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How you can feel festive in 2020!

How you can feel festive in 2020!

What’s more Christmassy than going to the panto!

Although going to the theatre can’t happen this year, we are excited to announce we are bringing a filmed version of our 2015 panto Puss in Boots by Ben Crocker to the Oban Phoenix Cinema on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December.

Puss in Boots tells the tale of penniless Jack Miller and his faithful cat, Puss. Jack falls for the beautiful Princess Esmerelda but the wicked ogre Grimgrab has plans to wed her himself.  He employs the services of bad fairy Pernicia to oversee her kidnapping by Jack’s hapless brothers Jasper and Jethro.  Luckily Pernicia’s sister, the good fairy Priscilla, is never far away to ensure things don’t get too out of hand.  Attempting to help, but often unknowingly hindering Jack and Puss, are Queen Wendy, King Wally and Bobbie the Royal Page.

Panto regulars Roddy MacEachan, Kevin Baker, Morven Wright and Fran Melville share the stage with a 30-strong talented cast including Stephen Glen-Lee as the King, John Robinson as Jasper, Richard Baker as Jack with Nicole O’Brien as Princess Esmerelda, Aimie Baker and Ellie Cooper as the good and bad fairies, David Johnston as Grimbag, Stevo Finlayson as Bobbie and Sue Baker as our fearless talking cat who knows how to rock a pair of boots!

Will Puss save the day from a cat-astrophe?  Showings are at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th Dec and 1pm and 4.30pm on Sunday 13th Dec.  All tickets cost £2 and are available from (social distanced seating system in place).  Don’t miss out, get your tickets now for a purrfect festive treat.


Fundraising concert for the cinema – May 2020

Fundraising concert for the cinema – May 2020

Interested in performing in a musical theatre concert? Want to make a difference in your community? We are producing a concert to raise funds for the next stage of development of the Oban Phoenix Cinema. The concert will be performed on Saturday 16th May at the cinema. To bring the show to a wider audience we are also perform at Appin Village Hall on Friday 15th May.

This concert is in association with Spotlight Musical Theatre Group (Spotlight MTG) and the lead production team are Louisa Hyde, Ellie Cooper and Stephen Day. For insurance reasons all cast will become temporary members for the duration of this production. Spotlight MTG is usually only open to 16+ but this is an opportunity for younger budding stars of the future to get involved and tread the boards.

We are holding an open meeting on Wednesday 19th February at 7.30pm at the Guide Hall in Oban to share more information and work out the rehearsal schedule. If you are interested in performing or helping out backstage please email so we can gauge interest in the project.

Thank you


Looking for a helping hand!

Looking for a helping hand!

Dear members and friends of Spotlight MTG,

We are currently having difficulty finding skilled joiners to volunteer to help us construct our set for the 2019 pantomime.

Do you know anyone in your circle of friends and family who would be willing to help us? The set has all been designed, we just need someone to construct it.  This could probably be completed within a weekend in November.

If you know a joiner who would be keen to help could you please ask them to contact Sally by emailing or PMing us on Facebook

Thank you

Sally Orr, Stage Manager – Camelot – the Panto

Panto tickets now on sale

Panto tickets now on sale

It’s October so what does that mean? Time to think about panto !!

We are excited to say that tickets are now on sale for Oban’s 2019 panto: Camelot – the panto!

They will be on sale from the Corran Halls from 23rd October but why not get in the festive mood now and book your tickets online at (small transaction fee applies to online sales).

If you are a group wanting to book seats email us at

2016 Membership – now due

2016 Membership – now due

Would all members please note that SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DUE!

Forms are available from Louisa and should be passed to me together with the relevant amount. All subs must be paid by the end of September as this is when production bills start to arrive.

This message is not spam!

Ken the Treasure(r)


Mull Theatre show – Wednesday 27th July

Mull Theatre show – Wednesday 27th July

This is on this Wednesday in North Connel and then again in Appin on 23rd August.

Mull Theatre presents … MOVIE TIME
A play by David Pitman

Connel and Appin SMA bittersweet, light romantic comedy of love and loss set in the projection booth of a Glasgow cinema during the Second World War.

Willie, a middle class lad from a good background is chief projectionist at the Roxy….. a giant Glasgow Picture Palace…. and somehow he still hasn’t  had his call up papers. Young Margaret, or Mog as everyone calls her, is sent in to shadow him, just in case. He is quiet and very unassuming, very buttoned up; she is brash and forthright, and just loves a good time at the dancing. She annoys him like crazy, but to her he is just so boring! So different in almost every way, it is in their dreams that  they really connect.

They live for, and through, the films they show. But can their lives live up to their dreams?

With dream-sequence vignettes from Gone With The Wind, Now Voyager, To Be or Not To Be, and many others, this is a charming and nostalgic story of love not quite found

Tickets £9/£7 children can be booked on line at or 01688 302211. Also tickets on the door

Read-through Nights – 2017 Show

Read-through Nights – 2017 Show

This Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st we will be reading through 3 possible scripts for our March 2017 Production at The Guide Hall. The read-throughs will start sharp at 7.30pm and will finish no later than 10.30pm tea and coffee are available so please arrive before 7.15pm.

The shortlisted shows are:
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The vote will take place on Thursday.

These shows have been carefully shortlisted taking into consideration our current casting potential i.e. number of male members.

If there are any new male members looking to join us please come along and meet everyone and if you are a member bringing along a new male please let Kevin know.

Any questions please get in touch.


The Voice UK – Showcase in Oban

The Voice UK – Showcase in Oban

The Voice UK Showcase A representative from The Voice UK is coming to Oban on Tuesday 19th May looking for vocalists (solos/duets) who might be interested in applying for the next series.  They are organising showcases/open mic sessions.

If you are interested please email with your name, contact details and tell him the genre of music that you specialise in and a short (couple of sentences) about yourself.

Or Telephone 02072419347 to book a place.


Some dates for your diary …

Some dates for your diary …

2015 Calendar Target Shows Year OrganizerHi everyone

Here’s some upcoming dates for upcoming rehearsals, shows, AGMS etc

Thursday 16th April – Summer Shows rehearsal and run through of Anything Goes, please come along if you can make it and find out about other dates for the additional summer shows,

Sunday 26th April – Scenery clear out with bonfire and burgers! Time to be arranged, a good sort out of all the scenery stored at the farm.

Saturday 6th June – Charities day, stance is booked any good ideas for fundraising welcome, we will also require volunteers for the day.

Saturday 20th June – Summer Show Appin

Tuesday 23rd June – Spotlight A G M

Saturday 4th July – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (excellent seats) Glasgow Kings Theatre tickets still available .

More dates to be announced soon, thanks Louisa

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