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…

Amelies Boutique

Bonjour mes amis,

It’s that time again – time to set aside Tuesday evenings to rehearse for our upcoming show – Amelies Boutique! We will begin rehearsing at 7:30 in the upper meeting room in Chinnor Village Hall at 7:30 every Tuesday, starting on 6th March and culminating in 2 performances on 15/16th June 2018.  If you would like to take part, please come along on the first night and we’ll give you a brief idea of what the show is about and we’ll also do some singing!  If you can’t make the first night, but would still like to take part, please let us know, either via the contact page on this website or by searching for Chinnor Musical Theatre on Facebook and leaving us a message. Alternatively, you can send an email to committee@chinnormusicaltheatre.org.uk – for this show we welcome adults of all abilities. We also need help backstage and front of house – as it’s not just the performers who get to have all the fun! If you are lucky enough to get a singing or speaking role there will no doubt be additional rehearsals on some Thursday evenings, so let us know if you are interested in taking a more active role on stage. We have performed this show before but as it is a CMT show we will be able to change it up a bit to suit the characters of the cast, although the story will pretty much remain the same. We are always on the lookout for more men, so if you know someone who might be interested, please bring them along – we don’t bite!

So whether you’re a complete newbie or a seasoned pro we look forward to meeting you!

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