The Florians

2014 Productions

This page will be updated with more details as the year progresses.

You can see our previous productions here...


The SCDA Scottish Finals

Ticket prices are £12·50 per night and you can buy over the phone from the East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Tickets for “Pack Of Lies” available on line or by telephone. See below, or front page for details.

Our 2014 Productions

SCDA One-Act Play Festival - see below for details.

Our first full production of 2014 will be the tense spy thriller “Pack of Lies” by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Stephen Vincent. This is a dramatisation based on the discovery of real spies in suburban Britain during the late 1950s. Recently the BBC ‘The One Show’ programme featured the story and house at the centre of the Kroger spy ring.

A pleasant, normal married couple with a feisty teenage schoolgirl daughter, who becomes close friends with their exotic, new, ‘Canadian’ neighbours, a couple with a bookish husband and an outgoing vivacious wife. Into the families’ lives comes the mysterious gentleman from Scotland Yard and his two women ‘police officers’ who “insist” on using the suburban home to watch for the spies. A highly charged scene of betrayed friendship builds to a shocking climax especially for the daughter on the cusp of life. Is it ever possible for the average, relatively powerless, man or woman to make anything more than a token stand against officialdom?

The first reading was held on Monday 3rd March 2014 at 7.30pm in The Florians Theatre.

The Casting reading was on Monday 10th March 2014 at 7.30pm in The Florians Theatre.

The following Florians were cast:

Trevor Nicol playing Bob Jackson
Morag Barron    "    Barbara Jackson
Nicholas Nicol  "    Mr. Stewart
Christine Gray  "    Helen Kroger
Ashley Taylor   "    Peter Kroger
Amy McGoldrick  "    Julie Jackson
Fiona Grant     "    Thelma
Sharon McKenzie "    Sally

We need a stage manager, back-stage crew, set builders and painters, prompt, production assistant and anyone who would like to be involved on or off stage - do contact us.

All welcome. “I really must insist!”

Production dates are Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st May 2014, at 19:30.

Ticket prices are £11·00 for Adults, and £5·50 for Under 16s.

Available on-line or by telephone on 0333 666 3366. (Calls charged at National rates)

The telephone Box Office service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 7.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays) and Saturdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

This service is a booking facility only, and has access to the same information as customers booking online. Please do not call for anything other than booking tickets, as they will not be able to answer your queries.

We are also taking part in the SCDA One-Act Play Festival. The Moray District Heats took place again this year in our own theatre, on Friday and Saturday 21st & 22nd February.

Our two plays were “The Student and The Cockatoo”, by Malcolm Wroe, directed by Fiona McDonald, and “Alternative Accomodation”, by Pam Valentine, directed by Claire Cameron.

Cast & crew of “The Student And The Cockatoo”.

Cast & crew
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Congratulations to Fiona and her team, who won all these trophies in the District Heats:

  • The Douglas Hunter Rose Bowl for the Overall Winner
  • The Mackenzie Shield for the Highest Mark for Stage Presentation
  • The Vera Hallett Trophy for the Highest Mark for Acting
  • The Jane Singleton Trophy for the Highest Mark for Production

Congratulations also to Claire and her team, who won the MacLeod Trophy as runners-up.

Cast & Director of “Alternative Accomodation”

Cast & director
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Tain A Team won the Marion Munro Trophy for third place overall with Tara Morrison directing “Last Tango in Portmahomack” by David Tristram.

Tain B Team presented the excellent and highly amusing “A Time To Every Purpose”, written and directed by Peter Whiteley.


The SCDA Highland Division Final was on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th April 2014 at 7pm in Nairn Community & Arts Centre.

Fiona and her team have won through to the Scottish Finals, by coming second overall at Nairn.

Another long list of trophies – Fiona’s sideboard is groaning under the weight of the following:

  • Caroline Groves Trophy for Second Place
  • Dick Lauder Trophy for Highest Production Mark
  • James Weir Trophy for Comedy with the Highest Mark
  • MacLennan Trophy for Highest Stage Presentation Mark

We now move on to the Scottish Final, to be held in East Kilbride, from Thursday 24th—Saturday 26th April, where we will be joined by the overall winners of the Division Final, Plockton ADS, whose play “Two”, by Jim Cartwright, won the Young Trophy for first place, and the Gordon Crawford Trophy for Highest Acting Mark.

Autumn 2014 - “Oh What A Lovely War”

We're putting this on to mark the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War One.

Production dates are 9th–13th September.

More details to follow.

Last, but not least, our 2014 Pantomime will be in December. Don't miss out!