Popping Up Again

December 10th, 2018 “As usual, we finished the year in style, inviting everyone we had worked with over the past year to join us for prosecco and cake, conversation, conviviality and dancing. We even had a piper, our production manager Fi Johnston’s partner Caileen piped for us. Thinking of the highlights of the year: ttheContinue reading “Popping Up Again”


November 19th, 2018 “Met Betty at the stage door in conversation about days gone by. She’d been dropped off at the front door, where we’d arranged to meet her, and walked round to stage door! It wouldn’t be the first time she’s been brought up the stairs on the arm of a techie, having beenContinue reading “Winging”

An Elegant Way

November 5th, 2018 “Betty reminds us that her father used to say that “she had been vaccinated with a gramophone needle”! True to form we chatted a lot today and Betty is a fountain of knowledge. She told us how splendid it was to be back in the atmosphere of the theatre, the same theatreContinue reading “An Elegant Way”

Workshop, Ouija Board & Solo Swan Lake

October 22nd, 2018 “We hosted folks from Glencairn Care Home this afternoon and ran a workshop for them – great to see them again. The same joy at putting on tap shoes and reassuring to see the development and progression. Earlier in the day Katie, Marie and Doreen went up and looked around the TheatreContinue reading “Workshop, Ouija Board & Solo Swan Lake”

Doreen’s 87th

October 15th, 2018 “Caught up on social media and we were delighted and surprised at how far the post of Doreen and Marie duetting has been shared and how often it has been viewed (over 3,000!). Jack Gillon’s Lost Edinburgh Post is also on Facebook and is fabulous. A glorious start to the celebrations. DoreenContinue reading “Doreen’s 87th”


October 1st, 2018 Lots of chat about last week’s visits and how great they were – also, Jack Gillon wants to write us up for Lost Edinburgh on Facebook. We likewise started our Facebook posts via my Janice Parker Projects site and everybody is happy with that. Managed to film a fabulous duet by DoreenContinue reading “Facebook”

Jackie Dennis

September 24th, 2018 An unbelievable day and a privilege – joining us today is Scotland’s first pop star, the wonderful Jackie Dennis. Wow! A man of tremendous generosity, sharing many stories about his life in the limelight– how he was discovered, who was kind to him, what luck had to do with it, getting intoContinue reading “Jackie Dennis”


September 17th, 2018 The first week after the summer break and upon meeting Marie this morning, she asks if she has lipstick on. She doesn’t and as we search, outside with handbag on the wall, for her lipstick, she says; “I always have lipstick in my bag. I think a bit of lipstick brightens upContinue reading “Lippy”

Nobody Loves a Fairy When They’re Forty

July 16th, 2018 “End of season party before our summer break, as usual, we invited folks who have joined us over the year, so had a very merry crew, including the folks from Glencairn Care home for whom we’ve now hosted a few workshops, Heather Marshall from Creative Electric, Martin O’Connor our book editor, andContinue reading “Nobody Loves a Fairy When They’re Forty”

Betty Joins the Troupe

June 18th, 2018 Celebrated June’s 91st birthday today, it is hard to believe that it is a year since her 90th. Paul Hudson from Festival Theatre gifted her with three framed prints of her father, Roy Don’s drawings that are part of the Festival Theatre’s archives. June was delighted and regaled us with the taleContinue reading “Betty Joins the Troupe”