Eastwood Park Theatre celebrates 45th anniversary

Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock
Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock

Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, with a host of diverse and dynamic performances lined up.

The theatre has been entertaining audiences since its doors opened on January 8, 1973, with the first live first performance being ‘The Schoolmistress’ by Giffnock Players’ Club.

It was built around an existing village hall, and now serves as a hub for amateur dramatics in this area.

Anthony McReavy, from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “We’re celebrating 45 years of Eastwood Park Theatre, bringing entertaining performances to the local area and being such a big part of our community.

“We offer a wide range of shows to suit all ages, from drama and dance to tribute acts and comedy.”

Anthony added: “We also have great kids’ shows and films, as well as our sell-out pantomime performances at Christmas.”

Highlights of the first half of the Sapphire anniversary programme include Glasgow’s only date of the renowned The Wedding Reception, an interactive comedy dining experience where the audience become guests at a surprise wedding as well as a musical journey through the life of Burns with Ae Fond Kiss, comedy with former River City star Gary Lamont and Shakespeare’s MacBeth brought to life by two actors.

Giffnock Theatre Players, who are currently celebrating their 70th birthday season, will be performing one of the great classics of American theatre – Arthur Miller’s All My Sons from January 17to 20.

For the youngsters, the theatre has lined up the Little Mix Experience for fans of the biggest girl band in the UK right now, while younger theatre fans can catch the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, brought by the creative team behind the hugely popular Hairy Maclary Show.

The theatre’s special group offer – buy ten tickets and someone can go for free – is available for most performances.

To book tickets and to find out what else is happening at the theatre, visit www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk.