Forth Childrens Theatre


This is why FCT is what FCT is…

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.



FCT Announces its 2010 festival production and invites you to audition for Guys and Dolls

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.



Tech rehearsal night. Two days to go…

And so, this is the night to salute the behind the scenes heroes;

Front of house,

Costumes,

Lighting,

Sound,

Props,

Stage management,

Set design,

Make up,

Photography,

Programme design,

Irene (You had to say that.  Ed.)

The list is long.

But then you walk into the theatre with the kids and you see this and you think…

“We are blessed.

We are truly blessed.”

Mark Elvin.  You are a GOD.

The rest of you?  You are, well, gods too. (But don’t cross Irene.)

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Publicity shots for Ragtime

Well we ran off about 400 photos this afternoon at Newhaven Harbour and The Botanics.  Here’s just a few as a wee taster.  You can find them all on this Flickr link

The New Rochelles were shot in sepia to reflect the stuffiness and formality of the time and their super wealth.

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The Immigrants are shot in a blue duotone to represent the cold misery they are about to face in an America that ain’t gonna welcome them.

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I’ve chosen a pinky hue for the Harlem chorus, but particularly contrasted them as the way of photos back then.

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