theatre’s biggest pantomime to date, Beauty and the Beast.
Moira McFadden, Head of Arts and Communities at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “Our golden anniversary year has been packed with unforgettable performances and we’re excited to round off the celebrations in style as we approach our autumn and winter season. We have something for everyone, with live music, theatre, comedy, screenings, kids’ shows and much more. Panto season is fast approaching and we can’t wait to welcome Spillers Pantomimes back to Eastwood Park Theatre for sixty live shows of Beauty and the Beast. We have lots of festive activities planned so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements, coming soon!”
September highlights include exclusive event ‘An Audience with Martin Kemp’, while ‘Lynn Ferguson’s Storyland’ is a part chat show, part stand up, part confessional show which comes to Eastwood Park Theatre on 15 September. Scottish Opera presents Opera Highlights at the theatre on 21 September, with a vibrant, one-of-a-kind show, while a screening of A Little Life starring James Norton will take place on 28 September. Solar Bear brings an evening of drama, mystery and dark comedy without a word spoken, with Wake Up on 29 September.
Eastwood Park Theatre is also screening classic films from the year the theatre opened, with The Sting kicking off October’s line up, Gareth Gates joins cast members from the smash-hit Tony award winning musical Jersey Boys and other hit West End shows for Gareth Gates In The Best Of Frankie Valli on 3 October. A live cinema screening of The Royal Opera’s L’Elisir D’Amore is presented on 5 October, with comedy from Bruce Fummey on 6 October. One of the UK’s top Fleetwood Mac Tribute Shows, Dreams of Fleetwood Mac, will be performing on 15 October, while Eastwood Park Theatre hosts an exclusive event with journalist and broadcaster Eamonn Holmes on 18 October. Marti Pellow’s Pellow Talk: The Lost Chapter is lined up at the theatre on 20 October and Women in Rock, who have been wowing audiences across the UK and Europe, will bring their show to Eastwood Park Theatre on 27 October.
Kids’ performances include Misty’s Magical Adventure on 19 October, starring Still Games’ Isa – Jane McCarry and CBeebies star Ross Allan, while hit stage show Ultimate Dinosaurs, starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod takes to the stage on 21 October. Artie’s Singing Kettle Halloween Singalong returns to the stage on 22 October. A live cinema screening of The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote is lined up for 7 November. Panto season kicks off on 24 November, with enchanting family pantomime Beauty and the Beast presented by Spillers Pantomimes running until 31 December. With stunning scenery, lavish costumes, a super talented cast, memorable songs and laughs galore, it’s perfect for some festive fun.
For more information and to book tickets for shows during Eastwood Park Theatre’s 50th anniversary, visit: https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/theatre/.