Govanhill Baths Theatre

Following the sell-out performance of ‘Nicky-Dicky Whittington and her Cat’ Theatre Presto are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the: – Govanhill Baths Theatre with ‘Five Have a Jolly Good Time’ On Saturday 1st July 2017 At 6.30pm. 75 years ago, Enid Blyton published ‘Five on a Treasure Island’, the first of 21 books in the Famous Five series. Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the dog, were always having adventures. Now, 75 years later, who knows what they will be getting up to… A, one hour long, musical, with songs from yesteryear, written for all the family. Tickets are only £6 (£7 with service fee) and can be bought at: – http://bpt.me/2920217 I look forward to seeing you there. Preston

Edinburgh Fringe

Today we open at the Edinburgh Fringe with our production of ‘McAlister In Wonderland’. Dates: – 18th to 23rd August 2014 Time: – 12 mid-day Venue: – TheSpace on the Mile (venue 39,The Radisson Blu Hotel) which is situated on the Royal Mile. We are here all week and would love to see you. Come and say hello and better still come and watch the show!!!!!! Best Wishes. Preston Clare

McAlister in Wonderland does the Edinburgh Fringe

I am delighted to announce that, this year, Theatre Presto will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, from 18th to 23rd August 2014. We will be pretty central at ‘theSpace on the mile2’ each day from 12 mid-day to 1pm. So, come and support us, talk to us and see what we do. Cheers. Preston Clare.

‘Little Red Riding Hood’ tour

Erwin Orduz excelled himself last night with the most amazing meal for the actors of Theatre Presto’s new production of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. I’m really looking forward to working with a fabulous bunch of people. This year we are two groups and travelling to Glasgow, Greenock, Ayr, Perth, Fort William, Aberdeen, Ullapool, Inverness, Wick and Thurso. Look forward to seeing you. Preston Clare

Have you ever used a ‘Swazzle’?

A ‘Swazzle’ is the instrument used to make the squeaky voice of Mr Punch and actually quite hard to get to grips with. It is usually used behind the curtain while producing mister Punch’s voice. This Summer, Theatre Presto is presenting ‘The Very Misunderstood Mister Punch’ and, I’m looking for an actor who can use the ‘Swazzle’, on stage, in front of the audience. If you feel that you have the skills and fancy travelling Scotland throughout the month of July, I’m interested in hearing from you. You can contact me by ringing the number on this website or sending an e-mail from the contact page. Look forward to hearing from you. Preston Clare (Artistic Director)

New Car For Theatre Presto

At last Theatre Presto has a new car. A Citroen Xsara Picasso Estate, to take us to all corners of Scotland. From Glasgow to Wick. From Edinburgh to Dumfries. No longer will we feel like sardines in a can. From now on we will travel in comfort and style and arrive fresh and relaxed for an exciting performance with our customers. Hope to see you soon. X

Actors for Cinderella

I’m delighted to announce two wonderful actors, who will join me, for this year’s Christmas Pantomime of Cinderella. Dawn Robertson who is from Aberdeen will be playing the role of Cinderella and Eilidh Trotter, from Clydebank, who trained at Langside College, Glasgow, will be playing the fairy Godmother and one of the Ugly sisters. We look forward to see you all very soon. Preston Clare.

Tour Dates for Cinderella

Theatre Presto’s new pantomime for the elderly will be Cinderella, from 4th December 2012 to 5th January 2013. Bookings are going fast 4th – 5th Dec. Perth/Glasgow areas. Fully booked 6th – 8th Dec. Inverness area. Mornings/Evenings available only 10th Dec. Wick area. Fully booked 11th – 15th Dec. Inverness area. Mornings/Evenings available only 16th – 19th Dec. Aberdeen area. Mornings/Evenings available only 20th Dec. Perth area. Fully booked 21st Dec – 5th Jan. Glasgow/Edinburgh/Ayr areas Selected dates still available If there’s an area I have not mentioned please contact me as there is still time to add your area or extend more dates to your area again. We really do go to the whole of Scotland.

Christmas Panto for Scottish residential homes

We are now taking bookings for our brand new Christmas Pantomime, ‘Cinderella’. We are very excited to be taking this new show to residential homes around Scotland, from Dumfries to Dundee, from Edinburgh to Elgin and from Ayr to Aberdeen! Our aim, as always is to provide the Scottish elderly with high quality theatre entertainment, especially at Christmas time when it is so important to have something special to look forward to. So look out for our pumpkin, bringing some Panto magic to a Scottish home near you this Winter…