Society Name Change

Following much discussion, soul searching and member consultation, it was resolved at a recent EGM, that we would change the society name to Keighley Musical Theatre Company.
There are many reasons for this decision, including the dropping of the word operatic, which was not relevant. We also wanted to drop the amateur tag, which the current generation believes applies to the quality rather than the organisation structure.
This change will allow us to look forward to the challenges of the next 100 years!

2018 Hairspray

We will soon be auditioning for a suitably talented cast for the wonderful musical Hairspray.
Filled with incredible songs, this 6o's based Tony award winning musical is already becoming a hit with auditionees. We are sure the audience will love it!

2018 Babes in the Wood

Our 2018 annual family pantomime was Babes in the Wood.  Dame Penelope and Muddles were successfull in their adventures with Maid Marion and Robin Hood to rescue the babes from a fate worse than the Sheriff of Nottingham.

2017 My Fair Lady

Our 2017 musical was the popular My Fair Lady. Based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play Pygmalion, tells the familiar story of Eliza Doolittle, a Covent Garden flower seller who, inspired by phonetician Henry Higgins’ public boast that he could change her social status by teaching her how to speak correctly, turns up at his door asking for lessons in order to fulfil her dream of working in a flower shop. However, Eliza eventually succeeds so well that she outgrows her lowly ambitions, and manages to become an indispensable part of Higgins' life.

2016 Musical - Grease!

Previously only available to school groups, we were one of the first groups to be performing the full adult version of this musical in October 2016, including all your favourite songs from the Movie!
The musical is set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School and follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love.

2013 Musical

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young.

2011 Footloose

Based on the hit 80s movie (which launched the careers of Kevin Bacon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jon Lithgow), FOOTLOOSE has become a stage musical phenomenon. From Broadway to the West End and touring across the UK, and now here in Keighley, there is just no stopping the music.

 

 

At a theatre near you… this October… Hairspray!

Casting

Despite the weather trying to disrupt the audition process, we are pleased to announce that we now have a wonderful cast in place, and we are excited to move on to the rehearsal process.

Here is a full cast list:

Non Conformists   Conformists
Tracy Turnblad Vickie Hawkins &
Leah Ogrizovic Kerr
  Velma Von Tussle Phoenix Hillier
Motormouth Maybelle Josi Flavius-Warner   Amber Von Tussle Sarah Chapman
Penny Pingleton Ellen O’Keeffe   Prudy Pingleton Sarah Whistlecraft
Little Inez Emily Moses   Matron / Gym Teacher Hannah Williams
     
Special Ed   Councilettes
Beatnik Girl Roisin Vink   TBC Faith Jordan
Deanne Sarah Muff   TBC Amy Bennett
TBC
+Mr. Pinky Staff
Ema Thompson   TBC Scarlett Hale
Lorraine Grace Macdonald   TBC Olivia Hoddy
Cindy
+Mr. Pinky Staff
Danielle Stephenson   TBC Natasha Armstrong
TBC Jasmine Hibbert   TBC Stephanie Laycock
TBC Ciara Fleming   TBC Megan Bown
TBC Lucy Shutt      
         
Edna Turnblad Jonny Tate   Corny Collins Mark Hutchinson
Seaweed J. Stubbs Reece Raymond   Link Larkin Joshua Breeze
Wilbur Turnblad Peter Whitley   Mr. Pinky /
School Principal /
Harriman F. Spritzer
Dean Harness
         
Dynamites    Council 
  Carmelina Kirkland   IQ James Windle
  Emma Worden   Sketch Ben Wysocki
  TBC   Brad Bailey Roper
      Fender Tobias Garbutt
Special Ed   Chuck Samuel Higgins
Gilbert Callum Stevens      
Stooie Elliot Green   Guard/
Floor Manager/
Minister/
Mr Pinky’s staff/
Flasher 
Richard Gardner 
Thad Nathan Armstrong  

 

More…

More information to follow – watch this space!

Public ticket sales open on 1st September. If you wish to make a group booking enquiry in advance, please contact our box office manager here.