Dollar Drama Club is a small amateur theatre company based in Dollar, Clackmannanshire. We perform plays to public audiences in Dollar and the surrounding area. We welcome new adult members of all abilities. Please note that we do not have a youth section.
We put on a variety of productions which have recently included theatre dinners, full length plays and murder mystery evenings.
Theatre dinners include one or two short one-act plays. These are combined with a meal for the audience at a venue in or near Dollar. Full productions are complete plays, usually by well known playwrights such as Tom Stoppard, Alan Ayckbourn and Oscar Wilde. At murder mystery evenings our members take the parts of various characters in a murder, with the audience participating in trying to identify the culprit. This involves both scripted and spontaneous acting.
We perform between one and three plays per year. All of these productions require the support of a director with a stage manager and crew, costume design and props, lighting and sound, offering the opportunity to try a range of activities for different productions.
We also host play reading evenings throughout the year when we aren’t busy with an existing production. We meet to read through a play that we are considering performing, or simply a play that we think would be enjoyable to read together. This is a sociable event, and it gives novice actors a chance to practise reading lines aloud in front of others.
Casting evenings for the next play are held before a production gets underway.
Our social activities include an annual barbecue, often with an associated treasure hunt or quiz, a winter party, and planned visits to other productions by amateur and professional groups. The summer programme at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a regular favourite.
The club is organised by a committee consisting of club members that is elected by the members at the club’s Annual General Meeting in August or September.