The Smycms Reunion is Happening

I can't believe I'm going to the Smycms Reunion.

The Frank Spencer Trio have recently announced that their SMYCMS REUNION PARTY will take place on 17th February 2018 and will consist of entertainment, including not only tributes to Betty Fyffe and Paul Findlay but also a performance by the legendary Frank Spencer Trio with some old and new material. There will also be some … Continue reading

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Looking For Something To Do?

Recruitment to The Edinburgh Telephone Choir.

Are you at a loose end, want something different in your life, then why not join the Edinburgh Telephone Choir. If you like singing then why not join and take part in their annual concert at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh. Last year, 2016, they celebrated their 70th birthday. The Choir sing songs covering many … Continue reading

Thank You For The Music

Thank You For The Music, is the title of the Edinburgh Telephone Choirs 70th Annual Concert at the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2017. No other choir in the city is quite like this – including the unusual name. The choir was founded in 1947 by Mollie … 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

Done that, seen the film, got the T-Shirt.

How to Succeed with so many men

Good to see that this week at the Church Hill Theatre, Tuesday 19th until Saturday 23rd, Edinburgh Musical Theatre (EMT) are staging a wonderful musical called How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Its the story of one mans rise to the top, from window cleaner to Chairman in several easy stages, helped all … 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

2012 Review.

smycms.com-2014 review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get … Continue reading

The Smycms, Fifty Years.

Principal Smycms 91-92

Well!, Who would have thought The Smycms will soon be celebrating Fifty years of Musical Theatre, from humble beginnings in 1963 with Swingalong performed on a makeshift stage in the church hall of St Michael’s Church, Slateford Road, Edinburgh to the more grander surroundings of Morningside, Edinburgh and the Church Hill Theatre. Sadly The Smycms … Continue reading

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