Eastwood Park Theatre is rounding off its 45th anniversary celebrations with an original Christmas show penned by the writer of many successful festive shows for the Citizen Theatre and produced by Showroom, one of Scotland’s most exciting theatre companies.
Tickets are on sale now for Jack and the Beanstalk II: Return of the Farmer, brought by four renowned Scottish theatre talents – written and composed by Andy McGregor, directed by Julie Brown, designed by Claire Halleran and produced by Callum Smith of Showroom.
This unique Christmas show is a twist on the traditional tale, centring on Jack McJack, who is now living a life of fame, fortune and fanciness. He owns Giffnock’s most successful supermarket and everything is going his way – until the trickster of a farmer who gave him his magic beans returns and demands his share of the profits. In the hilarious new tale he recalls the story of his heroic trip to the top of the beanstalk, before facing the farmer in an epic showdown.
The show will take centre stage at Eastwood Park Theatre from 11-30 December, with dedicated British Sign Language Interpreted (21st December, 7.30pm) and “relaxed” (15thDecember, 1pm) performances for audience members with Additional Support Needs.
Anthony McReavy from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We’re delighted to attract a quartet of Scottish theatre talent to Eastwood Park Theatre. Our Christmas show is full of fun, with lots of laughs and plenty of local references to keep all the family entertained.”
Producer Callum Smith, originally from Clarkston, a theatre producer who has worked for a variety of the UK’s leading theatres said: “This is a Christmas show for all ages – a magical, wacky and hilarious twist on a traditional pantomime, personalised for Eastwood Park Theatre starring top Scottish acting talent, who will be announced soon…”
Tickets are priced at just £11 standard, £8 for concessions and a family of four can catch the show for £35. The show also qualifies for the group discount – buy ten tickets and one person can go free.