Now is the ideal time to join us, as we get ready to put our 2018 main show together. If you are interested in musical theatre get in touch, whatever your skillset we can get the best put of you! Whether you’re looking for a leading role or a place in the chorus, or want to help out backstage or front of house, we are recruiting now so give us a call, drop us an email or fill out the form on this website. We look forward to hearing from you.
What are we up to this time? Well, come along and find out – our latest show is definitely going to be a night to remember! At this time of year, we perform one of our famous Cabaret shows; a little bit of this and a little bit of that, with a fabulous Ploughmans Supper thrown in to keep you happy. All this for only £12 – what a bargain! And this year is no exception – only this time come ready to experience the unexpected!
We are again performing in the beautiful village of Cuddington as we had so much fun there in the summer. This theatre has everything we need to give you the best evenings entertainment; a lovely atmosphere, lighting, and stage. Please be aware though, that the parking outside is very limited and reserved for those who have limited mobility. Parking can be found at the playing field & clubhouse nearby (off of Bernard Close) and elsewhere, but please be mindful of local residents.
Get your tickets as soon as you can – seating is limited due to the table arrangements. It’ll be worth it though. We can’t wait to see you all.
What a fantastic time we had putting on our recent show – Tribute! We rehearsed long and hard, which as we were such a small cast meant a lot of effort was put in by all members of CMT. We received such fantastic comments from our audiences, it truly overwhelmed us. A particularly special review has been included on our NEWS page for you to read – it really meant an awful lot to us. In fact, we received such high praise overall, that we are considering performing the show in a couple of other venues later in the summer, so we can bring our fantastic show to more audiences. Watch this space!
We’d like to thank all the people who helped us off stage – the lighting, sound, stage management, front of house, printing, painting, computer skills, the raffle prizes, the bar staff and all those who gave us their precious time and loaned us costumes or props; we appreciate all of you immensely. We really couldn’t do it without you!
I’d like to offer my own personal gratitude to all the cast members, who really stepped up to the mark for the performances; you were all stars in your own right and made me and CMT very proud. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you all. I’d like to also to say a big thank-you to Stephen Chadd, who directed the show and made mine and Ashling Smiths’ writing come to life. If you’d like to see the committee members of the society, have a look at the tab ABOUT US – the committee, above. I will shortly be adding some photos from the show to the website, so keep checking back for those.
So we have just about recovered from the performances and it is now time to consider what we are going to do in the future. We will definitely be producing another unique show at the end of the year and would love to see you all there, either as audience, on stage cast or off stage helpers. If you would like to join us as a cast member or helper, please contact us via the CONTACT US tab above. Whether old or new, novice or experienced, we’d love to hear from you.
Look forward to seeing you all soon,
Kim Wilcox x
Come along and enjoy our latest show, a fun and frolicsome look at Movie Musicals through the decades. We have been working so hard to make this show a spectacular event; there is something for everyone. Some or our all time favourites worked into a wonderful story of an old man’s memories of his time as a projectionist. There are plenty of solos, duets, trios and stirring chorus numbers – happy, sad and just plain funny. We look forward to seeing you at a new venue also; we were unable to hire Chinnor Village Hall, so we have upped sticks and moved a few miles away to the beautiful village of Cuddington. The Bernard Hall in the heart of the village is a delightful venue with a dedicated stage and fabulous sound and lighting and we are really looking forward to performing there. Tickets are available on the website and are priced at £10 and there will be a licensed bar for your refreshment. Please be advised that parking is very limited, so try to arrive early and, as the village isn’t very big, those that are able should park a little further away from the hall to enable those less agile to park closer. Of course, you could gather a group of you and share your transport!
We are so excited to perform Tribute, so please come and give us your valued support – we would love to see you all there!
I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year and that 2017 brings you everything you desire. We’ve had a few short weeks break from rehearsing and performing out last show – Let’s all go to the Music Hall – which was extremely successful and well received, so we’re hoping that you’ve now recharged your batteries and will be joining us again for our next show – Tribute! We will begin rehearsals on January 10th at Chinnor Village Hall and we’re sure that you will enjoy this show as much, if not more, than the last one. We have endeavoured to find a song for everyone to sing, whether it be a solo, duet, trio, quartet or general chorus number. There will be some movement as well as a couple of dances, but don’t worry, there won’t be anything too difficult. We look forward to seeing you all again at the first rehearsal, so come along, have fun and work off some of that weight you’ve put on over Christmas!!
See you there,
We are proud to present our first November Show since the re launch of CMT – an old favourite – a Music Hall Extravaganza!! Tickets will be on sale from 10th November via this website, or by calling 01844 223355 and will be £8 per head, including a ploughmans supper. This is a fundraising event for us, so that we will be able to keep the momentum going and hopefully put on bigger and better shows, year upon year. Please show you support by coming along and joining in with some of the old greats. And we’ve added our own special version of The Nativity, which many of you will remember as being great fun; it’s been updated and we’re sure you’ll find it as funny as ever. Please sing along with us and if you are brave enough, dress up for the occasion – we’d love to see you dressed in your finery of the Victorian age! There will also be a licensed bar for your delectation! Cheers!!
We have a new pianist – Hugh Mackay!
We are lucky enough to have drafted our old friend Hugh Mackay to help us with the piano rehearsals for our Old Time Music Hall show for November 2016. We have worked with him many times before; he is a very experienced pianist and will make a massive difference to our rehearsals. Hugh will be joining us on our first Thursday rehearsal on 27th October. I’m sure you’ll all join with me in welcoming Hugh back to our family!
Well we’re over the half way stage of our workshops now and I have to say a big ‘Well Done’ to all of you lovely people that have come along and taken part. For me, it’s reminded me just how much I have missed the whole CMT experience and how I’m so glad we took the risk to try to revive the group again. We have found some really lovely people, and some very talented new friends, who are coming together to make a great team. We have covered some really difficult songs and I urge you all to not give up – being part of musical theatre is all about hard work and the more you put into it, the better it becomes. The amount of progress you have all made is outstanding. Keep working hard – it will always be worth it in the end.
Don’t forget that we will be back in September for rehearsals for our first end of year show, where we will be adding a lot of extra activities. There will be a chance for you to take part in as much or as little as you want; not just singing in the chorus, but solos, duets, quartets – any combination you can think of. There will definitely be some acting, a lot of comedy and some movement, so please let me know to what level you would like to take part. There are always a lot of songs, so there’ll be plenty of opportunity for you to shine. If you know of anyone who might be interested in taking part, either on stage or backstage, let me know, I’ll find a place for them somewhere and make them feel welcome. Let’s get CMT back to the wonderful theatre group it used to be; something you can take pride in.
So after tonight (28th June) we will have two more rehearsals. I urge you to enjoy them as much as you can, by the last week we will be sounding amazing! And you’ll definitely miss it once it’s over, I can guarantee it!