2018 Fringe. It’s a biggie. It’s Sister Act.

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This year’s Fringe sees our first ever staging of Sister Act.  The musical beloved of all Whoopi Goldberg fans.  Directed by Charlie West and Choreographed by Natasha Rose with Musical Direction from Gus Harrower it’s something of an FCT dream team.

Details on how to buy tickets can be found to the right of this post.

 

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Ticket Hotline now open for Loserville.

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Our next show is Loserville by James Bourne of Busted and Son of Dork Fame and Elliot Davis Directed by Alex  Gordon, Choreographed by Kirsten Macdonald and MD’d by Eilidh Park.

At Edinburgh Academy 11th – 14th April, 2018 at 7.30 with matinee on Saturdays at 2.30.

Tickets £13 A £9 Conc. Family 2A 2C £35.  All tickets £8 Saturday matinee @2.30

Tickets are now available from our Hotline: Call 07794 144 372

Easter 2018. Loserville. ‘It’s Grease for the 21st Century.’

000442_hero.jpgFCT’s Easter 2018 show is Loserville by James Bourne of Busted and Son of Dork fame.  Directed by Alex  Gordon, Choreographed by Kirsten Macdonald and MD’d by Eilidh Park.  All three are ex cast members and debuting as a production team.

It’s a fast paced fun show about life as a teen in Loserville USA.

Here’s the trailer

At Edinburgh Academy 11th – 14th April, 2018 at 7.30 with a matinee on Saturday 14th at 2.30.

Tickets £13 A £9 Conc. Family 2A 2C £35.  All tickets £8 on Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

 

 

Now that the amazing Pippin is over, an update on our Bangholm situation.

Things are moving along and there’s mixed news.

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First, the bad news.  B2 and B3 (the concrete buildings that begin at the left of the picture above have been condemned and will be demolished soon.  We will have to, and have offered to, vacate by 30th September).

However, we have been in high level discussion with the council who have granted a stay of execution for B1 – the wooden building that fills most of the picture.

This is potentially great news but it comes with caveats.  We have to make structural improvements, but that is well within our ken.

Steve Phair is a powerhouse of energy and is leading the fight on this front and Tom Stewart is leading the collaboration between FCT and City of Edinburgh.

It is possible that if we make a compelling case for how we can improve B1 we could enjoy quite a considerable extension of our lease.

That’s where you all come in.

We need a task force of volunteers to clear what remains of B2 and B3 and we’re looking at Sunday 24th September to further clear B1 to make space for the things we want to keep from B2. We will hire a huge skip to do this and we’re looking for helpers to fill it from 11am that day.  Please reply below if you are willing to give up some time.

Another really critical issue is that The Rugby Club is no longer available to us to rehearse, so we need to find new, affordable, rehearsal space within the vicinity.  We need you all to reach out to your networks to find affordable church halls, meeting rooms, Scout Halls, community spaces or whatever that we could hire from January to July next year.

Again, please leave your suggestions in the reply box, with contact details for hall curators etc if you have them.  We will evaluate each on merit.

In tandem, we are pursuing opportunities to partner with Trinity High and Victoria Primary (which is about to move) to be a community partner.

There has been a lot of discussion and negotiation going on behind the scenes.  A lot of people have offered a lot of great ideas, but we need to prioritise these in our strategy.

Thank you one and all for your contributions so far.  But, please, we need to take this step by step and we need all hands on deck.