Sir Bobby Stewart of Arndean supported Alloa Musical Players as Diamond Patron for five years until 2017. He and his wife Grizel attended every performance and made substantial financial contributions to AMP which helped keep the company afloat across some choppy waters and lean years. Bobby retired as Diamond Patron in 2018 with our grateful thanks. His death was announced in September 2019.
Dorothy was a performer since her schooldays and a keen member of our Concert Party. Although she had a lovely voice, she was also a talented dancer. She was often a committee member and also served as President. She died in December 2017 aged 65.
David was a founder member, a performer, a valued volunteer
and Honorary President, who died in June 2018 aged 86. David lived a long and
active life from his early years in the merchant navy through his many years of
service with Maclay’s in Alloa. He was in his time a very skilful tennis player
and a demonstration-standard country dancer – (the owner of many kilts!) He loved to cruise but was also very busy
locally – notably as a volunteer with Friends of Alloa Tower. With Alloa Musical Players, he covered
front-of-house duties once he retired from the stage, and always came to
rehearsals to help make the tea. In 2014
David became the first person in AMP to achieve the 60 year award of NODA (the National
Operatic and Dramatic Association). He will be sorely missed.
Helen was a performer for many years, a committee member and President who died in October 2017 aged 54.
She was at her most glamorous and amorous as Hope Harcourt in “Anything Goes” in 1994, at her most sensational with AMP in the title role in Mame 1999 and was always a hoot in her many panto roles.There are also non-AMP musicals she shared with AMP and Alman Drama Club friends: Cabaret, Chicago, Hair and Godspell – as well as Montrose. Helen also spent a number of years performing with Larbert Amateur Operatic Society.