Eastwood Park Theatre (EPT) welcomed East Renfrewshire MP Kirsten Oswald for a tour to mark its golden anniversary.

The politician previously shone the spotlight on the Giffnock venue, tabling an Early Day Motion in parliament earlier this year to celebrate the 50-year milestone.

Ms Oswald met with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure’s chief executive Anthony McReavy and theatre staff to present a copy of the motion, which recognised the enjoyment, arts and culture it has brought to the area since opening its doors in 1973.

EPT was also praised for its work to make the venue accessible and inclusive, while the staff were commended for the great service they provide.

Ms Oswald said: "It was great to visit EPT to have a tour and present the Early Day Motion I laid down at Westminster congratulating all those involved in a fantastic half-century of successes and memories.

"I've visited EPT for all kinds of events so I know first-hand what a brilliant venue it is.

“I wish everyone involved with the theatre the very best for the future."

The theatre's 50th anniversary programme continues throughout the year, with a wide range of live music, comedy, drama, kids' shows, tribute acts, performances and screenings on offer.

Comedian Josie Long takes to the stage on June 3, An Audience with Martin Kemp is lined up for September 14, Gareth Gates appears live in the theatre for The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on October 4 and Marti Pellow is scheduled to bring his Pellow Talk tour to the venue on October 20.

Mr McReavy added: "It was a pleasure to welcome Kirsten Oswald MP to EPT and to receive a copy of the Early Day Motion, which recognises the theatre's success in reaching this major milestone and the team's continued commitment to bringing quality performances to the local area.

"We provided a tour of the theatre and backstage area, highlighting our recent visits from stars including Lulu, Paul Young and Marti Pellow, and discussed our fantastic programme of forthcoming shows and events to continue our 50th anniversary celebrations throughout the year."

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