FADS / SSS YFC Orkney tour 2019 – a roaring success!

The sun was shining away as nine FADS delegates, five Young Farmers and two canine tour mascots (Bess & Meg) docked at Stromness last Thursday evening. Margaret and Leona from Birsay Drama Group were at the ferry terminal to meet us and make sure we all got safely into our accommodation at Colin Muir’s Pomona Guest House B&B, which was perfectly located in the heart of Kirkwall, around a mile from the theatre we’d be performing in on Saturday and within striking distance of several establishments offering Orkney’s finest ale. Blue skies on Friday gave us perfect sightseeing weather and we all fanned out to explore the island. Between us, we ticked off the Churchill Barriers, the Italian Chap

EK RepFest success!

The Team: Denver Chalmers ('The Man'), Ellen Ross (Prompt), Sarah Walker ('Mrs G'), Ian Turner (Producer/Director & Sound), Rosie Walters (Hair & Make-up), Anna Foran (Crew), Paul Anderson (Stage Manager), Martin Turner (Lighting & Crew). The 'Mrs G' team has returned from EK RepFest this weekend clutching two lovely bits of silverware: our production was placed second overall in the festival and Sarah Walker won Best Actress. Our toughest competition proved to be EK Rep Theatre itself, with their 'Bouncers' taking first place and the all-male cast jointly winning Best Actor. Whiting Bay Drama Club finished in third place, with ‘Nunquam Non Paratus’ and Accent Players won Best Staging for ‘G

'Mrs G' team on tour

Yes, we're taking everyone's favourite ex-prisoner and that overly-diligent cleaning lady off around Scotland this month. First stop is East Kilbride, where we're competing in EK RepFest 2019. Given that 'Eight O'Clock' practically swept the board last year, we've got some big shoes to fill, but will give it our best shot! We're first up on Saturday 11th, followed by Killin DC with 'September in the Rain', then the final adjudication for all 10 competing plays will take place. Curtain goes up in the East Kilbride Village Theatre at 7:30pm, tickets just £7, available online now. Then we're loading the set, the crew and five Young Farmers into a convoy of vehicles and heading to the north coas

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