2012 – The Best of Times

AMTG marked its 50th anniversary with a special production looking back at its first half century and looking ahead to potential shows in the future.

The show included a selection of songs from Gilbert & Sullivan to more modern musicals. Medleys from Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables started and ended the show.

Cast

Christine Arnall, Helen Barker, Angela Bithell, Claire Brabbin, Georgia Brabbin, Sam Brabbin, Bethan Burton, Kathryn Clowes, Eric Coxon, Ann Dawson, James Donnan, Pauline Gill, Kathryn Garrs, Chris Head, Sarah Holbrook, Sam Hutchinson, Karen Jamieson, Lynn Kelly, Bethan McKnight, Peter Meadows, Wilma Mulgrew, Victoria Nunn, Mark Pacey, Helen Parker, Keith Reynolds, Jean Sands, John Sedgley, Mike Smith, Charlotte Swarbrick, Hannah Swarbrick, Mia Thomas, Rachel Wallis, Emily Watson, Deborah Wilson, Keith Youles

Production Team

Alan Hutchinson
David McKnight
Leanne O’Brien
Stuart Brabbin

Crew and Techs

Tim Garrs – Assistant Stage Manager
Max Heller – Lighting
George Arnall & Chris Grose – Follow spots
James Springthorpe – Sound
David Barker, Des Garrs, Nick Head, Ian Harvey, Lloyd Davis, Steve Cox – Crew
Winnie Meadows – Wardrobe

Orchestra

Rachel Saunders & Siân Turner (Keyboards), Laura Storer & Lesley Mazey (Reeds), Andrew Burton (Bass), Neil Clarke (Drums)

Good Luck message from our Honorary Patron Sally Ann Triplett

Dear friends at AMTG

I have taken a while to work out a way of getting to your 50th Anniversary celebration, but unfortunately it’s just not going to be possible. I am so sorry and wish I could change things here but I just can’t.

I want to wish you all an amazing few days. If it is anything like the evening we had with you at Oklahoma! your audiences are in for a treat.

An idea – could we Skype each other possibly on the Thursday night? I could arrange to have the company of Mamma Mia! on stage and we could all wish you luck.

All my love Sally xx

(And that’s exactly what happened! The whole cast of the West End production of Mamma Mia! gathered on stage at the Piccadilly Theatre on our opening night, and we had a lovely message of Good Luck from Sally and the rest of the cast!)