Our next Musical!

Want to be part of this show?

More details will be announced soon but come and join us at PMCS HQ on July 19th to find out more information and meet the society

The Venue

Preston Playhouse Theatre

Market Street West

Preston

PR1 2HB

A little bit of Yorkshire is coming to Lancashire in June 2022

Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to announce their 2022 production of this amazing musical from the pens of Tim Firth and Gary Barlow.

The death of a much loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women’s Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women’s institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term “craughing”  – the act of crying and laughing at the same time.

With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.

There will be further details at the social event on July 19th with a full welcome evening later in the year

It is time to dust off your favourite costume, slap on the greasepaint and step out that frontdoor once more to do something….stagey!  We have picked Monday 19th July to get together at Preston Musical Comedy HQ to have a brew (hot and cold beverages are all covered by “brew”) from 7.30pm.

Subject to the Covid Roadmap following its set route we will be able to gather in person, share our experiences, laugh a little, cry a little then sit down as we let you know our plans.

We are bringing a little bit of Yorkshire to Lancashire as we tell you about our 2022 production of “Calendar Girls – The Musical” by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow.  It is set for June 2022 at Preston Playhouse Theatre with multiple roles and a score you won’t stop singing.

Following on from that at 8.30pm it is Panto Welcome Night.  Come along and find out all about the show, meet the creatives and find out all the roles available.  You will find audition times and pieces and have a chance to discuss everything required.  This traditional family pantomime is on at the Playhouse Theatre this December and is our first full production following Lockdown.  It is definitely time to get up and shine and what better way than a  full on pantomime.

So the date is 19th July and the venue is Preston Musical Comedy Society HQ, Unit 1 Pittman Court, Pittman Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9ZG

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Announcing Panto 2021

Tickets on Sale:

1st October 2021, 09:00am

Group Bookings

Group Ticket bookings will opening soon. More information will be announced in due course, to register your group's interest in booking, please use the contact form to get in touch

Announcing Panto 2021:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

Roll up! Roll up! The Circus is in town!  This year Preston Musical Comedy Society are presenting their traditional family pantomime with a production of Tom Whalley’s “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

Dame Gertie Dollop runs the show with her son, Silly Billy but they have fallen on hard times. Particularly with the dastardly Ringmaster Heinkel, owner of the rival circus, up to his old tricks. Dame Gertie needs a miracle after their honeypot of pennies is accidentally stolen by three porridge hungry, talking bears.

We are looking to cast this wonderful show – our first major post lockdown production.  So if you want to get back on the boards then this is the chance.  There are 12 speaking roles from hero to baddie with a dame, three bears and a lively chorus in the mix.  To find out more come to the welcome event as part of our social evening on 19th July starting at 7.30pm.  You will get chance to meet the Production Team and get audition details

Find out about the big top pantomime that’s just right!
(subject to Covid-19 regulations)

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Preston Playhouse needs your help

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Preston has had the Playhouse Theatre at the heart of its amateur productions for over 70 years.  Besides being the home venue of several local drama clubs, the Playhouse is also one of the city’s few remaining theatrical venues available for hire by other organisations.  It has presented classics and contemporary theatre with musicals, pantomimes, concerts and light opera, and its funding comes through audiences and hires.  With no shows that revenue stream has dried up but the theatre still has ongoing costs and overheads to cover.  It need funds to get through this difficult time so we need your help.

 

The Playhouse Theatre has been our Pantomime home for many years, we have graced the stage with Show Choir Concerts, Musical Revues, and Musicals! With plans being put in place for this years Pantomime, the Playhouse needs community support so we can keep on Entertaining Preston for many years to come

 

Click the button below to visit the GoFundMe page, any donations are greatly appreciated

Preston Playhouse Fundraiser

NODA Awards 2019

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Following the Awards Dinner on 29th Feb 2020, attended by cast, crew, production teams, and the committee, from both Oliver! and Dick Whittington, we are pleased to share our 9 wins from the evening! We congratulate those who have won as well as those who received a nomination. Here’s to 2020!


Tales from The Green Room #1

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The Early Days of PMCS

My first show with P.M.C.S. was in 1957 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Preston situated in Friargate, where Wilkinsons is today.
The show was Wild Violets, a show which as I remember, was not very impressive and I have never heard of it being performed again.
I was very excited as a young man to be involved, as to date, I had only been involved with shows produced at Preston Catholic College.
I had seen many Professional Shows at The Hippodrome and never thought I would appear on the same stage as many of the top actors of the day.
After many months of rehearsals we eventually arrived at Dress Rehearsal. The stage was still full of crates from the previous weeks show and as I wandered amongst them I leant against one of them and suddenly an ear piercing roar erupted from the crate scaring the living daylights out of me.
It turned out the crate contained a male Lion from the Circus, the previous weeks show.
When all the crates had been removed, we eventually  managed, to complete the Dress Rehearsal and we did a weeks run. Monday to Saturday, (two shows on Thursday and Two on Saturday). Nearly full every performance.
Shortly afterwards The Hippodrome was demolished. I do not think it was anything to do with the fact I had had made my debut there.
More stories, from my six decades in the business later.

Regards, Eddie Regan

Eddie Regan