As well as rehearsing for Summer Holiday, our year has, as always, been packed full of some fantastic social and fundraising events.
Our first event of last Summer was our Saturday Social in June, where members, family and friends were entertained by our very own Ebb & Flow. We had our annual Company meal at No. 22 Bar & Grill in July, where we had a chance to catch up over some fantastic food. We had a brilliant Family Fun Day at Hallrig Farm, with bouncy castles from Scottish Inflatables and ice cream from Woody's, keeping the kids and adults entertained for hours. The AAOC ladies had the annual afternoon tea, where everyone's contributions made for an impressive spread! At the end of August, we took part in The Gaiety's Summer Showcase, performing a summery 1950s set-list that had the audience singing along. For our last event before rehearsal season, we met for a screening of the West End production of Summer Holiday, starring Darren Day.
During rehearsal season, we had a very successful Hallowe'en party, with fancy dress, party games, and some excellent hand-carved pumpkins! In November, we performed a carol singing set at the Newmarket Street Christmas Lights Switch-On. This was followed by several more carol singing stints throughout December, at Tesco and Ayr Central.We had our annual Burns Supper in January at the Savoy Park, who provided a lovely meal to go with our in-house entertainment. The week before Summer Holiday, some of our principal cast had a blast performing live on the Steven Brown Art Show, then show week itself brought a new and exciting social event every night!
Throughout the year, we've also been delighted to support other theatre companies, with trips to the Lyric Club performance of Summer Holiday, Loudoun Musical Society's Jesus Christ Superstar, Ayrshire Philharmonic Opera Society's production of Top Hat, and also to see one of our members, Scott, perform as Reecey in New College Lanarkshire's production of Our House!