Fingask Castle
Fingask Castle
Fingask Castle

The Follies Tours

COLOURS

Highlights from the 2021 Fingask Follies

Our 25th most colourful season

Music Director: Cillian Donaghy

Cast: Miranda Dobson, Shaylyn Gibson, George Mulryan, Hannah Taylor and Toby Webster

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

Music Supervisor: Ed Bussey

We took the show to Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Oxenfoord Castle, Midlothian, Rammerscales, Dumfriesshire. And in England to Stowe School Buckinghamshire, The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire and The Essex Barn, Layer Marney Tower, Essex. And London: L’Escargot, Soho and Boodle’s.

Islands

Highlights from the 2019 Fingask Follies

Music Director: Dan Smith

Cast: Emma Harrold, Grant McConvey, Sophie Moores, Camille Rieu and Simone de Simone

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

Music Supervisor: Ed Bussey

We took the show to The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms, Dumfriesshire, Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire, Whitburgh, Midlothian. And in England to Chillington Hall, Staffordshire, Iscoyd Park, Shropshire, Stowe School Buckinghamshire. And London: L’Escargot, Soho and the Travellers’ Club

Battles Great & Small

Highlights from the 2018 Fingask Follies

Music Director: Carol Arnopp

Cast: Alexandra J. Burns, Matthew Hobbs, Charlie-Jade Jones, Luke Lane and Muirgen O’Mahony,

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

Music Supervisor: Ed Bussey

We took the show to Craigdarroch, Dumfriesshire, Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire, Stevenson House, East Lothian. And in England to Anne of Cleves Barn, Essex, Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, Chillingham Castle, Northumberland, Chillington Hall, Staffordshire, Stowe School Buckinghamshire. And London: L’Escargot, Soho and the Travellers’ Club

And Paris – the Ballroom of the British Embassy

Second Helpings

Highlights from the 2017 Fingask Follies

A musical revue exploring the fun to be had from excess! Revisiting the FOOD theme after CRUMPET GALORE! We are what eat 2006

Music Director: Gulliver Ralston

Cast: Will Arundell, Becky Bassett, Charlie-Jade Jones, Grant McConvey and Judith von Orelli.

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

We took the show to Craigdarroch, Dumfriesshire, Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Whitburgh, Midlothian. And in England to Packington Hall, Warwickshire, Penshurst Place, Kent, Stowe School Buckinghamshire. And London: L’Escargot, Soho and the London Scketch Club.

HA-HA!

Highlights from the 2016 Fingask Follies

Focusing on Capability Brown’s Tercentenary

Music Director: Matheson Bayley

Cast: Miri Gellert, Olivia Holland-Rose, Maggie Lynne, Tim Southgate and Alex Wingfield.

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

Both Olivia Holland-Rose and Time Southgate are currently appearing in Phantom of the Opera in the West End.

An Apple a Day

Highlights from the 2015 Fingask Follies

Our 20th Healthy Season!

Music Director: Philip Mitchell

Cast: Richard Brindley, Bethan Wyn Davies, Miri Gellert, Victoria Quigley and Jonathan Stirland

Money, money, money

Highlights from the 2014 Fingask Follies

I’ve got plenty of nuttin!

Music Director: Ed Bussey

Cast: Alison Arnopp, Charlie Cordwell, Dickon Gough, Emma Whittaker and Tom Read Wilson

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

Tom Read Wilson has gone on to make a successful TV career. He is the receptionist in Celebs Go Dating, delivering witty one-liners. He regularly appears on shows such as Big Brother’s Bit On The Side and has also featured on Celebrity Juice, Britain’s Got More Talent and CelebAbility.

Growing Things

Highlights from the 2013 Fingask Follies

Our 18th Blooming Season!

Music Director: Gemma Hawkins

Cast: Hannah Blake, Michael Conway, Dom Hodson, Gary Albert Hughes and Helena Raeburn

Directors: Lofty Buchanan and Helen Molchanoff

With Growing Things we went to the Following Scottish venues: Balgray, Dumfriesshire, Glen Tanar Ballroom, Aberdeenshire and England: Broughton Castle, Oxfordshire, The Chelsea Arts Club and the Polish Club, London.

Going Places

Highlights from the 2012 Fingask Follies

Music Director: Will Stuart

Cast: Hannah Blake, Dominic Brewer, Lofty Buchanan, Joanna Hickman, Gary Albert Hughes and Alex Young

Director: Helen Molchanoff

With GOING PLACES we went to the following Scottish places: Ardtalla, Novar Estate, Ross and Cromarty; Balgray, Dumfriesshiere; Glen Tanar Ballroom, Aberdeenshire, Southfield House, East Lothian and in England: The Chelsea Arts Club and Upton, Gloucestershire.

This was Alex Young’s second season with the Fingask Follies. Alex Young was in Sondheim’s Follies at the National Theatre and will play Nellie Forbush in South Pacific in the Chichester Theatre’s 2021 season.

The Fingask Follies

Some like it Hot, Hot, Hot!

With Peter White on the piano

Cast: Lofty Buchanan, Kate Feldschreiber also on cello, Katie Hall, Scott Muller, Owain Williams and Alex Young

Artistic Director: Stuart Barr

Director: Helen Molchanoff

Katie Hall went on to play the lead in Phantom of the Opera, Cosette and Fantine in Les Miserables, Maria in West Side Story, Johanna Barker in Sweeney Todd and sings at Grange Park Opera. Katie was directed by Trevor Nunn playing Maria Anne Miller in Stephen Schwartz’s Schikaneder (Vienna).

Katie says that the Fingask Follies was one of her happiest engagements and one day she has promised to make a personal appearance.

This HOT HOT tour took us to the following Scottish venues: Balgray in Dumfriesshire; The Drum, Gilmerton; Haddo, Aberdeenshire; Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire and the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. We also performed at The Chelsea Arts Club, 10/11, Carlton House Terrace and the Polish Club in London.