There’s been a murder
Rutherglen Rep are gearing up for their newest production - and they’re hoping more locals will get involved in the future.
The amateur group will bring The Murder Committee to the stage on Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5.
After that, however, they’ll be looking towards this year’s Christmas panto, and they’d love to see some new faces helping out, either onstage or off.
The Rep’s Angela Patrick said: “We’ll be auditioning for this year’s panto, Little Miss Muffet, after we’ve done the Town Hall shows.
“We’re looking for people of any ages, types and experience to get involved with the Rep.
“It’s not just actors we’re looking for, as we’re needing people to help with all the backstage things too.
“The Rep does everything itself, from building the sets to the sound, writing the shows and obviously acting.
“If anyone’s interested I’d say to them to give it a go, because it’s a really fun thing to be a part of.
“We tend to perform all sorts of shows, too - the Murder Committee is a who-dunit, but with some comedy in there too, so there’s lots of different styles to get involved in.”
Angela also stresses that the Rep are a welcoming bunch.
She added: “Everyone is part of the team, and that’s part of the appeal - our youngest member is about 19, and our oldest is around 70, but we all get on really well and enjoy working together.
“It’s a bit like being in a family - there’s always cake when it’s someone’s birthday!”
Next up for the Rep is their Town Hall doubleheader at the start of September.
The Murder Committee is written by Gerry McCartan and directed by David Chapman, who have a combined 62 years experience in the Rep.
Angela added: “Gerry loves a who-dunit, so that’s part of the play, but there’s a lot of humour in there as well.
“There’s some twists too, but I can’t give away what any of them are!”
The play is set at the end of season soiree for the Wellington Players Drama Group.
Their evening of wine, sausage rolls and banal chat is interrupted by the arrival of a police inspector, and it doesn’t take long before the secrets of the party guests start to tumble out.
Tickets are onsale now for the Murder Committee, priced at £7 or £6 for concessions.
They’re available from the Town Hall in person, by calling 0141 613 5700 or online through www.slcboxoffice.co.uk
For more information on Rutherglen Rep and how to join up, check www.facebook.com/ rutherglenrep
A good rep The cast are (front, from left) Julia Girdwood, Jane Blackwood, Isabella Rae, (back, from left) Andrew Cleary, Ann McCaig, David Chapman, Gerry McCartan and Iain Morrison.
Fall outSylviaout Sylvia and James O’Brannion fall out in front of guests Hector and Emily Beaumont
Police work Inspector Presley and DC Thomson grill Diggory Pringle.