SCOTTISH Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and heading to East Renfrewshire this summer.

Three short operas for all the family will be brought to life by a storyteller, singers, musicians and a series of colourful illustrations, performed in a specially-adapted, fully-accessible trailer.

Hosted by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure (ERCL), the Pop-Up Opera Roadshow will visit Cowan Park, in Barrhead, on Friday, June 7, and Rouken Glen Park, in Giffnock, the following day.

Anthony McReavy, of ERCL, said: “Scottish Opera’s pop-up shows offer a fantastic, unique opportunity for the whole family to experience the magic of opera in a unique way, in the heart of our best local parks this summer. The three shows offer something for everyone, from those experiencing opera for the first time to seasoned fans, and there is even an opera show specially written and performed for a younger audience.”

A Little Bit of Iolanthe kicks off the pop-up opera programme in Cowan Park at 4pm on June 7.

This light-hearted satire will be followed at 6pm by A Little Bit of Magic Flute – a beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, with a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth.

A performance of Puffy MacPuffer and the Crabbit Canals will take place in Rouken Glen Park at noon on June 8 and is suitable for kids aged between five and eight.

A Little Bit of Iolanthe follows at the same venue at 2pm and A Little Bit of Magic Flute rounds things off at 4pm.

Standard ticket prices are £6, with 30-minute running times for all performances.

To book online, visit

Alternatively, call the box office on 0141 577 4956.

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