NEWS

Here you will find News, Reviews, and information on up-coming events


20 AUGUST 2017

SLEEPING BEAUTY

MOS will be holding open auditions for children's chorus
boys and girls aged 7 to 11 - on the 9th September at 11 am
at our HQ at The Mews
5 Cliftonville Mews, Edgar Road, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2DZ

Children will be auditioned in modern dance
Successful children will need to be available for rehearsals
on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons

our pantomime Sleeping Beauty, runs 29th November to the 3rd December.



19 JULY 2017

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

RAMSGATE CARNIVAL - SUNDAY 23 JULY 2017
MARGATE CARNIVAL - SUNDAY 6 AUGUST 2017

SLEEPING BEAUTY
GET-TOGETHER - THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2017
KIDS AUDITION - BOYS & GIRLS AGE 7 - 11 - SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2017
SINGING REHEARSALS - TUESDAY 12 + THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2017
ADULT AUDITIONS - SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

SHOW DATES 29 NOVEMBER - 3 DECEMBER 2017

SHOWTIME 2018 - MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
29 MAY - 2 JUNE 2018


15 MARCH 2017

NEWS FROM THE AGM
we welcome Molly Knight to the exec committee as our new Publicity Officer
and are delighted that Sherry Underwood has agreed to become our Hon Secretary
see officers page for full details


       

we say a fond farewell to Dot Jenkins who is retired as Social Committee Chairman (pictured with President Pat Browning) 
and congratulations to Vickie Hockett our newest life member (pictured with Chairman Paul Cronin) 



and congratulations to Alison Monroe and Nicola Smith on receiving
their 25 year NODA long service medals

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6 MARCH 2017

SPAMALOT


proudly presenting the MOS 2017 cast of Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Lloyd Newstead as Sir Robin - Guy Underwood as Sir Lancelot - Neil Paterson as Sir Galahad
Molly Knight as The Lady of the Lake
Stuart Clements as King Arthur - Harcus Copper as Patsy - Lee McQueen as  Sir Bedevere



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25 JANUARY 2017

 SPAMALOT Get-together

Tuesday 21 FEBRUARY at the Mews from 7:00 pm
come and learn all about our plans for Stuart's AMAZING final offering!

Singing Rehearsals - Thursday 23, Tuesday 28 February and Thursday 2 March 2017
at the Mews from 7:00 pm

Auditions 

Sunday 5 March at the Mews from 2:00 pm


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MOS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TUESDAY, 14TH MARCH 2017


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1 November 2016



we have a fantastic cast in place for CINDERELLA

Ashley Jones as Cinderella and Donna Clements as Prince Charming
Harcus Copper and Stuart Clements as the Ugly Sisters Pinot and Grigio
Molly Knight as the Fairy Godmother and Rob Gore as Buttons
Lyndsey Copper as Dandini with Lisa Mackenzie and Amy Simpson as courtiers Sebastian and Laurence
Guy Underwood as the scheming bailiff Snyde and Ian Cronin and Julia Sanders-Gransom as the Baron and Baroness Hardup

Pantomime runs Wednesday 30th November to Sunday 4th December 2016

1 September 2016


Legally Blonde Reunion and Costume Return

Friday 9 September at the Mews 7:00 pm

Members and Friends are invited to join us as we celebrate our fantastic production
and at the same time assist as we return our costumes to their home in our basement wardrobe store

Sunday 22 May 2016 saw over forty of our members and friends form a human chain 
and in less than an hour, we moved our costumes upstairs to allow construction work in the basement
now that the work is complete, please come and help us form another chain so we can put everything back
ready for us to start rehearsing for our festive offering, our pantomime CINDERELLA

Cinderella Get-together

Tuesday 13 September at the Mews from 7:00 pm
come and learn all about our plans for Stuart's final pantomime offering!

Singing Rehearsal - Thursday 15 September 2016
at the Mews from 7:00 pm

Cinderella Children’s Chorus Auditions 

Saturday 17 September 2016 at 11 am at the Mews

MOS would like to welcome any 7-11 year olds who would like to audition to be part of our children's chorus for MOS's pantomime
Dancing is required with some singing - Children will be taught a dance at the audition.
Nothing is needed to be prepared beforehand - Just come along ready to dance.

Singing rehearsals - Tuesday 20, Thursday 22 September
at the Mews from 7:00 pm

Cinderella Company Auditions 

Sunday 25 September at the Mews from 2:00 pm

with Singing rehearsal 27 September

Read through 29 September

Floor rehearsals starting  2 October all at 7:00 pm



       

15 May 2016

we say Goodbye to

LEGALLY BLONDE

Winter Garens, Margate

click here for some memories of the show




if you enjoyed Legally Blonde please join us for our panto "Cinderella" in December 2016
or Monty Python's "Spamalot" in May 2017

19 April 2016


GEOFF BROWNING

We are saddened to announce that one of our loyal supporters has passed away
Geoff lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 April 2016
He passed peacefully with all his family around him
Our thoughts are with Pat and Family at this time

oxoxoxoxoxo

ARRON MUIR

We are saddened to announce that one of our former members (late 1990s) passed away on 13 April 2016
Our thoughts are with his Family at this time
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18 March 2016

following our Annual General Meeting on 17 March 2016
we welcome Stacey Sproates as our new Membership Secretary and Rob Gore as our new Youth Rep

a big thank you to Vickie Hockett who has retired as Membership Secretary, to Sue Scobie who has retired from the post of Publicity Officer
and to Amy Simpsom who has retired as Youth Rep

we are delighted that Sue and Amy are continuing on the Committee

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Annual General Meeting 17 March 2016
from 7:30 pm at The Mews
All Members and Friends Welcome


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22 February 2016

LEGALLY BLONDE
11 - 14 MAY 2016 - WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE



featuring as Elle Woods - Georgia Rowland-Elliot

Emmett Forrest - Stephen Porter and Paulette - Karen Martin
Pilar - Shauna McCarthy, Margot - Sophie Williams, Serena - Gia Hughes
Professor Callahan - Stuart Clements
Warner Huntington III - Alfie Murray and Vivienne Kensington - Molly Knight
Brooke Wyndham - Hollie Harris, Kyle - Guy Underwood,  Enid - Lauren Friday,  Kate - Claudia Terrana

BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN

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1 January 2016

LEGALLY BLONDE

Get together on Thursday 4 February 2016 from 7:00 pm at The Mews
Singing Rehearsals at The Mews will be Starting at 7pm
Tuesday 9th, Thursday 11th, Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th February
Auditions on 21st February from 2pm

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22 JULY 2015

WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE - 30 MAY - 3 JUNE 2017

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT * Book and lyrics by Eric Idle * Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

“SPAMALOT” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by 
Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018. www.theatricalrights.com

 ***  SPAM® is a registered trademark of Hormel Foods LLC ***

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RAMSGATE CARNIVAL - SUNDAY 19 JULY 2015

FIRST PRIZE - BEST IN CARNIVAL

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JULY AND AUGUST 2015

WATCH OUT FOR OUR FLOAT

RAMSGATE CARNIVAL - SUNDAY 19 JULY 2015

MARGATE CARNIVAL - SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2015

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5 JULY 2015

NODA South-East Awards for Excellence

 

Our amazing award for 42nd STREET

Director Stuart Clements, leading lady Faye Holdford and NODA President John Barnes

Sunday July 5th at Wessex Arts Centre, Alton, Hampshire

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20 APRIL 2015

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20 MARCH 2015

   

at our Annual General Meeting in March the following were elected

Executive Officers and Committee

Hon Chairman & Treasurer - Paul Cronin
Hon Vice Chairman - Stuart Clements
Hon Secretary - Jeff Harwood
Hon Publicity Officer - Sue Scobie
Hon Membership Secretary - Vickie Hockett
Hon Youth Rep – Amy Simpson
Hon Wardrobe Mistress - Donna Clements
Social Committee Chairman - Dot Jenkins
Minutes Secretary - Sherry Underwood
NODA Representative
- Ben Clark,
Committee Members: Janice Regan,  Neil Paterson, Stacey Sproates, Ian Cronin


30 JULY 2014

NODA South-East Awards for Excellence

District 6 - Musical Award
Awarded to Margate Operatic Society For Whistle Down the Wind

Director Stuart Clements receiving award from Ben Clark (NODA District 6 East Kent Representative)


22 JULY 2014

RUSS HOLLOWAY

We are saddened to announce that one of our loyal supporters has passed away

Russ passed away on 13th July 2014

Funeral at St Phillips Church Thursady 24 July at 1pm followed by burial at Margate Cemetery
 
   Family flowers only Donations to Margate Hospice C/o Nobles   

No black , Summer Colours Please

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16 JULY 2014

MORE DATES FOR YOUR DIARY






Wednesday 2nd - Sunday 6th DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday 30th November - Sunday 4th DECEMBER 2016

30 JUNE 2014

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

11 - 14 MAY 2016 - WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE


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26 JUNE 2014

THANET KM EXTRA REVIEW OF 42ND STREET

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18 MAY 2014

ROAD WORKS AT CLIFTONVILLE MEWS

   

   

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR TWO KENT COUNTY COUNCILLORS MO ELENOR AND WILL SCOBIE

FOR GIVING US THE GRANT FUNDING FOR THE ROADWORKS

(CLLRS MO ELENOR AND WILL SCOBIE ARE SEEN HERE WITH MOS CHAIRMAN JANICE REGAN

AND MEMBERS OF THE CAST OF 42ND STREET DURING A SHORT OPENNING CEREMONY

IN CLIFTONVILLE MEWS ON THURSDAY 8 MAY 2014)

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1 MAY 2014

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

26 - 30 MAY 2015 - WINTER GARDENS, MARGATE

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31 MARCH 2014

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014

Welcome to Amy Simpson as our new Youth Representative

Other than Amy replacing Georgia as Youth Rep, all other elected officers remain the same

(see Officers page)

27 FEBRUARY 2014

VICTOR GEORGE PEGG
With regret we must report the death of Society stalwart Vic Pegg, who was active in the Society between 1953 and 1966, 
but has since remained a loyal and generous supporter of MOS,  who sadly passed away on 11 February 2014.

Vic’s first role was as the commissionaire in the night club scene in New Moon,
he went on to take on many leading roles suited to his rich baritone voice and his striking stage presence.
 

Dates for your DIARY:  42nd STREET


 Tuesdays 4th, 11th, 18th February 2014 - Tap Refresher at 7pm


 42nd Street Get-together Tuesday 25th February 2014 at 7pm 

"Come along and learn all you need to know about the show" 


 Pre-audition singing rehearsals are:
 Thursday 27th February, Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th March 2014 all at 7pm


 AUDITIONS on Sunday 9th March 2014



It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of one of our members

RIP Pat. You will be missed by one and all


Dick Whittington

Well done everyone who auditioned this evening

it's going to be another great show!!!


'THE PRODUCERS'

'A Standing Ovation on Opening Night'

The show is amongst the funniest the society has ever performed.

so book your tickets now!


You can now follow us on Twitter as well as find us on facebook


Another successful pantomime is over

And once more a great time was had by all.

Watch out for details of our next production the Mel Brooks classic 'The Producers' which will run from May 31st to June 4th 2011

 


Carnival

MOS took part in Margate Carnival on August 1st, 2010

A group of members and friends walked alongside the Winter Gardens float to help promote the society and our next production 'Sleeping Beauty'

 


MOS wins again

We have just been awarded an 'Accolade of Excellance' by NODA for our 2009 production of 'Peter Pan' This is the second time we have won such an award, the previous one was for our 2007 production of 'Crazy for You'


Beauty and the Beast

Rehearsals are going well and the excitement is rising, we should finish setting the whole show next week and we can get on with tidying etc.

Get your tickets now by contacting

THE MOS BOX OFFICE ON 01843 297780 or

THE WINTER GARDENS BOX OFFICE ON

01843 292795 or 296111


Beauty and the Beast

There will be a get together at the Mews about this production on

Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 7.00pm

So why not come along and find out more about the show and auditions

Open to ALL. New and prospective new members especially welcome


Peter Pan

Well done every one, One of the best yet. and a special big thankyou to all those who came along and not only enjoyed a great fun show, but also donated to the collections, brought hooks and wands, or took part in the raffle. As a result the Society were able to donate £1000 to Great Ormond Street. (this was in addition to the royalties we paid for the rights to perform the show)


Hooks Pirates take Westwood Cross! Some of the cast were at Westwood Cross last Saturday to take part in the festivities leading to the lighting up of the christmas lights and were part of the parade to herald the arrival of Santa Claus.

They kicked off the proceedings by performing 3 numbers on the stage

click here to see video clip of performance

later Peter Pan and Captain Hook got it on in a sword fight outside Santa's grotto and whilst Captain Hook initially had the upper hand, he was beaten in the end by the impromptu intervention of the long sword arm of the law.

click here to see video clip of Santa's parade and the sword fight on face book


Auditions for Peter Pan are over and a fantastic cast has been assembled for what will no doubt be another blockbuster MOS production. Get your tickets NOW!


Peter Pan get together, Friday 4th September

An Open get together to find out about our fabulous next production ' PETER PAN ' come get a first glimpse of the fun and frivolity in store for everybody involved.

This event is OPEN to ALL past, present and prospective NEW members. so don't be shy, drop on by and say hello.

at the Mews, 7pm


Margate Carnival, Sunday 2nd August

Well done to everybody who helped out and got into the spirit of the occasion. A great fun time was had by all. It has been a long time since the MOS took part in the local carnival, and judging by the reaction of the members and friends who took part I think we will be back again next year.

For those that missed it we were dressed as some of the characters from our next production - Peter Pan. We had a Peter, a Wendy, Some Injuns and a gang of Pirates along with a token 'lost boy' (well done Alfie) and walked alongside the Winter Gardens float giving out flyers and sweets.



June 2009 Another show is over and well done to everybody involved in 'A Night on the Town'

Our next show will be 'Peter Pan' in december 2009 and looking ahead we are pleased to announce that our May 2010 production will be Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' so mark your calenders and/or diaries now


Accolade of excellence for 'Crazy for you' our production in 2007

Apologies for the delay here it is at last


Members and friends are respectfully reminded that 2009 subscriptions are now due.

Remember that you will need to be a paid up member by audtion time if you wish to audition for the next show.


The AGM will take place on Tuesday 24th March, 2009


Well Panto time is over and another great success it was too.

Well done to everyone involved. Keep a look out for details of our next production

'A Night on the Town'


See the Kent online article


Sunday, 28th September

Babes in the Wood Auditions went well last Sunday and the cast is now set. Well done to all who took part. Singing rehearsals are now under way with floor rehearsals starting soon. a full schedule will be posted soon.


Thursday, 11th September

Babes in the wood get together Come along and find out what this years Panto is all about.
Only five of your english pounds will get you a script and CD. This fiver is fully refundable up until the end of Audition Day.

Go on You know you want to!!

Don't forget childrens auditions are this coming Sunday, the 14th starting at 11am


Saturday, 19th July

At the NODA regional meeting we were awarded an "Accolade of Excellance" for our 2007 production of Crazy for You.


Thursday, 12th June

Audition Date for Babes in the Wood will be Sunday 21st September, with a get together prior to that on Thursday 11th September see Auditions/Rehearsals page for more details.


Sunday, 1st June

Well another show is over and congratulations to all involved. Everybody did a great job and a fantastic time was had by all. Well done to all our new members as well. hope to see you at "Babes in the Wood"

 

Sunday, 4th May

New events have been added to the social events page


Sunday, 16th March

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Ray Coker.

Ray was a past chairman of the society in 1993 - 94 and was the Society's Stage Manager for many years before and after.

The Funeral will take place on Tuesday 25th March, 3.20pm at the Crematorium.

 

Wednesday November 28th - Sunday December 2nd

Cinderella Show Week ............Another Great week. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us. Check out the reveiws and watch out for our next production Carousel in May 2008


Sunday, October 21st ...............Centenary Service, 2.30pm St Johns Church, Margate

All members and their familys are invited to attend. Afterwards it's back to the mews for refeshments.


September 16th
On Sunday the 16th September. members of the MOS hosted a exhibition stand in the Queens hall at the Winter Gardens as part the 150 years Margate Charter Day celebrations.

Members took it in turns to man the display through out the afternoon and early evening and the stunning display attracted quite a lot of interest, There was a display of photos showing the history of the society (Many thanks to Paul, Trevor and Nick) and a colourful display of Costumes from our wardrobe department and application forms were on hand for those who expressed an interest in Joining our merry band.

Many thanks to all those that helped out.


August 29th

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that after a long fight with multiple ailments,

Ken Gray passed away on Wednesday 29th August, He was 96

Without Ken, its highly unlikely we would all still be the Margate Operatic Society
and of course, have our lovely home.

KEN GRAY

1911 - 2007


July 7th Centenary Ball

The Centenary Ball finally arrived and WOW, what a great night was had by all. well done to everyone who had a hand the organisation, it was flawless. Over 240 attended the Queens Hall and were treated to a fantastic evening of wining, dining and dancing to the Dave White Swing Band and the LD&V Disco. Congratulations also to the Winter Gardens who served up a wonderful meal.

IMMi provided a set up on the balcony where people could have studio quality photos taken in all their finery. (p.s. you can view the photos online on their website until August the 21st) and have a copy printed there and then.

We also had a letter of acknowledgement from Buckingham Palace and a Signed message from Lord LLoyd Webber (Andrew) all in all a fabulous way to celebrate our first 100 years.

Check out the Social Events page to see some photos of the Ball


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As of July 1st, 2007

To Comply with the new smoke free Britain laws

The Mews will be completely NON SMOKING !

That includes the entrance foyer and the area outside the door, and fire escapes at the rear. There will be NO exceptions


Crazy for you - May/June 2007

"Crazy for You" has now finished it's run at the Winter Gardens and everyone should be very proud of what we achieved. We received some great reviews. check them out on the new Reviews page

Look out for our next production 'Cinderella' in November


Centenary ball

Preparations are well in hand for our Centenary ball to celebrate our first 100 years in the business. See you there, it should be a great night

We are following that up with an Open Day at the Mews on Sunday 8th July from 11am so that members old and new and prospective can come and see where we create our shows. So why not come along and see us.



The Company normally meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays once rehearsals start from

7.00 pm until 10.00 pm in their headquarters at 5 Cliftonville Mews,

Edgar Road, Cliftonville.

Also Sunday afternoons once floor rehearsals start.

  

For further information and to find out when rehearsals start for the next production

please do not hesitate to call 01843 297780. or

 


Website

The website is undergoing change at the moment with new pages being added, giving a greater insight into the workings of the society and better information about our upcoming productions.The changes are being made gradually whilst still keeping the site live, so bear with us if the information you seek is not where it was the last time you visited us, though I am confident that you should find it easier to use with multiple links and ways to get to each page.

Kevin