The SMYCMS Reunion 2018

Billy, Reno and Moonface perform Friendship

The Smycms Reunion took place at Bainfield Bowling club on Saturday 17th February and was a great success. Everyone that attended enjoyed the buffet and the entertainment but mostly the chance to share stories and memories with members from the last 50 years. I had the good fortune to meet one of the founders of … Continue reading

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

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

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

Smycms Reunion

It has been rumoured that The Frank Spencer Trio are about to re-form and perform at a Smycms Reunion next year. Watch this space.

Smycms Wardrobe – Helpers Wanted.

The last Smycms costume to be worn, ever.

The arduous task of clearing the Smycms Wardrobe has begun in earnest, and to this end would like to ask if there are any ex-Smycms out there who could come along on Saturday 23rd July from 11:00 a.m. to help clear out the wardrobe. The contract we had for storage of the wardrobe has now … 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

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

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