M.A.D. (Monifieth Amateur Dramatics) was founded by Marion Goodfellow on the 15th of October 2003 and has gone from strength to strength.
We have performed full length plays, one act plays, an old time music hall extravaganza to raise money for Tsunami, Murder Mystery Evenings and various small performances for local organisations. We have also performed at the Edinburgh Festival fringe and Monikie Park.
Our performances have helped Monifieth Befriending Scheme, Ninewells Cancer Campaign, Monifieth Girl Guides, Monifieth Library, Medieval Fair and the British Heart Foundation, The Special Olympics, Leukaemia Research, Comic Relief.
We have around 50 members (and several more who help when we put
the shows on) all headed by a strong Management Committee. None of us
get paid - it’s voluntary - as MAD is a registered charity.
We all do it out of the kindness of our hearts (and craving for an audience).
There is a social side to the group: After-show parties where the older members prove they can keep partying long after the younger ones were fast asleep! We had an outing to The Dundee Rep - to see how the professionals do it. A few of us often pop into the pub to discuss our performances (and eat Scampi Fries).
There's more to the group than acting so why not come along and see how you can help us. No previous experience necessary - see what new skills you could learn.
We also have regular social evenings where we discuss and learn about the society whilst having fun and maybe watching past shows.