The Cast

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Dolly Levi

Carol Sutherland

 

I have been a member of Falkirk Operatic for many years. I have also done shows with Boness Operatic Society and Forth Dimensions in South Queensferry. Ive been priviledged to play lots of roles along the way - favourites include Miss Hannigan and Ado Annie, Connie in Made In Dagenham. The highlight though has to be playing Dolly Levi. We are so lucky to have a fabulous cast as always and as President i am very proud of them all. I hope you all enjoy our show.

Horace Vandergelder

Willie Cunningham

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to play a number of characters in amateur musicals including some classic roles like Tevye, Billy Bigalow, Emile de Becque, Fagin and Horace Vandergelder. Really pleased to be revisiting Horace with such a fantastic cast and production team.

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Cornelius Hackl

Graeme Scott

 Graeme is delighted to be back performing with FOS this year, finally bringing Hello Dolly to the Town Hall stage! Graeme has appeared onstage with a number of societies in NODA Region 3 and counts himself lucky to have had the opportunity to play some of his favourite roles; Curly (Oklahoma!), Nicely Nicely (Guys & Dolls), Lt. Joseph Cable (South Pacific), Phil Davis (White Christmas) & a previous outing as a certain Mr Hackl with LAMP back in 2009. He would like to take the opportunity to thank Lauren, Jess & Sam, for all their help and support during rehearsals and he wishes everyone involved with ‘Hello Dolly’ a fantastic show week. Enjoy the show!!

Irene Molloy

Anne Rice

Anne is delighted to be playing the role of Irene Molloy in Falkirk Operatic Society's production of Hello Dolly. Anne has treaded the boards in a variety of Noda Region 3 productions including Jennifer Gabriel in Witches of Eastwick, Fairy Starlight in Puss in Boots, Nancy in Oliver, Judy Bernly in 9 to 5 and, most recently, Lisa Hopkins in Made in Dagenham. Anne is delighted to be back with Falkirk Opera and wishes everyone involved in the production a fabulous run and hopes the audiences enjoy the show.

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Barnaby Tucker

Darren Tasker

Darren Tasker has been involved in musical theatre since 2010 and has enjoyed playing many parts including, Bill Sykes in Oliver, Edna in Hairspray and Peron in Evita. He is happy to be back on stage for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic and hopes you enjoy the show.

Minnie Fay

Hannah Gillies

Hannah started performing with FOS 15 years ago. Her first role was playing orphan Tessie in Annie. Since then she has gone on to play other roles, most recently Hope Harcourt in Anything Goes, and has been part of the chorus particularly as a dancer. As a founding member of Big Bad Wolf Children's theatre company, she has played many roles including a bride of Dracula and her favourite as Wendy in Peter Pan. She is delighted to be returning to the stage with the company as Minnie Fay.

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Ambrose Kemper

Andrew Tasker

Andrew is delighted to be playing Ambrose Kemper in this his third show with Falkirk Operatic Society. Some of his previous favourite roles with EROS Musical Society in Glasgow have been Bill Sykes in Oliver, Bill Hickock in Calamity Jane and Pablo in Sister Act.

Ermengarde

Rebecca Gillies

Rebecca fist took to the stage at age 4 with Stenhouse School of Dance and had her first taste of musical theatre at age 8 when she performed as a munchkin in Falkirk Youth Theatre’s performance of The Wiz. She joined FOS as a dancer when she was 14 and has played roles including Louise in Carousel and Chava in Fiddler on the roof. She later joined LAMP where she enjoyed playing roles including Jennifer in Witches of Eastwick and Angie in Summer Holiday. As a founding member of Big Bad Wolf Children’s theatre company, she enjoyed playing a number of roles including her favourite, the Wardrobe, in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Rebecca is excited to get her dancing shoes back out and return to the stage this year.

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Rudolph

Tom Keeble

This is Tom's 45th year in Amateur Theatre, appearing with BAOS, LAMP, Forth Dimension and the Barony Players. He is, once again, delighted to be with FOS in this year's production of Hello Dolly playing the role of Rudolph. He has enjoyed rehearsing with the cast and hopes that you, the audience, enjoy the show.

Ernestina Money

Susan McFarlane

Susan is a valued member of FOS and is returning to us this year to play Ernestina Money. Susan is also a member of LAMP (Linlightow Amateur Musical Productions), BAOS (Bo'Ness Amateur Operatic Society) and SABOS (Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society). Susan recently appeared as Sister Amnesia in the SABOS production as Nunsense. She brings her excellent comedic timing to FOS in the role of Ernestina and we're sure you'll be laughing all the way to the bank!

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