Amelie’s Boutique will shortly be open for business!

‘Amelie’s Boutique’ was written several years ago by Stephen Chadd and the late Paul Heafey and we are proud to present it to you in memory of Paul, who sadly died earlier this year. We have somewhat revised the script and additional material has been added by Kim Wilcox, although we have kept as faithful to the original script as possible. It tells the story of an aspiring fashion designer who loses everything she holds dear and has to claw her way up from the worse possible situation to become a successful and renowned business owner. Set in the 1980’s, it has a wealth of comedic characters and some fantastic show tunes. We make a fleeting visit back to Paris of the 1950’s to see how Amelie overcame adversity and found happiness at last in a leafy Oxfordshire village. People from all over bustle to visit the shop and buy the beautiful gowns. But things don’t always go to plan…

Kim Wilcox

Hi, my name is Kim and I first joined CMT for 'Anything Goes' in 1999. Since then I've learned many more things than I ever did at school! I've co-written and co-directed 'When We Were Young', 'Tribute' and 'All Kinds of Everything', and been assistant director for 'Cowardy Custard', I've performed in countless shows and painted more scenery than I care to mention. I've sewn what seems like miles of curtaining, mended an elephants trunk (!) made 22 gymslips and 2 Beefeater costumes for stilt-walkers, made props galore and designed scenery for many shows. I've also helped out with scenery painting for other theatre groups as well. I've recently written a musical show which I'm hoping to showcase with CMT at some point. I also won a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) award for the Best Programme with 'Hello Dolly' and runner-up for 'Oklahoma'. I'd say if you're looking for something different to do with your evenings rather than watch TV, amateur theatre is a marvellous place to do it. Take the plunge, you'll meet lots of new friends and learn new skills. And you don't need to be on the stage to enjoy yourself, there's plenty of other things to do. Come on, join us today!