FINTRY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
40 YEARS OF SHOW BUSINESS !
Originally the Club started in 1977 as a play-reading group, but the urge to perform led the small group to produce their first play on a specially erected stage in the Menzies Hall, Fintry. In time, changes to the Menzies Hall , (often financed by FADS) allowed more sophisticated productions. Today it has the facilities of a small theatre.
Two Ladies in "Cabaret"
Members are from Fintry and many of the surrounding villages. The Club has evolved and blossomed with new members bringing their particular strengths and experience resulting in the talented bunch the group is today. Our audiences have grown to expect a high standard of performance and attention to detail from set design, costumes, make-up and actors all contributing to enhance our productions.
Pantomime has been performed in December every year since their first “Dick Whittington” in 1979. These are always a great favourite with audiences. The Club has had many successes with Serious Drama “An Inspector Calls”, “The Winslow Boy” and “Lend Me A Tenor” to name a few. Musicals, too: “Return To The Forbidden Planet”, “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Life” and “Cabaret”. “The Full Monty” and “Dance Derby” were 2 of our more challenging successes.
Prize-winning One Act plays : “Oh, What A Lovely War”, “ Pushcart Peddlers" and many more. We were particularly proud when “Victor’s Dung” was named winner of the British Finals of Community Drama 2015. Our Juniors also won the Scottish Finals with “Jabberwok” in 2012 and “Tuesdays and Sundays” in 2016.
As we celebrate this 40th Anniversary we must mention that we are always happy to welcome new faces, both on the stage and behind the scenes.
Many thanks to all the folk in the Stirling area who regularly make up our audiences.
To find out more, and to contact us, please see our web page : www.fintrydrama.org.uk or find us on Facebook FADS.