Based in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, we are one of the oldest amateur musical theatre companies in the area, having started in 1922.
Chesham Musical Theatre company has been around for nearly a century now, and continues to provide professional standard musicals, concerts and shows to the local community.
We are always looking out for new talent both on stage and behind the scenes - one cannot happen without the other, after all. For onstage performance you will need to be able to demonstrate at least basic singing ability; there is an audition in front of the committee when you first join the company. This is to get to know you and confirm your singing talents. Then there are acting, singing and dance auditions for roles in each show and these are in front of an audition panel.
There are many different backstage roles that all need to be filled, which range from stage management to lighting design and operation to art and programme design to set building; this last is a great way to learn to handle tools at the same time as building camaraderie. There are roles for makeup, hair, front of house; these all depend upon willing volunteers and are vital for the smooth running of a show.
Social activities too: the company strives to be a social hub as well as a theatrical producer and members are always welcome to help out with time, ideas, etc. Sometimes an event might have the aim of raising funds for a given production, but at other times it is just for the sake of a good old get-together. Barbecues, quiz nights, theatre trips, picnics - these are just a few examples.