EASTWOOD Park Theatre is rounding off its 45th anniversary celebrations with an original Christmas show.

Jack and the Beanstalk II: Return of the Farmer is a twist on the traditional tale, revolving around Jack McJack, who is now living a life of fame, fortune and fanciness.

He owns Giffnock’s most successful supermarket and everything is going his way – until the trickster of a farmer who gave him his magic beans returns and demands his share of the profits. In the hilarious new tale he recalls the story of his heroic trip to the top of the beanstalk, before facing the farmer in an epic showdown.

The show has been created by four renowned Scottish theatre talents – written and composed by Andy McGregor, directed by Julie Brown, designed by Claire Halleran and produced by Callum Smith of Showroom.

Anthony McReavy, from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “We’re delighted to attract a quartet of Scottish theatre talent to Eastwood Park Theatre. Our Christmas show is full of fun, with lots of laughs and plenty of local references to keep all the family entertained.”

The show will take centre stage at Eastwood Park Theatre from December 11-30, with dedicated British Sign Language interpreted (December 21, 7.30pm) and 'relaxed' (December 15, 1pm) performances for audience members with Additional Support Needs.

Producer Callum Smith, who is originally from Clarkston, added: “This is a Christmas show for all ages – a magical, wacky and hilarious twist on a traditional pantomime, personalised for Eastwood Park Theatre starring top Scottish acting talent, who will be announced soon."

For more info and tickets, go to eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/article/9742/Jack-and-the-Beanstalk-II.