Season 2018 – 2019 announced

East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club is delighted to announce the productions for Season 2018 -2019.

Season 2018 - 2019

Here’s a peek at what we’ve got lined up for our next season beginning in August.

Bouncers (Remix) by John Godber
(22nd – 25th August 2018)
A revised and updated version of John Godber’s classic play.
Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men in black as they tell the tale of one night in a Yorkshire disco.  All the gang are out on the town, the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ, the late night kebab man and the taxi home, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers.

Ladies in Lavender adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna.  Based on the film written and directed by Charles Dance.  From a short story by William J. Locke
(10th – 13th October 2018)
Based on the hit film starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and on the original short story by William J. Locke, Ladies In Lavender tells the tale of two sisters who live in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall, in 1936.  When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the sisters take him under their wing and nurse him back to health.  However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live.

Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk by Gary Nelson
(5th – 8th and 11th – 15th December 2018)
Fe-fi-fo-fum, we announce our panto to come!
Start spreading the moos! This December, the Village Theatre in East KIlbride becomes Little Glaikit – the town being terrorised by the evil giant Blunderbore!  Will our hero Jack find a way to save the town, rescue Jill, do his chores AND keep his Snapchat streak up?

Some of My Best Friends are Women by Carole Tricker
(13th – 16th February 2019)
This breezy comedy takes a humorous look at how friendship can defy the odds.  Five women are all that remain of what was once a successful book group.  All have been in the group since it started and know each other very well, or so they think.  Lynn is hosting the evening and has her own reasons for keeping the disparate group together, but even she is beginning to think it’s a lost cause…

A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
(3rd – 6th April 2019)
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village.  And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers.  Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians.  As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

EK RepFest
Our one-act play competition.
(Week beginning 6th May 2019)

Takin’ Over the Asylum by Donna Franceshild
(12th – 15th June 2019)
Adapted for the stage by the author, Takin’ Over the Asylum is a hilarious, updated and profoundly moving adaptation of Donna Franceschild’s BAFTA-winning BBC TV series.  Set in a Scottish mental institution, the play reveals hope and joy in the fragile beauty of the human heart.  When Ready Eddie McKenna, Soul Survivor and double glazing salesman, arrives to reinvigorate St Jude’s defunct hospital radio station he turns more than the ramshackle station upside down.  The whisky drinking would-be DJ meets the 19-year-old bipolar Campbell, schizophrenic electronic genius Fergus, OCD Rosalie and the elusive self-harming Francine.  Fighting against illness and perception Eddie and the patients of St Jude’s strive for their dreams to be accepted.