Welcome to the KMTC

The Keighley Musical Theatre Company, formerly Keighley Amateurs have supplied high quality entertainment to the Keighley Areas since 1913.
Whether you are interested in joining our high quality, award winning and friendly team, or you wish to sample our shows, you will find the information you need here.

2020 Cinderella

KMTC Once again presented the greatest pantomime of them all - Cinderella, once again delighting sell-out audiences.

2019 Oliver!

We took you back to the streets of Victorian England to meet orphan boy Oliver.  Neglected, he escapes to London where he “Considers himself at home” with a gang of pickpockets and thieves. Our production of Oliver delighted our full audiences in October 2019.

2019 Aladdin

Our 2019 Pantomime was the wonderful, magical Aladdin. A fresh look at the traditional with up to date music and comedy, and an amazing flying carpet!

2018 Hairspray

The 2018 musical Hairspray was an amazing success. Our talented cast produced the most infectious energy that spilled out to our audience each night.

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.

ALL TOGETHER NOW!

This is the aptly titled revue/concert that will be performed by societies across the world on the same weekend.

Intended to welcome performers back to the stage, audiences back to the theatre, and societies to work together, global theatrical rights company MTI (Musical Theatre International) have developed a musical compilation for us to perform. Many of the numbers are from shows that have not even been released to amateur groups, so this is a wonderful opportunity to reopen the theatre doors. We are therefore delighted to announce that we will be presenting ALL TOGETHER NOW! at the Keighley Playhouse, on Friday November 12th, and two performances on Sat November 13th.

Numbers are limited, and so watch this space for ticket information.

Musical Director: John Sandland
Director: Peter Whitley
Choreography: Judith Chapman

2021 AGM

KMTC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to be held on Tuesday 14th September 2021
 
Due to the Coronavirus situation, we have delayed this as long as possible, however it is our duty to present the accounts no later than six months after the year-end. We are delighted that this year we are able to meet in person, and hope you are able to join us. More details below.
 
The AGM is a meeting we have every year when the Chair reports on the year’s activities, the accounts are discussed, and the Executive Committee is elected, presentation of NODA medals along with any other items on the agenda. Everyone is welcome but if there are any votes only ‘paid up’ members over 15 are allowed to vote. As we were inactive last year, we are including the previous years membership as paid up members. Therefore, if you renewed your membership since the last AGM, or you have been a member during the 2018/19 year (the year we did ‘Oliver!’ and ’Cinderella’), then you will be eligible to vote.

Message from our Chair

Hello everyone, 

I am so pleased to write this letter to you to invite you to the Company’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday Sept 14th 2021 at, 7.30 pm in our new premises, The Riddlesden Institute, Scott Lane, Riddlesden, Keighley. It will be lovely to see everyone again… in person! 

After the Committee’s many Zoom meetings and difficult decisions, we are very excited about our forthcoming production “All Together Now” to be performed at Keighley Playhouse on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November, with two performances on Saturday. This musical review has been given to us by the rights holders, Musical Theatre International (MTI) and will be a global event designed to welcome people back into the theatre after such a difficult time. The first rehearsal will be held on Tuesday 31 August at 7.30 pm at the Institute. 

Link to official notice letter here

A year we will never forget!

I don’t think anybody could have foreseen such a worldwide disaster that has affected everyone in some way. Here in our small town of Keighley we have all been hit hard by this pandemic as individuals, as families, and also as a group. We are fortunate to be strong, have a good committee and membership, and a loyal base of supporters that will be there at the other end waiting for us to return – and we will return!

The lock-down began in the middle of our Joseph auditions, and at the time we thought it was simply a setback that we could recover from. Unfortunately as things stand the best we can hope for is to be back on stage in October 2021. This decision – announced on our FaceBook page recently was difficult, but the safety of our cast, crew and audiences are of greatest importance.  Sadly, the performance rights for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are not available for next October, so we are now looking for a suitable technicolor alternative. We do hope to bring Joseph back when this is available again.

Please stay safe everyone, we hope to see you all again very soon!

The KMTC Commitee