Our drama club has become renowned for pushing the boundaries of amateur theatre, leaving
audiences amazed by the talent in the club, the high level of production quality and the general professionalism of our musicals.
We love what we do, and whether you fancy coming to see one of our shows or joining our theatre group, we reckon you will too.
TSP steps into the Jazz Age with Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film with Julie Andrews,
Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns" including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love.
This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
Our March 2015 production was Guys and Dolls!
Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy - soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon.
All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place.
Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical.
Our audiences loved this show – we hope you loved it too if you came along!
In true TSP style, we blew audiences away with another top-shelf amateur production - the 70s-themed musical Disco Inferno!
Our Friends at The Daily Record kindly published a feature on Theatre South and our production of Disco Inferno: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/theatre-south-productions-set-burn-3215023
Scottish Amateur Premiere of Happy Days: A New Musical
Goodbye grey skies, hello blue!! TSP travelled back to Milwaukee in 1959 to bring to life the musical based on the much-loved TV classic - Happy Days.
Arnold's malt shop is under threat from property developers and only Arthur Fonzerelli can save the day. Cue the music!
To add to the fun, the BBC's One Show paid us a visit prior to our Friday night performance, and we were broadcast live to the nation!
21st Production and 40th Anniversary of Eastwood Park
2013 saw us celebrate our 21st production and also the 40th anniversary of Eastwood Park Theatre. There was a fantastic calendar of events, activities and shows so keep checking back for more of the same, email us (see above) if you want to be added to our mailing list, or follow us on facebook and Twitter.
Aida – and a letter from Sir Tim Rice
In true TSP style we recently took on a relatively unknown show, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. This was a West of Scotland premiere and we greatly appreciate everyone who came along and supported us. We'd also like to give a big shout out to our pal Tim Rice who sent us this letter to show his support for this production. Check us out!
TSP nominated for Scottish Variety Award
We are delighted to announce that TSP has been nominated for a Scottish Variety Awards, in the category of Best New Scottish Artistic Company 2011.
The awards Recognise Young Scottish talent in Scotland, and it’s a real privilege to have been nominated.
TSP announce The Wedding Singer as our spring 2011 show!
It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancée, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
When he meets an Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980's, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
Family Fun Day
It was decided this year to hold a Family Fun Day as our summer fundraiser. The event took place on Sunday 20th June in the grounds of Giffnock North AAC. Whilst we all hoped for a rip roaring success, no one could have ever predicted such a tremendous result!
Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of our membership, visitors enjoyed a wide range of stalls and activities, including:
Beat the Goalie, Dance Classes, Chipping Contest, Face Painting, Guess the Bear’s Birthday, Coconut Shy, Tin Can Challenge, Hook-a-Duck, Home Baking, BBQ, Tombola, Hand Crafted Jewellery, Bric-a-Brac, Bouncy Castle and a Car Wash! As if that wasn’t enough, we even welcomed glorious sunshine and clear blue skies throughout the day!
Theatre South Productions announce Rent for 2010
We're delighted to confirm that TSP have secured the rights for the smash hit Broadway musical, Rent! This amazing rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York.
The story centres around Mark and Roger, two room-mates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. Rent won a Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, among other awards.
Based on Puccini's 'La Boheme', Rent tells the story of one year in the life of friends living the Bohemian life in modern day East Village, New York City, 1989-1990 and shows how much changes or doesn't change in the 525,600 minutes that make up a year.
Kisses On Sale At Clarkston Farmer's Market
Theatre South Productions find novel way of promoting new show Kiss Me Kate.
The Clarkston Farmer’s Market is normally the place for buying your weekly shop of organic vegetables, handmade soaps or fresh bread.
Amidst the free range poultry and chocolate spoons, local amateur theatre group Theatre South Productions found a new platform to promote their forthcoming musical Kiss Me Kate. At the most recent Farmer’s Market in Clarkston Car Park, the group handed out free candy Love Hearts to those taking a flyer for their show.
Actors brought a touch of drama to the farming world. Club spokesman Daniel Sedgwick commented: "For over 15 years now we have been leading the way in amateur theatre on the South side. The talent, energy and enthusiasm of our club continually delight our audiences, and we (brought) some of that to the Farmer’s market at the end of February!?
Market organiser Tom Gibson asked TSP to bring “enthusiasm? to the event. Admittedly, locals were a little bemused at the sight of actors mingling with farmers at the monthly setup. Many were delighted however, to see a Shakespeare adaptation being given prominence. The Clarkston stalls suddenly had an air of the setting for the musical, Padua in Italy.
Local Amateur Dramatics Club raises £2,400 for Glasgow Charities
South side amateur dramatics society, Theatre South Productions, raised an incredible £2,400 in support of three local charities.
The group has become renowned throughout the south side of Glasgow for the professional standard of their sell out shows in Eastwood Park Theatre, and through the hard work and dedication of the cast and production team in the build up to their recent revue show, 'Best of Broadway', the group has helped to make a difference to the lives of those in need in Glasgow.
The three charities to benefit from the generous donation were St Margaret's Hospice, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, and Maggie's Cancer Centre, who came along to the club's annual Burns Ceilidh in Clarkston last week to celebrate the contribution, and to be presented with their cheques.
A club spokesman commented "For over 15 years now we have been supported by audiences in Glasgow and wanted to channel the talent and energy of the club to give something back. The charities we chose have all touched the lives of people in our club, and help hundreds of people each year. It's great to have been able to use what we love doing, putting on great shows, to help people in our community".
"It has given everyone involved in the club a great lift and it's definitely something we want to do again in the future!"
Theatre South choose 'Boogie Nights' for March 2009
TSP are pleased to announce that our next show will be Boogie Nights, the smash hit musical, enjoyed by over a million people worldwide and just released for amateur clubs after a highly successful UK tour! Theatre South Productions will be the first amateur club to perform the show on the Southside!
The show tells the heart warming and hilarious story of Roddy O'Neill and his friends, and relives the passions and fashions of the decade that taste forgot.
So dust down your platforms, flares and hot pants! Whether you remember the 70's, or just want to party and boogie, this show is packed with over 30 of the best classic hits of the D.I.S.C.O. decade!
Featuring… D.I.S.C.O, WE ARE FAMILY, CELEBRATION, YMCA, DISCO INFERNO, I WILL SURVIVE, PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, BOOGIE WONDERLAND, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, MY COO CA CHOO…and many, many more!