Check out what’s on in the area
Here is your at-a-glance guide to some of the shows, performances and events coming up across East Kilbride and Avondale.
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West Coast Inspired – New Exhibition by Joan Gray
Joan makes a welcome return after three years with her new exhibition. Since exhibiting in 2015, Joan has been using painted papers, dyed fabrics and found objects to create a new body of work. The free exhibition runs at East Kilbride Arts Centre from Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 25.
New Vic Players present Great Expectations
In this 2007 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 13th novel, Neil Bartlett creates a powerful stage version of the classic story. At the arts centre from Wednesday, November 14 to Saturday, November 17 at 7.30pm. £12.
The EKO Players present Robinson Crusoe The Truth
Robinson Crusoe takes a job on a ship, not realising that the captain is a wicked pirate, seeking treasure. Inevitably, they are shipwrecked but just when Robinson thinks he’s alone on a desert island, his mother and sweetheart come to the rescue.
The pantomime runs at the arts centre from Thursday, November 22 to Saturday, November 24 at 7.30pm/ Saturday matinee 2.30pm. £8/£6.
EROS Musical Society present Cinderella
Specially adapted for the club by the acclaimed George Douglas, we follow the story of Cinderella, from downtrodden servant to glittering princess, along the way meeting her friends and her two ugly sisters. At the Village Theatre from Tuesday, November 20 to Friday, November 23 at 7.30pm and Saturday, November at 6pm/matinee 1pm. £12. Family tickets available.
Greenhills Panto Club presents Alice in Wonderland
After falling asleep underneath a tree Alice wakes, spots the White Rabbit and follows him down a rabbit hole into Wonderland.
Followed by her mother, they meet the evil Knave of Spades, who has designs on marrying Princess Ruby of Hearts and ruling Wonderland. Alice joins the Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse, for a hilarious tea party in Muddleup Wood. At the Village Theatre from Wednesday, November 28 to Saturday, December 1 at 7.30pm/Saturday matinee 2pm. £7/£5.
East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club presents Jack and the Beanstalk
This December the Village Theatre 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? Only one way to find out! Showing from Tuesday, December 4 to Saturday, December 15 at 7.30pm/Saturday matinee 2pm. £10/£7/£30 family ticket.
Studio32 presents Peter Pan
Turn right at the second star and fly away to Neverland with Studio32 and their much-loved panto. Join Peter, Tinkerbell, Wendy and the Lost Boys on their swashbuckling journey to save Neverland from the villainous Captain Hook, his bumbling sidekick Smee and their crew of dastardly pirates.
At the arts centre from Wednesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 2; Wednesday, December 5 to Sunday, December 9; Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, December 16. Show times are Wednesday to Friday 7.30pm; Saturday 11.30am, 3.00pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 11.30am and 3.00pm. £11.50/£7.50.
Running Late Theatre Company present Waiting for Gabriel
It’s Christmas Eve and a group of strangers who were once friends wait for Gabriel. A vacancy has opened up so if they want that promotion, they’ll have to impress him.
They’ve each been waiting 2000 years, have plenty of work experience and the right skills for the job so they really shouldn’t let a little friendly rivalry distract them before he arrives. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served after the performance at the arts centre from Friday, December 21 to Sunday, December 23 at 8pm/Sunday matinee 3pm. £12. Heavenly comedy
Waiting for Gabriel runs at East Kilbride Arts Centre from December 21-23