Category Archives: What’s on APRIL

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Ellie Dubois presents No Show at Platform

What do you expect when you go to the circus?

The greatest show on earth?

The glitzy smiles, the glitter of sequins, the drum rolls as performers who seem super human effortlessly perform death-defying acts?

No Show joyously and heartbreakingly reveals what lies hidden beneath the showmanship. There will be desperate attempts and heroic failures. There will be glorious achievements and bruised bodies and egos as the performers push themselves to their physical and mental limit. Let us take you behind the flawless smiles and perfect execution of the traditional circus to show the wobbles, the pain, and the real cost of aiming for perfection.

A show for anyone who has tried, failed and failed better.

18 Apr 2017
All ages
£8.50 / £5 / £4

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Calamity Jane at the Town House

In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood’s saloon-theater, Calamity goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaide Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown instead.

Back in Deadwood, Katie’s inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, and when Calamity sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realizes that she loves Wild Bill Hickok.

Available to book online or by calling The Town House Hamilton on 01698 452299.

Date: 28-29 Apr 2017

Time: 7:30pm, Saturday matinee 2:30pm

Cost: £10.00 / £9.00 conc / £7.50 group 10+

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Willie The Wicked Wolf at The Town House

Over the Top Puppet Company presents Willie the Wicked Wolf

Willie is an outrageous but loveable rogue, whose interests include food, motorbikes and rock’n’roll. He plans to eat Granny and Red Riding Hood but fails miserably because of his unreliable motorbike. Luckily Granny is a good mechanic. Unluckily she is not a good driver…how will it end? Happily of course, if the audience helps.

Over a 35 year career as a puppeteer Mike Hares has written, performed and directed many shows all over the UK and Europe. Willie the Wicked Wolf is the show that has accompanied Mike’s entire career and continues to delight audiences of all ages.

The puppets are all hand operated within a rickety seaside style puppet booth, which heaves around alarmingly throughout the performance issuing bubbles, smoke, occasional jets of water and a variety of props. The show is extremely fast moving and a little anarchic but invariably leaves the audience, with a smile on their faces!

Mike formed Over The Top Puppet Co. in 1981 to take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe. From the good reviews earned there they went on to tour schools all over the UK. In 1984 Mike was awarded a bursary jointly funded by the Arts Council and The Puppet Centre during which he worked as a volunteer with the iconic Welfare State International from whom he learnt many of the puppet making skills that he uses to this day.

Duration: 45 mins

Ages: 5 +

Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Date: 16 Apr 2017

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: £5.00

Venue: East Kilbride Arts Centre

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Harold Pinter’s Dumb Waiter at EK Arts Centre

Hit-men, Ben and Gus, are waiting in a basement room on the night of a new assignment. The uncertainty of their situation, however, is remarkable: They do not know who has hired them or who their victim will be. They are merely waiting for their orders.

I Know a Guy Productions presents Harold Pinter’s classic play ‘The Dumb Waiter’.

For more information, trailer and promotional videos visit

Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Date: 21-22 Apr 2017

Time: 8:00pm

Cost: £12.00 / £10.00 concession

Venue: East Kilbride Arts Centre

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Home at Platform

Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery. Home is the latest bold and exciting production from Frozen Light.

The world is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home. Scarlet and Olive must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?


Thurs 27 Apr

Thurs 27 Apr
Friday 28th Apr
Friday 28th Apr

13 yrs+
£8.50 / £5 / £4 Local Links

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Platform Outskirts Festival

The countdown is on. Platform’s annual festival of cross art form experimentation and excellence returns on Saturday 22 April with an exciting  line-up of artists representing music, performance, film and visual arts.

Taking place across the theatre, studio and public spaces of the building, Outskirts utilises both internal and external areas that are not normally used for performances and art installations, providing a unique experience.

If you are in the city centre next Saturday (22nd) then the festival has provided transport on the Platform bus which leaves Mono, King Street at 3pm – £5 for a return ticket. To book a space contact

Sat 22 Apr

3.30pm until late

£10 | £7.50 (Local Links)

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Celebrate Good Times with Easter Egg at Motherwell Theatre

Musical theatre group Easter Egg, formed in 1947 as part of the Dalziel High School Former Pupils Association, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with their production Celebrate Good Times.

The show features a selection of music from a variety of well know artists including One Direction, Queen, Adele and Michael Jackson as well as songs from well know musicals such as Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables. As always there will be a stunning set, fabulous costumes as well as a few laughs and a guest spot by pupils from Dalziel High School in Motherwell. The show is guaranteed, as always, to be a great night out for all the family.

Tickets for the production are now on sale. Book online at or call the box office on 01698 322867.

The show runs from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 April in Motherwell Theatre at 7.30pm

Tuesday – £12/Concession £10/Children (U16) £6
Wednesday – Saturday – £14/Concession £12/Children (U16) £7
Concession – full time student or over 65

NEWS: Scottish Ballet present new work from Ivgi & Greben

For two nights only Scottish Ballet presents a new work from bold choreographic duo, Ivgi & Greben, in the intimate theatre space of Tramway.

Ivgi & Greben are renowned for their captivating and inventive choreography. This bold new work, entitled Each Other, will explore the tensions arising between different groups of people within society – a poignant subject in today’s political landscape. With a specially created score by prominent composer and sound designer Tom Parkinson, Each Other, will powerfully blend dance, music and light.

“Hard-hitting and cleverly atmospheric”
The Telegraph on Ivgi & Greben

Each Other is presented as the opening performance of Dance International Glasgow 2017. Tramway’s bar will be open after the performance if you would like to stay for a drink.

Tramway, 21 – 22 April 2017, 7pm

WHAT’S ON APRIL: Theatre Royal confirms casting for Ray Cooney’s Out of Order

out of order ray cooney theatre royal glasgow

Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage with a performance at Theatre Royal, Glasgow this April in a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, who is celebrating 70 years in the industry.

Starring Shaun Williamson (EastEnders, Extras) as George Pigden; Sue Holderness (Only Fools & Horses, Green Green Grass) as Mrs Willey; Andrew Hall (Butterflies, Coronation Street) as Richard Willey; Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) as Jane Worthington; and James Holmes (Miranda) as the Waiter, the production will run from Monday 17 April 2017 for six nights.

The story follows Tory Junior Minister Richard Willey who tries to spend the evening with Jane, one of the Opposition’s secretaries, in the Westminster Hotel, but things don’t exactly go according to plan, starting with the discovery of a body trapped in the hotel’s only unreliable sash window…

Enlisting the help of his hapless private secretary George Pigden, Willey’s sticky situation goes from bad to worse, and with the arrival of Jane’s distraught young husband and with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster things really come to a head!

Ray Cooney’s credits include Run For Your Wife, Funny Money and Two Into One, Caught in the Net and It Runs in the Family.

Out of Order was first produced regionally in 1980, under the original title ‘Whose Wife is it Anyway’, with Cooney playing ‘George Pigden’. The show was subsequently produced in the West End in 1990 starring Donald Sinden, Sandra Dickinson and Michael Williams, with Cooney directing.


Ray Cooney said, “Having directed my Olivier Award-Winning play in London and all over the world, and hearing all that wonderful raucous laughter from audiences, it has become one of my favourite plays. I’ve up-dated it to present day and, fortunately, the basic premise of a philandering MP is as likely today as it was when the play was originally written!”


Out of Order

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Mon 17-Sat 22 April 2017

Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm

Thu & Sat mats, 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 871 7647 (bkg fee) Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge (bkg fee)