Forfar Dramatic Society to represent Angus

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THE FORFAR Dramatic Society is representing Angus at the Northern Divisional round of the annual national one-act plays competition, organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association, which takes place at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath, from Thursday, March 28 until Saturday, March 30.

The curtain up will take place at 7 p.m.

The Forfar Dramatic Society (FDS) is a theatre group presenting live performances for people in Forfar and the surrounding area. The society was formed in 1930 and since then has produced more than 200 full-length and one-act plays for presentation in Forfar and as part of local drama festivals.

The Society’s calendar has previously revolved around the production of two full length plays (in May and November) and one or two one-act plays (in February/March) which are either performed in house or as part of the SCDA’s one-act play festival. Forfar Dramatic Society’s regular club night takes place on Tuesday evenings (usually from 7.30 p.m.) from August-May at the Society’s clubrooms.

The Forfar Dramatic Society will be performing the hilarious Scots comedy ‘Hogmanay’ by James Scotland on Friday night. Taking part on Saturday night will be the Carnoustie Theatre Club who are performing ‘Yellow on the Broom’ by Anne Downie, which is adapted from the book by Betsy White and abridged by the Club.

The adjudicator is the popular Dr. Russell Boyce who spent most of his career at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he was Director and Dean of Drama.

Also taking part are winning clubs from Perthshire, Aberdeen and Orkney.

They are the Aberfeldy Drama Club, Stromness Drama Club and the Ury Players Youth from Stonehaven on Thursday, March 28. Then Castlegate Theatre School from Aberdeen and the Atholl Players who are based in Pitlochry on Friday, March 29 and Palace Players from Kirkwall on Saturday, March 30.

The drama clubs perform the short plays followed each night by public comments and judging by Dr Boyce.

The winners and runners up take part in the next round of the competition which is set to be held at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre on from Thursday, April 18 until Saturday, April 12.

Further information on the events can be obtained via telephone on01674 675466 or from the Scottish Community Drama Association website at www.scda.org.uk Tickets are priced at £12 and £10 and are available from the Webster Theatre box office by telephoning 01241 435800.