This is our Fringe sales printout.
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.
Next Year FCT will be staging 13 The Musical at The Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh.
It’s been a smash hit on Broadway and is full of fantastic numbers like these ones.
This is the title track
And a few more…
The production team will be led by Ronan Radin, MD’d by Andrew McDivvit and Choreographed by Katie Renton; all three making their production debuts for FCT but all three ex cast members. A lot of fun is guaranteed.
AUDITIONS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
We’re all very excited about the auditions on Sunday.
Please be there, at Bangholm, prompt at 10am as we want to crack into the fun workshops we have planned!
If people have problems making the full day then please do get in touch as there may be a way to get round it!
We’d really appreciate it if you could all let your friends know about the auditions as it would be great to have as many people as possible. Please share this link on facebook (we’ll be checking to see who has actually done it).
If you have any questions then please get in touch with our director at email@example.com
Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
The production team x
Tonight’s dress rehearsal for The Chess Game was fantastic. We need an audience now as Vic eloquently put it and tomorrow night we get one. Not as big an audience as we’d like but an audience.
But this picture taken at the dress sums up what the whole thing is about.
We’re all dead proud of our gang. Adults and kids alike . Because so many people make so much effort for no personal gain.
Other than to say. I helped make this photo happen.
Look at those faces and that commitment. Oggy Oggy Oggy...
I think a special thanks to Vic Laing and Kirsty Shaw is in order.
Forth Children’s Theatre is proud to announce its 2010 Fringe production of Guys and Dolls.
The show will run from 6th – 14th August and be performed at Inverleith Church Hall, Ferry Road. It will be directed by Claire Stewart who will be revisiting the show that she first directed to critical acclaim in 2002. Claire’s most recent production for FCT was 2008’s Jeckyll & Hyde.
Set in the 1940’s, Guys and Dolls is a highly popular piece of musical theatre known for memorable characters, hilarious dialogue and a fantastic score. This winning formula is sure to have audiences on their feet. Featuring classic songs such as Rocking the Boat and Luck be a Lady, there is something for everyone in the big company numbers. We are looking for boys and girls with a talent for acting, singing and dancing. There is a range of principal parts as well as strong chorus roles to be filled. Please note that you must be over ten by show date in order to audition.
Auditions are being held on Tuesday 6th April at Trinity Academicals Rugby Club, Craighall Gardens from 10:00 – 16:00. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for dance and movement. It is also advised to bring a packed lunch as there may not be time to go to the shops.
The day will take the format of morning workshops followed by small group auditions in front of the directing team. It will be a brilliant experience and involve lots of fun, dancing and meeting new people! All material will be learnt in the morning so there is no need to plan anything in advance. Please be prepared to stay until 16:00 although there is chance you may be able to leave earlier depending on when each group is seen.
Rehearsals are due to start on Friday 23rd April 18:30 – 21:30. Rehearsals will always take place on a Friday night and Sunday afternoon for the company, with principals sometimes being required on a Wednesday evening.
For casting purposes, filming of auditions may take place on the day. Please highlight to Claire Stewart in advance if there are any problems with this.
It would be much appreciated if you could pass this information onto anyone that you think may be interested.
At the FCT AGM last night it was announced that the 2010 Easter Show will be ‘Just So’ by ‘Honk’ creators Anthony Drewe and George Styles. You can read much more about the show here.
The show will take place from 14 – 17th April and be performed at St Brides Centre, Gorgie.
Cameron Dyer will make his Directorial Debut. Already, work has been underway and plans are looking very exciting! Set to an eclectic, upbeat score, Kipling’s “Just So Stories” are woven with wit and imagination into a song-filled journey through the jungle. This show provides an excellent mix of characters, giving opportunity to all ages.
Auditions are being held on Wednesday 23rd December at Trinity Academicals Rugby Club, Craighall Gardens from 1000 – 1600. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that are suitable for doing movement in. It is also advised to bring a packed lunch as there may not be time to go to the shops.
The day will take the format of morning workshops followed by small group auditions in front of the directing team. It will be a brilliant experience and involve lots of fun, dancing and meeting new people. All material will be learnt in the morning so there is no need to prepare anything in advance. Please be prepared to stay until 1600 although there is chance you may be able to leave before depending on when each group is seen.
Rehearsals are due to start on Friday 8th January 1830 – 2100. Rehearsals will be held on a Friday evening and a Sunday afternoon, although some principals may be called for occassional rehearsal on a Wednesday evening.
Here’s a little taster.
Here are the instructions…
Simply text the word ENTALENT followed by a space then key in the special code of your chosen act, followed by a space then please key your postcode to 81800. Example (ENTALENT 041 EH8 8AS)
Texts cost 60p plus your standard network rate.
Alternatively, and this is particularly strategic for our trio, you can buy the paper and fill in the voting slip – this method counts as TWO votes, rather than the one vote garnered from a text message.
Do the math: 60p text message = ONE vote. 43p newspaper cut-out slip = TWO votes.
Post completed cut-out slips to: Edinburgh’s Got Talent, 108 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS or hand deliver to the Talent postbox in reception at the same address.
The best bit is….. you can vote as many times as you like!
C’mon everyone, let’s get them in the top ten so they can perform on the big night.
So, if you’re texting get your votes in folks for Matty Smith ENTALENT 001
Rebecca Gilhooley ENTALENT 016
and Charlotte Jones ENTALENT 015
On Friday night we gathered en-mass at the VIP Room at The Gilded Balloon to see how we had fared in the third ENDA Awards. (Evening News Drama Awards) which are open exclusively for Edinburgh groups. Liam Rudden has to be commended for bringing recognition to local groups in a Festival which is overwhelmed sometimes by comedy acts.
The Drama ENDA this year went to ETA for A Tale of Two Cities. Well Done ETA on recording a double.
Next up; the best Musical award and we were facing Tempo and Edinburgh University’s Savoy Company. We didn’t have to wait long though before the news we were all hoping for broke. We’d won. Again!
It was the perfect finish to the Fringe for a cast, band and crew that had truly excelled.
The moment of truth as Andrew Dyer hears the news...
Roll on 2010.