A warm welcome to Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company.
WHO ARE WE? We are an adult society dedicated to the staging of high quality semi-professional musical theatre shows. Thousands of people have contributed to the society’s success over the years, with many a leading man or lady going on to the professional stage, and we are proud to have been part of their history.
OUR MISSION - To enrich and give access to musical theatre to the people of Wilmslow and Alderley Edge and to develop and nurture local talent.
There are several ways of getting involved: as a Performing Member, Non-Performing Member and Off-Stage roles.
Annual Membership: £30 for adult performing members, £20 for juniors.
Non-Performing Membership: £25 per annum.
OFF-STAGE ROLES - We are keen to welcome volunteers to help us backstage, whether it is as part of the stage crew, sound, lighting or props team. If you don’t feel you have the time to commit to being in the cast, working backstage is a great way to get involved. Experience not essential as training and support is always given.
Wardrobe: Help is always welcome - whether repairing a damaged costume or helping with quick changes. Sewing skills are NOT essential!
Front of House: During show week help is welcomed with checking tickets, selling programmes and raffle tickets and showing people to their seats.
If you would like to join AWMTC please contact us.
OUR HISTORY - In 1947 at a meeting in the ballroom of the Rex Theatre Wilmslow, "Alderley and Wilmslow Amateur Operatic Society” was formed, ounded with the aim of “cultivating the Art of Musical Drama and promoting entertainment of a social nature...” it wasn't until 1949, after many fund-raising events, before the curtain rose on the first production - Lionel Monckton’s “A Country Girl”. The souvenir programme carried the message “Ladies - Kindly Remove Your Hats!” and the North Western Electricity Board exhorted us to “use our electricity out of peak hours, or you may stop cows from being milked”.