26th & 27th - One-Act Play Festival, British Final - Pavillion Theatre, Rhyl - CANCELLED
3rd - Potential date for rescheduled AGM - Lesser Hall
27th-31st - Calamity Jane - Menzies Hall
ROACHES COACHES: THE PODCAST
An original radio comedy by Ian Kidd
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.
There are 8 main characters and a variety of incidental characters who pop up from time to time on the buses.
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.
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.
Early 60s. Fat, grumpy, moany and stuck in his ways, Jimmy is a bus driver who hates passengers as much as he hates change.
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.
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.
Late 20s, dreams of being an actor. He is gay and has had a difficult relationship with his father.
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.
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.
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
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: 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
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
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FADS DMX Lighting Set-up - Tony Flisch, October 2019
Dunny inventory - November 2019
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SCDA STIRLING DISTRICT
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COMPETITION RESULTS & REPORTS
EK RepFest 2019: 'Mrs G' adjudicator's mark sheet
An original pantomime by FADS member, Gavin Paterson.