CALENDAR

June 2020

26th & 27th - One-Act Play Festival, British Final - Pavillion Theatre, Rhyl - CANCELLED

September 2020

3rd - Potential date for rescheduled AGM - Lesser Hall

October 2020

27th-31st - Calamity Jane - Menzies Hall

 

UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS...

 

ROACHES COACHES: THE PODCAST

An original radio comedy by Ian Kidd

roaches@fintrydrama.org.uk 

Synopsis

Roaches Coaches is small bus company, run by middle-aged manager Keith Roache who inherited the firm from his father.  Keith is going through a messy divorce and the bus company is struggling financially.  His employees are a bunch of wasters who don’t make his life very easy.

A bungled attempt at arranging finance ends up with Keith being in hock to a loan shark, and he has to explore different ideas to get out of debt and save the business, none of which are particularly successful.

Alongside the attempts to prevent the depot closing, the principal characters are dealing with personal issues: trying to get a man, trying to lose weight, trying to kick off a Hollywood career, and trying to come to terms with moving from a remote island to the big smoke.

Characters

There are 8 main characters and a variety of incidental characters who pop up from time to time on the buses. 

Keith Roache

Owner/manager.  Mid 40s.  Inherited the family business that he’s now struggling to keep afloat.  Struggles to be an authority figure and therefore is always let down by his staff.  Going through a messy divorce.


Carol Jackson

Keith’s PA.  Aged 50 to 60.  Pleasant, nice to chat to, gets on well with everyone but hopeless at her job.  Spends quite a big chunk of her day reading celebrity magazines.  Makes a mess of all Keith’s instructions.


Jimmy Gibson

Early 60s.  Fat, grumpy, moany and stuck in his ways, Jimmy is a bus driver who hates passengers as much as he hates change.


Kenny Ferguson

Late 30s. Thinks he is a metrosexual but in reality, he is a sleazy philanderer and a bit of a ned. Loves gym, football and women. Has wife and 3 kids. Drives a 15-year old BMW.


Mags Neilson

Mid 40s, always trying to lose weight and get a man.  Worked there for a long time and has a love/hate relationship with Kenny.


Laurence Nolan

Late 20s, dreams of being an actor.  He is gay and has had a difficult relationship with his father.


William Mcleod

Early 20s, and has just arrived from Shetland.  Lived a sheltered life and is constantly surprised by the pace of modern life on the mainland.  Has an accent no-one can understand.


Mark the Shark

Middle aged – hard man who operates a loan shark business.  Sarcastic and dangerous.


Narrator

Our narrator introduces each scene with a little hint of sarcasm, just when the moment needs it.


Additional characters (smaller parts)

As Roaches’ coaches drive around the community, the drivers encounter all types of humanity: tramps, smutty pensioners, police officers, tarty women, yummy mummies, neds, tourists, bus spotters and even the Fintry Feminists.  We need members to play all of these roles, and it’s possible for one actor to play multiple parts, provided you can do different voices.


EXCERPTS FROM DRAFT SCRIPTS

(click to open/download)

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

 

CALAMITY JANE

Stage play by Charles K. Freeman

Adapted by Ronald Hanmer & Phil Park


Show dates: 27th - 31st October

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


Produced by Rowena Laing

Directed by Cindy Gray

email: calamity@fintrydrama.org.uk

Rehearsals TBC

DOCUMENTS

Rehearsal schedule (as at 13.2.20)

Rehearsal music (on pCloud)

Sheet music - full score (personal use only)

Draft programme (March 2020)

Cast

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: Luci Rooney

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 

Crew

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

 

BORROWING LOG

If you wish to borrow any item from FADS - equipment, costume, props etc. - you now need to enter it in our log.

Click the button below to access our online log (Google docs). Complete each column and don't forget to fill in the date once you've returned it.


If the person who wishes to borrow the item is not a current member of FADS, they must enter the name of a member who will assume responsibility for the return of the item.

Any queries, email secretary@fintrydrama.org.uk 

 

MASTER DOCUMENTS

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COMMITTEE-SPECIFIC MASTER DOCS

 
 

FADS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FADS AGMS

SCDA STIRLING DISTRICT

5th February 2020 - Committee meeting minutes

13th November 2019 - Committee meeting minutes

11th September 2019 - AGM Minutes / Committee meeting minutes

10th April 2019 - Committee meeting minutes

COMPETITION RESULTS & REPORTS

One-Act Festical 2020, 'Housebound': Stirling District adjudicator's comments / Stirling District scoresheet

EK RepFest 2019: 'Mrs G' adjudicator's mark sheet

One Act Festival 2019, 'Mrs G': Stirling District scoresheet / First Round adjudicator's comments / Eastern Division Final adjudicator's mark sheet 

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SCDA 'SCENE' MAGAZINE

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Spring 2020

Winter 2019 - Report on Orkney Trip on p.12-13

Autumn 2019 - EK RepFest results on p.19



SCDA NEWSLETTERS

National newsletter, February 2020

 

PANTO 2019

'Mother Goose'

An original pantomime by FADS member, Gavin Paterson.

 

ARCHIVE

All older documents, minutes, reports, etc. can be found here...

 

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