History of the club
In April 1998, Brian Hayward and the late Ken Findell placed an advert
in the Milngavie & Bearsden Herald calling for all interested
in amateur dramatics to come to a meeting at Kilmardinny House.
Both men had been members of former drama groups based at
the Arts Centre and, with the support of East Dunbartonshire
Council’s Arts Council, wished to recreate an adult drama group
in the area. From that first meeting Kilmardinny Players was born.
Willy Russell’s “Stags and Hens” was the new group’s first production
in January 1999 drawing a positive review from the
Milngavie & Bearsden Herald who counselled its readers to welcome
this “fresh, young company”.
Brian and Ken were both granted
Honorary Membership of the Group that would
not be here without them, to thank them for their vision and hard work
and to celebrate the first 10 years of Kilmardinny Players.