Limekilns concert

Alison Pendlowski invites everyone to head for Limekilns Church at 7.00pm on Saturday 8 June, for a Summer Concert given by the Queen Anne Singers, directed by Nancy Crook. Guest soloist will be our very own Frances McCafferty, Honorary President of the Society – and you can spot the other well-kent faces. An enjoyable evening is guaranteed!

Ready for Pirates

We’re delighted to announce that we have a full cast of talented principals confirmed for our Pirates of Penzance Singalong.  They will lead our DGASS chorus and audience in a fun evening, where you can sing along or sit back and listen. Come and join us on Friday 21 June at 7.30pm in St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, Dunfermline.

Musical Director – Willie Campbell

Ruth – Liz Landsman
Mabel – Fiona Main
Edith – Sharon Edgar
Kate – Morag Riley

Pirate King – Brian Shaw and Ross Main
Frederic – Gordon Horne
Major-General Stanley – Robin Ożóg
Samuel – Nathan Dicks and Jack Archibald
Sergeant of Police – Dave Smith

Narrator – Joy Campbell

Accompanist – Nancy Crook

Sweet Charity

Join Charity Hope Valentine as she searches for love in the strangest places in New York in the Swinging Sixties. Charity is a dancer for money, as unlucky in love as she is in life, but ever hopeful of realising her dreams of romance, a comfortable life and escaping the seedy Fandango Ballroom. Featuring the enduring musical classics Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life, There’s Gotta be Something Better Than This and If My Friends Could See Me Now, Sweet Charity is packed with hilarious characters, stunning dance routines and a whole lot of heart.

Susanne Horsburgh would love you to support her in Edinburgh Music Theatre’s production which plays at Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre on Tuesday–Saturday 16–20 April each evening at 7.30pm and with a 2.30pm matinée on the Saturday. Click the image to go to the EMT Facebook page.

A view from the corner

The Sorcerer, Act 2:
“Oh horrible, she’s going to adore me!”

As the deputy stage manager ‘on the book’, Alison Pendlowski, is frequently asked, “What does the show look like?” or “How is the show going?”. Click the image to read her reply. And do get in touch if you fancy being ‘on stage, but not on stage’ as part of our hard-working production team.

Fact and Fiction 5

Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Fife’s Community Orchestra, has two March concerts (7.30pm on Friday 22 March at Waid Academy, Anstruther and at 3.00pm on Sunday 24 March in the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. The concerts continue the themed title of ‘Fact and Fiction’, a season of programmes influenced by stage, screen, radio, theatre and general media, and these Spring concerts feature local violinist Alison Miller as a soloist.

The music being played includes The Yeomen of the Guard Overture, the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saens, Autumn Leaves, some favourites from Radio 4/Home Service, The Big Country, and a work – Paragon of Vice – commissioned from a young composer, Isobel Grieve, from Inverkeithing Academy.

Tickets now on sale from Ellen Patrick, who says it is a varied programme and great fun to play! Please come and support the eight members of our orchestra for The Sorcerer who are in KOS. Further details on the poster linked to the image.

Mikado coming to the King’s Theatre

The gentlemen and ladies of Japan invite you to leave the real world behind you for a couple of hours and join them in the ‘topsy-turvy’ world of Gilbert and Sullivan!

EDGAS are performing The Mikado in the King’s Theatre Edinburgh nightly from Tuesday 12 March to Saturday 16 March, with a Saturday matinée. And there’s a fun-filled pre-show talk at 2.00pm before the Saturday matinée performance that is designed just for the under-12s – take your children/grandchildren and pay just £9 a head (including accompanying adults).

More details on the poster linked to the image, or at this link.

Calling all Pirates!

Have you noticed that our right-hand column “Next appearance” is a Pirates of Penzance Summer Singalong on Friday 21 June? “Singalong” does what it says on the tin, which is to allow everyone to participate. But you don’t have to wait until June, because you’ll be very welcome to come to the rehearsals as well – we “know the value of a kindly chorus”, as Ralph Rackstraw puts it in HMS Pinafore (next year’s main show … hint, hint!).

Our first rehearsal is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 March at Whitefield Day Hospital, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline (some directions are at http://tinyurl.com/ctayy9.). Anyone who would like to sing with us is encouraged to attend this preliminary rehearsal, after which Willie Campbell, our MD for the Singalong, will be able to decide how many rehearsals are needed and when they will be, the aim being maximum enjoyment from minimum slog! Do please come along, and bring a friend – whether a tame pirate, or one of Major-General Stanley’s daughters, all will be made welcome.

Next appearance

HMS Pinafore 2010

Our production of HMS Pinafore runs at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline from 20–22 February 2020. Don’t forget to save the date!

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