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.
The Legends Of American Country, Wednesday 31st January, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Following a successful UK tour in 2017, Europe's number one Country music show 'The Legends of American Country' returns for another fantastic night of toe-tapping Country classics.
The 2018 tour will showcase highly acclaimed tributes to Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Kenny Rogers and four brand new tributes to icons George Jones, Charley Pride, Patsy Cline and Don Williams in this must see extravaganza.
The show features four fantastic singers who are all backed by the superb Country Storm band and coupled with an authentic stage set that will transport you all the way to Nashville and back .
One thing's for sure- if you like Country music this is the only show in town !
Abba Forever, Saturday 17th February, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
The unique Abba look and sound is replicated with an incredible attention to detail as the beautiful lyrics penned by Benny and Bjorn are sung in wonderful harmony by all six performers on stage.
Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top-class musicianship and an ALL-LIVE performance ensures that the Tribute to ABBA Forever Show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus of this two-hour spectacular.
We encourage everyone to dress up in their finest ABBA outfits-the best will receive a prize!
Back to Bacharach, Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century, who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.
Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You, Magic Moments, Walk On By, What's New Pussycat?, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and many more.
This exciting production touring, throughout the U.K., is performed by three of the finest West End singers accompanied by a live 10 piece band recreating Burt Bacharach's timeless hits.
Back to Bacharach are pleased to be supporting Breast Cancer Now by donating £1 from each theatre ticket sold to this worthy cause.
Big Vern 'n' The Shootahs, Saturday 7th April, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
One of the UK's biggest and hottest live bands is coming to Eastwood Park Theatre for a spectacular show. The sensational Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs are renowned throughout the live music circuit as the ultimate feel-good party band.
There really is nothing to compare to a Big Vern 'n' the Shootahs gig, a powerhouse 9 piece phenomenon which has been rocking audiences all over the UK since 1989. The crowd at Eastwood Park are guaranteed a spectacular show with some of the funkiest vibes this side of Memphis!
Always immaculately turned out and tuned up! Big Vern is sure to have the audience bouncing in no time!
"We love playing live and we are delighted to get the chance to spread the bands wings coming to Eastwood for the first time. It's time for a great night out, everyone enjoys great music and we're just the band to put a smile on your face".
Gary Lamont: Dropping The Soap, Friday 9th March, 8pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
After eight years on BBC's River City, Gary's left his role as hairdresser Robbie behind. But is he destined to be an international showgirl following in the footsteps of Kylie? Or will he be flogging yoghurt Martine McCutcheon style?
Join him for a down and dirty hour of soapy comedy and music. Total sell-out run in 2016.
'Jam-packed with laughter and song' **** (TheEdinburghReporter.co.uk)
'The standout show of the 2016 Fringe' (Greenock Telegraph)
'Buckets of charm and hilarity; Gary's a joyous revelation' (Graham Norton)
Freagra - A Blurred Expanse, Wednesday 28th February, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
A playful, colourful performance of contemporary dance, suitable for all ages, with universal themes of community, conflict and harmony. Performed by five exceptional dancers, choreographed by Rob Heaslip, and accompanied by an original music score and breath-taking lighting and costume design.
Rob Heaslip is a choreographer who addresses themes of unconscious, unsought & unexpected behaviour, telling stories about people, how they think, move and act amongst each other. Rob is the Director and Choreographer for Glasgow Youth Dance Company and also works in dance for screen, including choreographing scenes and opening credits for the internationally acclaimed TV series Outlander.
"...by the end of the 50-minute piece, it has become increasingly hard to resist becoming caught up in its every nuance" THE TIMES ★★★★
Following the performance of FREAGRA | A Blurred Expanse, Ross Whyte performs a set of original music, including tracks from his debut album Kaidan, as well as his music from A Blurred Expanse itself.
Ross is also one half of WHYTE, a Gaelic electronic duo whose debut album Fairich has won several awards and regular national airplay.
N.B. Schools are allowed into both technical and dress rehearsals in the days before the performance, to understand the development of performances, dance technique and the technical requirements for a show. For more information on these opportunities, please contact us on 0141 577 3531.
Virago, Saturday 10th March, 7.30pm, Eastwood Park Theatre
Celebrate International Women's Day!
A co-production with mac birmingham and The Old Rep Birmingham
A dance-digital solo production from Sonia Sabri, Artistic Director of SSCo, collaborating with Ludic Rooms. 'Virago' is vibrant, compelling, brave and dynamic. It explores the light vs dark and the real vs fairytale versions of female existence. Virago means 'female warrior' in Latin and Vira is 'the brave one' in Hindi.
Sonia's signature 'Urban Kathak' language merges on stage with digital artistry, alongside a sound-score combining spoken word and music, with rich and diverse cultural influences.
'Virago' is uncompromising, thought provoking and inspiring. It is both a protest and a celebration. Come and be part of the revolution.