Forging friendships across the sea

The performances are over, the food’s been eaten, the drinks have been drunk, the curtain’s come down on Birsay Drama Club’s first visit to Fintry and the verdict is in in: HUGE SUCCESS! Despite a very early start to catch the 06:30 ferry on Friday, the Orcadians arrived looking remarkably perky. The perkiness continued through two rehearsals, a full buffet dinner in the hall (beautifully co-ordinated by May) and a slightly unsteady trip to the Fintry Inn! Saturday morning saw some of our visitors head off with Josh for a tour of Knockraich Farm with Katy Rodger, then we had more rehearsals in the afternoon - mainly to get our own FADS performers, who had been drafted in to cover some parts,

Remembering our heroes

Tickets are on sale now for the FADS production of 'Journey's End', directed by Jonny North and produced by Kevin Boland. This well-known play is set in March 1918, in a dug-out in a British trench near St Quentin, France. It's the story of the relationships that develop between five army officers over four days, immediately prior to a major battle. There are many moments of humour in the play, particularly at the beginning, that serve to intensify the horrors the men are experiencing. The courage of these characters poignantly illustrates just how the war impacted on and wasted a whole generation of young men. It's fitting that we’re performing this powerful and moving play in 2018, the cen

One-act play British final this weekend...

...and Scotland's hosting it! The four national winners will compete for the British trophy on Friday and Saturday night at the Macrobert Arts Centre (Stirling University campus). Friday, 7:30pm Scotland: Aberdour Players with 'Red Cross' by Sam Shepard England: Total Arts Community Theatre with 'The Thrill of Love' by Amanda Whittington There will be an after-show party at the Stirling Court Hotel (on the campus, near the theatre) - tickets £10, booking forms from britishfinal@scda.org.uk . Saturday, 7:30pm Wales: Players’ Theatre with 'The Bridge' by Gabe Torrens Northern Ireland: Rosemary Drama Group with 'Mediocrity' by Anton Krueger Tickets for each night are £18, available from the Mac

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