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Sad News

Sad News

Spotlight MTG is sad to hear of the passing of Duncan Campbell.

Duncan performed with us in the past and was on stage for many of our shows including My Fair Lady, Sweet Charity and Barnum as well as pantomimes.

He also sang in our weekly Summer Showtime performances some years ago.

He will be remembered by us as a talented performer and a gentleman. Our condolences to his wife Joan and all his family

Gwyneth Neal

Gwyneth Neal

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group is saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Gwyneth Neal.

Gwyneth was a member of our group for several years.

As well as showing great talent on stage, Gwyneth was also a dedicated producer and director for a number of our shows. She embraced all she did with huge commitment and flair and was a valued group member and friend to many.

We send our condolences to her sons Robert and David and all the extended family at this deeply sad and difficult time.

Grab a blue token and help us!

Grab a blue token and help us!

We love making the experience for our audience as enjoyable as possible from the high quality of sets, costumes and lighting to enhancing the view from your seat. For example at our recent panto in December 2019 we changed our seating plan to include a larger section of tiered seating. With increasing costs every little helps and we have been lucky enough to be selected as one of the three community groups represented at the moment at Oban’s Tesco store.

Please consider asking for a blue token when you shop (the cashier’s don’t always offer them automatically but there is no minimum spend and they are happy to hand them out) and pop it in the Spotlight’s slot. The current round is until 31st March 2020.

To read more about this great community funding scheme visit

#everylittlehelps #welovebluetokens

Panto Music Available

Panto Music Available

Fantastic panto tonight – well done everyone.

Rehearsal tracks are starting to be uploaded to our dedicated site online. Cast members please visit to download relevant tracks for yourself. Message us privately for the password.

More tracks will appear on this link in due course.

Get listening folks!

Spotlight MTG 2019 AGM

Spotlight MTG 2019 AGM

Our AGM will be held at Oban Lorne Rugby Club on Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7.30pm

Everyone is welcome but only paid up members can vote at this meeting.


Mull Theatre coming to Appin and Benderloch village halls on 12th and 13th February 2019

Mull Theatre coming to Appin and Benderloch village halls on 12th and 13th February 2019


A new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the ‘King of Scotland’, focusing on his struggles to bring “light to the glens.” Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands.

A story of power-and the struggle for it.

Reproduction of the Tom Johnston portrait by kind permission of Scottish Friendly Assurance.

An informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress.
Readings, encounters, questions & answers, feedback and chat offer audiences the chance to be part of and enjoy the fun of the creative process.

This drama performance resulted from a bite size activity that Mull Theatre ran at Rockfield last year. They are bringing the performance to Appin and Benderloch, as well as Corran Halls on Saturday 9th. After the show they will be running another bite size session with reading from new plays and work in progress. There will be opportunities for questions input etc so it would be great to get the word out to as many drama folk as possible.

Appin Village Hall Tuesday 12th February at 7.30
Benderloch Village Hall Wednesday 13th February at 7.30

Tickets £12 of £10 for under 26 years

Phone 01631 720498 or use this email address to book tickets


Fiddler on the Roof Casting is Announced

Fiddler on the Roof Casting is Announced

The casting is as follows…….


Fiddler on the Roof Casting
Spotlight Musical Theatre Group
Tevye Ian Henry
Lazar Wolf Kevin Baker
Motel Michael Wall
Perchick John Robinson
Fyedka James Strachan
Mordcha/Inkeeper Roddy Maceachen
Golde Fran Melville
Tzeitell/Fruma Sarah Ellie Cooper
Hodel Katie Baker
Chava Moira Beaton
Yente Sue Baker
Shripzne Megan Day
Bielka Jess McCann
Grandma Tzeitel Lesley Duncan
Shandiel Kate McGreggor
Rabbi Peter Macarthur
Medel (The Rabbis Son) Stevo Finlayson
Constable Mike Rowell (To be confirmed)
The Fiddler Morven Wright
Other parts such as Yussel, Sasha, Avram and additional Chorus lines etc will be
decided on as we come to them during rehersals.
Its been a tough time casting this show and the standard of audition from EVERYONE was very high.
We hope that everyone who auditioned and didn’t get a named part will still join us for this show which is going to be very challenging music, acting and choreography wise but also great fun.
Time to pay the fiddler  – The wait is almost over.

Time to pay the fiddler – The wait is almost over.

After many auditions, many deliberations and very difficult decisions – Fiddler on the roof has now been cast.

We will reveal the principal casting on Thursday the 12th of July at the Rugby Club 7.30pm just before the main rehearsal for the summer show begins.  All members and “audittionees”  welcome and encouraged to come along.

Steevie & Louisa

Photo by Providence Doucet on Unsplash





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