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             ~ Manor Musical Theatre Company ~     
(Edited  Aug 2016)  ~Royal Sutton Coldfield ~ West Midlands~  (Reg Charity No 1165250)  

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Interested in joining Manor Musical Theatre Company for *South Pacific* in 2017

Either on stage or helping backstage and want to know more details you can email us by clicking on the following link Christine Park  or speak directly to our Chairman elect Ian Hayward on 07742 046039. 

Come along to our first full rehearsal on Tuesday 13th Sept for a cuppa and sampler.

The company is very pleased to announce our producers for South Pacific in 2017 are

James and Pam Garrington who come with a wealth of experience of producing top quality shows   

*Rehearsals commence* Tuesday 13th September 7.45 pm till 10.00 pm.

The show runs from Tuesday 25th April till Saturday 29th April 2017 

at our prestigious Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall  

Why not become a Friend or Patron of *Manor Musical Theatre Company* click onto following link for the full information



Enrolment form :  MANOR FRIENDS FORM  

*Calamity Jane*


                THIS is the company’s first production under their new name, replacing ‘operatic society’ in the title to keep up to date with current trends. What hasn't changed is the high quality on stage, and the audience reaction to early performances of this famous Western musical will be a huge boost after last year’s show had to be cancelled. The story of gun-toting Calamity Jane, who drives the Deadwood Stage, dresses like a man and is well-meaning but prone to exaggeration, is impressively told by a cast oozing talent and enthusiasm. It helps if you have outstanding leads, and Barbara Hayward and Barry Styles certainly excel as ‘Calam’ and Wild Bill Hickock who, despite their occasional upsets, eventually find true love. Barbara, playing the girl who is careless with the truth, delivers just the right blend of toughness and vulnerability to the role, while Styles is well cast as Hickock, his rich voice perfect for ‘Higher Than a Hawk’, in the second act. Beth Willis and Andy Hooper – who met in the production of Oklahoma in 2014 – impress as saloon singer Katie Brown and cavalry officer Lt Danny Gilmartin, the other love interest in the show which is packed with good music, bright colour and humour. One of several high spots comes when the ensemble sing the moving Black Hills of Dakota. Calamity Jane is produced by Susan Bushby and Barbara Hayward, with Maggie Moriarty’s choreography and Ian Hayward’s musical direction.

                                VERDICT: ***** PAUL MARSTON

Audience Comments:

  • What a fantastic performance this afternoon, full of enthusiasm & great talent, thoroughly enjoyed it. Val B
  • The performance was superb, everyone in it was so good and the singing was great, particularly the two leading characters and not to leave out the polished orchestra the also added to our evenings enjoyment as well. Hazel and Roger Howes
  • We went on Wednesday evening, it was brilliant. Margaret H 
  • Loved the show an enjoyable experience, staging, costumes, soloists, principles and orchestra were all excellent. A calamity it wasn't a damn good show it was. Jim 


Manor MTC May 2016 Spring Ball at Great Barr Golf Club celebrating the highly successful Calamity Jane Show.

A chance for the cast, friends and family to enjoy a great social night. 

Come and join Manor MTC for our 2017 production of 

Rodgers & Hammerstein's *South Pacific* joining details below on this web page. 

The society also enjoy social events like Barn Dances and concerts 

March 2016.

Manor MTC President Cecily Gilbert BEM is extremely pleased to hand over a further cheque for £ 500 to Adam Williams the Fundraising Manager for *Midlands Air Ambulance*

Adam thanked the society and confirmed it was only by charitable donations such as this that they are able to continue with this invaluable service to our community.

Adam confirmed that *Midland Air Ambulance* are the second oldest branch in the country and certainly the busiest.

Manor MTC formerly Manor Operatic Society have now given around £ 5000 in recent years to this very worthy charity and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. 


*Girl Meets Boy* at Manor Operatic Society Oklahoma!

Manor’s show Oklahoma! In 2014 starred Beth Willis as Ado Annie the girl who sang  ' I'm Just a Girl who can’t Say No’ and was partnered opposite love interest Will Parker, played by Andy Hooper.

Love blossomed and Beth did not say no to Andy’s Marriage proposal and the happy couple bought together by Manor Operatic Society back in 2014 plan to marry this coming August. In the recent show Calamity Jane they again played love interest Katie Brown and Lieut Danny Gilmartin so yes sireeee plenty of practice?


  • Carol singing December 2015 at Pype Hayes Golf Club for our friends *Erdington Rotary's' Annual Dinner
 President Tim Bushell very generously presented a £ 100 cheque to our Chairman Roger Norris to aid our charit*Midlands Air Ambulance* 
  • Carol singing to a packed pub the week before Christmas at the Wetherspoon Bishop Vesey  in Boldmere (picture far right)
The collection among the festive revellers raised a magnificent £ 165 again for our charity *Midlands Air Ambulance*  
November 2015
A very enjoyable social night was had by Manor family and friend's at the recent Barn Dance held at Boldmere St Michaels Church Hall on Saturday 14 th November. 
Everyone tucked into a fish and chip supper to boost the calories for more energetic dancing that followed. 
             Thanks to Barbara Hayward for organising the event and all her willing helpers. 
             The raffle raised close on £ 200 for our charity *Midlands Air Ambulance* 


NEWLY NAMED: *Manor Musical Theatre Company*

Recruiting for *Calamity Jane* at Boldmere Traders  Music Festival Saturday 20 Th June 2015 we had a number of folk interested in joining us for next years production of *Calamity Jane* 

           * In keeping with our new identity we are also performing ~South Pacific~ in 2017*


                                    The Manor Operatic Society 

Performed their annual *Summer Concert* to an appreciative and well attended audience at St Michaels Church Boldmere on Saturday 13 Th June. 

Medleys and songs from film and musicals from all eras kept the audience happily foot tapping and send them home in high spirit.   The company sincerely thank MD Ian Hayward and Peter Bushby for their hard work and earnest endeavour to make the concert a success    


                             *The Manor Operatic Society*  

Performed at our prestigious Symphony Hall  in the Annual Birmingham St Georges Day Concert. Saturday 25 th April and had enthusiastic applause for their *Phantom of the Opera* medley to an appreciative audience. 

The singers took to the stage to help lead audience participation in well known patriotic songs and patriotic anthems anthems to close the proceedings  

Audience comments: ‘’Loved every moment of the Concert and especially the Manor Choir ''A fantastic and most enjoyable performance” ''Great concert shame Manor wasn't on longer, enjoyed the evening'' A brilliant performance by all its members