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.
Don't forget you can view the full theatre programme and book tickets online or by calling the box office on 0141 577 4956.
National Theatre Live
We are delighted that Eastwood Park Theatre will be bringing the National Theatre to Giffnock as part of their project 'NT Live', which broadcasts world-class theatre across the UK.
We have lined up many National Theatre Live performances this season, featuring renowned, award-winning actors including Andrew Scott, James McAvoy and Maxine Peake, amongst many others.
First on the line-up this season will be Present Laughter, captured live at The Old Vic, an adaptation of Noel Coward's provocative 1930s comedy starring Fleabag and Sherlock actor Andrew Scott.
In preparation for National Theatre Live we've upgraded our screen and sound system, plus the NT Live cameras have the best seats in the house so you're guaranteed to feel part of the action.
Cyrano De Bergerac, Thursday 20th February, 7pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all -if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There's just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano -or can his mastery of language set Roxane's world alight?
Edmond Rostand's masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano's powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
The Welkin, Thursday 21st May, 7pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
One life in the hands of 12 women.
Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley's comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.
When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she's telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.
James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.
Shark in the Park, Saturday 8th February, 1.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope - but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park!?
From the creative team behind 'The Hairy Maclary show' - see all 3 of Nick Sharratt's 'Shark in the Park' books live on Stage!
Featuring all 3 of the 'Shark in the Park' Series - Shark in the Park, Shark in the Dark and Shark in the Park on a Windy Day - this fin-tastic, family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures...
The Secret Garden, Sunday 23rd February (public) and Monday 24th February (schools), 3.30pm & 10.30am respectively, Eastwood Park Theatre
-A wild and beautiful retelling of the classic story
- Adapted by Rosalind Sydney
When Mary arrives from far away to live with her uncle, everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too! Mary is grumpy and difficult...and also very lonely. That all changes when she happens upon a mysterious garden that has been locked and hidden away for years. There, she discovers wonders and magic that she never imagined possible.
Join Mary on a journey filled with secrets, mystery and unexpected friendships.
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is one of the greatest classics of children's literature. This Spring, award-winning family theatre company Red Bridge Arts are delighted to be working with some of Scotland's finest artists to bring a playful new version of this much loved story to the stage.
Suitable for 6+yrs and their adults
A Tribute to Ariana & Jojo, Saturday 29th February, 1pm & 6pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
The U.K.'s number one tributes to global superstar Ariana Grande & kids' sensation JoJo Siwa together in the most exciting stage production of 2020!
ARIANA GRANDE - Ariana's music videos have been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations.
All three of her albums have been certified platinum. Her signature bunny ears are a symbol worldwide of her brand. With 134 million Instagram followers and huge hits such as 'Dangerous Woman,' 'One Last Time,' 'No Tears Left To Cry,' 'Into You' and 'Side By Side,' she is arguably one of the most influential female artists of the decade!
JOJO SIWA - With 8.5 million YouTube subscribers and 7.5 million Instagram followers, JoJo Siwa is THE biggest teen star of her generation. A role model to millions of young girls around the world; there's just no stopping her! With six hit singles to her name including 'Kid In A Candy Store,' 'Boomerang' and 'Hold The Drama,' JoJo was always bound to be a star... and she's still only 15!
She loves to sing and dance and wear her signature bows! Bows that are now known globally and represent her fans called the "Siwanatorz". The next big adventure in JoJo's already incredible career is her very first tour in 2020!
La Boheme, Sunday 2nd February, 2pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Puccini's opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias and celebratory choruses for Act II's evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter.
Richard Jones's character-led production perfectly captures La Bohème's mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy.
The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini's bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
Kinky Boots, Tuesday 4th February, 7pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Kinky Boots The Musical, filmed live at London's Adelphi Theatre, is strutting onto the big screen!
Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business, and Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learn to embrace their differences and create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!
Starring: Matt Henry, Killian Donnelly, Natalie McQueen, Sean Needham, Cordelia Fanworth & Anthony Reed.
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
★★★★ 'A glorious high-kicking romp' - Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting' - Time Out
Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet, Wednesday 5th February, 7pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as 'the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019' by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in 'The Verona Institute'. Here 'difficult' young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler's Wells in London especially for cinemas.
Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne's trademark storytelling, the UK's brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.
***** (5 stars) 'Electrifying entertainment, a brilliantly inventive reinvention of a story that feels scintillatingly new. Right up there with the smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows that Bourne has ever created' - Daily Telegraph
***** (5 stars) 'Your jaw will drop, there are moments so stunning that you might just forget to breathe' - Broadway World