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Radio days: Musical Theatre Showcase ‘You Wish’ next month

The University Musical Theatre Society is busy rehearsing ahead of its showcase next month, You Wish, in which a mysterious man hosts a radio competition in which the winner’s dream can become a reality.

All listeners have to do is send in a video of what they most desire; but for some, their desperation is their downfall and the audience witness the unexpected. With dreams ranging from whimsical wishes to deep, dark desires, some will do anything to win – but only one will come true…

The show explores themes of love, loss, friendship, betrayal, fame and fortune, including songs from  Avenue Q, Chicago, Hamilton and many more. Bring your dreams and desires along to Colyer-Fergusson Hall  on 1 and 2 December at 7.30pm…

Tickets: Full – £8 / Concessions – £5 available online here.

Please note: the show contains some strong language, references to abusive relationships and some representation of emotional abuse.

Scene and not herd: Musical Theatre Society showcase next week

The University’s Musical Theatre Society returns to Colyer-Fergusson next week, with an epic showcase full of songs which explore the struggle between our need to be part of the pack and yet also to follow our dreams.

mts_leader_posterFollow The Leader is a collection of powerful and revealing songs that prove that the quest for power may not always run the safest path, explored in music from Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Chicago, RENT and others.

mts_leader01The cast have been hard at work in rehearsals over the course of the term, and the directors of the showcase, Antonia Kasoulidou and Rakel Svendsen, declare that the show promises to be an inspiring, ingenious and intoxicating piece which explores the conflict between the deep desire to follow the herd, and the yearning to break with tradition and risk becoming an outcast.

mts_leader02mts_logo_newFind out if you have the herd instinct or are prepared to take risks on forging a new path, as Follow The Leader comes to Colyer-Fergusson Hall on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December at 7.30pm; tickets available here.

Time to get ‘Bad’ with the Music Theatre Society

The Music Theatre Society bursts into the Colyer-Fergusson Hall next weekend with this term’s showcase, ‘Bad.’

The show promises to explore some of the characters you love to hate, with songs from The Lion King, West Side Story, Les Miserables, and Wicked.

Performances are Sat 21 Feb and Sun 22 Feb, starting at 7.30pm, with tickets a mere snip at £5 (students) or £8 (full price).

Find out more on the Society’s Facebook Event page here, and book your tickets online via The Gulbenkian here.

We heard the people sing…Musical Theatre Society at lunchtime

A rousing rendition of Do You Hear The People Sing ? brought the Musical Theatre Society’s lunchtime foyer gig to an energetic completion earlier today.

Led with spirit by this year’s Music Director, second-year Joe Prescott, the Society entertained listeners with a small selection of songs which will feature in their showcase, Time After Time, on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December.

Details about the showcase and tickets online here.

Time After Time: Musical Theatre Showcase coming in December

The Colyer-Fergusson Hall is looking forward to welcoming this term’s Musical Theatre Showcase on Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December.

Join a cast of around fifty talented performers as they promise to take you on a evening’s odyssey through a dazzling host of memorable songs, including pieces from Les Miserables, We Will Rock You and West Side Story in ‘Time After Time. The Society presents a sneak preview of some of the songs in a free lunchtime concert on the foyer-stage tomorrow (Weds) to whet your appetite for what’s in store.

Tickets for the showcase are a mere snip at £8 or £5 for students, and can be snapped up here. Meanwhile, here’s a teaser-trailer of the Society working hard in rehearsal…

Prepare to board with the Music Theatre Showcase!

Get your passports and boarding passes at the ready and join the University Music Theatre Society on a thrilling, whistle-stop tour of the world, including songs from Chicago, Lion King, Oklahoma, Annie and many more this weekend, as they embark on their showcase and extend the invitation to Come Fly With Me.

Performances are on Saturday 16th November at 8 pm, and Sunday 17th November at 4 pm / 8 pm in Darwin Missing Link; tickets are available from the Mandela building and are only £5 (the cheapest holiday yet!)

Fasten your seat belts, put your tray tables in the upright position and prepare for Come Fly With Me, as this is one journey you won’t want to miss. Here’s some of the Society in rehearsal this week…

Follow the Music Theatre Society on Twitter.

Battle of the Sexes in Music Theatre final showcase

If Summer Music Week isn’t enough for you next week, then brace yourself for the ultimate battle of the sexes, as the Music Theatre Society’s final showcase, Boys VS Girls, arrives at The Gulbenkian!


On Monday 10 June, the MT Society will round out another successful year with songs from Footloose, Grease, Oklahoma! and more.

Tickets are a mere snip at £8 (concessions £6), and the evening promises to be a fitting finale to the society’s year. More details here; see the event’s Facebook page here.

What You Really, Really Want: Music Theatre Showcase

The Music Theatre Society Showcase bursts into town this Friday and Saturday, as What You Want comes to Darwin’s Missing Link.

What you really, really want!
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What You Want brings an array of larger-than-life characters from musicals old and new, as they try and get exactly what they want out of life.

The showcase will feature songs from Legally Blonde, Les Miserables, Catch Me If You Can and the West End’s biggest new musical, Matilda.

Performances are this Friday (22nd February) at 7.30pm, and Saturday (23rd February) at 4pm & 7.30pm.

Tickets are are mere snip at £5 and are available from the Mandela Building; last term’s showcases sold out, so make sure you get your ticket fast.

Find out more on the event’s Facebook Page here. And here’s the trailer:

And some shots of the group in rehearsal…

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