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

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

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

Edinburgh Am Dram, Healthy?

Warrick Hunter as Sweeney Todd

Putting Smycms problems to one side for the moment, its good to see that Edinburgh’s  Am Dram scene seems to be  in good health, recent productions of Sweeney Todd by Edinburgh Music Theatre and Carousel by The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company both received favourable reviews in the Evening News recently and by all accounts were well … Continue reading

This May Be our Last Song Together.

The Finale of Guys and Dolls, lets hope its not the Finale of The Smycms.

As you are no doubt aware The Smycms have been trying to stage Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Sadly for Smycms insufficient people were prepared to audition for the show and it is therefore not possible to continue with this production. Those people who did attend the auditions last Monday evening are extremely keen to … Continue reading

Ring out the old, Ring in the new.

Happy New Year to all our viewers

I hope you all had a Happy Christmas, it’s amazing how chocolate and wine seem to go so well together, and soon we will be raising a glass to a new year and reflecting on the old one past. The Smycms have had a difficult time of late, after the success of Bugsy in 2010, we … Continue reading

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