Season 2013 - 2014 Announced

We are pleased to announce our 2013 - 2014 season of productions, commencing this September.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Village Theatre for what promises to be a fantastic season.

Ticket prices for Season 2013 - 2014 to be confirmed.

4th - 7th September 2013

Shakers Re-Stirred
by John Godber and Jane Thornton

Every town has its local trendy cocktail bar where everyone wants to be seen, from the local check-out girls to the chinless wonders, from the yuppies to the local lads tittering at the thought of a `long comfortable screw’.  We are given a wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long-suffering waitresses who work there.  Rushed off their feet, underpaid and overworked, they try to smile and help the difficult customers whilst coping with their own personal problems. A fascinating and often hilarious view of the reality which lurks behind the plastic palms and the pina coladas.

23rd - 26th October 2013

Comic Potential
by Alan Ayckbourn

Set in the forseeable future when everything has changed except human nature; a future where daytime TV soaps are performed by android actors emotianally programmed by the control room.  One of the androids develops emotions and an aspiring writer falls in love with her.  But where he sees potential, others see only a malfunction - leading to the question, what makes us human?

9th - 21st December 2013

Aladdin

East Kilbride Rep's annual pantomime.  Join Aladdin on his adventures with the EK Rep cast and a talented chorus of local children.  Comedy, music, song, dance and fun for all the family.

12th - 15th February 2014

Secondary Cause of Death
by Peter Gordon

The second in the 'Inspector Pratt' trilogy of spoofs of the Agatha Christie 'whodunnit' genre, following our production of Murdered to Death in April.
Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news for Colonel Craddock, but that's just the beginning.  Who is the strange Polish Count?  Is Henrietta really an army Captain?  How does the eccentric thespian, Longfellow, fit in to the equation?  These are just some of the characters who make Pratt's return a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher and higher.  If you thought that Murdered to Death was funny, just wait until you see this one!

9th - 12th April 2014

Whisky Galore
by Compton Mackenzie. Stage version by James Scotland

October, 1941.  The Hebridean islands of Great Todday and Little Todday are sunk deep in the doldrums of a spiritless wartime existence, till the S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby, and by a miracle there is uisghe beatha gu leoir.  Various young couples find the path of true love smoothed and the village schoolmaster slays his personal dragon, but the commander of the local Home Guard finds his duty becoming harder every day.

12th - 17th (TBC) May 2014

EK RepFest

Every May East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club hosts an annual competition in which various amateur dramatics clubs from all over the country perform a short one act play.  Every play is adjudicated at the end of each night - publicly to the audience and privately to the cast and production team.  On the final night of the Festival trophies from six different categories are awarded; Best Staging, Best Actress, Best Actor, Third Place Play, Second Place Play, First Place Play.
A great week of theatre that's not to be missed!

18th - 21st June 2014

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
by Jim Cartwright

The story of a young, reclusive girl lost in the shadow of her gaudy, whirlwind of a mother.  The girl's only comfort is to seek solace in the record collection bequeathed to her by her father, of famous divas and songstresses such as Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe.  The mother takes up with small time showbiz agent Ray Say, who accidentally uncovers the girl's unrealised talent of impersonation as the voices of the greats become hers and from there begins a roller coaster of a journey from her lonely bedroom to the bright lights of club land, bringing uproarious humour, heart rending sadness and ultimately freedom along the way.

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