WALLASEY MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY (formerly Wallasey Operatic Society) have been presenting musicals since 1910. The first production was San Toy in 1910 with many more in between.

Our most recent productions have been:

2005 - SCROOGE

2006 - ANNIE

2007 - GYPSY

2008 - CAFE RENE and OLIVER

2009 - AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

           and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

2010 - A NIGHT ON BROADWAY and WEST SIDE STORY

2011- SWEENEY TODD

2012 - SINGIN IN THE RAIN

2013 - ALLO ALLO and THE PRODUCERS

2014 - EUROBEAT (ALMOST EUROVISION) !

2015 - TALENT SHOWCASE AND FLINT STREET NATIVITY

2016 - VARIOUS CONCERT PARTIES AND FUNDRAISERS

2017 - EUROTASTIC - THE ALMOST EUROVISION EXPERIENCE

2018 - THE WIZARD OF OZ

 

Society History written in 1970

Founded in 1910 as the Victoria (Wallasey) Operatic Society (‘Victoria’ was dropped from the title in 1927) the Society rose from the ashes of the Wallasey Opera Company which flourished from 1900 to 1909, and which performed at the Irving Theatre.

The performance of `San Toy' at the Tower Theatre in 1910 was the first of fifty-seven productions to date (including two revues and one play) played at five theatres, with continuous operation except for the interruptions of two wars.

And talking of theatres, since the last war the Society's story is a sad one, with the Tivoli Theatre, the Winter Gardens and the Tower Theatre successively opened, re-opened and finally closing their doors, the last in 1961.

Pages could be filled with details of stalwarts who have served the Society over the years, from its first President, Sidney Dawson, well known in the Borough (which incidentally completes sixty years of incorporation this year); suffice it to say that dedicated men and women have come forward to fill the various offices necessary for the running of a successful society. Of playing members much could also be said; a number have graduated with success to the professional stage and our friends will testify to the high quality of the many performers who have played for their benefit.

The 'Victoria' in the original title postulates a connection with Wallasey's Victoria Central Hospital, and in fact during the early days considerable sums were donated to that Hospital and it is worthy of mention that many thousands of pounds have been donated to various charities during the sixty years of the Society's life. Mounting costs have limited the amounts during recent years, but donations are still made to local charities as funds are available.

It has been the aim of the Society in recent years to present the most modern shows as they become available, with revivals of favourite 'oldies', and at all times to offer to our patrons first class performances; if we have succeeded in pleasing our many friends we are well satisfied, and we hope to continue to present live shows so long as theatres exist in which to play.