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 Babes in the Wood

Our 2018 annual family pantomime is Babes in the Wood.
Join Dame Penelope and Muddles on 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.

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.

Coming soon…

Our annual family pantomime, Babes in the Wood

This year’s pantomime is going to be a treat for the entire family. Written by the kings of panto, Keith Marsden and Geoffrey Rundle, we once again take you to the land of make-believe.

Babes in the Wood promises to be a fresh and fun family pantomime full of well loved songs and tradition. Continuing previous year’s wonderful productions, this year the pantomime will again be directed by Peter Whitley and Judith Chapman. Judith will also be choreographing the cast of 50 people, and with musical direction from Geoff Garrett – completes the winning team!

Leading the talented company is Leanne Watson as Maid Marion and Fiona Spencer as Robin Hood with Leah Ogrizovic as the Fairy. Mark Hutchinson will exchange the cheers for boos this year as the villain Sir Casper (The Sherriff of Nottingham). Philip Smith, Danny Duckworth and Bailey Roper will keep you laughing as Muddles and the bumbling robbers Dan & Desmond. Dean Harness will be adding glamour as our Schoolmistress Dame, Penelope Penwiper.

We once again have a magnificent line-up of amazing dancers and adorable kiddies including four fabulous “Babes”, and a great supporting cast too!

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