Take a look at the trailers for some of the fantastic shows in our Theatre Programme. Book your tickets now!
ERCL has created its biggest ever theatre programme with the very best professional drama, music and comedy coming to East Renfrewshire this season. Below you can take a look at the trailers and images for just some of the variety of shows coming to you this season.
Sisters of Swing, Friday 8th September, 7.30pm Eastwood Park Theatre
The Swingcats present their new show, "Sisters of Swing"- a tribute to The Andrews Sisters and the great female vocalists from the jazz and swing era, including Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Nina Simone.
They deliver these timeless classics with their unique three part harmony arrangements, accompanied by the Karen MacIver trio.
The Swingcats have fast become one of the nation's finest vocal groups and fronted some of the UK's top big bands including The Glenn Miller Orchestra, The BBC Big Band and The RAF Squadronaires.
"World Class Vocalists" - Smooth Radio
"For glitter, for glamour, for goodness sake don't miss them, they're fabulous" - The Jazz House, BBC Radio Scotland
Keep It Country, Wednesday 13th September, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Join four of Ireland's top country stars for an unmissable " Keep It Country " show filled with toe tapping Country music, cabaret and laughter that will have the audience singing and clapping all night long. The show features a great mix with showband legend John Hogan, the hilarious Gary Gamble with his surreal impressions of Daniel O 'Donnell that even has Daniel tickled pink. There's also the popular Curtis Magee and Box Car Brian, all accompanied by the fantastic Keltic Storm live band making this a super show not to be missed.
Book early and remember Keep It Country!
Big O & The Wilburys, Friday 15th September, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
This fantastic show celebrates the music of 80s super group The Travelling Wilburys featuring five individual icons: Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty & Bob Dylan.
Roy Orbison, played by Paul Hopkins, with four other very talented singers and musicians form this incredible tribute show.
With an easy relaxed style, excellent vocals and musicality these guys will give you an amazing night of entertainment.
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, Tuesday 26th September, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
For quarter of a century, this breath-taking show has rock 'n' rolled audiences across the globe from Cardiff to California, Barking to Bangkok and Swindon to Sweden and is guaranteed to have everyone singing along and dancing in the aisles.
This show rarely pauses for breath and is, quite simply, the most compelling concert of its kind. The hits just keep on coming - That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Raining in My Heart, Oh Boy! - and much, much more.
Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: "I can't believe it's not Buddy!"
"The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more" The Stage
"Buddy brilliant!" Graham Norton, BBC One
Stand By, Thursday 14th September 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Written by Adam McNamara, Directed by Joe Douglas, Produced by Utter, in association with The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Four police officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute which may turn violent, they are on 'stand by', waiting for the go ahead to enter the flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing their intensely close relationship forged through the stress of the job; their banter and boredom; and the tensions that reach boiling point. Against the backdrop of public sector cuts to frontline services, we experience the turmoil of the officers caught between following orders and their duty to protect each other.
Written by a former Police Officer, Stand By shows the modern-day Police service laid bare.
The Sky is Safe, Saturday 16th September 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Amal and Gordon meet on the opulent streets and shadowy alleys of Taksim, the commercial heart of Istanbul where every conceivable transaction takes place. She is a Syrian refugee, he a privileged westerner from northern Europe.
Individual stories, images and impressions gathered by Zajac through visits to Istanbul and interviews with Syrian women rebuilding their lives in the city give voice to the characters, particularly to the voice of women, in relation to gender politics and resistance to war and exploitation. THE SKY IS SAFE is a love story, a war story and a microcosm of our time.
From the creators of Dogstar's multi-award-winning THE TAILOR OF INVERNESS. An outstanding cast and creative team combine to evoke a cry from the heart from the streets of Istanbul and the tragedy of Syria.
THE SKY IS SAFE is part of the Scottish Government's Made in Scotland programme for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe and is also supported by Creative Scotland.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Monday 30th October, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he's close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong...or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London's fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on...treat your dark side!
A Streetcar Named Desire, Monday 2nd October 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Experience the excitement of live theatre in Rapture's vibrant production of Tennessee Williams', "A Streetcar Named Desire".
Join us for a dazzling trip to the whirlwind world of New Orleans with this sultry and sophisticated new production of a timeless American masterpiece. Fading southern belle, Blanche DuBois, seeks solace with her sister, Stella, after her world starts to crumble. But her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with Stella's husband, the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. As temperatures soar and passions rise, Blanche and Stanley battle for Stella's soul.
Immortalised in the Oscar-winning film starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, this is a rare opportunity to see this iconic play, thrillingly brought to life by Rapture.
"Streetcar" follows in the wake of Rapture's popular and critically acclaimed productions of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Democracy".
Press Quotes from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf "
"Rich feast of world class drama " The Scotsman ****
"Explosive" The Glasgow Herald ****
"Sparkling revival" The Stage