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.
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, 3pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 11.30am and 3pm. £11.50/£7.50.
Insideout Theatre Production presents Snow White and the Seven Wee Muppets
Join Snow White and all the gang for some fun, laughter and the best tunes in pantoland in Snow White and the Seven Wee Muppets!
Can Snow, her best pals Molly, Marmite and all the Muppets defeat the evil Stepmother Spella? Will Snow win the Panto Factor? There is only one way to find out.
Get along to the Village Theatre for this very Scottish twist on the classic tale starring Pamela Byrne, Greig Adam, Lee Reynolds, Lisa McKechnie and Melissa Davie. Showing from Thursday, December 20 to Friday, December 28 at 7pm/2.30pm matinee. £11.50/£10.
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.
A Christmas show for all the family by popular children’s company The McDougalls. It’s Christmas Eve in the Magical Toyshop and Santa’s got the flu. The McDougalls have come to help the elves with the Christmas lists, but they need your help too! Will they wrap the presents in time? Will Santa be fit enough to fly the sleigh?
Join Max, Auntie Aggie, Morag the Rabbit and a host of magical characters in this musical adventure show for ‘weans’ of all ages. Featuring original music, audience participation and sing-a-long Christmas Classics. Come dressed ‘Christmassy’! At the arts centre from Thursday, December 27 to Saturday, December 29 at 2pm. £7.
Peter Morrison’s seasonal special – The Nearly New Year Show – has become an annual event at the Village Theatre. Once again this year he brings a ninestrong cast of first-rate performers to join in the countdown to Hogmanay 2019; as usual there is an abundance of the Scottish favourites with which Peter has so long been associated, plenty of scope for a Ceilidh atmosphere and room for the best of Scottish music and comedy. Come along and have a great Scottish seasonal celebration! The show is on Saturday, December 29 at 7.30pm. £14/£12.
Seasonal performance Peter Morrison