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We hope to be able to stage the musical in March 2021.

Produced by Rowena Laing

Directed by Cindy Gray

The Deadwood Stage is headed for Fintry!

FADS will be whip-cracking away later in the year, with an all-singing, all-dancing production of Calamity Jane – the stage adaptation of the famous Doris Day film.

Set in Deadwood City in the 1800s, we meet Calamity Jane, a sharpshootin’ tomboy, alongside cowboys, townsfolk....and professional gambler, Wild Bill Hickock. A merry romp ensues, with mistaken identities, unrequited love and, of course, a happy ending!

Dust off your cowboy hats, boots and spurs and join us at the Golden Garter Saloon later in the year.....more info as soon as we have it.

CALAMITY JANE - on hold until October 2021, Covid permitting...

Stage play by Charles K. Freeman

Adapted by Ronald Hanmer & Phil Park


Show dates: TBC, COVID-19 permitting...

Times: Evenings 7:30pm, Saturday matinee 2:00pm


Produced by Rowena Laing

Directed by Cindy Gray


Rehearsals TBC


Rehearsal schedule (as at 13.2.20)

Rehearsal music (on pCloud)

Sheet music - full score (personal use only)

Draft programme (March 2020)


Calamity Jane: Laura Cranstoun

Wild Bill Hickock: Andy Barr

Lieut. Danny Gilmartin: Denver Chalmers

Katie Brown: Sarah Walker

Henry Miller: Paul Anderson

Susan: Anna Foran

Francis Fryer: Gavin Paterson

Adelaide Adams: Gerry Eckersley

Rattlesnake: Lorna Flisch

‘’Doc’’ Pierce: TBC

Joe: Liz Mottram

Hank: Owen Eckersley

Pete: Stuart May

Colonel: Nigel Pope

Prospector: Gerry Eckersley

Saloon Girls: Rosie Walters, Maddie Gray, Kirsty Stewart, Kirsty Rodger

Cowboys: Maddie Gray, Rowena Laing 


Musical Director: Iain Howie

Prompt: Ellen Ross

Choreographer: Heather Stewart

Set Design/Painting/Props: Lorna Flisch, Rosie Walters

Set Construction: Paul Anderson

Stage Manager: Jack Doyle

Stage Crew: Nigel Pope, Jonny North

Sound: Sam Yoffe

Lighting: Tony Flisch, Gavin Marshall

Musicians: Iain Howie, Marissa Bryce, May Anderson, Paul Anderson, Gordon Howie, Maddie Gray

Costumes: Helen Watson, Sheila Fraser, Katherine Cowtan, Rowena Laing

Make-up & Hair: Pam Lightbody, Katy Rodger

FoH Manager: Jane Stephenson

FoH Team: Gail Reid, Lucy Reid, Angela May, Wendy Palgrave, Fiona Leslie, David Smith, Jackie Smith, Maggie Price, Alison Chalmers, Gillian Arthur, Heather Stephenson, Gail Stephenson

Poster & Programme Design: John Laing

Publicity: Sarah Walker

A comedy podcast :)
While the coronavirus social distancing restrictions put paid to rehearsing in person, one of our talented members created a three-part radio comedy, 'Roaches Coaches', which has become First Ever FADS Podcast! 

The comedy is set in a small-town bus depot, in a magical time before COVID-19 was invented. The business is going through hard times and the hapless staff have to get the buses out despite vandalism, terrorism, extreme feminism and a lack of optimism. Owner/Manager Keith Roache does his best, but he’s always one step behind lazy Jimmy, hopeless Carol, desperate Mags, womaniser Kenny, naïve William and camp Laurence.

Part 1 and some short specials are available now, with Part 2 in post-production and coming soon...

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