Oh What A Lovely War: Reviews

August 11, 2014

The MTS and Stage ’65 co-production of OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR ran for seven sold out performances last week at Salisbury Playhouse. A huge thank you to our brilliant audiences  and to the cast and production team for all their hard work. Three reviews of the production are available online: • The Salisbury Journal • The Wiltshire Times • The Fine Times Recorder


Oh What A Lovely War: Tech Week Update

July 30, 2014

We’re half way through our Tech Week and all the behind-the-scenes elements of the show are starting to come together. The costume, make-up, props, lighting, sound and stage management teams are all working hard to get everything ready for opening night on Monday 4th August – exactly 100 years to the day since Britain declared war on Germany.  Here’s some highlights from the week so far: Sergeant Louise joined us…


Oh What a Lovely War: Blog

July 8, 2014

By Martin Boniface & Liz Coxon-Tenty Week Commencing 16/06…. 7 weeks to go! Martin – This week we had our first rehearsal of ‘Make a Man of You’ with our choreographer. During this song the female members of the cast have to use their feminine charms to help recruit the men into the army. I think some of the MTS ladies were enjoying the chance to show their flirtatious side….


Blast from the past: Pirates of Penzance

June 29, 2014

Once in a while we take a look back at an MTS show from years gone by…. As part of the celebrations for our centenary year in 2008 MTS staged the much-loved Gilbert & Sullivan classic, Pirates of Penzance. First staged in 1908 just after MTS had been formed (then known as Salisbury Amateur Operatic Society), The Pirates of Penzance is a comic operetta  which tells the story of Frederic, an apprentice…


Explore the MTS Photo Archive

June 13, 2014

MTS has a digital archive of over 1500 photos which it is now even easier to explore. Use the Show Archive to see productions going back to 1996 or try the Tag Cloud to search by character name as well as show title. We hope you enjoy looking back at some of our past shows as much as we enjoyed performing them – here’s a random selection from the past…


Scenery shifting on a sunny evening

May 16, 2014

Our scenery store has been getting a little crowded recently, so on a sunny Thursday evening six MTS volunteers and one very large tractor headed out into the Wiltshire countryside to transfer our lovely Anything Goes scenery to its new home. Thank you to our volunteers for giving up their time and a huge thank you to Harry for expertly driving the tractor. The set, which consists of two large,…


MTS alumni update: Ella Dunlop

May 13, 2014

Congratulations to Ella Dunlop who will be starting the BA(Hons) Acting course at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in September this year.  Ella, on the right in the above picture,  played Liesl in our 2011 production of The Sound of Music. Everyone at MTS would like to wish her the very best for her future.  You can find out more about what other past members of MTS are up to…


Dance workshop with Elevate Dance

April 28, 2014

On Sunday 27th April members and friends of MTS took part in two dance workshops with Jacinta Landon of Elevate Dance. Both groups looked at routines based on the iconic musicals Cats and A Chorus Line as well as focusing on aspects of technique and performance. Thanks to all the participants for their enthusiasm and to JC for her patience and expertise! Find out more about this, and other MTS workshops…


Celebrating Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 16, 2014

MTS is pleased to be celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday by taking part in HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKESPEARE on 23rd April 2014 in the rehearsal room at Salisbury Playhouse. The performance consists of of scenes, sonnets, soliloquy and song and commences at 7.00pm, tickets are unreserved and cost £5 (to include some birthday cake!) Tickets are available via the Playhouse website.   


Potential new members: don’t delay!

If you were thinking of joining MTS in time for our next exciting project then don’t delay – we need to hear from you by Friday 18th April 2014. If you would like the chance to be involved in our upcoming co-production of Oh What A Lovely War then fill in this form NOW. As ever, we’re particularly keen to hear from tenors and basses who would be interested in…

April 13, 2014