Sardines Magazine

Sardines

Here is the latest news from Sardines, the magazine for Amateur Theatre, …BRINGING AMATEUR THEATRE TOGETHER IN 2016 Many readers will recall the Amateur Stage Expo, which was due to take place in London three years ago but saw itself unfortunately cancelled at short-notice just before the event’s opening. Despite the disappointing outcome, the original … Continue reading

New show, GOLDRUSH.

Have received a message from our ex-M.D. Jerry Gregson looking for people to join a new Musical to be staged in September 2015, called Goldrush. ” As a retired SMYCMS M.D. I have once again come out of retirement to M.D. a new show entitled Goldrush. (No, I didn’t write this one.) This is set to … Continue reading

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Annual Review 2013

2013 Annual Review

THE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION ANNUAL REVIEW 2013 We are delighted to be given access to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation 2013 Annual Review with details and updates of all the grants awarded during the year, together with information on their performing arts scholarships and where you can see the foundation’s paintings on exhibition. It’s … Continue reading

Reflections from the back.

Early program photo circa 1989

Looking back on 50 years of Am-Dram with The Smycms is filled with highs and lows, laughter and tears. It really can be quite emotional at the end of Show Week after a successful run of 5 evening performances and a Saturday afternoon matinee. The After Show Party affords you the time to wind down … Continue reading

Elizabeth Fyfe, We salute you.

Elizabeth Fyfe. 04/07/1915 – 03/09/2013 In this, The Smycms Fiftieth year, it is with much sadness that we report  on the death of Elizabeth Fyfe, one of the founding members of our Musical company. Betty, as she was affectionately known by all, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 at the … Continue reading

He never did get to play Tevye.

Paul in one of his many roles as Nicely Nicely from Guys and Dolls.

Paul J. Findlay 04/02/1953 to 03/04/2013 Paul J. Findlay, Chairman of The Smycms for many, many years, passed away on Wednesday 3rd of April 2013 following complications after a short illness. Paul first suffered a stroke in September 2012, he then suffered a second one in March 2013, then as if that wasn’t bad enough … Continue reading

Get wise and Advertise.

tit willow, tit willow, tit willow.

Just received the winter/spring 2013 edition of Sardines, a magazine dedicated to promoting amateur theatre in the UK, and it is full of interesting articles and reviews. It also has a show guide where amateur societies can place an unlimited number  of free entries advertising up coming shows, sadly it seems that it hasn’t quite … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Paul

Paul cutting his cake.

Today our Chairman, Paul Findlay celebrates his 60th Birthday and smycms.com would like to wish him all the best and hope he had a very enjoyable day. His Family had organised a surprise party for Paul on Saturday past and he was pleased to see many of his friends and relatives attending to help him … Continue reading

Alan Cochrane 19/03/1931 – 07/10/2012

There's Alan dancing at the back, in the middle.

I was much saddened to hear of the passing of Alan Cochrane, a larger than life character much loved by all who knew him. He was an award winning scots playwright, some of his plays include The Deils awa, The Campbells are comin’ and Ne’er the Twain which was recently performed by Edinburgh Peoples Theatre … Continue reading

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Has any one seen these people lately?

  Somewhere Under The Rainbow. smycms.com supporting drama at this years edinburgh fringe 2012. Biscuits For Breakfast presents Somewhere Under The Rainbow  The Liza Minnelli Story   ” Don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream” Liza Minnelli In a UK debut presented by Biscuits for Breakfast, Liza Minnelli becomes the subject for the … Continue reading

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