Web Surfing Can Be So Worthwhile.

The Merry Widow 1984

While doing a wee bit of research in connection with compiling a list of stage appearances for the period 1963 to 1988 of company members, so I decided to Google “SMYCMS” and see what came up, and reassuringly there was smycms .com at No.1,  then about 6 pages down I came across  an article from … Continue reading

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Recording On Stage Appearances 1963 – 1988

The Most Happy Fella

I have made a start in recording the list of on stage appearances for the period 1963 until 1988 by initially covering 1988 which was of course The Smycms Silver Jubilee Production of Rose Marie. Now that only leaves the previous 24 years to record, PHEW!!. If you are an ex-member  reading this and you … Continue reading

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

M.A.M.A. over the rainbow.

Wizard Of Oz

Going to see the Matinee performance of Musselburgh Amateur Musical  Associations 2014 production of The Wizard Of Oz, seemed like a good idea at the time, that is until I saw the many groups of children heading to the theatre. Oh no I thought, kids can be noisy I said, I needn’t have worried as … 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

Annie

I had the good fortune to be down in Musselburgh at the Brunton Theatre  on Friday night past to catch the Musselburgh Amateur Musical Associations 2013 Production of Annie, the tale of a young girl, left in an orphanage as a baby, trying to find her parents. Annie was superbly played by Grace Peacock. She … Continue reading

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