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Tony Flisch

Tony is a long-standing and highly valued member of the Club, who has filled pretty much every role at one time or another! He's chaired, built sets, assembled and operated lighting and sound systems, photographed and videoed our productions, acted, directed, produced..... He's travelled with productions, hosted social events, run websites and, as if FADS didn't keep him busy enough, he's also chaired the SCDA. What he doesn't know about community drama probably isn't worth knowing. Having been Secretary for 2023-24, he is now stepping up as Interim Chair for this year.



Helen Watson

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Sarah Walker

Acting and admin are two of Sarah’s favourite things, so, having previously served as Secretary, she’s happy to be taking on the role of Treasurer for the Club. Over the past 8 years, she has appeared in various productions, painted sets, written / directed / produced a panto and travelled to Orkney as part of a FADS delegation. She also runs the Club website.



Nigel Pope

Nigel has been involved with the theatre in one way or another for more than thirty years! Always on hand to play a panto baddie or stressed-out middle manager, Nigel is also an ex primary school teacher and is really enthusiastic to see a new wave of young people taking part in local community theatre, which doesn’t come much better than FADS – of course!!



Jackie Smith

Having met while performing with Arbroath Abbey theatre, Jackie and her husband David moved to Fintry in 1989 and have been active members of FADS - both on and off stage - since they arrived in the village. Jackie has enjoyed playing many roles over the years and been awarded her fair share of Best Actress trophies! A retired primary teacher, Jackie enjoys working with young folk and has directed numerous youth productions with David.



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Ellen Ross

Ellen has been invaluable behind the scenes on numerous FADS productions over the years as producer, director, prompt and costume lead, and has previously served as Club Treasurer. She is also a core part of the social committee. Outside FADS, Ellen spends a lot of time in the sky, hoping back and forth between Scotland and Europe to visit her family.



Gavin Paterson

Gavin appeared in his first young farmers play in 1977 (coincidentally, the year when FADS was formed!) and instantly caught the drama bug. He has since won the One-Act Play Festival British finals twice, as both an actor and director, and directed our 2022 Scottish Final winning play, ‘Housebound’. He loves to hear folk laugh and has written and directed many pantomimes over the years, as well as appearing in more than 20, usually playing the Dame. In his spare time, he’s also a farmer.

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