Forth Childrens Theatre


Four Jesus Christ Superstar sell outs

This is our Fringe sales printout.

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The Fringe has 45 Tickets per night and as you can see three are completely sold out and one night has a single ticket left.  Our opening night or the Monday night is looking your best bet at this stage.  But you can try the FCT Hotline as a few tickets may remain.

We’ve sold nearly 1,500 of our 1,800 tickets and there’s over a month till opening night so expect ten sell outs.

Thank you to all of our extremely generous show sponsors (all shows are taken) and to our generous band of advertisers.

Rehearsals have been incredible.  Spine tingling and the music and movement both defy description.  Surely one of FCTs all time highlights.



Another fantastic revue from All Edinburgh Theatre. 4 stars for Millie

Thanks once again go to All Edinburgh Theatre’s always excellent and well researched reviews…

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you can read the full review here



Nice Piece by Thom Dibdin in AE Theatre

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Read the full piece here…



Hairspray flyer

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Thanks to Kevin Woollard here’s the Hairspray ticket order flyer with all the details you need.

We have a smaller capacity venue than usual, a large cast and a popular show so we expect performances to sell out so please get your orders in early.  The easiest way to do this is by calling the ticket hotline or, better still asking a cast member.



2014 Shows

We’re delighted to announce that we have two blockbusters lined up for 2014.

From 9 – 12 April Ronan Radin will direct Hairspray at Edinburgh Academy with assistance from Andrew McDivvit (MD) and Katie Renton (Choreography).   Clare Saunders and Dan Gilmore will be assisting on musical coaching , Jack Nixon is assisting Katie Renton on choreography with ‘Jimmy’ assisting Ronan.

Auditions were held on Sunday 15th December f at Trinity Academicals Rugby Football Club and a cast of 43 was selected.  Our biggest for some time.

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In August (more details later)  Claire Stewart (supported by Kerry Anne Rae (MD) and Lynne Moyes (Choreo) will present our biggest ever show.  Les Miserables (at Inverleith Church Hall)

To say we are excited about these two highly contrasting shows would be something of an understatement!

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Dan Glover’s amazing medley

With Gus Harrower, Eve Thomas-Yates and Harmony Rose-Bremner.

A little treat for you folks.



Two reviews of Godspell from EdFringe
August 9, 2013, 11:15 am
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This by Amber Segal

Nothing could have prepared me for the explosion onto the stage of the most energetic, confident and loud children on which I hath ever set mine eyes. All with strong, and very convincing, American accents and colourful costumes, I found myself plunged into the extravaganza of Forth Children’s Theatre’s ‘Godspell’. Is that Jesus playing the trumpet? Oh no, it’s John the Baptist; Jesus is over there in the denim waistcoat.

And this Four star review by Rose Bonsier.

FCT’s production of Godspell was brilliantly received by the audience, gaining a standing ovation at the end of the show for the talented young performers involved. I think this alone is testament to the hard work and energy the cast had put into the show, especially into the musical numbers which were all delivered with great showmanship. Whilst obviously not being as polished as a professional show, the whole cast clearly have a natural talent and, for a children’s theatre group, this was a very impressive piece.

At points I struggled to follow the plotline of the musical as it skipped through a series of biblical stories, but the cast acted each one out in an amusing way, updating parts of the script to be relevant to modern life. The co-ordination of the dance routines for each of the songs was fantastic, and they were quite clearly very well-rehearsed.

The major element of the production which really needs praising is the singing. Rarely have I ever been so impressed by such singing ability in such young performers. Gus Harrower was a remarkable Jesus, playing the piano with great skill as well as singing a huge number of solo parts with incredible character. Ronan Rafferty’s Judas made an equally strong impression on the stage, and the female leads were just as outstanding, with Hayley Scott giving a particularly mesmerizing performance as a woman saved from being stoned for adultery.

Particularly noticeable in this performance was the cleverly considered stage layout. The traverse design meant that the performers were all in good view all of the time and held a very close proximity to the audience, bringing them into the performance. In addition to this, a raised platform area at one end of the hall created a higher stage for key moments in the show, such as Judus’s betrayal of Jesus.

This is a company well versed in performing at the Fringe Festival – this Edinburgh based group has had a play involved every year since 1979 – and whilst Godspell might not be everybody’s cup of tea, as musicals go this impressive theatre company must have exciting things in store for future festivals.