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St. Augustine's Musical Theatre Company

The UK Midlands' Award Winning Premier Local Theatre Company - Entertaining for 44 Years - 1974 to 2018

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Production for 2019 - The Producers
In November 2019, we will be staging the hilarious Mel Brooks musical THE PRODUCERS at The Core Theatre, Solihull.

Details about auditions will be posted on the website soon!
Fiddler on the Roof Wins NODA Award
We are excited to announce that our 2013 production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' has won the Best Musical Award for West Midlands Region 6 at the NODA Awards Ceremony!

A huge thank you to all who were involved in bringing this production to the stage - cast, production team, committee, backstage team, orchestra - everyone that helped to make St. Augustine's MTC an award winning company yet again
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Productions for 2017 and 2018 - Fiddler on the Roof and Hairspray
We are excited to announce our production fore the next two years.

In 2017 we will be staging the firm favourite Fiddler on the Roof, followed in 2018 by the Solihull première of the fabulous Hairspray. See the Future Productions page for more details!
‘9 to 5’ - Audition Call
See all the information about auditions for our next production, the fabulous ‘9 to 5’, on the Current Productions Page. Email us now to register!
Annual General Meeting 2016
DIARY DATE: The Annual General Meeting of St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company will be held on Friday 5 February (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE) 2016 at 7.30pm. The AGM will take place at The British Legion, Union Road, Solihull, B91 3DH (turn off Warwick Road by the side of the Lazy Cow pub, opposite House of Fraser)

The meeting will be followed by a fun social event for everyone - a QUIZ- come and get your brains working! (Please note, there is a £2 entry fee for the Quiz).

This is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. We warmly welcome newcomers who are interested in joining the Company for the next show.

Our 2016 production will be the musical comedy '9 to 5'. Based on the film of the same name made famous by Dolly Parton, this is another première production for Solihull. Come along to find out more information about the show and details of auditions.
Noel Carroll 1953-2015
We are sad to hear of the death on 25 June of one of our former members Noel Carroll. Noel was very active in the earlier days of St. Augustine’s MTC and played a number of principal roles including Billis in South Pacific (1988), Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (1990), Shrank in West Side Story (1991) and Buddy in Follies (1997).

The name Carroll was a significant force in the history of St. Augustine’s MTC in the 1980s and 1990s, with Gary Carroll and Mandy Carroll also playing numerous principal roles. Noel will be remembered as a larger-than-life character with a great sense of humour, sometimes unpredictable (!), but who gave unstinting loyalty to the productions he was involved in.

Our sympathies and condolences go to Noel’s family - Pat, Laura and Claire - and to brother Gary and all of Noel’s extended family.
2016 Production - 9 to 5
We are pleased and excited to announce that our production for November 2016 is the fabulous new musical 9 TO 5.

Based on the well-known 1980 film of the same name, the stage show has a sparkling score written by Dolly Parton, who also wrote the lyrics. Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, a Grammy and 15 Drama Desk Awards, 9 to 5 has all the ingredients for a great show to perform and a great night out for the audience. This will be another premiere production for Solihull and the area. We will bring you more news on the Future Productions page - so stay tuned!
Stepping Out Wins NODA Award (posted 5 May 15)
Our June 2014 production of Stepping Out was a big hit with the audiences and has now won the NODA Best Drama Award 2014 (West Midlands Region 6) at the awards ceremony held on Sunday 19 April. Read more on the 2014 - Stepping Out page, and see some rehearsal photos.
West Side Story Wins NODA Award (posted 6 April 14)
We are excited to announce that our 2013 production of West Side Story has won the Best Musical Award for West Midlands Region 6 at the NODA Awards Ceremony being held tonight (6 April 2014) at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall!

A big thank you to all who were involved in this amazing production - cast, production team, committee, backstage team, orchestra - everyone that helped to make St. Augustine's MTC an award winning company once again
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Bill Burton (posted 6 March 14)
We have just learned of the sudden death on Monday 3 March of Bill Burton, a member of St. Augustine's MTC over many years. Bill appeared onstage in a number of productions (including pictured in Red Hot & Cole) and also worked in the backstage crew for many other shows. Bill was a lovely, likeable man with a smile for everyone and he will be missed by all. We send our condolences to his son Paul and the rest of the family.
Audition Information - Kiss Me Kate (posted 4 February 14)
Auditions for Kiss Me Kate will be held on Sunday 27 April 2014. Please see the Future Productions page for all the information, including a character breakdown, audition songs to prepare, a synopsis of the show and a YouTube video with extracts.
New Chairman - Sandra Simpson (posted 4 February 14)
At the Annual General Meeting on Friday 31 January, Sandra Simpson was appointed to take over as Chairman of St. Augustine's MTC. Former Chairman, Michael Bentley, stepped down after a two-year tenure.

Sandra has been involved with St. Augustine's MTC for 15 years and has served for much of that time as Vice Chairman. She has also appeared on stage in productions. The Company welcomes Sandra to her new role and thanks Michael for his work over the past two years.
2015 Production - Sister Act (posted 4 February 14)
We are pleased and excited to announce that our production for November 2015 is the brilliant new musical SISTER ACT.

Based on the film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg, this will be a premiere production for Solihull and the area. We will bring you more news on the Future Productions page - so stay tuned!
40th Anniversary Ball (posted 9 January 14)
We are 40!

St. Augustine's MTC celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2014. Alongside two exciting productions in June and November, we are holding a grand Anniversary Ball on Saturday 18 October 2014.

The Anniversary Ball will take at the St. John's Hotel, Warwick Road, Solihull. This will be a fabulous evening, with a 3 course dinner and entertainment to celebrate 40 wonderful years of St. Augustine's MTC. Anyone who has been involved with the Company, past and present, is invited to attend. The ticket cost is £40.

If you would like to join us at the Ball, please email us as soon as you can. You can also send us a message on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!
West Side Story Prize Programme Draw Winner Announced (posted 14 December 13)
Congratulations to SUSAN LOWRY, who is the winner of our West Side Story Programme Prize Draw. Susan has won £25 of Touchwood Shopping Centre vouchers, £50 to spend in Giraffe Restaurant, £50 to spend in Aesthetics Hairdressers and a spa day for two at Theclubandspa in Birmingham. Well done Susan and we hope you enjoy your prizes!

Thanks to everyone who supported and bought a programme during the performance week of
West Side Story, which helped to raise money for for the new Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull. We will let you know the final amount very soon.
Annual General Meeting 2014 (posted 6 December 13)
DIARY DATE: The Annual General Meeting of St. Augustine’s Musical Theatre Company will be held on Friday 31 January 2014 at 7.30pm. The AGM will take place at The British Legion, Union Road, Solihull, B91 3DH (turn off Warwick Road by the side of the Lazy Cow pub, opposite House of Fraser)

This is a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. As 2014 is our 40th Anniversary year, it would be great to see as many members past and present there as possible. You will be made very welcome - chat over old times, find out how we plan to mark our 40th Anniversary, and hear about our exciting productions for 2014!
2014 Productions Announced (posted 21 November 13)
Our productions for 2014 will be the comedy play with music Stepping Out in June and the wonderful Cole Porter musical Kiss Me Kate in November. See the Future Productions page for more details and audition information.
First Casting Announced for West Side Story (posted 14 March 13)
The first cast members for our November production of West Side Story have been announced, including the main principal roles. See the Current Production for all the information!
Audition Information for West Side Story - UPDATED! (posted 14 December 12)
More information about the auditions in February 2013 for West Side Story has been added, including character profiles, suggested principal song audition material, a YouTube video of America and links to a synopsis of the show and lyrics. Please see the Current Production for the new details.
2013 Production - West Side Story (posted 3 December 12)
Our production for November 2013 will be the spectacular classic West Side Story. Please see the Current Production page for more information and details of the auditions which will be held in February.