CMTS Youth Performers Concert 'MttA': Last Performance Sold Out!

The last Performance of the CMTS Youth Performers Concert 'Music Through The Ages' has sold out.

If you turn up at the 5pm Performance without a booking you will NOT get in.

There are still some seats left at the two earlier Performances, but please book.

Don't Forget...

The clocks go back tomorrow morning (Sunday) so please do not be late for the last 'MttA' Concert Rehearsal!!

Message from the Chairman, Sam McCarthy.

Please can we all make a concerted effort to be at Rehearsals on time to start prompt at 7.30pm.

If you are going to be late or not make it at all, which we all know can happen sometimes, please ensure you contact one of the Production Team.

Steve Liversedge, Director on 07792026282
Katie Barnett, Choreographer on 07500191875
Hector Moyes, Musical Director on 07729995324

JatB: Act 1 Scripts Down Date.

If not before, all scripts must be down for Act One on TUES 13 NOVEMBER.

JatB Rehearsal Schedule Changes.

Please see below the changes to the JatB Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Thurs 25 Oct - Ballet - adult chorus, Jack, Grisly
  • Tues 30 Oct - pages 1-16 (7.30-9.00) - full company. Ballet recaps (9.00-10.00) - all concerned
  • Thurs 1 Nov - Act 2 Sc 1 and 2 - all Principals except Harriet
  • Tues 6 Nov - recaps - full company
  • Thurs 8 Nov - Act 2 Sc 3 - all principals
  • Tues 13 Nov - RUN ACT ONE - full company
  • Thurs 15 Nov - recap Act 2 sc 1-3; set sc 4 - all principals
  • Tues 20 Nov - set act 2 sc 5; recaps - full company
  • Thurs 22 Nov - recaps - full company
  • Sun 25 Nov - “Spread the Love” (10.30-13.00)  - full company RUN ALL TO DATE (14.00-16.30) - full company
  •  Tues 27 Nov - recaps as called
  • Thurs 29 Nov - set Walkdown, Finale; recaps - full company
  • Tues 4 Dec - ACT ONE - full company
  • Thurs 6 Dec - ACT TWO - full company
  • Sun 9 Dec - RUN SHOW - full company
  • Tues 11 Dec - recaps as called
  • Thurs 13 Dec RUN SHOW full company
  • Tues 18 Dec RUN SHOW full company
  • Thurs 20 Dec RUN SHOW full company

CMTS Halloween 'Monster Mash' Party!


New Honorary Life Members.

The Management Committee are pleased to announce that Jean & Neil Murphie have been bestowed with Honorary Life Membership of CMTS.

'Music Through The Ages' Youth Performers Concert Information.

Music Through The Ages Reminders:

1: 12-1pm
2: 2-3pm
3: 5-6pm

Venue: CMTS HQ. 14 Brunel Road. Clacton-on-sea, Essex. CO15 4LP.

Extra Rehearsals:
Wednesday 24th October 6-8pm
Saturday 27th October 9:30-12 Noon
Sunday 28th October 10-11am

Costumes needed for next Fridays rehearsal, also Friday 26th October everyone is needed from 6-9pm.

Tickets: Adults £4. Kids 12 yrs & under £3.

Please insure that on the Sunday your child brings a packed lunch however drinks will be provided free of charge as usual .

We have put in a two hour break between the last two Performances so Parents can, if they wish, take their Children home for dinner. Otherwise they can stay at the HQ.

Any queries concerning costumes, could you please contact Rachel Mccallum through Facebook.

JatB Rehearsal Thursday 18th October 2012.

A reminder for tonight's Rehearsal:
7.30 - 9.00 will be a music rehearsal to work on "Giants in the Sky" - full company call except Grisly and Fairy
9.00 - 10.00 will be for UV Scene - Fairy and the following Cast Members:
Sam Cantrell
Aaron Embleton
Katie Finn
Jack Flynn
Amy Gees
Tesha Giles
Jessica Hewett
Rachel Johnson
Katie Leech
Harry McCarthy
Angie Porter

JatB Rehearsals: Sunday 21st October 2012.

A reminder that there is a Rehearsal this coming Sunday, the 21st October.

From 11.30am to 1pm - Full Company called.

1 to 2pm - Lunch

2 to 4pm - Full Company called to run Act 1.

If you are unable to make any Rehearsals, please ensure you contact one of the Production Team asap. Thanks.

Upcoming Events from CVS Tendring.

Quizzing For St. James – Friday 26 October
The next Clacton Lions Quiz Night is being held in St. James’ Church Hall, Tower Road, Clacton to raise funds to assist with their Centenary celebrations in 2013.
Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start and teams of 4 to 6 people should bring their own refreshments or better still prize winning picnics.
Teams wanting to book in should contact the Quizline on Clacton 426262 or enter online at  
Whether you are an Egghead or have never found your Secret Fortune, there is something for everyone in this Quiz.
Following on from this Quiz is the annual Christmas Quiz being held in the Princes Theatre for the Chairman of Tendring District Council’s, Cllr Danny Mayzes, charities.
This is on Friday 30th November. Bookings now being taken on  .

Race Night – Saturday 3 November
The MS Society Clacton Branch are holding a Race Night on Sat 3rd Nov at 7pm at The McGrigor Hall, Fourth Avenue, Frinton.
Tickets in advance cost £8.50 and include a cheese and crackers supper with a free glass of wine/soft drink.
For tickets please contact Linda 01255 318515. Promises to be great fun!

Free Maths and English classes in Frinton
There has never been a better time to improve your English and Maths skills.
Adult Community Learning is running a free class at Soken House, The Triangle Frinton on Sea.
By improving your Maths and English skills you can improve your job prospects, help your children with their homework, improve your confidence with everyday tasks and progress onto further training opportunities.
The classes are run on Friday mornings from 9.30am-12.30pm.
For more information or to enrol call 01255 424151

JatB Rehearsal: Tuesday 16th October 2012

The following Principles are required at tonight's Rehearsal please:
  • Fairy
  • Grisly
  • Jack
  • Daisy
  • Dame
  • Squire
  • Simon
  • Miranda

JatB Rehearsal: Thursday 11th October 2012

For tonight's Rehearsal, the Full Company is called.

CMTS Management Committee 2012/13.

Thank you to all those Members that attended the AGM last night.

The new Management Committee for 2012/13 is as follows:
  • Chairman - Sam McCarthy
  • Treasurer - Keith Woodward
  • Secretary - Ashlea Moore
  • CMTS Youth Performers Chairman - Val Endean
  • Social Committee Chairman - Lewis Richards
  • Press & Publicity Committee Chairman -Ray Sharp
  • Membership Secretary - Julia Clarke
  • Stage Liaison Manager - David Thompson
Unfortunately no one has put themselves forward for the role of Fundraising Committee Chairman. If any Member is interested, then please speak to one of the Management Committee.

We are also pleased that Edna Mountstephen was voted in again as our President and Michael MacLean as our HQ Manager.

Theatretrain Present...

JatB Rehearsal: Thursday 18th October 2012.

The Rehearsal for Thursday 18th October has changed to:

7.30 - 9.00 will be a music rehearsal to work on "Giants in the Sky" - full company call except Grisly and Fairy

9.00 - 10.00 will be for UV Scene - Fairy and the following Cast Members:
  • Sam Cantrell
  • Aaron Embleton
  • Katie Finn
  • Jack Flynn
  • Amy Gees
  • Tesha Giles
  • Jessica Hewett
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Katie Leech
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Angie Porter

CADS Plea for 'Candleford'.

Due to unforseen circumstances someone has had to drop out, and we desperately need a young or youngish man to play the part of John, one of two footmen. Not a huge part, but he has several lines, and would hopefully also be able to take part in the group singing.

CADS rehearse on Mondays at CMTS HQ, and on Weds at CADS HQ which is literally just round the corner. There is a rehearsal this Sunday (07.10.12) at Great Clacton Community Hall (Near the Ship Pub in Valley Road) and another on Sunday 4th November.

There are a few CMTS Members taking part in in the community singing, so you will not totally be among strangers!

In any event, CADS are a friendly bunch and will make you very welcome. If any of you are interested you should contact Vicky Tearle as soon as possible. Vicky's tel no is 01206 824345 or email

Leigh Operatic and Dramatic Society Present...

24th - 27th October 2012

Palace Theatre.
One of the most successful British films of all time can now be seen for the first time in Southend live on stage in this brand new production of the Broadway and West End smash hit musical. Six unemployed steelworkers are miserable. They have no cash and no prospects. One night they catch their wives and other women going crazy over male strippers. The six men then set out to make some quick cash by staging their own strip show with one key exception, unlike the professionals, they will go “THE FULL MONTY” As the guys work through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties they find strength as a group and overcome their inner demons. All the characters, laughter and tenderness of the film that the whole world fell in love with are brought to life in this triumphant stage musical.
Evenings £16 (Wed to Sat 8pm)
Matinees £13 (Thurs & Sat only 2.30pm)
Tickets are selling fast so book now to avoid disappointment on 01702 351135 or online at (booking fees may apply)
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THE FULL MONTY Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek, Book by Terence McNally, Based on the Motion Picture released by FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES. Written by Simon Beaufoy. Produced by Uberto Pasolini. Directed by Peter Cattaneo. This amateur production is produced by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited
Copyright © *2012* *LEIGH OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY*, All rights reserved.

Reminder: CMTS AGM Wednesday 10th October 2012.

Don't forget it's our Annual General Meeting this coming Wednesday, the 10th October 2012. It starts at 8pm prompt and it's being held at our HQ. A map is available on our website;

You need to be a Member (Full, Joint, Student, Junior, Friend, Patron) to attend and be able to participate in any debates, but only Full Members are entitled to vote.

This is your opportunity to have your say and stand for the Management Committee or one of the four Sub Committees; CMTS Youth Performers; Press & Publicity; Fundraising or Social.

If you can not attend please inform one of the current Members of the Management Committee and they will pass on your apologies.

Hope to see you there,

The Management Committee.

CMTS Youth Performers 'MTTA' Email Address Issue.

We are aware of the problem with the MttA email address. It is being sorted. We will post on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc once it's up and running again.

Thank you for your patience.

Regards, CMTS Youth Performers Committee.

JatB Rehearsal Thursday 4th October 2012

Rehearsal tonight is to run Scenes 1 & 2, pages 1 to 9. Everyone involved is called. Thanks.

Des O'Connor at the Princes Theatre.

JatB Rehearsal: Tuesday 2nd October 2012

Tonight's Rehearsal is as follows:

  • 7.30 to 9pm - Called - Full Cast
  • Recap p.5 including 'Hey Look Me Over'
  • Set p.9 including Reprise of 'It's Today'
  • Recap 'It's Today'
  • Recap p.3 & 4.

  • 9 to 10pm - Called - Dame, SSimon, Jack, Miranda, Daisy, Fairy GB & Grisly.
  • Set p.6 to 9 including 'Opposite Your Smile'.