Most Recent Productions

MOST RECENT PRODUCTIONS

ON GOLDEN POND on 28 / 29 / 30 MARCH 2017

Directed and Produced by Morag Mouat

Teenager Billy (Reece Paul) with Chelsea.

Teenager Billy (Reece Paul) with Chelsea.

An original script by Ernest Thompson. Read the local review of the production here.

THE TANKARD on 6 MARCH 2017

Directed and Produced by Stanley Manson

The Tankard

The Tankard

 

MOTHER GOOSE on 30 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER 2016

Directed and Produced by Jennie Atkinson

The cast of Mother Goose

The cast of Mother Goose

An original pantomime script by Alan P Frayn published by Stage Right Creative Ltd. Read the local review of the pantomime online here.

A TRIO OF PLAYS 22 MARCH 2016

Produced by Islesburgh Drama Group, Brenna Players & Ronas Drama

Playing with Daisy Cast

Esther and Daisy from Playing with Daisy

PLAYING WITH DAISY 9 MARCH 2016

Directed and Produced by Stanley Manson

Playing with Daisy - Drama Festival Winners

The overall winning play in of this year’s festival was Playing With Daisy, which picked up four awards. From left: Stephanie Pagulayan, Stanley Manson and Donna-Marie Leask. Photo: Dave Donaldson

2016 Shetland County Drama Festival Awards:

  • Open Section
  • Adult Individual for Stephenie Pagulayan (Esther) & Donna-Marie Leask (Daisy)
  • Best Stage Presentation
  • Overall Winner

Read the local review of the festival online here.

PARKING LOT IN PITTSBURGH on 11/12/13 NOVEMBER 2015

Directed and Produced by Stanley Manson

Young Maggie & Young Jim

Parking Lot in Pittsburgh Young Maggie & Young Jim

An appealing mixture of comedy and pathos that straddles continents as well as emotions. Anne Downie’s play is about emigration, independence and coming home. Maggie – a woman in her late 70’s returning to Scotland after half a century in the US – ruminates on what it means to be away for most of her life. “Funny, when you look back from over there, it’s kind of on freeze – frame. But everybody else fast forwards. Nothing stays the same”.

Maggie’s four terrible sisters fighting over the money she has made abroad. Her life in the US has long been repository for their dreams, a fantastical counterpoint to their own disappointments, she too has only a dream of what life in Scotland might be like. She soon sees that the culture she left behind has moved on without her: when she first arrives she wants to taste Scottish dishes that her young nieces have never heard of, and when the sisters take her on a night out, it is to a local club to line dance.

Read the local review by the Shetland Times here.

THE 39 STEPS on 25/26/27 MARCH 2015

Directed and Produced by Morag Mouat

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

The stage version of John Buchan’s The 39 Steps romps through a series of improbable adventures en route to the Highlands of Scotland and requires a lot of inspirational acting and staging to direct the audience through this fast paced, far fetched but probable story. The play is a huge challenge for the cast of only four actors, two of whom swap hats and voices at great speed in conversations on trains, bridges and in remote Highland houses. The play was a great challenge for the director, actors and backstage crew but the comedy and atmosphere of each individual scene was played to the limit and was hugely appreciated by packed audiences every night.

Read the local review by the Shetland Times here.

BABES IN THE WOOD on 26 NOVEMBER – 6 DECEMBER 2014

Directed and Produced by Stanley Manson

Babes in the Wood Baddies

Babes in the Wood Baddies

The evil Sheriff of Nottingham has found out that his niece and nephew (the two Babes of the title) have inherited a fortune on the death of their father. Eager to get his hands on the money he plots their disappearance with the help of his two idiotic henchmen, Floggem and Whippem, and Nell Nightshade, the witch of Sherwood. But the Sheriff hasn’t reckonedon Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The outlaw of Sherwood Forest is all for thwarting any plans the Sheriff has for adding to his wealth and withthe help of the lovely Maid Marionand the comical Babes Nurse, Jemima Jollop, they set out to right the wrongs and bring about a happy ending. Greenwillow, the goodly Sprite of Sherwood, is on hand to keep watch over the proceedings.

Read the Shetland News Review here.

FALLEN ANGELS on 27/28/29 MARCH 2014

Directed and Produced by Andy Long

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The cast of Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is the comedic story of Julia and Jane, two upper-class women in England in the early 1900’s. They are married to Fred and Willy, two respectable Englishman. When Maurice, a former French lover, shows up in England while the two women’s husbands are away on a golf trip, he reminds the two housewives what they might be missing. Julia and Jane become concerned that secrets from their past will be revealed, and comedic antics ensue. Fallen Angels is very much a comedy of manners among the “upper crust” society in early 20th Century England.

Read the local review from Shetland News here.

OUR VERY FIRST PRODUCTION WAS THE WINSLOW BOY IN 1950!

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