MEET OUR COMMITTEE
Part of the ‘Housebound’ team that’s made it to the 2022 British Finals of the One-Act Play Festival, Anna has certainly proved herself to be a capable and versatile member of FADS. From leaping around in panto to lugging sets across Orkney and winning trophies with SCDA, she's a real asset to the club. This is her second year in the Chair seat, and we're very happy that her leadership skills are just as good as her acting!
Tony has filled pretty much every role in FADS 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.
Gerry has acted, sung and danced her way through numerous FADS productions since the mid-‘90s, many of which have also featured her children. Musicals are her passion and she has also taken part in the SCDA festival several times, which has resulted in two trips to the Scottish finals. Always keen to make sure we have fun in FADS, Gerry loves trying new things and welcomes any dramatic challenge!
As an actress and director, Cindy has been a valuable member of FADS for many years. Her daughters, Ella and Maddie have also taken part in our productions, and Teaga her Jack Russell can often be found keeping a careful eye on rehearsals. Having steered the ship as our Chair from 2018 to 2020, this year Cindy is assisting Gerry with the Treasurer role.
Barbara has enormously enjoyed her many years in FADS, during which she’s worn plenty of different hats - choreographer, director, prompt, backstage and front of house. “Here’s wishing our great club a happy, successful and healthy coming season!”
A versatile and talented actor, Andy was in Victor's Dung, which won the One-Act Festival British Final in 2014, and more recently he teamed up onstage with Anna for Housebound, which triumphed at the 2022 Scottish finals. But what truly motivates Andy is simply making great theatre and giving back to the community wherever he can.
Lorna has been involved in virtually every area of FADS over many years - from acting and directing to prompting and front of house - but she’s probably best known for her wonderful set design, prop creation and artistic skills. Together with Tony, Lorna has travelled around the UK supporting FADS’ competitive drama productions, and her dedication to keeping the ‘back of house’ organised is second to none. If you want to know where anything is, ask Lorna!
Margo has very much enjoyed participating in several recent productions and appreciated working with such a lovely group of people. With retirement looming, she’s hoping to be even more involved with the club going forward – in particular the newly-formed FADS singing group, which has been so much fun! If you’re considering joining FADS, Margo would thoroughly recommend doing so and guarantee you a warm welcome 😊
Nigel is a more recent recruit to FADS, though he’s 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!!