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2015-2016

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film,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.

Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.

Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge, this is the perfect show for theatres that are looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!

2014-2015

TSP are proud to present our Mach 2015 production will be:

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 & lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat".

March 2014

TSP Hits the Dancefloor!

Eastwood Park Theatre is set for a scorcher of a week this March! In true TSP style we are almost ready to blow audiences away with another top-shelf amateur production! DISCO INFERNO! See this fantastic 70's themed musical.

Eastwood Park Theatre, 25th to 29th of March. To book tickets:

Email : tsptickets@hotmail.co.uk

Tel : 0141-577-4970 Or speak to any TSP member!
If you'd like to join TSP, please email us at theatresouthproductions@hotmail.com

Our Friends at The Daily Record have kindly published a feature on Theatre South and our forthcoming production

Please click the link: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/theatre-south-productions-set-burn-3215023

You can also win tickets for the show:http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/competitions/win-tickets-theatre-south-productions-3218256

Good luck!

Race Night: Saturday the 15th March 2014
Come and join us for our themed fundraiser this year which will be a jolly good night out at the races!

This event will have all the usual race betting, a well-priced bar and a few special surprises.

TSP is a completely not-for-profit organisation and we rely on a great turnout to our fundraisers to continue to put on the very high standard of production we are known for.

You can turn up on the night and pay £5 per ticket on the door.

Come along and join us for a great evening!

Adress: 121st Scout Hall, St Aidans Brae, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7EP

Scottish Amateur Premiere of Happy Days: A New Musical

Goodbye grey skies, hello blue!! TSP travel 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!

The BBC's One Show paid us a visit prior to our Friday night performance.
21st Production and 40th Anniversary of Eastwood Park

2013 sees us celebrating our 21st production and also the 40th anniversary of Eastwood Park Theatre! There's going to be a fantastic calendar of events, activities and shows so keep checking back for more news, email us (see above) if you want to be added to our mailing list or follow us on facebook and Twitter

2012

Aida - Letter from Tim Rice

In true TSP style we recently took on a relatively unknown show, Aida.

This was a West of Scotland premiere and we greatly appreciated to everyone for coming along and supporting 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!

2011

TSP nominated for Scottish Variety Award

We are delighted to announce that TSP have 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 its a real privilege to have been nominated.

TSP announced The Wedding Singer as our Spring 2011 show

It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey’s favourite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancé, 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.

2010

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.

Following an intense and highly emotional rehearsal weekend at the end July, our inspirational cast performed a highly-polished production of RENT! Iain Runciman took on the role of struggling filmmaker Mark. Johnny Collins brought his tragic and bitter flat mate Roger to life. They were ably accompanied by Christina Leon (Mimi), Daniel Sedgwick (Collins), Sean McGovern (Angel), Mélanie Morrison (Maureen), Joanne McLean (Joanne), Michael Hastie (Benny) and a 20 strong ensemble cast.

We also welcomed three new members to the club: Iain Jarvie, Cameron Kirby and the aforementioned Sean McGovern.

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.

Club spokesman Daniel Sedgwick 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!"

2009

Theatre South choose 'Boogie Nights' for March 2009
TSP were pleased to announce that our next show would be Boogie Nights. BOOGIE NIGHTS, the smash hit musical, enjoyed by over a million people would worldwide and just released for amateur clubs after a highly successful UK tour, Theatre South Productions were the first amateur club to perform the show on the South Side!

The show tells the heart warming and hilarious story of Roddy O'Neill and his friends, BOOGIE NIGHTS relives the passions and fashions of the decade that taste forgot.

So we dusted down our 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!

The New Theatre South Productions Website

Welcome to the new TSP website everyone. Have a good look around and let us know what you think!

The site will continue to develop over the coming weeks and months, so keep checking back to see what’s happening.

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We are located at:

Theatre South Productions

 

We Rehearse at:

 

121 St Aidans Brae

Clarkston

Glasgow

G76 7EP

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to contact us:

 

theatresouthproductions@hotmail.com

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