Giffnock Theatre Players are beginning their 2015/2016 season with their October production of Bold Girls, a play by Scottish playwright Rona Munro.
Although originally the players had decided on only featuring Bold Girls, which is written for four women, they have now decided to produce Sailmaker, a play for four men by Scottish playwright Alan Spence, to run in tandem.
It is a bold venture for the club to present two plays running almost simultaneously. During show week both plays will run on the same day, Sailmaker in the afternoon and Bold Girls in the evening.
This means two sets of cast and backstage crew and two directors are needed. The set design of the plays is ingenuous, allowing a quick yet complete change between the matinee performances of Sailmaker and the evening performances of Bold Girls.
The plays are both Scottish National Five texts and in the case of Sailmaker, the performances have already sold out.
Garry Kennedy, spokesman for the group said: “This is heartening and we are hoping that ticket numbers increase for the evening performances of Bold Girls.
“To this end we have organised a mailbox door drop distribution of our promotional leaflets for Bold Girls.”
Rona Munro’s “Bold Girls” is set in war-torn Belfast in the early 1990s. Written with compassion and humour, the play follows a day and night in the lives of three apparently ordinary women. In the early evening, they are disturbed by the haunting appearance of a young girl; her strange presence forces some shocking truths to be unexpectedly revealed, never to be forgotten.
Rumours are currently rife that the playwright of Sailmaker, Alan Spence, will attend one of the performances, which means the players will be on their toes at every performance.
Both plays will be performed at Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock: Sailmaker from Tuesday 27 to Friday, October 30 at 2.30pm; and Bold Girls from Tuesday 27 to Saturday, October 31 at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 31.
Tickets for Bold Girls are priced at £13, with an £11 concession ticket available. Tickets for Sailmaker are priced at £6.
Tickets for all performances can be purchased by phoning 07518 201756 or 0141 577 4956; emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org