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This page provides information for club members about
forthcoming meetings, rehearsals and events.

(For non-Mercators, it will give you an idea of our current level of activities)

Regular Club activities temporarily suspended (apart from Zooming)
No indoor meetings will be held until the ending of the COVID-19 restrictions. Please check this page again for any updates. However, we have been holding regular play readings throughout 2021, thanks to Zoom.  

Death of Kathleen Preston


Death of Susan Wales Hampson

On the Outside

Sadly, on the morning of Sunday 15th of September 2019, we lost one of our most valued club members. Susan had been a regular participant in club productions since 2003 and made her last appearance for us four months ago at the Killin Komedy Festival. She will be sorely missed, but we will always treasure the many character roles that she created. We fondly remember her performances in plays such as The Café, Watching the Magpies, The Worst Day of My Life and The Vow.


Choosing one example as a tribute to her memory wasn’t easy from such a wide choice, but here she is at the S.C.D.A. One Act Festival in 2010 playing Kate in On The Outside, where she has typically put so much thought into her costume and makeup.

Dear Brutus

We sadly lost one of our former members who died on the 29th of June 2021. Kathleen acted in a number of club productions at the Church Hill Theatre in the 1970’s and 1980’s including The Tinderbox, Confusions and When We are Married. The photograph shows her (on the right) playing Joanna Trout in J.M. Barrie’s Dear Brutus. After she left the club, she still attended some of our Club Anniversary functions and was also able to join us for our Zoom Christmas party in December of last year.