Saxons Christmas 'Radio Play'

The Saxons are planning a Christmas "radio play", or rehearsed reading to be performed on Saturday 7th December 2013.

Before we can chose a piece we need to know how many of you or your friends would be interested in taking part?

The play would last a little approx. an hour with one interval and you would be required to commit to one evening a week rehearsal.

Rehearsal is to familiarise yourself with the script but as you would be reading on stage there would be no learning of lines.

Should you have any questions please contact me.

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested.

Vince Webb

'The Taste' Auditions

The Taste is a brand new Channel 4 national cookery contest that puts taste at the forefront of the show. Whether contestants work in the food industry already or simply love to cook at home, we are looking for creative people who are passionate about food and who think they have what it takes to be crowned Britain’s most naturally gifted cook!
This is a great opportunity for anyone who is passionate about food, who has a creative flare and who wants to try a new challenge. We are looking for home cooks, supperclub cooks, pop ups cooks, student cooks and professional cooks.
The brand new series, based on the US hit format, will see Nigella Lawson and her fellow judges, American chef Anthony Bourdain and French chef Ludo Lefebvre, battle it out to find The Taste's first British winner. Contestants will try to please the palates of the professionals with just one spoonful of food, and with the tastings performed blind the pressure is on to make one small, but perfect, serving.
We are currently holding a NATIONWIDE audition tour and we will be visiting cities all over the country in August and September, including Cardiff, Bristol, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London.
If you are interested in auditioning for The Taste don’t delay, apply today and the team will call you. If you or anyone you know is interested in applying, the link to our application form is below.


This is hereby notice, as accordance with our rules, that the CMTS AGM will be on Wednesday 25th September 2013.

It will be held at the CMTS HQ starting at 8pm. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

More details to follow.

CMTS Youth Performers 'Be Our Guest' Information

The next YPs Production is a variety Concert, 'Be Our Guest'.
This will be put on at Clacton Coastal Academy (Town) on Sunday 3rd November 2013, starting at 3pm.
The Audition process is as follows;
At the first Rehearsal an Audition Pack will be available at a cost of £1
Everyone has to Audition to participate in the Concert.
The MD will go through the Chorus/Dancer Audition piece, the Choreographers will set the Chorus Movement and the Dancers piece.
For Soloists, Duets, Trios and Group numbers, Members have to either choose a song from the published list or do one of their own as long as it fits with the Concert theme. They also have to practice their numbers at home and in their own time.
The Auditions are on Friday 6th September 2013. They are open Auditions which means paid up Members may watch.
After all the Auditions the Casting Committee discuss and decide who gets what. Sucessful Soloists, Duets, Trios and Groups will get a phone call from the Casting Committee Chair.
Chorus and Dancers will need to look at the Blog, after the given time, to see if they are in or not.

Youth Performers

Youth performers is on as usual tomorrow from 6pm-9pm. Thanks.


Thank you to the children who came to the summer workshop this week and a massive thank you to everyone who ran a workshop! It was brilliant. PLEASE NOTE: 'Be Our Guest' (October 2013 Concert) Rehearsals start on Friday 30th August at 6pm at the CMTS HQ. This is where you will begin to learn the audition pieces before the auditions. Hope to see you there!




Don't forget that the CMTS Youth Performers Summer Workshop is tomorrow and lasts through until Wednesday. It is £10 per child, per day (aged 7-18). Please come along, it is a great experience for the children. If you are coming please do not forget your packed lunches. See you tomorrow for a start to an exciting couple of days!

The Youth Committee.

CMTS Social Committee presents..... Summer Sports Day!

North Essex Theatre Guild Award Nominations 2012/13...

Congratulations to the following for receiving a nomination from the NETG:

  • Technical Achievement - 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
  • Adjudicators' Award - The scenes between Maria and the children in 'The Sound of Music'.
  • Best Young Actress - Lucy Harris as 'Jack' in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
  • Best Supporting Actress - Amanda Powell as 'Mother Abbess' in 'The Sound of Music'.
  • Best Actor - Charlie Vaughan as 'Grisly' in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'.
  • Best Actress - Tessa Collitt as 'Maria' in 'The Sound of Music'.
The Awards ceremony takes place in September, so watch this space!

Marshals for Clacton Carnival!

3 marshals are still needed for Clacton Carnival 1 more to cover St Paul's Road and 2 for Victoria Road. Please let me know ASAP if you can make it. This is urgent.

CMTS Youth Performers on Twitter!

The CMTS Youth Performers have joined Twitter! Follow them on @cmtsyouth.

Clacton Carnival - Saturday 10th August 2013 - NOTICE

For any children doing Clacton Carnival the pick up point/road is Albany Gardens East (Seafront End of the Road). Also please ensure that you are at the West Road Car Park (Airfield) by 4:30pm and no later on Saturday 10th August (Procession Day). This is so our float can be judged by the Clacton Carnival Judges. Children will need to be collected at approx. 7:45pm.

Youth Performers...

Youth performers this evening - we will be doing a drama session tonight and also some singing. See you at 6pm. Don't forget to bring back the carnival consent forms and then we can sort a costume for you. Thanks.