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Hi all. It's been a wee while since our last update, so here to rectify that is our own playwright Catriona Prodger.

Hello everyone, ​ I’d like to update you all on our recent activities at Perth Drama Club. Over the past few weeks, we have been rehearsing two plays, which we entered into the SCDA One Act Play Festival 2022, held in Birnam at the end of February. Although we have not progressed through to the next round, one of them, ‘Goodbye Charles’ by Gabriel Davis, produced the best moment of theatre, for which our very own Andrew Illsley won the trophy. A huge well done to him and to all our other cast members, who all gave memorable performances throughout both plays.

As the director of ‘Goodbye Charles’, and the writer of ‘The Wee Man In The Box’, I would like to thank both casts, who excelled themselves on the night, obviously enjoying the fact that they were acting in front of an audience for the first time since the beginning of 2020. The Covid-19 restrictions made it very difficult to hold rehearsals with all cast members in place at any one time but somehow we managed.

A huge thank you must go to the production team: Eileen Munro, Ryan Kinnear, Andrew Illsley, Barry Freestone and Anne Mailer, without whom, none of it would have been possible.

I’d also like to thank everyone involved with ‘The Wee Man In The Box’, directed by Andrew Illsley, for having the courage to enter a brand new contemporary play, into a festival well known for staging traditional ones. Both the plays were very well received by the audiences and produced some very memorable comedic moments from their casts.

We are hoping to take them on tour, in order to bring them to a wider audience and to give our actors yet more prime time on stage.

Onwards and upwards to all members of Perth Drama Club. We clearly have a very bright and exciting future ahead of us!

Catriona Prodger

Andrew Illsley is standing, smiling,with his "Best Moment of Theatre" award cradled in his hands.
Andrew Illsley

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