70th Platinum Anniversary Celebration

Dec

Join us this September to celebrate our Platinum Anniversary of Entertaining Preston for 70 Years!

Open to members past and present, as well as friends and family of the Society, we look forward to welcoming you to Delta Hotels by Marriot Preston for a night to celebrate Preston Musical Comedy Society!

For more information and to book your place at the event, click the button below!

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The official artwork for the Celebration


Audition for The Addams Family!

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Now Live: Audition Registration
For The Addams Family!

It’s that time again! Have you always wanted to perform on the stage? Have you done it before and just can’t get enough? Well we’re now casting for our next production, The Addams Family!

Head over to our Audition page to find out all the information about auditioning, or for information about the show visit the show page! Be it at auditions, on the stage, or in the audience, we can’t wait to see you there!

AUDITION PAGE

2023 Noda Award Nominations

Award Nominations 2023

(North West Region - District 2)

We are delighted to announce our nominations within the Musical & Pantomime categories for the upcoming 2023 Awards!

The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate everyone nominated for all nominations!

 

Avenue Q

Best Female Character Comedy Performance – Joyce Foster (Christmas Eve)

Best Supporting Male Comedy Character – Shannon Michelle (Gary Coleman)

Best Director – Hannah Bates & Mark Howard

Best Musical Director – Ed Rugman

Best Ensemble

Best Musical

Best Programme – Peacock Class

 

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Best Villain – Kate Parkes(Queen DeVilla)

Best Dame – Phil Tomlinson (Nurse Nelly)

Best Supporting Performance – Jack Price (Muddles)

Best Leading Performance – Amy Christmas (Snow White)

Best Director – Kirsty Chapman

Best Choreographer – Anne Arkwright

Best Musical Director – Craig Smith

Best Pantomime


The Addams Family Welcome Night

The Addams Family Launch Night

Make 8th January a date in your diary as we are looking for the creepy and the kooky, mysterious and spooky to gather at the launch of our 2024 musical – The Addams Family.

Hundreds of years ago, the Addams family ancestors came from the old country and settled on a plot of land in what is now New York’s Central Park. This was, of course, long before it was a park, when it was still wilderness. The family flourished for many generations, and eventually, a huge house was built where a great Spanish oak, the Addams Family Tree, had been planted to protect the ancestral graves from such annoyances as sunlight and tourists.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

There are a fantastic selection of roles available which require a fantastic cast to fill them. Could that be you? Turn up and find out the details and meet the creative team

Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more information following the launch night!

The Production Team:
Director – Jane Tudor
Musical Director – Ed Rugman
Choreographer – Lorna Cookson

They will tell you all about the ooky mass of ideas they have, the parts available and all about the audition process. The production runs at Preston Playhouse from 19th-22nd June – rehearsals are Mondays and Thursdays. There are some workshops planned which will be shared at the Welcome Event – so whether you are a Fester or a Morticia, a Grandma, a Pugsley, a Lurch or a Gomez, a Wednesday, a Beineke or an ancestor join us and Thing to find out more….it’ll be a scream!

Can’t make the launch night? Do not worry! All of the frequently asked questions and show information will be available here on our website after the night concludes!

 

Where is PMCS HQ?

Our address is:

Unit 1, Pittman Court, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9ZG


The Addams Family Now On Sale!

The Addams Family - Now on Sale!

Tickets now available for our 2024 Musical – The Addams Family!

Hundreds of years ago, the Addams family ancestors came from the old country and settled on a plot of land in what is now New York’s Central Park. This was, of course, long before it was a park, when it was still wilderness. The family flourished for many generations, and eventually, a huge house was built where a great Spanish oak, the Addams Family Tree, had been planted to protect the ancestral graves from such annoyances as sunlight and tourists.

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

To book early and avoid disappointment, click the button below

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Panto Launch Night

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Launch Night!

It’s Panto time! (Oh yes it is!)

Interested in performing in our production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs? Join us at PMCS HQ on

Monday 7th August 2023, 7:30pm

to find out all the info and audition requirements for Panto 2023!

Performing at the Playhouse Theatre this December from the 8th to the 20th, we’re proud to be Preston’s only panto once more!

Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more information following the launch night!

Can’t make the launch night? Do not worry! All of the frequently asked questions and show information will be available here on our website after the night concludes!

 

Where is PMCS HQ?

Our address is:

Unit 1, Pittman Court, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9ZG


Playhouse Auditorium Refurbishment Fundraiser

The Playhouse Needs Our Help

Preston Playhouse Theatre Auditorium Refurbishment Fundraiser

The Preston Playhouse Theatre are currently fundraising for this year’s summer works major project – the redecoration of the Auditorium.
The Playhouse has been our Pantomime home for many years, as well as for some musicals, revues, concerts, and more! Without it, we wouldn’t be able to entertain Preston as we have been since 1954.
As the Theatre enters it’s 75th Anniversary, the Board of Trustees have decided to opt for the full redecoration of the auditorium with repairs as necessary with the objective of enhancing Preston Playhouse as a vibrant artistic space
To donate, and for more information, you can visit the Fundraising page hosted on Spacehive

Spacehive Donation Page

In the last 10 years...

We have entertained approximately 26,118 people at The Playhouse.
Performed 135 performances over 14 different pantomimes and shows.

With many more to come!


NOW ON SALE: Avenue Q


Avenue Q Cast Announcement

Avenue Q Casting!

We’re pleased to announce our cast for our next production, Avenue Q!

Kate Monster – Olivia Humpage
Princeton – Charlie Drury
Nicky – Aaron Owen
Rod – Jack Price
Trekkie Monster – Bruce McLaren
Lucy T Slut – Nikee Rolfe
Gary Coleman – Shannon Michelle
Brian – Dan Haresnape
Christmas Eve – Joyce Foster
Bad Idea Bear – Kirsty Chapman
Bad Idea Bear – Jake Pulley
Ensemble
Abigail Bolton, Miranda Rutherford, Sheena Orchin, & Hattie Pridmore

Show Page

NODA Awards Dinner 2022

Dec

A huge congratulations to all of our winners from last nights NODA North West Awards for District 2! All well deserved, and a big well done again to all of our nominees.

Calendar Girls The Musical

Best Male Comedy Performance
Ronan Pilkington

Best Director
Jane Tudor

Mother Goose

Best Choreographer
Gemma Burns & Hannah Riordan

Best Musical Director
Dave Thomas

Best Pantomime