Forth Childrens Theatre

We need a bigger boat.
March 15, 2016, 12:09 am
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4 weeks to go.

We are SOLD OUT!

Fantastic news for the cast and crew who are working so hard to deliver an amazing show!

If you didn’t manage to get tickets there is a waiting list which you can join in case of any returned tickets!

Simply call the hotline number and leave a message.

The Wiz ticket sales update
February 29, 2016, 6:46 pm
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Folks at this point in time with just over 5 weeks till opening night we are 80% sold out.  Saturday night is all gone and Sat Mat and Friday night are both over 80% sold.  Thursday evening has better availability.

I’d like to personally thank Nicola Pickavance and James McLaughlin for their amazing work on selling sponsorship[ and ads.  Every show is sponsored and we have more ads than in many, many years.

The Wiz tickets now on sale!
February 20, 2016, 6:05 pm
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Tickets are now on sale for FCT’s Easter production of The Wiz!

The show will run from Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th April.

Please be aware that the Saturday night performance is SOLD OUT!

Ticket hotline: 07794144372 OPEN NOW!


A date for your diaries FCT AGM
October 26, 2015, 4:29 pm
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Wednesday 25th November is the provisional date for this year’s AGM.

The following posts come up for renewal…

Parent Representative – 1 year post – Kevin Woolard is stepping down.

Ordinary member – 3 year post – Margaret McPherson is stepping down.

Chair – 3 year post – Mark Gorman is happy to stand again.

To be held at our Craighall Gardens home.  Bangholm 2.

7 for 7.30.

Auditions call for The Wiz.

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Forth Children’s Theatre is very excited to announce their next production will be The Wiz at Easter 2016.

This fun and funky musical puts a modern spin on the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz, with all the original characters. Watch Dorothy dance and sing her way from Kansas to Oz with help from the Scarecrow, Tinman and, of course, the cowardly Lion. This story will send you on an adventure exploring the themes of friendship, determination and believing in yourself.

The show features a wide variety of imaginable characters from the Munchkins to the Wicked Witch; this paired with an impressive score will make it a very fun and lively musical for a Forth Children’s Theatre.

This is a very upbeat musical which requires boys and girls aged between 10 and 18 with lots of passion and talent for singing, acting and dancing. The show needs a strong chorus to carry the powerful score as well as individuals to portray a wide range of big principal roles.

So if you want to be part of this incredible show please come along to the auditions on Sunday the 13th of December. The auditions will be between 10.00am ­6.00pm. Please come along ready to start at 10am. People can leave once they are free but please be prepared to stay until 6pm if required. Auditions will take place at the Trinity Academicals Rugby Club in Craighall Gardens. Your audition day will consist of a combination of hard work and lots of fun. You do not need to have any material prepared as we will spend the morning taking part in various workshops where you will learn some material from the show. In the afternoon we will ask groups to come and audition the pieces learnt that morning in front of a small number of people from the Directing team.For casting purposes, filming of auditions may take place on the day. I would be grateful for people to let me know in advance if there are any issues with this.

Rehearsals will start on Friday 8th January and will take place on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons thereafter. Principals will also be required from time to time for additional rehearsals which would take place on a weeknight. The show will run from Wednesday the 6th of April until Saturday the 9th, please note that there will be a matinee performance on the Saturday. You must be aged 10 by the start of show week.

For more information, please email or call 07518449375.

Looking forward to meeting you on the 13th of December and many thanks,

Phoebe Dowens

Ease on Down the Road. We have a new show!
September 23, 2015, 8:57 pm
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Amazing and very hot news.  Easter 2016 has LANDED.

Thanks to remarkable work by our beloved Clairty we have a first time director for FCT.

But no stranger, because she is Edinburgh Zoo’s top Zookeeper…Phoebe Dowens.

Phoebe is an FCT stalwart and we ALL love her…

And she is about to direct her debut with support from Claire and Vic of…


More details to follow but please joining me in shrieking with rejoicement.

A great review for Barnum.
August 9, 2015, 11:45 pm
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Once again All Edinburgh Theatre has given us a great review,


Featuring a huge variety of talents and radiating the joy of putting on a show, Forth Children’s Theatre’s Barnum at Inverleith Church Hall may not quite be the Greatest Show on Earth but is surely worth a dime of anyone’s money. Or a great deal more than a dime, if it comes to that..

Read more here…