Support the #lonelychair at #Studio132

Our crowdfunder project is now LIVE!!

As it stands, we are currently reliant on borrowed seating for use during performances – we want to change that situation! We want to ensure that audiences sit in comfort when they visit Studio 132, so we are looking to purchase some high quality auditorium chairs.
One such chair already resides at Studio 132 – the #lonelychair – which arrived as a sample some time ago.

Over the next 6 weeks we are looking to raise the necessary funds to purchase a full set of 50 seats so that Studio 132 can genuinely be classed as a “50-seater studio” and we’re looking for your help…

Our crowd funding page can be found at:

Please have a look at the site (where you will find more information and details of the rewards available for pledging) and hopefully you will consider coming on board with our project.

Crowd Funder Launch

Studio 132 has been open for business since late 2016 and a couple of performances have already taken place but the studio is currently still missing one key thing – a set of comfortable auditorium seats! This is a situation we would like to change and we are looking for your help…

FDS is on the verge of launching a crowd funder to raise funds towards the purchase of the desired seating.

The crowd funder launches on Monday, 24th April.

Watch this space for more information…

Good Things was Good News!

Liz Lochhead’s Good Things came to Forfar last week and the production, in Studio 132, was an outstanding success, culminating in a sold out final performance.  The cast of six, Marley Hunter, Ernie Patullo, Kay Brown, Alan Mair, Louise Cumming and Drew Barnett played their roles to perfection resulting in a laughter packed night.  Director, Graham Hewitson, ensured the pace was maintained throughout and handled the thrust stage with aplomb!
Set in a charity shop, the effort and attention to detail of the vast amount of props was obvious and the team must have had an enormous amount of work bringing it all together.
Lighting and sound all worked well and contributed to a very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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