Glenrothes Theatre Company meets in the Town Hall, Main Street, Thornton on Wednesdays between 8.00 and 10.00 pm during school terms.
The Company's History
Norma and Ron Nicol, who both formerly worked in the professional theatre, started an evening class in drama in Newcastle Primary and Community School in 1978. The class put on its first production the following year, and became the drama group known as Glenrothes Theatre Company.
The Company attracted members from all over Fife, and in 1982 and 1986 junior and youth classes were begun. At first the members joined the Company for performances, but eventually put on their own productions as the Junior Players and the Youtheatre.
In September 2003 Fife Council hosted a Civic Reception to acknowledge the company's Twenty-fifth Anniversary.
When community use provision at Newcastle School ended in 2008, the Junior and Youth classes separated from the main company to become part of Glenwood High School's Community Use programme, and the Junior Players and Youtheatre companies ceased to exist.
Glenrothes Theatre Company now takes members from age 16. We rehearse in Thornton Town Hall and put on our productions in the Rothes Halls at Glenrothes Kingdom Centre.
PRODUCTIONS, usually one act plays and pantomimes, involve group members with acting, costume-making, make-up, stage management and lighting. Norma takes responsibility as Producer, assisted by an experienced team of senior members.
The Company has performed at venues in Glenrothes, Leslie, Kinglassie, Buckhaven, St Andrews, Thornton and on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Company specialises in producing new plays written by Ron Nicol, an award-winning and internationally performed playwright. (click here to visit his website)
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Our next production:
13 - 16 December 2017
Rothes Halls, Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes
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Our Previous Productions
1979 'Mr Hunter' by Stuart Ready & 'Maria Marten' by Andrew Sachs
1980 'Snow White'
1982 'The Drunkard's Dilemma' by Andrew Sachs
1984 'Dick Whittington'
1985 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'
'Passion, Poison and Petrifaction' by George Bernard Shaw
'A Christmas Carol' by Shaun Sutton
1986 'The Happiest Days of Your Life' by John Dighton
1987 'Snow White'
1988 'Mr Hunter' by Stuart Ready
'Streuth', 'A Collier's Tuesday Tea' &
'Il Fornicazione' by Michael Green
1990 'Dick Whittington'
1991 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'
1992 'Eliza Scrooge' by Ron Nicol
1993 'Winnie-the-Pooh' by Ron Nicol
'Countess Dracula' by Ron Nicol
1994 'Snow White and the Seven Vertically Challenged People'
1997 'The Snow Queen' by Ron Nicol
'Assipattle and the Mester Stoorworm' by Ron Nicol
1998 'Robin Hood And His Merry Women'
2000 'Dick Whittington'
2001 'The Edge', 'Thicker Than Water' & 'Accident of Circumstance' by Ron Nicol
'The Sleeping Beauty'
2002 'Wee Eck and Big Erchie' by Ron Nicol
2004 'Dracula for Beginners' by Ron Nicol
2005 'Ali Baba and the Seven Thieves'
'The Spiriting of Burd Ellen' by Ron Nicol
2006 'Snow White and the Seven Vertically Challenged People'
'A Collier's Tuesday Tea' & 'Il Fornicazione' by Michael Green
2007 'Beauty and the Beast'
'The Edge' & 'Plot and Counterplot' by Ron Nicol
2008 'Childe Rowland' by Ron Nicol, with music and lyrics by Barbara Tulloch
'All's Well That Ends As You Like It' by MIchael Green
'Wee Eck and Big Erchie' by Ron Nicol
'Molly Whuppie' by Ron Nicol, with music by Barbara Tulloch
2009 'Accident of Circumstance' & Scoundrels and Stratagems' by Ron Nicol
'The Snow Queen' by Ron Nicol
2010 'Pig Tale' & 'A Pair of Peculiar Plays' by Ron Nicol
'Assipattle!' by Ron Nicol with music by Barbara Tulloch
2011 'Beware the Jabberwock', 'The Wise Villagers' & 'Wolf Tale' by Ron Nicol
'Aladdin' by Ron Nicol with music by Barbara Tulloch
2012 'Bad Day at Black Frog Creek' by John Gardiner and Fiz Coleman
'Cinderella' by Ron Nicol
2013 'Molly Whuppie' by Ron Nicol with music by Barbara Tulloch
'Flushed' by Ron Nicol
'The Sleeping Beauty' By Ron Nicol
2014 'Flushed' by Ron Nicol
'Childe Rowland' by Ron Nicol with music by Barbara Tulloch
'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' by Ron Nicol
2015 'Love Bites' and 'No Problem' by Ron Nicol
'Dick Whittington' by Ron Nicol
2016 'Primrose Way' and 'Scoundrels and Stratagems' by Ron Nicol
'Snow White' by Ron Nicol
2017 'Flushed' & 'Nearly Up a Gum Tree' by Ron Nicol