Cor Blimey, Guv’nor! What a night!

Rehearsals began very loudly on Tuesday 4th October, when our wonderful Fagin’s Gang met the regular Membership at the first rehearsal for Oliver!

To say we need a much bigger rehearsal venue is probably the best understatement anyone has made recently! With 40 children, the existing Junior and Adult Members, plus the New Members who auditioned successfully on the same night too, the Hall was bursting at the seams! All that was missing was a line of dogs wanting to audition for the part of Bullseye!

There is something really magical about a room full of children and adults who were all together for the first time – and who spent the best part of two hours singing through the songs from Act One of Oliver!, under the expert baton of Alan Hutchinson, our Musical Director, and his band of resident musicians.

Anybody visiting our rehearsal hall for the first time could be forgiven for thinking that we have all spent months together – not just two hours – the whole team bonded immediately, and that first night was proof, if it were needed, that the AMTG family is doing what it does best – enjoying ourselves and working to bring another successful production to the 400 Hall, Repton, in a few months’ time.

There is a lot of hard work yet to do but from 4th-8th April 2017 we will be hoping to see you in the audience when we invite you to “Consider Yourself One of Us”!

The online Box Office opens on 1st November 2016, and we are certain that tickets will sell extremely quickly for Oliver!.

We are always keen to hear from anybody who would like to help backstage with our productions, and although we have held our acting New Members’ auditions for this year, there is still the opportunity to come and be a part of this great team – please email if you would like to come and join us.

And finally! We do need a Bullseye! If any canines out there would like to get in touch with us to audition, we’d be very, very pleased! It is a starring rôle and the successful Bullseye can look forward to making friends with 100 new people – and that’s just the cast and crew!