About Preston Musical Comedy Society
Preston Musical Comedy Society was formed in 1953 performing it's first production, The Desert Song, at The Royal Hippodrome in 1954. Having performed at The Gaumont Theatre, The Empire Theatre and Queen's Hall during the late 50's, the 60's and the early 70's the Society then moved to The Charter Theatre when it opened in 1973. Their latest production to be staged there was La Cage Aux Folles in May 2011 which received huge critical acclaim.
PMCS first performed at The Playhouse in 1973 and since 2002 has made regular appearances here. In December 2008 the Society staged it's first pantomime (at The Playhouse), Cinderella, followed by Sleeping Beauty in 2009. Both these productions won the Best Pantomime Award at the district NODA awards. Last year's panto Aladdin was hailed as the best yet and this year's production Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be another huge hit book early as some performances sell out in days!
The Society is always looking for new members, not only to appear on stage but also to help backstage and front of house. Rehearsals are held at Harris Primary School, Wychnor, Off Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm and anyone is welcome. Visit the website, join the facebook group or call the Secretary Brian Lawson on 07754 954948 for more information.
Over the years the Society has helped many of it's members on their way to a successful career in showbiz including the nation's favourite tenor and Tony Award winner Alfie Boe, actor Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill), actor and comedian John Thomson (Cold Feet, The Fast Show), actress Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road), singer Jessica Pietersen (nee Taylor)(Liberty X) and West End star Julie Atherton (Mamma Mia, Avenue Q) to name just a few.
Preston Musical Comedy Society continues to be one of the most highly regarded companies in the North West and goes from strength to strength. In Guild Year 2012 a spectacular musical at The Charter Theatre is planned for the September followed by another fun-filled pantomime at The Playhouse in the December.