FORGET Broadway – our very own Eastwood Park Theatre is in the spotlight this week with the arrival of A Night at the Musicals.
The show, courtesy of southside-based Insideout Productions, is a non-stop journey through the best tunes of Broadway and London’s west end.
Ticket holders can expect a nod to the classics, like Les Misérables, as well as songs from relatively new productions, like Avenue Q — and, it seems safe to say, a whole lot of audience participation.
Headlining the glitz and glam of the big stage (albeit on the more compact, Eastwood version) is Scottish stage and screen star Leah MacRae.
Fans of BBC comedy Gary: Tank Commander will recognise Leah as the loveable – if slightly ditzy — Julie.
The actress and singer is looking forward to stepping up in front of a Giffnock audience, and is already “having so much fun” as part of the cabaret night.
Insideout Productions is the brainchild of Paul Harper-Swan — and this performance is a kind of homecoming, as Paul is originally from Giffnock.
The former St Ninian’s pupil is responsible for a number of successful shows across Glasgow, including A Song, a Sip and Sandwich at the Tron Theatre.
The aim is to inject a sense of London’s west end into Glasgow’s theatrical scene, with a focus on homegrown talent, and Paul describes Eastwood Park as a “brilliant venue”, adding: “We’re thrilled to be bringing it here. Grab a ticket while you still can.”
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A Night at the Musicals arrives in Eastwood Park tomorrow (Friday, April 19) at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9-£13, available on 577 4956 or www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk./boxoffice.