Rehearsals for 'Kiss Me Kate' are upping the tempo as we fly into 2018 full steam ahead! Here is just a sneak peak of what we have been up to... Thanks to Rachael for taking the time to get these action shots... Enjoy!



We are thrilled to be able to announce that CMTC walked away from the annual Eagle awards with an award to our name for the third year running! The company won the Eagle Award for 'Best Production of a Musical' for the first time since 2013 for our March performance of Jekyll & Hyde. A huge congratulations to everybody involved with the production both on and off stage for making it such a fantastic week, this award is superb recognition of their hard work. CMTC were also nominated in other categories; Our BSL interpreted performance was nominated for the 'Outstanding Achievement' award, and two of our performers, Laurence Sutton and Sarah Towle, were nominated for 'Best Performance in a Musical'. Accessibility to theatre continues to be a huge passion for CMTC abd to see us nominated for such an award was delightful. Congratulations to all the other winners on the night and to the organisers of the awards for a great celebration of Amateur Theatre.



CMTC are excited to announce that we have secured the rights to Betty Blue Eyes for our 2019 production at a new performance venue, the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton. Betty Blue Eyes is a 2011 stage musical comedy based on the 1984 film A Private Function, and features music by George Stiles, with lyrics by Anthony Drewe. The book was written for the stage by Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, adapted from Alan Bennett's original screenplay. Since it's debut it has enjoyed a West End run and multiple successful tours, and we will therefore be delighted to bring it to a theatre near you! If you would like some more information on the show itself, check out their official site...


For more information on our own production, and our exciting new venue, watch this space!


 We enjoyed a busy and very successful festive period to round off a great year for CMTC.

 We had volunteers run a Stall at the Mickleover Christmas Fayre, raising money for the company and awareness of our upcoming production in February.

 We had our tree erected and decorated at Mackworth Christmas Festival for the third year running, sparkling in 'Kiss Me Kate' colours!

 Last, but not least, we performed our Christmas Concert not once but TWICE to enthusiastic and healthy audiences at both CURC and Mickleover Golf Club.

 Many thanks to all involved in all of these events!

Everybody at CMTC would like to thank all who came to watch and support us during this years show week, and making it an enjoyable week for us all. What a successful week it was too!Our Front Of House team received some fantastic comments from the audience post-show, which culminated in a superb review from Keith Scott-Savage, our regional NODA representative.


"This rarely performed musical was brought to exuberant life in Nigel Taylor`s excellent production, which was great in style."


"Laurence Sutton acted and sang with great energy... Sarah Towle gave a vibrant, driving portrayal as Lucy Harris"


"Deserving a mention was the chorus and the Red Rat Girls, whose singing both off stage and on was wonderful."


"This was a super evening`s entertainment by Central."


We would like to thank Keith for reviewing us, and for his continued hard work for the Amateur Theatre Community.


We are delighted to announce that for the second year running one of our talented members has won the Eagle Award for 'Best Performance In A Musical'! Rachael was delighted to receive the award for her role as The Witch in our March production of Into The Woods and dedicated the accolade to her fellow cast members, especially Sarah Towle, who was also nominated for the same award, saying she wished everyone could be up there with her. The company would also like to extend their thanks to the Eagle Judges for all their hard work and commitment to amateur theatre in Derby, and congratulate all the other winners and nominees and Derby Theatre for their hospitality. It was a lovely evening celebrating Amateur Theatre in Derby! Here's to many more years!