Our History

Our History

Successful outcomes often have their origins in simple ideas. The conception of a musical society in North Belfast had its inspiration in the mind of a well-known and respected singing teacher, John Patterson. But as the seeds of this idea […]

Pirates sure to lift the spirits

One thing’s certain about a Fortwilliam Musical Society show, there’s always a little squirt or two of humour inserted here and there, even if it’s not exactly according to the script. Oodles of humour last night, and what a presentation […]

Oklahoma hits the spot!

After a long absence from the local stage, Peter Kennedy is playing for laughs as Ali this week in this entertaining show. Surrounding himself with talented principals, this production boasts some beautiful singing from its romantic leads – Siobhán Mullin’s […]

Sparkling Carousel – A Review

The following review our production of Carousel appeared in the local press in 1996: The Arts Theatre in Belfast is this week playing host to a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s spectacular musical Carousel. Although premiered in 1945, this show […]

The Boy Friend – Review

Fortwilliam Musical Society, winners of the inaugural Londonderry Festival in March, put themselves firmly in contention for the Northern Ireland Festival of Light Opera last night. Their production of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend impressed the adjudicator Jimmy McClatchie. He […]