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Welcome to Rutherglen Repertory Theatre, we are an active Amateur Theatre group based in Rutherglen which performs regularly in a variety of local venues in Rutherglen and Cambuslang including the refurbished Rutherglen Town Hall every Autumn. We also perform our annual pantomime in December and a varied schedule of plays throughout the year.

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Jul 19, 2017

The Rep is holding an open evening for anyone intersted in joining on the 16th of August, between 7.30 pm and 9 pm, in Cambuslang Institute.  Feel free to drop in if you'd like to know more about the club and to meet current members.

Jul 19, 2017

Joyce Harbinger is less than pleased when her husband Leonard insists on arranging a party to celebrate her birthday. As the guests arrive and the evening progresses it becomes apparent her husband doesn't top anyone's popularity list... but does anyone dislike him enough to contemplate murder?

This play is presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/  Tickets are priced at £7 and £6 (concessions).

May 10, 2017

The casting for our next play - Invitation to a Murder by Gerry McCaran - will be held on Monday the 15th of May 2017 at 7.30 pm in Harley's Skybar on Rutherglen Main Street.  Please feel free to come along if you want to read for a part.

Mar 22, 2017

Two one act plays will be performed:

Geriatric Challenge

A comedy by Isabella C. Rae

The scene is set in Auchenpukie Community Hall for the opening night of a new quiz show – Geriatric Challenge – a quiz for the elderly. The owner of the local care home has brought along some of her ‘inmates’ (her word for them) to compete, and rivals Patsy and Annie are each determined to win and carry off the prizes. However the quiz show hostess soon finds she’s bitten off more than she can chew, and the evening certainly doesn’t live up to her assistant’s expectations. 

Last Rites

A drama by Andrew Cleary

Jason White is dying. After he receives the last rites he believes that’s the end for him and just waits to die. When an Angel and Demon appear in his hospital room it suddenly becomes apparent that his death is not the end… but the beginning. 

Friday 7th April 2016 (7.30)  Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang
Saturday 8th April 2016 (7.30) United Reformed Church, Rutherglen

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at here
 

Nov 22, 2016

A pantomime by Andrew Cleary and Kenneth McCallum.

In Old Peking, the Twanky family – Aladdin, Wishee Washee and Widow Twankey – live a simple life running a laundrette until a strange woman who goes by the name ‘Abanazaress’ appears and offers them a chance to become rich beyond their wildest dreams. What’s the catch? Aladdin must go into a cave and retrieve a lamp for Abanazaress. What seems like a simple task turns their lives upside down. Come along and enjoy this fun take on a classic story.

Public performances this year will be as follows:

Monday 5th December (7.15pm) Stonelaw Church Hall, Rutherglen

Wednesday 7th December (7.30pm)

Harleys Sky Bar, Rutherglen
Thursday 8th December (7.30pm) Harleys Sky Bar, Rutherglen
Saturday 10th December (2.15pm) Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at the Rep website, www.rutherglenrep.org.uk/tickets 

Oct 8, 2016

A drama by Bernard G. High

Lunch (including Soup, sandwitches and tea or coffee) followed by a one act play.

When Violet Cavendish is at work, a girl arrives unexpectedly at her empty cottage and is recognised as her niece by a well-meaning neighbour. Left alone, the girl drops the pretence, and it is no pleasant surprise which greets Violet on her return, but a conniving escaped prisoner. Does she really want the money she demands, or has she an even more sinister agenda? A tense, exciting and topical play.

This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall, it is on on Saturday 12th November.  There will be two performances.  For the first, lunch is served at 12.00 pm, and the performance begins at approximately 1.00pm; for the second, lunch is served at 2.45pm and the performance begins at approximately 3.30pm. Tickets priced £9.00 (including lunch) can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Jul 9, 2016

Vincent and Louise have recently moved into the village and are keen to break the ice with their neighbours by inviting them round for supper.

However someone has more than vol-au-vents and sherry on their mind.  Someone is planning a little murder.

This play is presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/  Tickets are priced at £7 and £6 (concessions).

Mar 7, 2016

Two one act plays will be performed:

Such a Parcel of Rogues

A drama by Isabella C. Rae

The impoverished Watson family is ripped apart by the events leading to the Act of Union in 1707. More than three hundred years later, it seems the Hamilton family will also be cursed by their divisions over the referendum for Scottish independence. Can Brenda Hamilton prevail on her offspring to put aside their differences and bury the hatchet (preferably not in each other!)? A play which shows the devastating effects national events can have on the lives of ordinary people. This play contains some strong language. 

Ambush

A drama by Bernard G. High

When Violet Cavendish is at work, a girl arrives unexpectedly at her empty cottage and is recognised as her niece by a well-meaning neighbour. Left alone, the girl drops the pretence, and it is no pleasant surprise which greets Violet on her return, but a conniving escaped prisoner. Does she really want the money she demands, or has she an even more sinister agenda? A tense, exciting and topical play. 

Friday 8th April 2016 (7.15)  Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang
Saturday 9th April 2016 (7.15) Stonelaw Parish Church, Rutherglen

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at here
 

Nov 8, 2015

A pantomime by Isabella C. Rae.

When Arachne, the sinister new owner of Creepy Castle, starts throwing her weight about, Maisie Muffet is the one to stand up to her! Arachne vows to punish her using spider magic. Soon, Heeby and Jeeby, two giant spiders, are after the entire Muffet family – Ma Muffet, Maisie and her brother, Malky. Can pest control operative, Catcher McScratcher save the day? Or will the local burglars turn over a new leaf and help out with their secret weapon? We dare you to come along and find out! WARNING: THIS PANTO CONTAINS SPIDERS – LOTS OF THEM.

Public performances this year will be as follows:

Monday 7th December (7.15pm) Stonelaw Church Hall, Rutherglen

Wednesday 9th December (7.30pm)

Harleys Sky Bar, Rutherglen
Thursday 10th December (7.30pm) Harleys Sky Bar, Rutherglen
Saturday 12th December (2pm) Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at the Rep website, www.rutherglenrep.org.uk/tickets 

Sep 30, 2015

A comedy by Isabella C. Rae

Lunch (including Soup, sandwitches and tea or coffee) followed by a one act play.

What do you do when you’re all set to host the party of a lifetime, of the millennium even, and the Devil’s son arrives, begging to join in the fun? He’s even brought his guitar so he can entertain the partygoers. This is Emanuelle’s dilemma and it gets even more complicated when an old lady arrives who’s terrified of ending up in Hell!

This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall, it is on on Saturday 7th Novemeber.  Lunch is served at 12.00 pm, and the performance begins at approximately 1.00pm. Tickets priced £9.00 (including lunch) can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Jul 5, 2015

It’s the dreaded end-of-season soiree for the committee of the Wellington Players drama Group.

The usual mundane evening of wine, sausage rolls and banal chat is interrupted by the surprise appearance of the police, in the shape of Inspector Presley.  The reluctant detective is looking into a reported disturbance at a nearby house.

What appears to be a routine investigation takes an unexpected turn as, one by one, the secrets of the party guests are revealed.

This play is presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/  Tickets are priced at £7 and £6 (concessions).

Mar 18, 2015

Two one act plays will be performed:

Burning Issues

A comedy by Millie Gray

It’s 1952, George the VI has just died and so has Gabby Forbes, but although Gabby’s dead, he just will not lie down. He still has plenty to say and he’s not going anywhere till he knows he’s getting a good send off. His hard up daughter, Rachael, has the funeral to organise – and pay for! She can barely afford the ham sandwiches and Gabby has drunk and gambled all his money away, leaving nothing for the purvey, let alone for a coffin. 

Error of Judgement

A comedy by Isabella C. Rae

What do you do when you’re all set to host the party of a lifetime, of the millennium even, and the Devil’s son arrives, begging to join in the fun? He’s even brought his guitar so he can entertain the partygoers. This is Emanuelle’s dilemma and it gets even more complicated when an old lady arrives who’s terrified of ending up in Hell! 

Friday 10th April 2015 (7.15)  Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang
Saturday 11th April 2015 (7.15) Stonelaw Parish Church, Rutherglen

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at the Rep website, www.rutherglenrep.org.uk/tickets
 

Dec 26, 2014

Lunch (including Soup, sandwitches and tea or coffee) followed by a one act play.

It is 1952, George VI has just died, and so has Gabby Forbes, but although Gabby is dead he just will not lie down.  He still has plenty to say and he is not going anywhere until he knows he is getting a good send off.

His hard up daughter, Rachel, has the funeral to organise – and pay for!  She can barely afford the ham sandwiches and Gabby has drunk and gambled all his money away, leaving nothing for the purvey let alone for a coffin.

This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall, it is on on Sunday 1st March.  Lunch is served at 12.00 pm, and the performance begins at approximately 1.00pm. Tickets priced £9.00 (including lunch) can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Oct 18, 2014

Rutherglen Rep's annual pantomime will soon be here.  This year we bring you 'Dick Whittington and A Cat' by Gerry McCartan.

When Dick Whittington arrives in London it’s not long before he becomes disillusioned and is swindled out of his life savings. He decides to return home but a chance meeting with A Cat changes his mind. He is persuaded to run as a candidate for the Mayor Of London against the appalling Dan Moron. Moron will stop at nothing, including kidnapping, to win the election. Can Dick outwit Dan The Man? Will the legendary Inspector Jock McKilt have time to fill out all of his overtime forms? Will any of the audience return after the interval? All will be revealed in this idiotic modern take on a traditional old story.

Public performances this year will be as follows:

Monday 8th. December (7.15pm) Stonelaw Church Hall, Rutherglen
Saturday 13th. December (2pm) Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang
Saturday 13th. December (6.15pm) Kirkhill Halls, Cambuslang

Tickets are priced at £7 (£6 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 0141 646 0017, or online at the Rep website, www.rutherglenrep.org.uk/tickets 

Sep 7, 2014

Lunch (including Soup, sandwitches and tea or coffee) followed by a one act play.

Janet and her daughter, Kate, are destitute, burned out of their home and their livestock stolen by marauding English soldiers heading for Bannockburn.

Peggy and Nancy, a pair of camp followers, insist the women can avoid starvation by heading for the battlefield – there’s always plenty of work to be found after the battle.

Janet will have none of it but Kate is eager to play her part for Scotland and tend the wounded.  However, Peggy and Nancy have other plans for her...

Comic and sad by turns, this dram shows how tragedy is ever present even in victory, where the winners can be losers.

This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall, it is on on Saturday 22nd November.  Lunch is served at 12.00 pm, and the performance begins at approximately 1.00pm. Tickets priced £9.00 (including lunch) can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Aug 15, 2014

It is an unexpected start to the day for Tom Lambert as he wakes up to find he is sharing his flat with a stranger, market researcher Lucy.

The day becomes more bizarre when Tom, a botanist and TV gardening personality, receives a call from the Inland Revenue enquiring about a large amount of unpaid tax and his public relations consultant Miss Joanna Flint.  This is the first time he has heard of the lady!

Tom Lambert is at the top of his tree – a successful TV horticulturalist who is paid very handsomely for his green fingers.  But, when it comes to managing his cash, it is ex-wife and accountant Sarah who gets her hands dirty.  Okay, it wasn’t the perfect marriage, but it’s still the perfect business partnership.

That is until Miss Flint gets involved.  When you add in Albert, Tom’s help and odd job man the stage is set for an evening of comedy chaos and mistaken identity.

This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall and is produced by arrangement by Samuel French Ltd, and is on on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought in person from the Town Hall, by phoning 0141 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/  Tickets are priced at £7 and £6 (concessions).


Nov 10, 2012

The Great Fandango and his troupe of would-be actors are in town! Hired by royal housekeeper, Ida Bridie, they hope to find fame and fortune by entertaining pie-eating Queen Gorgealot and miserly King Grabbalot. But Gypsy Diabola is planning a reign of terror with her flock of evil crows and a bag of magic rye. Who can save the day? Is there a fairy, an elf or even a pixie, strong enough to defeat her? Why not come along and find out?
Tickets can be bought here on this website or alternatively phone 07909 528948.

Aug 19, 2012

The film Alfred Hitchcock almost made!
 
“Trap for a Lonely Man” by Robert Thomas,translated by lucienne Hill and John Sutro is a tense psychological thriller set in a remote chalet in the French Alps. As the play opens Daniel Corban is being quizzed by a police inspector about the disappearance of his wife.
As other characters (including a suspiciously smooth priest and a woman claiming to be the missing wife) enter, so Corban’s grip on reality exits, and we are left with the inspector desperately trying to extract fact from fiction.
Packed full of suspense and intrigue, with a killer final twist, Robert Thomas’ thriller plays out like a Vertigo/Spellbound mash-up for agoraphobics.
 
This Production is in presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre with Rutherglen Town Hall and is produced by arrangement by Josef Weinberger LTD  and is on on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September with both performances starting at 7.30 pm. Tickets can be bought in person from the town hall, be phoning 613 5700 or online at the SLLC box office http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/ Tickets are priced at £7 and £6 (concessions)

Nov 20, 2011

It’s panto time again and Rutherglen Rep are well into rehearsals for ‘Wee Willie Winkie’, which promises to deliver the usual thrills and laughter.

Willie Winkie arrives in town to find everyone terrorised by the Bogeyman and his band of scary ghosts. To make things worse, Nabber and Grabber, a pair of cat burglars, turn up to start a crime wave under the nose of incompetent Policeman, Bobby MacRobbie.

When Granny Gumdrop’s granddaughters, Teeny and Weeny, go missing, it’s the last straw. Willie knows he has to do something. Helped by Lucky, Granny’s black cat, he sets out to track the Bogeyman to his lair and smash his power. Can Willie manage it? Oh, yes he can!

The Rep’s annual pantomime is eagerly anticipated by cast and audience alike. There’s always a special buzz in the air when panto rehearsals begin, as you can see from the picture of a previous panto rehearsal.

The Rep is moving further afield each year with their tour of the show, both to private and public venues.

Public performances this year will be as follows:

Monday 5th. December: Stonelaw Church Hall, Rutherglen
Friday 9th. December: Cambuslang Institute
Saturday 10th. December: Blantyre Miners Welfare, matinée and evening performances.

Tickets are priced at £6 (£5 concession) and can be purchased by telephoning 08443570248, or online at the Rep website, www.rutherglenrep.org.uk/tickets It may also be possible to purchase them nearer the time at Blantyre venue.

For general information and group offers you can contact 07909 528948

Come and join us for a fun night out!

Aug 13, 2011

Coming this September (Fri 2nd and  Sat 3rd) at 7.30pm, the annual full length play we have been doing for a few years now in Rutherglen Town Hall. We proudly present “HOUSE GUEST” by Francis Durbridge. This exciting thriller centres around a wealthy couple, Robert and Stella Drury, who find out their son has been kidnapped and a ransom is not demanded. All the kidnapper requests is to stay in their home for 48 hours. This play has more twists than a corkscrew and I do hope you come along and see for yourself and use your detective skills and see if you can work out what is going on! I do hope you, your friends and family would consider coming for a lovely night out in Rutherglen Town Hall. Tickets can be bought direct from the Town Hall on 0141 613 5700 or just pop in to the Town Hall box office in person at 139 Main Street Rutherglen. Prices are £7 and £6 for concessions. Hope to see you there. Or you can book online: http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/

Mar 21, 2011

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its performances of the spring One Act Plays

Red Flag Rising

Four Wives and a Funeral

White Lies

at

Blantyre Miners Welfare - 8th April 2011
Stonelaw Parish Church - 9th April 2011
All performances at 7:30pm

Adult £6.50       Concession £4.50

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Sep 5, 2010

No sooner had the curtain fallen on the "A Tomb With A View" than Rutherglen Rep is back into the rehearsal rooms preparing for its Annual Pantomime.

Sleeping Beauty will be performed in December and more details will be announced in the coming weeks but for advance ticket sales, why not visit the Tickets section.

Keep an eye out for more exciting information about Panto 2010 in the coming weeks!

Aug 4, 2010

Coming to Rutherglen Town Hall in September

A Tomb With a View

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September
Rutherglen Town Hall

Tickets available from the Town Hall Box Office or 0141 613 5700

Apr 11, 2010

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre will be returning to Rutherglen Town Hall this September and will be announcing the show details very soon.

Make sure you are amongst the first to find out about the show by signing up for the "Show Announcements" mailing list in the Newsletters section.

If you are interested in being involved in the performance then why not take a look at the Get Involved section and let us know you are interested!

Mar 8, 2010

'Hamlet Prince of Dennistoun', one of our forthcoming One Act Plays recently won an award at the SCDA One Act Festival in Dumbarton.

The play was awarded Royalty Players Trophy for The Best Performance of a Play Depicting Scottish Life and Character by the adjudicator, Brian Marjoribanks. Congratulations to everyone involved.

If you missed the show at the One Act Festival then don't forget that it will be performed as part of An Evening of Short Plays later in the month. More details can be found in the Current Production section and don't forget to buy your tickets in the Ticket Centre

Feb 16, 2010

Tickets are now on sale for our Evening of One Act Plays are now on sale in the Ticket Centre

Hamlet, Prince of Dennistoun - by Isabella Rae

The Canary Cage by Diana Raffle

and the World Premier of

Stella's Hair, Beauty and Aromatherapy Salon

Friday 26 March Cambuslang Institute
Saturday 27 March Stonelaw Parish Church
All Performances at 7:30pm

Feb 6, 2010

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that it will be brining an evening of 3 short plays to the area at the end of March. The plays will be:

Hamlet, Prince of Dennistoun - by Isabella Rae

The Canary Cage by Diana Raffle

and the World Premier of
Stella's Hair, Beauty and Aromatherapy Salon

These Plays will be performed in late March, more details coming soon!