We are delighted to announce that our next show for 2024 is going to be an original version of the story of Aladdin

This is a family pantomime you will not want to miss as it follows Aladdin’s magical adventures as he bids to rescue the Beautiful Princess Jasmine from the evil grasp of the wicked Abanazar!

Aladdin and His Amazing Lamp has everything you would expect from a traditional pantomime – heroes and villains, toe tapping tunes,a laundry full of laughs, loads of audience participation, and a pet panda!

Performances: We are performing at the Minster Theatre, the Allendale Centre, Wimborne, BH21 1AS from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April 2024 at 7.30pm, plus Matinee performances at 2.30 pm on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2024

Ticket Prices :£15 adults and £12 for over 65 yrs or children under 16 yrs. Also a special £48 Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

To Book Tickets: Phone: The Allendale Box Office on 01202 887 247, or go online at www.theallendale.org/tickets, or visit The Allendale Box Office in the Allendale Centre

Its a genie-us of a panto

Aladdin and His Amazing Lamp is a unique version of the story of Aladdin written by Peter Markham, and adapted for WMTS by Suzi de Villiers. Peter Markham was the stage name of Roy Joseph, our Society Director for many years, who sadly passe away in 2018. This pantomime is performed in his memory
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REVIEW: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Review by Marilyn Barber of Dorset View Magazine and website

Wow – that was fun. And different- in fact a radical change for WMTS as it is not a traditional book musical with a story, but a series of vignettes, scenes and songs.

The second longest running Off-Broadway musical of all time, it is not often performed in UK amateur circles as it’s quite a challenge which this group more than rise up to.

With my programme in front of me – the theatre is set out cabaret style which really works well for this production – I started to circle names of performers who I thought were outstanding. There were a lot of circles.

Jemma Cable – a truly outstanding performer; Duncan Sayers – very versatile; Lee Neal – great voice and stage presence; Miki Koren and Selina Rumbold – combine comedy with great voices; Michael Leggett and Simon Langford – powerful performances and Pam Mizon and Marion Taylor – great emotion.

Ron Kite, John Bounds, Hilary Baker, Linda Robson, Debbie Potter-White and Julia Wass all also contribute with pzazz to this talented ensemble.

The adult humour is all delivered so well and the audience clearly loved every moment. We can all relate to more than one of the scenarios, which illustrate the ups and downs of dating, marriage, family life and relationships.

Huge accolades to director Duncan Trew, musical director Jonathan Spratt, choreographer Suzi De Villiers, stage manager Ray Baker and all those behind the scenes.

It’s a brilliant evening.

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Wimborne Musical Theatre Society are delighted to announce that our next show will be:

This is one of the most successful modern musical comedies that many of you may not have heard of! It is the second longest running ‘off Broadway’ show ever. It has been translated into 17 languages for performances around the world as well as enjoying runs in London’s West End and provincial Theatres.

The show is a very funny, irreverent and, sometimes, naughty, look at love and relationships throughout the course of life – from the perils of the first date, through the trials and tribulations of marriage and family, to pensioners’ pick-up lines!

Mixed with brilliant songs, some that will make you laugh and others that may make you cry, this is a show that you do not want to miss!

We will be performing in the Minster Theatre in the Allendale Centre, Wimborne from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th February 2023 at 7.30 pm a plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm. Tickets are £15 and £13 for concessions.

To add to your enjoyment the seating will be cabaret style and bar facilities will be available.

Tickets are available , online at www.theallendale.org/boxoffice or on 01202 887 247 or in person at the Allendale Box Office in the Allendale Centre.

This show contains adult themes and language and is recommended for audiences of 14 years and over.

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Our Next Show: Little Shop of Horrors!

Now we are back in the swing of musical theatre following our Injection of Happiness concerts, we are delighted to announce that Wimborne Musical Theatre Society’s next musical is …’LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’… a charming, and funny musical comedy with a twist of horror, set in the 1960s.

It tells the story of Seymour, who works at Mushnik’s Flower Shop in Skid Row, and who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers a strange and exotic plant. He names it Audrey Two in order to impress glamorous Audrey, the shop assistant he’s secretly in love with.

However Audrey Two has a mind of its own, and soon grows into a bad-tempered, foul-mouthed carnivore with an appetite that can’t be satisfied. Seymour must keep the meals coming to stop his prized plant from wilting, but how far is he willing to go to get the girl of his dreams?

We cant wait to be performing this award winning musical at the TIVOLI THEATRE , WIMBORNE from THURSDAY 7th to SATURDAY 9th APRIL 2022; performnaces at 7.30 pm each evening and a 2.30 Saturday 9th matinee.

Tickets are on sale now at £16 and £14 for concessions.

Book now at the Box Office on 01202 88 55 66 or online at https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/

REMEMBER… DON’T FEED THE PLANTS…!

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Reviews of “An Injection of Happiness”

In a difficult time for all because of the pandemic, we managed to run 3 performances of An Injection of Happiness, one at the Verwood Hub and two at the Allendale Centre; both new venues ( new for WMTS). The concerts were very well received by our audiences and we had reviewers at the Allendale from Dorset View and Scene One Plus both of whom gave us excellent reviews, as you can see below.

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Our next show now confirmed is:

We are delighted to announce that Wimborne Musical Theatre Society is going to be back on stage!

We are performing a special show named “An Injection of Happiness”.

After what everyone has been through our show will be simply, 40, yes 40! upbeat, happy songs, selected to help wash away any blues you may still have. There will be songs from musicals, from film, and from TV, and we are throwing in some inspired comedy as well.

We are going to perform at different venues too. For the first time, we are at the Merryfield Theatre in the Verwood Hub on Saturday 23rd October for 2 performances, a matinee at 2.30pm and evening at 7,30pm.

Then we are at the Minster Theatre at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne on Saturday 20th November again for 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm evening performances.

Tickets are £12 with Concessions at £10 [senior citizens (over 60) and children (under 16)]

We are having a relaxed approach to the shows with cabaret style seating, so you will not be all sitting in rows side by side; also bar facilities will be available. Combine that with great songs… what’s not to like!

Booking is available at both venues . The details are below:

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Westenders Rescheduled again…

So we have had to reschedule again due to that COVID-19 bug folks! Keep the faith.

Latest tentative dates subject to Government legislation…

The Hub – Saturday 23rd October 2021

The Allendale – Saturday 20th November 2021

Performance times as previously advertised.

More details as things firm up!

Watch this space.

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Westenders Rescheduled!

Welcome back – We’ve missed you!

Our next fund raising Concert show has now been rescheduled and we’d like to welcome you all back into the theatre.

We have two dates (four performances) for ‘Westenders‘ – Song and dance loosely linked to London in West End Shows with venues and new dates as follows:

More information to follow!

We thank you for your continuing support.

#StaySafe

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update

Our rehearsals are currently suspended and many of our members are shielding. 

As restrictions ease we will keep you updated – Please keep an eye on the web site and our Social Media Channels.

Thank you for your continued Support

#StaySafe

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Coming next …

Duncan and Bill discuss ‘Regeneration – Just Cant Stop the Music’

(with apologies to 'Alas Smith & Jones)

Saturday 30th November 2019

Wimborne Tivoli Theatre – 2:30 & 7:30pm

For Tickets Call: 01202 885566

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