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 Session

The Society resumed on Tuesday 18th August at 8.00pm after a well earned Summer break, and a very nice cheese and wine night was enjoyed by a very healthy turnout from the members. Next Tuesday, 25th, we will be casting Later Life (our November production). Hopefully, all the new members we had last night will return. Please email info@forfardramatic.com if you would like some more information regarding the next production, and if you are considering joining us, please feel free to come along.

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

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.