In this podcast our editor, Lewis Baird, speaks to members of Scotland’s amateur theatre community.
First up, Lewis speaks to Stuart McCue-Dick, head of NODA Scotland, in regards to how covid-19 has impacted NODA members.
For information on NODA, check out the below links:
Lewis then speaks to directors from two of Edinburgh’s biggest amateur companies, Sally from Captivate Theatre and Dominic from Bare Productions about their company’s experiences during the coronavirus.
Bare Productions have a range of activities to keep you busy on the run up to Christmas! Check them out below:
Bare Academy – https://www.bareproductionsedinburgh.com/classes
Offering both dance classes (Step by Step) and an acting course (Line by Line). All designed to help build people’s confidence and brush off those theatre skills. The first one is this coming Sunday (Jazz) and the acting one launches on 8th November
Camp as Christmas – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/bare-productions
Our Priscilla royal family will be coming together to bring you an evening of fabulous, holiday entertainment for our very own variety show – expect hilarious cast segments, outstanding vocal stylings, lip-sync battles, cocktail masterclasses, and the return of your favourite quizmaster duo, Jovid, as they go head-to-head to complete challenges suggested by you! So get the mulled wine on the go, buy in your selection boxes, and join us on Friday 11th December @ 7.30pm for an evening of campy Christmas fun that you definitely don’t want to miss!
And for Captivate Theatre, check out their social media pages where they have been posting some amazing musical theatre content over lockdown to keep theatre lovers entertained!
Last but by no means not least, Lewis speaks to Jennie, Martin and Stanley from Islesburgh Drama Group in Shetland about what their company has been up to in light of the pandemic.
Check out Islesburgh Drama group’s Facebook page here: Facebook.com/IslesburghDramaGroup
Islesburgh Drama Group were delighted to share Lerwick Lockdown brought together by playwright Grace Barnes. This special piece showcases the memories of life in week 5 of lockdown. It was created in partnership between some incredible local writers and performances by members of their group.
The piece can be viewed here:
The writers are: Gordon Dargie, Dave Hammond, Laureen Johnson, Angela Sinclair, James Sinclair and Jessie Williamson.
Mareel Writers Group supported by Shetland Arts. Lerwick Lockdown supported by Lerwick Community Council.