We perform one major show a year, usually in April, and then minor shows or concerts in the autumn. Our concerts are varied and have ranged from 'A Night at the Opera', consisting of well known opera solos and choruses, to 'Magic of the Musicals', consisting of many popular songs from such shows as Grease, Les Miserables, West Side Story and many more.
The Monmouth Music Theatre is a Registered Charity (No: 1154731) and is affiliated with National Operatic & Dramatic Association. You can also support the MMT by using EasyFundraising when you shop online.
'The Pirates Come to Town', a review by Louise Martin
The Pirates of Penzance stormed the stage at the Savoy Theatre last week, courtesy of the talented Monmouth Music Theatre group, wowing audiences as both hard G&S fans & newbies such as myself, were completely hooked throughout.
With amazing singing, everyone full of expression and beautifully animated - the cast’s energy and their obvious enjoyment just resonated out from the stage. Adrian Bevan as Frederick, and also the Stage Director, owned the stage along with leading lady Holly Thody, as Mabel - her voice literally gave you goosebumps; their voices were perfect together.
Meri Maturin’s was a gloriously swashbuckling Pirate King, along with his band of brilliant pirates, while Chris Godwin as the Very Model Major General, word perfect and full of character. Katie Ellis, who played Ruth, was also impressive with her powerful voice. The daughter’s, accompanied by nurses, aunts and governesses were all delightful, with lots of dancing, twirling of umbrellas - in fact everyone’s stage craft was tremendous as that’s quite a slope at the Savoy. I absolutely loved the policemen, led by Philip Chant as Sergeant, with glorious singing and hilarious comedic performance, bringing much laughter from the audience.
All in all, tremendous entertainment. MMT’s productions should certainly not to be missed. Credit must also go to production: the beautiful costumes, great set, lighting & sound, and the wonderful musical accompaniment - it was very difficult to remember that this group of talented people are not professionals; in fact another member of the audience said to me, they thought that this was better than any West End performance. I have to agree and am looking forward to MMT’s production of My Fair Lady next Spring.
2023: Evita | The Pirates of Penzance
2022: The Sound of Music | Sounds of America
2019: Guys & Dolls | Iolanthe
2018: Sister Act | HMS Pinafore
2017: Hello, Dolly!
2016: The Wizard of Oz | The Mikado
2015: Kiss Me, Kate | Pirates of Penzance
2014: Oliver! | When Worlds Collide
2013: Anything Goes | It's a Musical World
2012: Me & My Girl | Trial By Jury (The Untold Story)
2011: Patience | Lady Dingestow's Diamonds
2010: My Fair Lady | Raise the Roof
2009: Pirates of Penzance
2008: The Mikado | The Zoo
2007: Annie Get Your Gun | Trial By Jury
2006: Oklahoma | Even Educated Fleas Do It
2005: HMS Pinafore
2004: Calamity Jane
2003: The Geisha | S'Wonderful - Let's Do It
2002: Countess Maritza | Fiddler on the Roof
2001: Ruddigore | A Night at the Movies
2000: Yeoman of the Guard | Magic of the Musicals 2
1999: La Belle Helene | Magic of the Musicals 1
1998: The Grand Duke | Here's A How De Do
1997: Trial By Jury | The Merry Widow
1996: Princess Ida | Golden Age of Operatta
1995: Die Fledermaus
1994: Pirates of Penzance
1992: The Sorcerer
1990: The Gondoliers
1989: The Mikado | Trial By Jury
1988: HMS Pinafore
If you don't want to perform but would like to be part of a group like ours you could help with various other aspects of the productions, such as backstage, front of house or wardrobe. Why not call or drop in on a Wednesday evening. We would love to meet you.
Full Address: Monmouth Methodist Hall, St James' Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DL