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 and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

This spectacular musical production is a family favourite, and is coming to Keighley in October 2023

Jack and the Beanstalk

Bring the family to an afternoon or evening of fun and laughter. Meet our larger than life Giant, and the "beanies", our talented kiddies chorus, all mixed together with a bit of theatre magic!

The Addams Family

The Addams Family was a huge artistic success for the society, delighting audiences and attracting the most wonderful feedback ever.
The new and previous members of our society fit in beautifully and excelled in their roles. The lack of tiered seating reduced our capacity somewhat, however the KMTC team produced an excellent, entertaining, funny and musically special show.

All Together Now!

Intended to welcome performers back to the stage, audiences back to the theatre, and societies to work together, global theatrical rights company MTI (Music Theatre International) 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 was a wonderful opportunity to reopen the theatre doors. ALL TOGETHER NOW! was performed at the Keighley Playhouse, on Friday November 12th, and two performances on Sat November 13th 2021.

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.

Puss in Boots

Once again KMTC’s pantomime is going to be a treat for the entire family. This classic is written by the kings of panto, Keith Marsden and Geoffrey Rundle, and was last produced in Keighley in 2010.

The pantomime and the cast of nearly forty members will again be directed Peter Whitley and choreographed by Judith Chapman. This year, we welcome Mike Gilroy, who will provide the musical direction.

Leading the talented company this year is Luke Scott as the booted feline, and returning favourites Harvey Dewhurst and Alice Chapman in the Principal Boy/Girl roles.

Cast List
Puss in Boots Luke Scott
Colin Harvey Dewhurst
Princess Marigold Alice Chapman
Cecil Leah Ogrizovic
Cyril Jack Cramby
Fairy and ensemble Sarah Higgins
Silas Slime Sam Higgins
Wilberforce Mark Brown
King Ichabod James Windle
Queen Florence Jonny Tate
Ogre and ensemble Jordan Preston
Queen of Catland and Ensemble Phoenix Bass
Ensemble Children’s Chorus Teen Ensemble
Amy Tallant
Bethany Holmes
Emily Starr
Jasmine Hibbert
Paula Lawler
Scarlett Morris
Annie Los
Betty Major
Niamh Bray
Amelia Hardy
Darcy Mason
Hariette Stretch
Lily Troake
Isabella Smith
Ruby Cunningham
Alfie Blacka
Gabriella Reed-Griffiths
Scarlet Sutcliffe
Aimee Bilbrough
Maisy Harness
Scarlett Hodgson
Eva Kitching
Maggie Flaherty
Savannah Shimmin


Musical Director: Mike Gilroy
Director: Peter Whitley
Choreographer: Judith Chapman

Pantomime written and devised by Keith Marsden and Geoffrey Rundle