Scottish Opera is bringing two brilliant “pop-up” shows to Drumchapel community centre later this summer.

Performances of “A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore” and “Be A Sport, Spike!” have been been commissioned by Festival 2018, the cultural programme surrounding the city’s hosting of the first ever European Championships.

The 30-minute shows are brought to life by a storyteller, singers, instrumentalists and a series of colourful illustrations.

With music by Karen MacIver and words by Ross Stenhouse, Be A Sport, Spike! is for children aged four to seven.

Mike “The Spike” McTavish is the greatest sportsman the world has ever seen. There’s no-one who can run faster, jump higher or swim further than mega-fit Spike. But there is one thing that Spike can’t do – sing.

Audiences will join Spike and his friends as he starts to exercise those vocal cords, and finds out that a little perseverance can go a long way.

Meanwhile, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas, HMS Pinafore, has been whittled down by Scottish Opera’s head of music Derek Clark to create “A Little Bit of HMS Pinafore”.

Aboard the ship HMS Pinafore, Josephine, the captain’s daughter, is in love with one of the crew and her father doesn’t approve.

Overturning social order and parental wishes, the couple plans to elope, but a surprise confession soon leaves everything in doubt.

Jane Davidson, Scottish Opera’s director of outreach and education, said: “There’s something for everyone in the shows on offer which are, as ever, a mixture of comedy and drama – from pinafores to pistols at dawn.”

Colin Hartley, Glasgow 2018 championships director, said: “It’s brilliant to see Scottish Opera’s travelling opera house head to partner areas who will also be hosting sport during the inaugural European Championships.”

The pop-up shows will take place at Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, on Tuesday August 7 at noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Performances will also take place in Balloch.