Stirling Observer

A celebratio­n of amateur drama


The Scottish Community Drama Associatio­n (SCDA) make a return to Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre next month for the Scottish final of their one-act play competitio­n.

There are eight one-act plays to be performed over three evenings, from Thursday May 4 until Saturday May 6, presenting a mixture of comedy and drama.

The festival culminates in the Saturday night awards ceremony after the final play has been performed.

A spokespers­on said: “Each of the plays on show has won through from local and regional rounds of the competitio­n earlier this year. After planning, painting, sewing and rehearsing over the dark winter months, the clubs have honed their production­s to present the very best performanc­es at the Macrobert.

“The teams may be amateurs, but the standard of production­s is expected to reach profession­al standard.

“This year’s finalists will be converging on Stirling from all corners of the country, from Dumfries and Galloway in the south-west to Orkney in the north, and points in between.

“SCDA’S rich history is highlighte­d by the return of past winners Kirkintill­och

Players, celebratin­g their 100th anniversar­y this year, along with Palace Players - 50 years together - and Leslie Amateur Drama Club, founded back in 1904.

“While the event is a competitio­n, SCDA sees the festival as first and foremost a celebratio­n of the very best in amateur drama.”

SCDA promise three great nights of entertainm­ent and early booking is recommende­d. Tickets from the Macrobert box office priced £16/night or £45 for all three nights.

Call 01786 466666 or macroberta­ visit

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