Recently I note lots of people complaining on the internet and in local papers that Walsall has no theatre, and somebody really should do something about it – what’s annoying about this is Walsall has 3 theatres (even more if you count the small venues in schools) and even more theatre companies, performing some top notch shows, seemingly unknown to many.
In Walsall, there’s the popular Grange Playhouse, Forest Arts Centre and the Aldridge Youth Theatre, as well as Bookmark Bloxwich and other community venues.
Local theatre companies make use of all these facilities, and others in nearby areas; earlier this month Brownhills Musical Theatre Company performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in cannock, and this week, it’s the turn of Aldridge Musical Comedy Society who are performing Jesus Christ Superstar there this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday (20th-22nd November 2014).
Performances are at 7:30pm each evening, and are £12 per adult, £10 for concessions and £6 for kids.
Best of luck to all the performers, crew and supporters.
For tickets and other information, please contact a member of the company or contact the ticket secretary Paula Garratt via the following methods:
Tel: 01543 480626
Mob: 07932 688485
From their website:
The Aldridge Musical Comedy Society was formed back in 1967. The original society put on their first production of Calamity Jane in 1968, which wowed those 60’s audiences.
The Society currently has a base of around 35 members of various ages and vocal groups, but are still looking for new, young (or young at heart!) and vibrant performers to compliment the exceptional talents of the actors, singers and dancers that the Society has become well renown for.
We rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Keeling School of Dance, High St. Aldridge and would welcome any prospective members to come and meet us at any one of our rehearsals.
The Society have a production every May and every November, at either the exceptionally well facilitated Brownhills Community School Theatre or the well established and prestigious Prince of Wales Centre in Cannock.
In addition to the shows and concerts, AMCS also performs at private functions and for other groups who wish to be entertained by the multi-talented actors, singers and dancers.
As a registered charity, the Society supports other charities by performing and raising funds whenever possible and has recently joined forces with Chadsmoor Choral Society and the Bridgtown Brass Band to raise funds for the Katharine House Hospice in Stafford.
AMCS has a very specific aim…
The Aldridge Musical Comedy Society is a registered charity and it is our main aim to promote musical theatre for the benefit of all and to encourage new, young, local talent to the stage.