Social programme, autumn 2018


Saturday 1st September 2018
Before the Party by Rodney Ackland from the short story by W Somerset Maugham
Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2.00pm

This sparkling 1949 script follows a fractious family through their preparations for an exhausting round of parties. An acerbic, stylish and hilariously barbed portrait of the middle class adjusting to post-war life.

Pre-theatre buffet lunch available.

Wednesday 26th September 2018
The Last Witch by Rona Munro
Pitlochry Festival Theatre 8.00pm

A powerful, poetic and unsettling supernatural thriller set in Dornoch 1727 which reimagines the true story of Janet Horne accused by the local landowners of practising witchcraft – or was she simply a charismatic free-thinking woman ahead of her time? From the writer of the James Plays and Bold Girls comes this tense, passionate and dynamic production full of tremendous character studies.

Pre-theatre dinner available.

Saturday 6 October 2018
Quality Street by J M Barrie
Pitlochry Festival Theatre 8.00pm

Premiered in 1901 the play was a massive hit in the West End – even inspiring a chocolate brand! If you enjoy the World of Jane Austen you’ll love this beautifully costumed romantic exploration of passing youth, second chances and the transformative power of love set around the time of the Napoleonic Wars.

Pre-theatre dinner available. Names for above required immediately.

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand translated by Edwin Morgan
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 2.00pm

This passionate comedy of love, war and noses features an epic ensemble of actors and musicians using Morgan’s potent Scots verse to create a fresh take on this enduring popular classic with breathtaking sets and costumes from iconic British designer Pam Hogg. Co-produced with National Theatre of Scotland and Citizens theatre.

Post-theatre dinner available.

Saturday 10th November 2018
Nell Gwynne by Jessica Swale
Byre Theatre, St Andrews 2.30pm

Performed by St Andrews Play Club this fun filled drama charts the rise to fame of one of Restoration Britain’s most famous actresses whose charm, wit and talents won her a place in the heart of King Charles II. The script cannily mixes Carry On gags with an explicitly feminist message. An outstanding success at the Globe and the West End in 2016 starring Gemma Arterton.

Names for above required by Monday 15th October.

Saturday 1st December 2018
The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum
Pitlochry Festival Theatre 2.00pm

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Pitlochry’s sparkling musical extravaganza based on the 1939 MGM Judy Garland film with song classics like ‘We’re off to see the Wizard’, ‘If only I had a Heart’ and of course ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. Featuring the PFT trademarks of stellar casting, live band, stunning costuming and superbly crafted sets.

Pre-theatre buffet lunch available.

Saturday 15th December 2018
Wendy and Peter Pan adapted by Ella Hickson from the novel by J M Barrie
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 2.00pm

Fly off to Neverland – a world full of dastardly pirates, raucous boys and feisty fairies for an adventure bristling with exciting sword fights, fairy dust and theatrical invention. All you have to do is believe!

Post-theatre dinner available.
Names for above required by Monday 5th November. Please note that members are responsible for providing their own transportation either car sharing, bus or train. Tickets once purchased cannot be exchanged or returned.


12th September 2018
Stirling District AGM
Thornhill Community Hall 7.30pm

20th October 2018
Eastern Division AGM
Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh 11.00am

16-17th November 2018
National AGM Weekend
Queens Hotel, Perth

Accommodation available. Featuring Murder Mystery Dinner, Perth Theatre Tour. Business Meeting and Conference with guest speaker. Full programme being finalised.

One Act Play Festival Diary 2019

8-9th March 2019
Stirling District Festival
Menzies Hall, Fintry

4-6th April 2019
Eastern Division Final
Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh
Adjudicator: Jan Palmer Sayer

25-27th April 2019
Scottish Final
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
Adjudicator: Alan Haslett

5-6th July 2019
British Final
Harrogate Theatre
Adjudicator: Robert Meadows

17-18th May 2019
Killin Komedy Festival
McLaren Hall, Killin


4th September 2018
Annual General Meeting in St James Rooms 7.30pm

14-16th February 2019
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Dollar Academy Studio Theatre 7.30pm
Directed by Frances Lindsay. Rehearsals progressing well.

Members are informed about forthcoming local and national performances through the SCDA Monthly Newsletters and by mailings received by Social Secretary.

Enjoy a great season of theatre!

Stephen Lambert
Social Secretary