We held a poorly attended AGM art Madelvic House on Thursday at which all board members were re-elected and we were delighted to see Ronnie Swain elected as a new member and Angelo Deponio co-opted to the board.
In January we will be spending a day in consultation about the future of the company. Details of which can be found in the Annual Review (link below) which spells out the many challenges currently facing the company.
We are indebted to Roy, David and Iain at Emperor for their considerable skill and effort in pulling this together for us, yet again.
Members and a good representation of stakeholders will be invited to attend. It is not an open meeting.
Thanks to All Edinburgh Theatre who have reviewed every show we do and it means a lot to cast band and crew that someone actually takes the trouble to voice their opinion.
This time, it’s a cracker.
Here’s what they said.
You can read more here.
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.
Cast exclusive sales period is over. Anyone can purchase now just ring us on 07794 144 372. Tickets are selling well and Saturday 5th Matinee is now SOLD OUT although tickets are avaialable directly from the Fringe website or box office.
As rehearsals reach a high point it’s time to plan your ticket buying for Pippin.
Remember, each and every one of FCT’s last 37 performances has sold out and this show is yet another cracker. We’ve already sold well over 1/3rd of our tickets directly through cast members, but you can get yours direct from The Fringe Office (or their website) it’s a really slick site so don’t be alarmed.
Alternatively you can wait until July 3rd when our Ticket Hotline opens. The number of that is shown in the poster above.
Expect a dramatic new stage setting for this show. It really will blow you away.
Many of our patrons enjoy seeing our shows twice (and at the start of our ten show run and once at the end) to see how the show develops (just saying) but you’ll need to be quick to get late run tickets, they’re always the first to go.
Pippin is another fine Stephen Schwartz play (Godspell, Working and Wicked are all his shows) so you can be sure of good tunes and with Hayley Scott directing, Gus Harrower MDing and Natasha Rose choreographing you’ll have three FCT alumni making magical music all week long. (And Claire Stewart is never far away, acting as their mentor.)
Steven Schwartz’s (Godspell, Wicked) Tony Award winning latest offering , the 33rd longest musical in Broadway history no less, is our Fringe 2017 offering.
It’s a first for FCT, indeed may be a first production in Scotland, and is directed by Hayley Scott, our MD is, once again, Gus Harrower and Choreography is by Natasha Rose. It’s something of an FCT dream team.
First up though, we have the matter of auditions…