Another Five Star Review!

May 25th, 2019 Our second show, another full house and everyone was with us. The feedback and response from last week were exceptional, which meant we could enjoy this one more. Monday last was Marie’s 96th birthday. It was great to celebrate with her and also to debrief, and take-in how good we felt aboutContinue reading “Another Five Star Review!”


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”

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”

Meeting Betty

May 7th, 2018 The wonderful Betty Clarkson visited this afternoon and caused a fabulous buzz of excitement around the building. We organized cabs to transport her to and from the theatre. She walked in like she belonged, which of course she does. Betty brought with her many photos and playbills from her collection and gaveContinue reading “Meeting Betty”

Tech Week

October 16th – 20th, 2017 “The week before the show – production and technical manager Fi Johnstone, assisted by Marissa Ferguson as stage manager, myself and Katie and Daisy, along with ‘outside eye’ Luke Pell, and MJ McCarthy working on sound with us, spend the week setting up and testing out the technical aspects ofContinue reading “Tech Week”

Politics of the Practice

September 25th, 2017 I am feeling excited and a bit nervous, aware of how much I am asking of the women to value themselves and what they have to offer, and of how radicle and unusual it is to create a performance with women of this age (and of course remembering the other ‘d’ word).Continue reading “Politics of the Practice”

A 94th Birthday

May 22nd, 2017 “Big day today. Firstly, we’re celebrating Marie’s 94th Birthday. 94!!!! She came with her daughter and partner. Also, June was discharged from the hospital today, and she came straight from the hospital to the theatre to join us. Just amazing!” “We did some great dancing with gorgeous moments where you could seeContinue reading “A 94th Birthday”

A Chip Off The Ol’ Block

March 13th, 2017 “June’s wee granddaughter Millie with us today and has become a regular and a very welcome member of the troupe. Millie is a chip off the old block, and has the family genes for dancing and performing. Her Dad has put taps on her sparkly shoes, and she is off, dominating theContinue reading “A Chip Off The Ol’ Block”

Playbills & Moxon Girls

February 27th, 2017 Today we were joined by Carla and Jeannine Callaghan from Uddingston, who are the daughter and granddaughter of Susan Murphy. Who was a Moxon Girl in the 50s. We met at the Glasgow Women’s Library after hearing me mention An Audience With… on the Janice Forsyth Show. Great connections and lovely toContinue reading “Playbills & Moxon Girls”

Pies & Prossecco

November 28th, 2016 Today was our ‘big finale’ as June’s son Gavin has been calling it. It was the final event of this year and we made it a big one, inviting friends and family, and Festival Theatre staff to join us. Quite a party!! We started off having a chat over a cup ofContinue reading “Pies & Prossecco”