Ayrshire's oldest established amateur dramatic group, since 1946
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After a very successful production of The Happiest Days of Your Life at the Gaiety in April 2022, we are going to be presenting an evening of monolgues at the Gaiety Studio. All pieces will be written by local writers and performed by local talent. If you would like to be kept informed, then please fill in the form below. Next year we will be presenting two plays - one in Spring and the other in Autumn - we haven't chosen them yet! If you have any play you would be interested in seeing the Ayr Fort Players perform, then also let us know that too. We are always happy to hear from you.
We all have memories of being part of a club or society - good and bad.
We are asking members, past and present, to share those memories with us.
Auditions for new productions are open to all who wish to
attend. Aspiring actors aren’t the only section of the theatrical community
that we welcome with open arms. It takes many people to stage our productions.
So, if you think you wouldn’t be comfortable on stage, why not consider joining
us in one of the many other departments such as Stage Management, Props,
Wardrobe, Scenic Design and Construction? We expect all our members to be
involved in all productions if possible – one production you may be playing the lead
and the next you could be a vital part of the backstage crew.
Normally we rehearse twice a week in the centre of Ayr.
Membership costs only £15 per year, or £5 if you are a full-time student. If you are over 16 and are interested in becoming a member then fill in our form and we will let you know when the next audition is being held or invite you along to our current rehearsals.
You can also contact us via Facebook or Twitter.
Complete the form and send it in to us. You will be informed of the next audition taking place or will be invited along to watch a current rehearsal to give you a taste for what is involved in becoming one of the Ayr Fort Players family.
Please let us know in the form what aspects of stage work you are interested in. For example: acting; stage management; props; wardrobe; etc
Questions we often get asked - and the answers
Answer. 16 or over. We would only use U16s if there was specifically a part for them in the production. If you are under 16 and are interested in theatre then we would suggest a local youth theatre such as Gaiety Youth Theatre, Centrestage, PACE or FIB.
Answer. As much as they would lead us to believe, it isn't all about the actors! We need backstage staff. People to gather and deal with props. People to source and deal with costumes. Stage Management. Set Design and Construction. Every single person is a much-needed cog in the wheel
Answer. If you join and audition and are offered a role in a play then you have to commit to rehearsing 2 nights per week. If this is not possible then you must think very carefully about auditioning for a part. Not being able to commit to that rehearsal period is not fair on the other members of the company. Should more than 2 consecutive rehearsals be missed then the director has the authority to recast the role. If you do not have a role in the play then we would ask that you try to come along to as many of the rehearsals as you can and to volunteer for other positions such as props, costume, stage management, etc.
Answer. We cover everything from high drama to farce. The only objective is to produce a play that we feel the public would like to come and see. It can be anything from Shakespeare to Ayckbourne to Tony Roper. That is what makes it such a diverse group in which to belong.
Answer. There is a £15 yearly membership fee. For full-time students that is reduced to £5 per year.