Kevin Boland

Kevin is a long-standing member of the club, whose talent stretches across the dramatic field. Not only has he acted, directed and produced for FADS, he's also written and taught drama and professionally adjudicated competitions. It's fair to say we're very fortunate to have such a capable Chair! 


Sarah Walker

Acting and admin are two of Sarah's favourite things (behind her whippet, and skiing), so she's happily taken on the role of Secretary. Since joining FADS in 2016, Sarah has appeared in a number of productions - including winning Best Actress at EK RepFest in 'Mrs G' - painted sets, written/directed/produced a panto and travelled to Orkney as part of a FADS delegation. 


Anna Foran

In just a couple of years with FADS, Anna has proved to be an extremely capable and versatile member. From leaping around in panto to lugging sets across Orkney and trophy winning on stage with SCDA, she's a real asset to the club. And we're confident that, as Treasurer, her bookkeeping will be just as good as her acting :)


Rowena Laing

A successful artist by day, Rowena loves the creative side of drama. In 2009, she produced one of the Club's most successful shows, The Full Monty, and she has been involved in the production and costuming of many others. Her sociable collie, Finbar, can be seen most days taking her for a walk around the village.


Laura Cranstoun

Laura is a talented and dependable actress who's been a member of the Club for many years and handled a wide variety of major roles with flair. Her daughter, Freya, is following her mother's footsteps into the spotlight and has taken part in a number of pantos. Their dog, Lily, completes the cheery threesome!


Andy Barr

Andy was one of the cast of Victor's Dung, which won the One-Act Festival British Final in 2014. Once we've got past Covid, he hopes we can get back to what FADS does best: making great drama, theatre and entertainment for our community.


Gerry Eckersley

Gerry has acted, sung and danced her way through numerous FADS productions since the mid-‘90s, many of which have featured her four children: Jonathan, Anthony, Rosie and Owen. Musicals are her passion and she has also taken part in the SCDA festival several times, including trips to the Scottish finals with ‘The Doctor in Spite of Himself’ and ‘Oh What a Lovely War’. Always keen to make sure we have fun in FADS, Gerry loves trying new things and welcomes any dramatic challenge!


Jeannie Woodburn

A trained actress and drama teacher, Jeannie has also written and directed numerous pantomimes and, prior to joining FADS, established 'The Gartmore Players'. Known among her friends as 'Pesky Woodburn' (though she can't think why!), Jeannie really appreciates when the people of the local community sing the praises of FADS and all our productions.

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