Hello and Happy New Year and are you coping with the snow?
This is the first newsletter this year – but also the first since the last one. ….and that was over 6 months ago! Something must have happened since then but clearly not worthy of a Newsletter update! So –what’s been happening and was ahead? Read on…
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
What a great time was had by all – including we hope the audiences who came to see us. Pretty much full houses each night! A resounding success so a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who supported us in getting there. It was a team effort form the whole club, of that there is no doubt, but credit must be given to Nick whose inspiration and belief were realised and whose organisational diligence made it all happen.
The Club are considering taking another performance in 2019.
Puss in Boots
A very successful panto once more with a small, but dedicated and talented cast under the direction of Peter Whitely (who joined us last year)
Improved marketing (upgrade from old fashioned advertising!) very largely thanks to Donna Macrae saw good audiences each night too. Thank you to Tesco and other local businesses.
And we made a profit which will help towards ongoing cost of other productions!
We are very grateful to Dingwall Academy for the support they give us every year.
This took place last Saturday night with 20 plus of us turing out for what was a fun night. The National produced a good meal followed by a manageable quiz from Nick. Thanks to Nick for all his work in arranging the night
WORD on the STREET
This took place last October 12-14th when DP collaborated with several other artistes creating events over 3 days in various venues. DP were mainly involved at the final Saturday night event with rehearsed readings of new plays (local authors), music, singing from Liz Mclardy and joined by Rob Gee who performed his own one man play ‘Forget Me Not”
DP have agreed to support WordOnTheStreet again.
SCDA ONE ACT PLAYS
Oh Yes we will.
Oh No we won’t.
Oh Yes we will.
Oh No we won’t
Saga of the year so far and too tedious to relate (certainly to hear) in detail, but combination of lack of other entrants plus SCDA confusion lead the committee in deciding not to enter this year.
However we are doing a One Act Play……….
This one-act play by David Mamet (author of Glengarry Glen Ross) is now in rehearsal and is to be performed on April 6th and 7th in The National Hotel, Dingwall
The aim is to stage another short piece the same evening and the Club are particularly keen to get both newer members and those less often on stage involved. If you have even a hint of interest please email Alan or myself. There will then be an open evening to get together and plan. I will let you know the date of this later
There will also be some singing and music
nothing really happening at the moment!
We have welcomed Hilary back on the committee as a co-opted member and she is taking over as Treasurer from Margaret McConnell who stepped in to help us out. Many thanks Margaret
Allan Thomson, Chair
Ali Wood, Min Sec/ Newsletter