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!

Forthcoming Musical

Our next musical is 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.

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.

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.

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.

My Fair Lady – October 2017

Victoria Hall, Keighley – 18th to 21nd October 2017.

We are now making preparations for our Autumn 2017 musical ‘ My Fair Lady’.

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.

The original 1956 production of My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews helped define the modern musical theatre. The original production enjoyed a seven-year run on Broadway leading to the 1964 film, which won several Oscars, including Best Picture.

The most recent London West End revival won the Olivier Awards for “Outstanding Musical Production” – “My Fair Lady” is an undoubted masterpiece which richly deserves, and repays, all the loving care the director Trevor Nunn and his company have lavished on it.”

Its classic musical numbers include “With A Little Bit of Luck”, “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.