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Only 4 weeks to go until panto time ! Oh yes it is ! :-)
Did you know......that our 2012 Pantomime will be SDG's 39TH Pantomime ?! It will also be the 3rd time in 39 years that we have chosen to stage 'Sleeping Beauty'....the first time being in 1979 and the second time in 2006 ! :-)

We are absolutely THRILLED to be able to announce that our rescheduled production of the terrific toe-tapping comedy play 'STEPPING OUT' will be performed at 7.30pm in the Stewarton Area Centre on Thu 14th, Fri 15th & Sat 16th March 2013 ! ...
Tickets priced at £7.00 each will be on sale at Stewarton Library and Candy Chace from the first week in January 2013. Alternatively tickets can be reserved NOW by emailing ! :-) Watch out for more news about stepping out soon!
Got your tickets for our pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' yet?! Tickets are on sale at Stewarton Library priced at £8/£5 and are selling fast! Performances are 7:30 from Tues 4th to Sat 8th December at Stewarton Area Centre. (the Sat Matinee is now sold out)  Click our Facebook event link belowand hit 'join' if you're coming along!

Dates for our 2012 pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' are Tue 4th - Sat 8th Dec. Until Mon 15th Oct (when they go on sale in Stewarton Library) the only way to get tickets is to reserve them by emailing

They are selling fast with the MATINEE on Sat 8th Dec ALREADY OVER HALF WAY TO SELL OUT ! Priced at £8 / £5 ......get yours soon!

Were delighted to announce that our 2012 Pantomime will be 'Sleeping Beauty' directed by David Robertson! Performance dates are Tues 4th-Sat 8th Dec at 7:30pm, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Sat 8th Dec. Tickets will go on sale at the library on Mon 15th October or reserve your ticket NOW by emailing

Our 40th Season of Drama opens in lessthan 3 weeks time ! Why not come along to our Open Night on Wed 15th August at 7.30pm in our Premises in Stewarton ? All current members and patrons of SDG, plus anyone over the age of 18 who would like to ...find out a bit more about becoming a member or a patron, will receive a warm welcome ! An informal evening with a glass of wine, some nibbles, a little bit of surprise entertainment, plus the chance to see around our premises and find out more about the group and our upcoming productions. Hope to see you then ! :-)

And we're off ! Our new Committee for Season 2012-13 held their first meeting tonight, chaired by our new President, Nancy. Lots of exciting work ahead planning for our 40th season of drama which launches with our annual Open Evening in our... premises in Stewarton on Wednesday 15th August at 7.30pm. Fancy coming along to find out more about the group ? We'd LOVE to see you there......see our Facebook event page for details 

As we approach our AGM next week, this is a good time to say thanks to our Season 2011-12 President - Linda Wilson, and her hard working Committee ! So.... A BIG THANK YOU to our President - Linda, our Secretary - Christine, our Treasurer - Johnnie, our Vice President - Laura, and our Committee Members: Fiona G, Lesley-Anne, Morag, Nicola & Sam. Thank you all for everything you've done for SDG this Season :-)

STEWARTON DRAMA GROUP will start their 40th season of drama on Wednesday 15th August 2012 with an Open Evening for members, patrons and potential new members and patrons.  The club is always keen to meet people in the local area who are interested in any aspect of drama or theatre arts.

The Group meet on Wednesday and Thursday nights in their own Premises, complete with a fully functional stage, rehearsal room, costume store, kitchen and lounge, in the Scout Building, Corsehillbank Street, beside the Tennis Courts in Stewarton.

Productions are cast by all interested Group members reading a section of the play script at a casting evening, so that the director can select the right actors and actresses for the parts. The Group then get to work on the technical side of the production where there is always plenty to do building the scenery, designing and painting the set, collecting the props, preparing the lighting and sound plans, and choosing the right costumes, music and stage make-up.

Last year was a tremendous success for the Group. The season opened with an informal ‘New Members & Patrons Evening’ in August, which saw several new members join the club and then go on to give their debut performance for SDG later in the year. The first, and very successful, production of the season was Mike Leigh’s comedy classic ‘Abigail’s Party’ in October. The big show of the year was the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ featuring a talented junior chorus performing to packed houses in December. Then after the New Year it was on to the February performances of three one act plays: ‘Up in the ‘Mornin’ and ‘Fusion’, supported by special guests ‘The Dunlop Players’ who performed their production of ‘What’s For Pudding?’ as part of the show. Finally, the season closed on a high with 3 performances of the hit comedy play ‘Ladies Down Under’ in May.

And the Group’s trophy cabinet is now packed with 8 new pieces of silverware thanks to the success in national drama festivals of their full-length play ‘Abigail’s Party’, their one-act play ‘Fusion’ and their revival performance of their one-act play from last season, ‘Excess Baggage’. 

If all of that encourages you to find out more about getting involved next season, the Group are inviting anyone, over the age of 18, interested in local theatre to drop into their Premises in the town’s Corsehillbank Street on Wednesday 15th August from 7.30pm. This will be a great chance to come along, see round the Premises, have a chat with existing members, and find out more about the Group’s planned productions for the new drama season which kicks off with the toe-tapping comedy play 'Stepping Out' which the group will perform in the Stewarton Area Centre on Thu 11th, Fri 12th and Sat 13th October 2012 at 7.30pm. 

Alternatively, for only £30 a year you can become a Patron of the award-winning Group and receive two tickets for each of their four annual shows as well as a complimentary copy of the Group’s monthly newsletter “Cuelines”

Drama Group President, Nancy McPherson said:

We’d love to meet you if you are interested in any aspect of drama - whether you fancy treading the boards, helping out backstage, making costumes, singing and dancing in our pantomime chorus, or simply supporting the Group by becoming a Patron - please come along and meet us on Wednesday 15th August in our Premises.

“If you’d like more information please email us at or log onto our website or join our Facebook page by clicking the ‘LIKE’ button at the top of the page to receive all our news updates.”




FANTASTIC NEWS! Stewarton Drama Group- winners of the East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club One Act Play Festival 2012 with 'Excess Baggage'!!!! Best Actress trophy awarded to SDG President Linda Wilson for her performance as Hilary!!! SDG were also awarded the trophy for BEST SET!! What a night for Stewarton Drama Group! 

Excess Baggage Team

Nancy McPherson, Author and Director of 'Excess Baggage' with the 'John McNicol Cup' for FIRST PLACE, and 'The Betty McAuley Trophy' for BEST STAGING...and Linda Wilson, President of SDG, with 'The East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club Trophy' for BEST ACTRESS for her performance as 'Hilary' in 'Excess Baggage'! Well done Nancy, Linda and all the "Excess Baggage' team-you've done SDG proud!

The cast of 'Excess Baggage' 

Check out this weeks issue of the Kilmarnock Standard for a photospread and article 'Down Under Dames are Comedy Gold'...Great piece about our forthcoming production 'Ladies Down Under' which opens a week today! 

Meet 'Bill and Ben'...the worlds funniest flight attendants, who take our 'Ladies Down Under' on a flight to remember from Manchester to Sydney! Got your tickets yet? Only 7 days left till opening night and there are still tickets available for all 3 nights! (see below)

Over 200 tickets sold for our production of the hit play 'Ladies Down Under' which opens one week on Thursday and runs for 3 performances, Thurs 24th, Fri 25th and Sat 26th in the Stewarton Area Centre! Have you got your tickets yet? They are selling really fast, especially for the Friday night! On sale every day priced at £7, from Stewarton Library, Candy Chace or by emailing


Wow-ee! Nearly 100 tickets sold so far for our forthcoming production 'Ladies Down Under' which opens 4 weeks tonight and runs for three performances- Thurs 24th, Fri 25th and Sat 26th May in the Stewarton Area Centre. Loads of laughs guaranteed for only £7.00 a ticket-on sale at Candy Chace, Stewarton library, or reserve by emailing

Well tie me kangaroo down sport and put another sausage on the barbi mate! Check out these four Sheila's...its our "Ladies Down Under' who take to the stage in less than 5 weeks time on Thurs 24th, Fri 25th and Sat 26th at the Stewarton Area Center.  Tickets are £7.00 from Stewarton library or Candy Chace, or reserve you tickets by emailing Tickets are selling early and fast, don't miss out!

Here Come the Girls...Again!

Who remembers Stewarton Drama Group's production of excess baggage, written and directed by Nancy McPherson Plays, set in the changing room of 'The Secret Sanctuary Health and Beauty Spa?!We performed it in Stewarton in May 2011 as part of our 'Here Come the Girls' show, which raised £6,000 for The Ayrshire Hospice...Well, If you fancy seeing it again, you can enjoy a revival of the performance for one night only on Saturday 19th May 2012 &:30 at the Village Theatre, East Kilbride, as part of East Kilbride Rep Theatre Club's festival of one act plays.  Tickets are only £5.00 and you can book them by calling the box office on 01355 248669/261000,  We'd love to have your support if you can manage along!


HUGE CONGRATULATIONS from all at SDG to one of our members- Nancy McPherson-- who was announced this week as the winner of the National Play writing Competition 2012 with her new play 'Fusion' (performed in Stewarton in February.) This competition, run by the Scottish Community Drama Association, is judged purely on the writing and Nancy's play won the whole competition 30 marks ahead of its nearest rival-WOW! Nancy will be presented with the 'Scott Salver' on stage at the McRobert Theatre in Stirling University this month, at the National Final of the One-Act Play Festival. Well done Nancy, what a talented lady, we're bursting with pride for you!

Our 'Fusion' team with 'The Rodger Trophy' for Second Place in the Ayrshire District SCDA One-Act Play Festival 2012 and 'The David Brown Trophy' for Best Set. Well done SDG !

At the Palace Theatre in February,our 'Fusion' team were awarded 'The David Brown Trophy' for Best Set and 'The Rodger Trophy' for 2nd Place in the Ayrshire District round of the SCDA One-Act Play Festival. Well done to the whole' Fusion' team for a wonderful perfomance at the Palace last month! We were also awarded 'The Muir Shield' and 'The Jack Ireland Trophy' for our October 2011 production of 'Abigail's Party' which won the Ayrshire District Full-Length Play Festival 2011. Four more pieces of silverware for our trophy cabinet ! Onwards and upwards SDG ! :-)