New Season, Re-Vamped Premises

The new season kicks off next Tuesday 6th September and the great news is that we will meet in our brand new Studio Theatre – Studio 132 – at the existing address of 132 East High Street. We start at 7.30pm with a tour of the building.

This will be followed by a launch of our exciting Scottish season when we will perform the following plays:
November 2016 – Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie adapted by Paul Godfrey
March 2017 – Good Things by Liz Lochhead
May 2017 – Parking lot in Pittsburgh by Anne Downie

Studio 132

The name of our new studio theatre will be Studio 132.  Members chose the name for the refurbished performance space at the recent Annual General Meeting of the Society.  There were over 40 suggestions for a name received from members and honorary members as well as members of the general public.  There were many excellent suggestions and it was very difficult and took much deliberation for the Committee to draw up a short leet for members to vote on.  Studio 132 was the clear winner on the night.

The new theatre is located in our present clubrooms, which are being converted, at 132 East High Street, Forfar hence the name Studio 132.

Renovations are going well and it is hoped the space will be ready to stage our first performance in November 2016.

Office Bearers Re-elected

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Society on Tuesday 21st June 2016, the following office bearers were re-elected:

President – Drew Barnett
vice-President – Martin McKay
Secretary – Linda McLaren
Treasurer – Douglas Watt

AGM Tonight

The Annual General meeting of the Society will be held in Strathmore Cricket Club, Graham Crescent, Forfar tonight, Tuesday 21st June 2016 at 7pm prompt. A large turnout of members is requested and they will get the chance to vote for the name of our brand new Studio theatre due to open in the Autumn.

Hundred Pound Challenge

As part of our drive to raise the funds that will enable us to complete our theatre conversion project on time, we have given each of our members a £100 Challenge.

Each member has been asked to raise £100 by the middle of May. How they do that is up to them. The only rule is that the fundraising activity has to be legal. Activity is underway.

So far, there are plans for:

  • An afternoon tea with a round the world theme and tasty bites from around the globe. This is happening in Strathmore Cricket Club tearoom on Saturday 15 April at 2.30pm. You can book tickets at
  • An Around the World in Eighty Days general knowledge quiz on Friday 22 April at 7.30pm. The venue again is Strathmore Cricket Club. Entry is £10 for a team of up to four quizzes and tickets are available at you can pay online or on the night, but please enter a team if you know that you are coming.
  • A cryptic quiz compiled Alice Ross
Watch this space and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Our 2016-17 Season

All being well, 2016-17 will be our first season performing in the studio space at 132 East High Street.

We want to make this frost season in our own home special and are well ahead with our plans.

It’s too early to release details of plays and dates but we can say it will be a season of Scottish plays that we think will show off our new space and our own talents.

More to come soon.

A temporary resting place

While the builders are in at 132 East High Street, we have relocated our regular rehearsals and other activities to Strathmore Cricket Club.

We’ve been there since January and are enjoying the facilities and the welcome. We are especially enjoying the new heating system which has certainly kept out the winter cold.

Our thanks to Strathmore CC core all their hospitality.

Double Bill! Last Tango in Little Grimley / Last Panto in Little Grimley

  Both by David Tristrum Tour of Angus Village Halls Actual venues to be confirmed February 2016 Full details in due course Buy Tickets – Click on the Ticket Source Link below!

Successful run of Later Life

What would you do if you were given a second chance? A real chance to recapture something wonderful that you’d let slip away long ago? Would you be brave enough to take it? Would you be willing to risk everything for a chance at the happiness you once might have had? These are some of the questions facing Austin, the stoic middle-aged Boston banker at the centre of Forfar Dramatic Society’s latest production, A.R. Gurney’s Later Life.   This warm-hearted comedy drama went down a treat with audiences in the Strathmore Cricket Club. We first meet Austin (Graham Hewitson) on the terrace of an apartment overlooking Boston Harbour. He’s taking a break from a crowded dinner party when he’s unexpectedly re-introduced to Ruth (Linda McLaren), a charming woman with whom he had a brief romantic encounter many years earlier. Austin soon discovers that Ruth, a multiple divorcee, not only clearly remembers her long-ago attraction to him, but she may also now be trying to get out of her current bad marriage. What to do? Fear of change is nothing new to Austin. Throughout his life he’s been plagued by the anxiety that “a terrible thing” would one day happen to him. His first instinct in most situations is to pull back and protect himself from anything that might bring on this undefined calamity. But this sudden encounter with this woman from his past is something new. Ruth, he discovers, is sensitive, lovely, and readily able to pierce his protective shell. Soon, the spark that flared between them so long ago seems to re-ignite. But is Austin capable of change? This romantic tale of lost opportunities and hope for new beginnings unfolds while a delightfully eclectic mix of party guests (played by a mix of experienced members and Society debutants) buzz around the couple, encouraging their hopes and reminding them of all that life can offer if only you’re willing to seize it. This was another extremely successful production from the Society.

Quiz Night

The Society held a very successful Quiz Night in the Cricket Club on Friday 21st March.  There were 17 teams competing and a very healthy £400 was raised on the night.A huge thanks go to quizmaster David Robinson, his wife Brenda for overseeing the scoring and not forgetting Helen Atkinson for the delicious stovies (and her husband who peeled all the tatties!!!)