Kirrie Kist soldiers on at St Mary’s

The Kirriemuir Kist Group was delighted to see such a good turn out to their promenade play, ‘Soldiering on’, at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir.

As part of the play was outside the weather was in their favour and it was a lovely summer setting for everyone to enjoy.

Some of the young cast members in St Mary's Episcopal Church.

Some of the young cast members in St Mary's Episcopal Church.

The play was based on historical facts around Kirriemuir and the surrounding areas during World War 1 with a little bit of fiction.

The group was lucky to have musicians Lindsay Downie (fiddler), Ruaraidh Proctor (piper), Molly Crompton (trumpeter) and Sandra Affleck (piano) which really added to the atmosphere of the setting.

Cast and crew have worked very hard over the past few months to make this all come together and special thanks go to Jim Walker and Jennifer Anderson as producers and John Howe as stage manager.

The writers researched and collected a lot of historical information and Jan Natanson, Sandra Affleck and Mary McIntosh should be applauded for their delightful writing and imagination.

The actors, singers and dancers brought the play to life through their emotional acting and singing and the audience were laughing and then crying throughout the play as they travelled on an emotional journey.

This was a community production which was shown by the good work of Mrs Doctor from P7, Northmuir Primary who taught the children from P6 and P7 the songs and other Homefront entertainment which was delivered within the concert part of the play.

The Kirriemuir Heritage Trust also assisted and there was a lovely display at the interval of how Kirrie looked in years gone by. At the end of the play there was not a dry eye in the house (or church) when Molly Crompton played the Last Post.

A big thank you goes to St Mary’s Episcopal Church and all involved who made it such a success.