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Show postponement

The rehearsals for Princess Ida have been really enjoyable, and all the participants have been looking forward to the show taking place in February. However, with Covid infection rates still increasing and Government advice being that no more than three households should mix socially, it doesn’t seem sensible to continue face-to-face rehearsals. Having to miss an unknown number of rehearsals at such a critical stage in the show’s preparation – only seven weeks to opening night – means that there would be a real risk of the show not reaching peak performance standard so, regretfully, the Committee have decided that we should postpone the show scheduled for 18–19 February 2022.

Our production director has been tasked with negotiating alternative dates with Carnegie Hall, so please watch this website for news of the new date for our production of Princess Ida and a revised schedule for rehearsals.

We’ve started back!

A great time was had by everyone who came along to the first rehearsal for our semi-staged production of Princess Ida, but we’re still at the early stages, so we will be welcoming new or returning singers at 7.30pm on every Wednesday in September. Please remember that we are now meeting at Limekilns Parish Church and, before you set out, read this linked document for guidance on what we’ve done to keep you safe and the part you’ve to play.

We’re starting next week!

More about our plans for a semi-staged production of Princess Ida below, but do please come along to Limekilns Parish Church at 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 August. Do bring a friend, and, before you set out, please read this linked document for guidance on what we’ve done to keep you safe and the part you’ve to play.

Progress on Pirates

We are delighted to announce that Rae Lamond has accepted the invitation to direct our production of The Pirates of Penzance which is planned for Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 February 2021.

This appointment will allow us to go full steam ahead unless Government advice indicates that it should be otherwise!

Rae and Eddie are already thinking about auditions, which will take place earlier than has been the case in recent seasons and will probably be via an on-line platform. [Details of the audition pieces have been posted at this link] We also intend to start ‘note-bashing’ in August even if we cannot get together in person by then!

PS: On 26 May we posted this invitation to those interested in being considered for a principal part to make contact …

It’s ticket time!

The longest day is coming fast. If you would like something enjoyable with which to while away the long evening hours, why not come to our Sing-Along The Pirates of Penzance at 7.30pm on Friday 21 June 2019 at St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, Dunfermline KY12 7JB. You have a choice of singing along with the chorus – scores will be provided – or just sitting back and listening.

You can get tickets at the door, but it would be safer to buy in advance from members of the company, or to reserve by phone/text to 07703 483083 or by email to ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. Whichever you choose, your £10 will both be a bargain and help your Society.

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

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.

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Next appearance

Pirates 2023

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 16–18 February 2023, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our twice-delayed 50th anniversary production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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