The Failand Drama Circle was formed in 1954 and the first show was a combined concert of two one act plays. The Drama Circle also incorporated a pantomime group, and the first staged panto swiftly followed. Rehearsal time at Failand Village Hall Since then, the club has presented almost a hundred productions including plays, pantomimes and musicals.
Over the years, we have always strived to move forward in the quality of our productions with improvements in lighting, scenery, sound and (even) acting! We have been nominated for several awards, either individually or as a group, and are very proud to have two prestigious Rose Bowl Awards. “Robin Hood (Prince in Tights)” was awarded Best Variety / Review / Pantomime for its 2007 production, and one of our members Lisa Mason was awarded a Rose Bowl for the category of Best Actress in a Musical for her title role in “Hello, Dolly” in 2009. We also won a Somerset Fellowship of Drama award for our 2013 production of “Calendar Girls”.
Every member of the production team is every bit as vital as every other and our team sprit makes the impossible become possible. We pride ourselves in being a friendly, welcoming, inclusive club of all ages and levels of involvement. Every person wishing to take part on or off the stage is very warmly welcomed to do so.
Many who are “dragged” along to watch or to help out in many of the vital roles off-stage find themselves unwittingly “persuaded” to bring the talents they didn’t know they had to an audience before long! It is this camaraderie, mixed with the buzz of working as a team to achieve the quality and standard of shows which we have set ourselves, which surely has made the club last as long as it has with plans stretching far into the future!
If you would like to get to know us better and become part of our community in any capacity, head over to the contact page and drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you.