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2014 Productions

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Our 2014 Productions

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.

The reading/workshop took place at the Florians Theatre on Sunday 18th and auditions/casting were on 25th May at 13:00 – at the Scout Hut on Kingsmills Road.


Oh, What A Lovely War!

We are pleased to announce the following cast for our upcoming production of Oh! What a Lovely War!

SOLOS:
“Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser” – Fiona Chapman
“Make a Man of You” – Lesley MacLean
“Hitchy Koo” – Lynn Taylor
“Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts” – Morag Barron
“Keep the Home Fires Burning” – Jo Galloway
“Goodbye-ee” – Alan Holling
“Never Mind” – Graham Eden
“I Wore a Tunic” – Martin Anderson
“Roses of Picardy” – Nicholas Nicol
“Christmas Day in the Cookhouse” – Martin Anderson
“Heilige Nacht” – Brian Spence
“When This Lousy War is Over” – Gerry Sutton

YOUNG COUPLE: Morag Russell, Benedict Donnelly

ENSEMBLE:
Fiona McDonald, Maureen Pringle, Aileen Hendry, Elizabeth Donnelly, 
Carla Marie Kelly, Ian Shearer, Jon King, Brian Howlett


“Pack of Lies” by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Stephen Vincent has regretfully been cancelled, following the sad death of Florians stalwart, Johnathan Stuart.

Anyone who has bought tickets should have received a full refund from our ticket agents, with the exception of any costs incurred sending tickets by post.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


We took 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.

Congratulations!

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 went on to the Scottish Final, held in East Kilbride, from Thursday 24th–Saturday 26th April.

We failed to get to the British Finals, but we salute Fiona and her team, who have done very well to progress this far in the competition.


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