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             ~ Manor Musical Theatre Company ~     
(Edited  Jan 2017)  ~Royal Sutton Coldfield ~ West Midlands~  (Reg Charity No 1165250)  




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~ Manor Musical Theatre Company next show ~ 

*SOUTH PACIFIC* TUESDAY 25TH APRIL TO SATURDAY 29TH 2017

INCLUDES A 2.30 PM MATINEE ON THE FINAL SATURDAY 29TH. 

VENUE:  SUTTON TOWN HALL 

* THE TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN *

Tele 0121 296 9543 or

CLICK ON THE GREEN LINK BELOW.   

HELP BACKSTAGE OR FRONT OF HOUSE REQUIRED 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TELEPHONE US ON 07742 046039

THIS £ 23,000 + PRODUCTION IS SURE TO BE A BIG HIT                   

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SHOW PROGRAMME WITH A GUARANTEED  WIDE LOCAL AUDIENCE 

EMAIL DETAILS BY  CLICKING ONTO THIS LINK: SHOWPROGAD

If you prefer to book tickets by post  download  our booking form by clicking on this link Manorshowtickets   


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Carol singing by members of  Manor Musical Theatre Company in local our Bishop Vesey Pub raised £ 134 with a bucket swing for *Midlands Air Ambulance* amongst locals who appreciated the festive singalong.

Check on our Facebook link above for photographs taken afterwards of Manor members enjoying a social night out together with a curry at local *Regards* Boldmere.   

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At the society's recent 2016 AGM we said a very sad farewell to two stalwarts of the Manor standing down after an exceptional stint of dedicated service to the society. Roger Norris was Chairman in total for 24 years, he started initially before that in 1983 on Publicity prior to joining the chorus, Paula his wife joined the same year both on stage and wardrobe mistress for the show *Trial By jury and The Pirates of Penzance*  The society owe a great debt of gratitude to them both and hope. Our President Cecily Gilbert BEM was pleased to present them with a small token of our appreciation from the committee on behalf of Manor MTC.  

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*Calamity Jane*

~MANOR MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY~ SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN HALL

                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 

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~Sutton Expo 2016~.

Manor members had a gazebo at the annual event  on the Parade in Sutton Town Centre in September promoting 2017 production South Pacific.

 Ian Hayward and Eric Jones of Manor MTC  were delighted to welcome to our stand the Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield Charlotte Hodivala who graced us with her presence  (First Mayor in 42 years)  Lia  Cadman society member even managed to encourage Sadie a new four legged friend to help distribute our leaflets.


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. 

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*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 got married in August. In the 2016 show Calamity Jane they again played love interest Katie Brown and Lieut Danny Gilmartin so yes sireeee plenty of practice?

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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* 

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                                    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 2015. 

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    

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                             *The Manor Operatic Society*  

Performed at our prestigious Symphony Hall  in the Annual Birmingham St Georges Day Concert. Saturday 25 th April 2015 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