Glitz and glam at Carmyllie

editorial image

The latest production by Carmyllie Amateur Dramatic Society was a hilarious fund-raising parody for the village hall.

‘Strictly Sex Factor (on ice)’ by David Tristram was a one act play directed by Finlay McDonald in the Carmyllie Hall on May 17 and 18.

The plot revolves around a dreadful ‘am dram’ group which decides to fight back against Saturday night television and savage reviews with their own version of prime time viewing.

Heather Milne delighted audiences with her portrayal of Cats-fixated airhead Joyce and to boot spent most of the night acting and rollerskating!

Alison McDonald amazed as the prim and proper Margaret who develops into quite the extrovert.

Rough diamond Bernard, played by Frank Norrie, did not mince his words and he received some of the biggest laughs of the evening.

Scott Ramsay as Gordon, chairman of the am dram group, was kept on his toes throughout and needed every ounce of his prodigal energy to keep everyone on track.

The second half saw the stage transformed into a glitzy talent show and Gordon, Joyce and Margaret took to the stage as judges, joined by merciless razor-tongued critic Simon Dupont, portrayed by Jamie Watson.

Staying in character for the rest of the evening the judges were at times merciless to those brave souls who took part in the talent contest. Scott Ramsay as Gordon was the fabulous compere and played the part with just the right amount of pizzazz.

The back stage crew must be commended for their efforts in transforming the stage into a glamorous talent show decorated by Finlay McDonald and Wendy Strachan with light and sound from Andrew Allan and Scott McDonald and props by Su Spink.

Having seen CADS perform previously I expected something special and was not disappointed. Both sell out audiences were treated to a hilarious night with drama, excitement, glamour and a glitter ball.