Forfar Dramatic Society is en-route to Pitlochry

Bruce Martin and Bill Atkinson as Brother Barnabus and Brother Donatus in a scene from Hogmanay.
Bruce Martin and Bill Atkinson as Brother Barnabus and Brother Donatus in a scene from Hogmanay.

Forfar Dramatic Society’s production of ‘Hogmanay’ is heading to Pitlochry for the final of the Scottish Community Drama Association’s one-act play festival in June.

The trip follows a creditable second placing in the Northern Divisional final held in Arbroath on March 29 and 30.

The Forfar team returned from Arbroath with two trophies; the Jessie Milne Quaich, for achieving second place, and the Alan Nicol Quaich for providing the audience with the best theatrical moment of the festival.

According to society president Bob Kidd, this is a significant achievement for the group. He said: “Teams from all over Scotland enter this competition and only 12 reach the national final. We are delighted to be one of them.

“Whatever happens in Pitlochry in June, we are already winners. We are a relatively small club, but we work hard to stage quality productions.

“We know how well appreciated our work is locally, but it’s nice to have that confirmed by a professional adjudicator.”

The Scottish final will take place on April 19 and 20 in the Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Cast and company are already looking forward to the trip to the heart of Perthshire and the chance to perform on one of the country’s finest stages.

But there is much to be done before then. The Society is staging its version of the Dickens classic ‘David Copperfield’ in Club One from May 14 to 17. Rehearsals are already well underway for this innovative staging of a classic and much loved story.

If you would like to meet up with David, Steerforth, Mr Micawber, Peggoty and all the other much loved Dickens characters, you can book your tickets online now by visiting or reserve your seat by emailing

Spaces at Club One are strictly limited so it’s wise to book early and avoid disappointment.