Christmas favourite from society

Radio play from Forfar Dramatic Society
Radio play from Forfar Dramatic Society

Following their hugely successful production of ‘Lilies on the Land’, members of Forfar Dramatic Society continue their ambitious programme this month.

They are presenting ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in the Strathmore Cricket Club, Graham Crescent, Forfar on December 18, 19 and 20 at 7.30 p.m.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a 1946 American Christmas film based on a short story by Philip Van Doren Stern entitled ‘The Greatest Gift’. Noted film director Frank Capra produced and directed the film which starred James Stewart and Donna Reed and tells the story of George Bailey, a man who has given up on his dreams to help others. Contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve brings George into contact with his guardian angel Clarence Odbody who goes on to show George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his home community of Bedford Falls, New York would have been without his intervention.

Over the years the film has become a cult Christmas classic and is regularly shown on television screens worldwide during the festive period. There have also been several adaptations of the story over the years and what Forfar Dramatic Society is producing is a radio version of the play. ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a stage adaptation presented as a 1940s radio show and was adapted for radio-on-stage by Tony Palermo. This very entertaining play shows not only the actors delivering their lines in the studio, but the addition of the technical crew inserting the required sound effects.

Why not get into the Christmas spirit and see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’?

Tickets costing £10 for adults and £8 for concessions (includes refreshments) are available from the Society website or in person from The Toy Castle, 86 Castle Street, Forfar (closed all day Thursday).