Great Evenings Entertainment!

We have had a wealth of fabulous comments from our audiences for our recent production of Tribute! in Cuddington (June 2017), but it is always lovely to receive a written review.  It means so much to the whole society and shows us that all the hard work we put into it is totally worth it.  Below is the email we received from one of our previous members (which makes is even more meaningful) and I am proud to share it with you all.
Dear Kim, Ashling, Stephen and All the Cast and Crew
Just wanted to congratulate CMT on such a great evening’s entertainment on Sat night.
I really enjoyed the whole set up – a great little inclusive-type venue with lovely front of house facilities – I gather it was a little tight on space back-stage – but it’s good to look after the audience! Professional lighting, loved the projections – really added to the feel, and excellent sound throughout.
The programme was a fabulous mixture for young and old, ancient (!) and modern, all held together cleverly with the cinema theme thread.
I am not going to pick out any solo singing performances – but it was great to see some fresh new talented faces – all shining alongside the fresh slightly older faces too, and have to say young Frankie was excellent, and always in character.
The chorus work was all of a good high standard, especially the harmonies in the Mary Poppins medley, Pure Imagination and Pirate King, and Hugh and Terry are invaluable!
Lots else besides – but if I start mentioning too many individual items I will disappoint those that get left out. Several pieces had great movement – 42nd St and Follow the Band to name two and I have to say I loved the Cell Block Tango – very well executed.
The general feel was of a bunch of talented people all doing a great job and enjoying themselves to boot. The overall sound was brilliant and for a small group, the volume and harmony produced was excellent.
It would seem too good a show to only put on twice for the select few in Cuddington. Am sure if you found some other similar village venues during the summer or Autumn period it could be popular there as well.
Good luck with your next venture and many congratulations on a fabulous Show – Well Done All.
With lots of love
Stella
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We offer our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Stella Jackson for her wonderful comments x

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!