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.

Joseph

We are delighted to have secure the rights to the wonderful Lloyd Webber show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
We are one of the first to offer the full adult version of this show, in all its glory, here at Keighley in October 2020. More information to follow...

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.

Coronavirus Update

As you may expect, everything is on hold at the moment. We are unfortunate that the lock-down occurred in the middle of our audition process before any decisions could be made. We thank and apologise to all those that have already auditioned – we hope that we can continue soon!

As things stand, we are unable to comment regarding when we can resume auditions and rehearsals. Nor do we know if Joseph will go ahead at the original or later time. We will continue to listen to government advice, and liaise with the venue and  and update you as soon as we know anything.

It is also likely that we will need to postpone the AGM this year. Again, we will update our website as soon as we know more.

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

The KMTC Commitee

Casting Call

Keighley Musical Theatre Company is delighted to have been granted a licence to perform an all age production of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ as an amateur group. Until recently the show has only been available to schools and church groups so we consider ourselves very lucky to be able to perform this iconic show at Keighley Victoria Hall, Tuesday 20th October to Saturday 24th October 2020, for six performances.

Welcome Workshop


Lyrics by Tim Rice,
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

To prepare for the show we are holding a workshop on Wednesday 4th March 2020, 7pm to 9.30pm at Keighley Victoria Hall, where our production team will give full details of the show and explain how to prepare for the auditions which will be held on the 15th and 18th March 2020. The production team is Giles Atkinson (Director), Judith Chapman (Choreographer) and John Sandland (Musical Director).

We are of course looking for a charismatic ‘Joseph’ and a lively bunch of 11 brothers, his father Jacob, a Pharaoh (often portrayed as an Elvis type character), Potiphar and his adulterous wife, Narrator(s), the brothers wives and host of supporting roles. For principal roles, people wishing to audition should be 15 or above on the workshop date. We will also be including children’s young ensemble/chorus who will be involved in the action on stage and they should be a minimum age of 8 on the 4th March 2020.

We would recommend that you try to attend this workshop in addition to your audition, as it will be an opportunity to learn a dance and some of the audition pieces.

If people wish to find out more, then they should visit our audition information page, or contact us on casting@keighleymtc.com. We also have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/keighleyMTC

We are preparing for a spectacular show, worthy of our long tradition of providing the very best in musical theatre!

audition information page >

Performances

Tuesday 20th October – 7.15pm
Wednesday 21st October – 7.15pm
Thursday 22nd October – 7.15pm
Friday 23rd October – 7.15pm
Saturday 24th October – 2.15pm and 7.15pm

At Victoria Hall (next to the leisure centre)
Hard Ings Road, Keighley, BD21 3JN