Fraserburgh Musical Society back on stage

Fraserburgh Musical Society in 1989's production of My Fair Lady
Fraserburgh Musical Society in 1989's production of My Fair Lady

After a 20 year absence, the Fraserburgh Musical Society has reformed and are working towards putting on shows again next year.

Convener and Musical Director Norman Robertson explained how the recent activity came about.

“The society was never completely wound up and recently some of its members got together and decided that there was a place in the town’s life for musical production,” he said.

He added that the shows would “cater primarily to adult audiences”.

A meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th September at 7.30pm at the JIC building on Albert Street.

The society has invited anyone who is interested in taking part, especially “anyone wanting to giving musical theatre a try for the first time”.

Debuting in 1945 with Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Gondoliers’, the society performed shows until 1995.

Mr Robertson’s first show was in 1979, with a production of ‘Oliver!’, a show which went well despite external circumstances.

“Most of the musicians had been recruited from the surrounding area, but a bad storm had blocked roads, preventing them getting to the venue.

“Then we had a blackout in the opening number, Food Glorious Food, but the cast never missed a beat.”