We’re Off to See the Wizard

V19A9015Our main show for 2016 was The Wizard of Oz.

Adapted from L Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this musical features many popular songs, including:

  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road
  • Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead
  • If I Only Had a Heart
  • and the iconic Over the Rainbow.

Simon Pyper returned once more as director along with Billy Cairns as MD and Angela Harding as choreographer.

See the cast details here.


The Youth Group is Back!

After taking a well-earned rest last year, FMS Youth Group have joined forces with the Belfast School of Performing Arts (BSPA).

Cats logoOn Saturday 7 May 2016, they will present two performances of Cats in the Theatre at the Mill, led by the BSPA teachers.

Based on T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set in a junkyard playground alive with feline characters. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on the night of the Jellicle Ball, telling their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise leader.

Cats is one of the longest running shows in both Broadway and the West End, and contains well-loved songs such as Macavity, the Mystery CatMr Mistoffelees and the unforgettable Memory. (See what I did there?)

Featuring a magnificent score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed.

Tickets

Tickets are available on the Theatre at the Mill website and from the box office on 028 9034 0202.


Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd & Mrs LovettOur main show for 2015 was Sweeney Todd. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this award-winning musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on trumped-up charges.

We received four nominations for the AIMS Awards:

  • Best Overall Show
  • Best Male Singer – Karl McGuckin (Sweeney Todd)
  • Best Actress – Angela Harding (Mrs Lovett)
  • Best Chorus

How did we do? Find out here.

Photos from the dress rehearsal can be seen here along with details of the cast and production team.