First year in the LimeLight

THE LIMELIGHT Theatre Company is celebrating its first year in operation by expanding the classes it can offer.

The Arbroath-based group is also moving into Forfar to start new classes, hoping to re-create the popularity and support there.

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in St John’s Church, and are a great way to help develop young people in the arts, and with core life skills, such as confidence and public speaking.

Chris O’Mara, co-director of the LimeLight Company, said: “We’ve had such a great first year in Arbroath, and we want to provide the same service in Forfar. Musical theatre is a fantastic way for kids to open up and explore new things, and we encourage all of our pupils to just let go in classes.

While fellow co-director Michael Carlin added: “We’re not going to abandon our roots, however. Arbroath’s LimeLight will continue to thrive, and has a few exciting shows lined up over the next few months, as well as another huge event early next year.”

At the moment the company is still waiting to hear if their world record attempt of staging a musical in 24 hours is being recognised by Guinness World Records and is also preparing for their next show.

‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ will be performed by the older class from August 29 to September 1 in the Webster Memorial Theatre.

And the junior sections have also started working on ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, also at the Webster from November 21 to 24.

Tickets are also available for The LimeLight Company’s first birthday party, at The Meadowbank in on the June 8, from 7 p.m. They are £5 for adults and £3 for children.

For more information regarding the classes, contact the company by email on, Mike on 07849597853 or Chris on 07807646489.

Also, check out the website, or follow them on Facebook.