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NEWS: New Season at Eastwood Park Theatre

Eastwood Park Theatre has announced the second half of its 2018 season, with an exciting line up to round off its 45th anniversary celebrations.

Over twenty productions will take to the stage during the autumn and winter season, from music and murder mystery to sports shows and comedy, with plenty of drama, dance and kids’ entertainment in between.

Anthony McReavy from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said:

“Our 2018 programme has been one of our most successful to date and the second half of the year will bring a whole host of diverse entertainment to the local area. We are delighted that Scottish Opera has chosen to launch its new tour at Eastwood Park Theatre during our forthcoming season, with Opera Highlights, which features a full repertoire of classics delivered by professional opera singers, accompanied by an accomplished pianist.

We are launching a brand new series, In Conversation With, which will feature a host of well-known faces, kicking off with football commentator and presenter Archie MacPherson, plus we are bringing back sell-out show Lions of Lisbon for its second consecutive year due to popular demand. Sports fans will also love Ventoux, which brings the story of the famous drug fuelled Tour de France race to the stage.

Meanwhile, murder mystery entertainment evening Momento Mori  being brought to life by Can You Catch the Killer? during our Dead Good October season plus we have several tribute nights, from Johnny Cash to Frank Sinatra and The Bee Gees and we’ll be swinging by the sixties with special music night straight from the west end, Twist and Shout.

We will be rounding off the year with a fun and family-friendly Christmas show that has been created exclusively for Eastwood Park Theatre in its 45th anniversary year, Jack and the Beanstalk 2: Revenge of the Farmer.”

Families are catered for throughout the autumn season, with kids’ shows including The MacDougalls’ Treasure Hunt, Four go Wild in Wellies and Little Red Riding Hood taking the audience on a magical theatrical journey.

Comedian Stuart Mitchell Picture by John Young

Comedy will feature with Edinburgh Fringe favourite Stuart Mitchell and our special group offer – buy ten tickets and someone can go for free- is available this show and many other performances so get the gang together and book now: http://www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

REVIEW: Scottish Ballet Autumn Season Sibilo/Emergence – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

The most gratifying thing about Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Season launch isn’t the two undoubtedly striking pieces of work on show – Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo and Crystal Pite’s Emergence, rather the sheer quantity and diversity of its audience. With increasing dialogue on the inaccessibility of the arts, to all but the middle aged, middle class, it’s gratifying to see a packed house of all ages.

The two contemporary pieces, one from the most in-demand choreographer of the moment Pite, the other from one of Scottish Ballet’s own dancers Laplane, are equally compelling.

Sibilo, Laplane’s first full-length piece for the company, after last year’s ‘surprise’ showcase at the autumn season launch, is built around the themes of routine in society, loss of spontaneity and showing your true self, it is deftly handled, hugely entertaining and highly amusing. Refreshingly, as choreographer and dancers are working together daily as colleagues, the short vignettes showcase the personalities of the six dancers perfectly. Laplane’s original and innovative work grabs the attention from the start and keeps it throughout, more than holding its own against the world-renowned Pite.

Emergence, created by Pite for the National Ballet of Canada in 2009, takes as its starting point “the way that complex systems or structures arise out of a multiplicity of simple interactions”. To Owen Breton’s atmospheric score, and against the nest-like set design of Jay Gower Taylor, the entire corps de ballet, a times solo, in duos, trios, quartets, and sextets explore the concept of swarm intelligence – the movements: ritualistic, mesmerising, insect-like, build to a stunning climax where the 36 company members dance onstage together. It is a disciplined display that beautifully marries classical and contemporary technique.

Mention must also be made of this year’s ‘surprise’ piece, Jack Webb’s Drawn to Drone, a compelling solo, performed by principal Christopher Harrison. Lying supine on two chairs, Harrison carves the space in stunning style, rippling muscles appearing other-worldly, alien, insect-like. Stylistically and thematically it is a perfect fit for Pite’s Emergence. Webb is most definitely a talent to watch for.

Runs until 1 October 2016 in Glasgow, then touring Scotland.

Details: https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/autumn-2016

FEATURE: Scottish Ballet… in rehearsal

Scottish Ballet present their Autumn season this week, featuring work by two of the world’s most highly regarded and original choreographers.

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Javier de Frutos with Company dancers in rehearsals for Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley

Elsa Canasta is a dark, funny and sexy evocation of the music of Cole Porter. With a touch of music hall magic, a singer who will share the stage and breathtaking partnering, the Scottish Ballet dancers will be having a ball. Choreographed by Javier de Frutos, a unique figure in the world of dance with a résumé that includes West End musicals, a Turner Prize nomination, Olivier and Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards, music videos and a full-length ballet in collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys.

Also on the bill will be Motion of Displacement by Bryan Arias, winner of the 6th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2013. Arias is a young American choreographer at the start of an exciting career that is sure to propel him to the heights of his profession, Scottish Ballet is the first company to bring his unique blend of dance styles to the UK.

An exclusive commission from Scottish Ballet, Motion of Displacement will explore the causes and effects of storytelling, inspired by his own childhood memories of his mother’s journey from her native land in pursuit of love.

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Scottish Ballet dancers in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Constant Vigier in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Eve Mutso in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Andrew Peasgood and Constant Vigier with Rehearsal Director Hope Muir in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Victor Zarallo and Thomas Edwards in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Javier de Frutos in rehearsals for Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

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Constance Devernay with Rimbaud Patron in rehearsals for Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta. Photo by Christina Riley.

 

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Shoes in the Peter Darrell Studio. Photo by Christina Riley.

For ticket information visit: http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/elsa-canasta-and-new-work/theatre-royal-glasgow/

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