CELEBRATING 125 YEARS IN MUSICAL THEATRE

OUR HISTORY

 

The society was established in 1892 and except for periods during the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars, has performed every year since. We have, on many occasions presented premier amateur performances of newly released shows, always to great acclaim and always of the highest standard. We are proud to be one of those companies entrusted with the introduction of these newly released shows onto the amateur circuit.

The society is always on the lookout for new, modern, different and exciting shows to perform. Every year, several of our young members move on to careers in theatre, from the past, the most well known are Robbie Williams, Jonathan Wilkes, Anthea and Wendy Turner

For many years our home was The Queens Theatre, Burslem, but in 1998 , just before we opened with ”Crazy For You”, the ceiling collapsed and the theatre was closed. Within a week we moved everything into a theatre in what is now called the Cultural Centre of the Potteries and we now use The Regent, The Victoria Hall, The Mitchell Memorial Theatre and occasionally, The New Vic Theatre, which is in the round. Members of the society were invited to meet the Queen when she opened The Regent after its refurbishment.

Over the years we have been given many NODA awards for our productions and were the winners of the International Festival of Musicals at the Buxton Opera House in 1997 with ‘’Me and My Girl”.

Most recently we recieved the 2015 Noda award for the West Midlands Best Show for Sister Act.

 

PAST SHOWS

  • 1892-1930

    1892 H.M.S. Pinafore

    1893 The Pirates Of Penzance

    1894 The Yeoman Of  the Guard

    1895 Iolanthe

    1896 The Yeoman Of  the Guard

    1897 Pricess Ida and Iolanthe

    1899 The Mikado

    1909 Trial By Jury and The Sorcerer

    1910 Dorothy

    1911 Amasis

    1913 The Gondoliers

    1914 The Yeoman Of  the Guard

    1915 The Mikado

    1916 The Mountbanks

    1919 The Gondoliers

    1920 The Yeoman Of  the Guard

    1921 Tom Jones

    1922 The Rose of Persia

    1923 The Gondoliers

    1924 Tom Jones

    1925 Utopia Ltd

    1926 Veronique

    1927 The Mikado

    1928 The Yeoman Of  the Guard

    1929 Iolanthe

    1930 The Geisha

  • 1931-1967

    1931 The Gondoliers

    1932 The New Moon

    1933 The Three Muskateers

    1934 The New Moon

    1935 Sybil

    1936 Nina Rosa

    1937 Waltz Dream

    1938 Gay Romance

    1939 The Maid of The Mountains

    1951 Merrie England

    1952 Bless The Bride

    1953 Song of Norway

    1954 Perchance to Dream

    1955 The Student Prince

    1956 The New Moon

    1957 White Horse Inn

    1958 The Dubarry

    1959 Summersong

    1960 Dear Miss Phoebe

    1960 Annie Get Your Gun

    1961 Kismet

    1962 Flower Drum Song

    1963 The Music Man

    1964 The King and I

    1965 The Pyjama Game

    1966 Guys and Dolls

    1966 The Merry Widow

    1967 West Side Story

     

     

    1967 Half a Sixpence

  • 1968-1984

    1968 Robert and Elizabeth

    1969 Hello Dolly

    1969 Kiss Me Kate

    1970 Can-Can

    1970 Sound of Music

    1971 Annie Get Your Gun

    1971 How to Succeed……

    1972 The Dancing Years

    1972 Fiddler on the Roof

    1973 Charlie Girl

    1973 Sweet Charity

    1974 Cabaret

    1974 The Card

    1975 Oliver

    1975 Funny Girl

    1976 The King and I

    1976 Man of La Mancha

    1977 Sound of Music

    1977 Hello Dolly

    1978 Gigi

    1978 Fiddler on the Roof

    1979 Irene

    1979 The Wizard of Oz

    1980 The Music Man

    1980 Camelot

    1981 Joseph

    1981 Mame

    1982 Godspell

    1982 My Fair Lady

    1983 Chicago

    1983 Half a Sixpence

    1984 Mack and Mabel

  • 1985-1997

    1985 Hans Anderson

    1985 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    1986 The Card

    1986 Guys and Dols

    1987 The Pirates of Penzance

    1987 Man of La Mancha

    1987 Pickwick

    1988 The Mikado

    1988 Oliver

    1989 Irene

    1989 Annie

    1990 Oklahoma

    1990 HMS Pinafore

    1991 The Wizard of Oz

    1991 Cabaret

    1991 La Cage Aux Folles

    1992 Anything Goes

    1992 Jesus Christ Superstar

    1993 West Side Story

    1993 Billy

    1994 Robert and Elizabeth

    1994 42nd Street

    1995 South Pacific

    1995 Barnum

    1996 Follies

    1996 Carousel

    1997 Me and My Girl

    1997 Kiss Me Kate

    1997 Me and My Girl

  • 1998-2018

    1998 Gigi

    1998 Crazy For You

    1999 Me and My Girl

    1999 La Cage Aux Folles

    2000 Oliver

    2000 Barnum

    2001 Anything Goes

    2001 Scrooge

    2002 King and I

    2002 Scrooge

    2003 Underneath The arches

    2003 Oliver

    2004 Oklahoma

    2004 Christmas - Deck The hall

    2005 Annie

    2005  Guys and Dolls

    2006 Damn Yankees

    2006 SongWriters Songbook

    2007 Full Monty

    2007 Deck The Hall 07

    2008 Full Monty

    2008 Deck the Hall 08

    2009 Boogie Nights

    2009 Producers

    2010 Nunsense

    2010 Deck the Hall 2010

    2011 Cabaret

    2011 A  Christmas Carol

    2012 Whistle Down the Wind

    2013 Wizard of Oz

    2014 Stepping Out

    2014 Oliver!

    2015 Sister Act

    2016 9 to 5

    2017 Hello, Dolly!

    2018 Made in Dagenham

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CELEBRATING 125 YEARS IN MUSICAL THEATRE

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS IN MUSICAL THEATRE