Worcester Musical Theatre Company

Location Ledbury
Contact Annie Lloyd-Jones - worcestermusicaltheatrecompany@gmail.com
Rehearsal Venue Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club

Worcester Musical Theatre Company was founded 42 years ago as Midland
Musical Theatre Group (MMTG) by Robert Wilson MBE, and performed mainly at
the Malvern Festival Theatre for the ensuing 34 years.

In 2011 the name was changed to Worcester Musical Theatre Company and the
performance venue moved to The Swan in Worcester, where our 2018 show
“A Night to Remember” will be our eighth since this renaissance.

We are a small company with less than 100 members, but a very active one and
with shows that are of a unique character. Although the cast is amateur, we have
professional musicians, choreographers, sound and lighting engineers,
hairdressers and beauticians and superb costumes, so this is amateur musical
theatre of the highest quality, and our 2016 show “Walking on Sunshine” won
NODA’s best musical award for the West Midlands Region.

Although WMTC is a registered charity in its own right, we like to support another
charity every year; in 2017 it was Motor Neurone Disease Association with
connections to our own membership, and the year before that Guide Dogs.
Our 2014 show commemorated the centenary of the outbreak of the First World
War with a very moving “Remembrance” section involving the whole company
including children and dancers, and with buglers from the Salvation Army and
standard bearers from The Royal British Legion and over 100 people onstage.

Our 2018 show “A Night to Remember” will reprise this section to celebrate the
centenary of the ending of the First World War, and will include a special matinee
performance on Sunday 11 November 2018, the centenary of the signing of The
Armistice.

The nominated charity for this show will therefore be The Royal British Legion,
and we were privileged to have been addressed by their County Chairman at our
recent “Meet the Show Night”.


Rehearsals, initially on Mondays and later on Wednesdays and some Sunday
afternoons, are at Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Club.


Auditions are on 9 th April, first rehearsal on 28 th April and curtain up is on
6 th November for a seven show run including the Sunday.


Rehearsals are demanding but fun, and members also enjoy a lively social scene,
and those planning to party during show week would be well advised to consider
taking some vacation from work.