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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)

Christmas Meal

Our Christmas meal will be at The Steading on Friday 16th December. This is a change from date suggested at our E.G.M. (The 9th was already fully booked). Names to Douglas ASAP please.


Extraordinary General Meeting
On Monday 7th November 2017, the future of the club was discussed. Here is a summary of the decisions made, based on notes taken by Douglas Currie.


(1) It was agreed that the club would not be dissolved, but would continue on a different footing, subject to future developments. In the immediate future, the club will meet socially for discussions and play readings on the first Monday of each month. Having agreed that, it was decided that our December gathering would be our annual Christmas evening meal (see separate notice) and that the January 2017 meeting would be on the 9th (the 2nd of that month being too close to New Year holiday period).
(2) We will not enter the SCDA One Act festival in February 2017, but will assist in FOH and other support duties. Our annual participation in the Fringe in August will not go ahead in 2017. Hopefully, we will be able to re-consider these decisions in future years.
(3) We’ll prepare something (suitably small scale) for the Killin Komedy Festival in May 2017.
(4) In early January we’ll launch an intensive campaign to recruit – not only actors, but the vital staff for back-stage duties, including S.M. Stage Crew, Prompter, Lighting and FOH Admin.

(5) Looking ahead – we’ll search for plays with small casts and for a Director
(6) We’ll make use of Scene, the monthly SCDA newsletter and our social network with other Edinburgh clubs to keep our name in the amdram spotlight


80th Anniversary Function
Our 80th anniversary birthday party was held on Friday 7th October 2016 at Willowbrae Bowling Club. We all enjoyed the evening, especially the wonderful buffet, and the chance to indulge in a nostalgic selection of excerpts from past productions. Some photos have been added to the Social Events page.      

2016 Fringe production
Arthur Conan Doyle - Man of Mystery completed its five night run in August. We had more than our fair share of gremlins, but battled through in the end with some highly commendable improvisations and substitutions. Smaller, but very appreciative audiences. Advance Fringe office ticket sales were very good but a week of wet weather did dampen our sales at the door. Despite this, we still managed a small profit.