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The Pop - Up Opera Roadshow

Scottish Opera

Friday 07 June - Cowan Park

4pm - A Little Bit of Iolanthe
6pm - A Little Bit of Magic Flute

Saturday 08 June - Rouken Glen Park (garden centre car park)

12pm - Puffy MacPuffer & The Crabbit Canals (suitable for 5-8 years)
2pm - A Little Bit of Iolanthe
4pm - A Little Bit of Magic Flute

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and bringing three short operas to East Renfrewshire. The three brilliant shows for all the family are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, and are performed in a specially-adapted, fully accessible trailer re-creating Glasgow's Theatre Royal.

A Little Bit of Iolanthe │Gilbert & Sullivan arr. Derek Clark
Supported by The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust 

Iolanthe is banished by the Fairy Queen for marrying a mortal. Now, 25 years later, two worlds again collide when her son announces he's in love. Unfortunately, his beloved is a popular girl and he has some serious competition... Light-hearted satire at its best, Iolanthe is full of fun.

A Little Bit of The Magic Flute │Mozart arr. Derek Clark

Tamino is in love with Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night. When she is abducted, he sets off to rescue her but soon realises all is not quite as it seems. A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth.

Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals │Music Marion Christie Words Allan Dunn│For kids aged 5 to 8 

 A tale of the five waterways that link Scotland from the North Sea to the Atlantic. Like most families, each one is different: Caledonian - the longest; Crinan - the most beautiful; hard-working Monklands; Union - the fastest; wise old Forth & Clyde. Each one thinks they're the best. Can an ordinary little puffer boat make them think again?


  • Standard £6

Approx running time for all performances - 30 mins

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East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited (ERCL) is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland with company number SC486489, and having its registered office at St. John's, 18 Commercial Road, Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, G78 1AJ. ERCL is registered as a charity with the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (No SC045726)