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Musical Theatre Society (MTS)

To join the Musical Theatre section, you need to pass a ‘new members’ audition where you will:

  • Be taught a simple dance routine in a group (to audition as a group)

  • Recite a piece of libretto  (supplied in advance)

  • Sing a song of your own choice

Subscription for the Musical Theatre section is £10 per month  (£5 per month for students).

Rehearsals are primarily on Tuesday nights, with occasional Thursdays and Sundays.

Contact Sophie on membership@pandp.org.uk for more information.  

Children's Casting for OLIVER!

We're looking for two teams of 25 children to join Fagin's Gang and for the principal roles of Oliver and Dodger. We will be casting boys in the principal roles but girls can be part of  the children's chorus and be part of Fagin's gang. Children should be aged between 9 and 15 at the time of performance (Weds 3rd- Sat 6th June 2020).

Email chairman@pandp.org.uk for more information about rehearsals, audition pieces and to register your child. Children's Auditions will be held on 26th January 2020 at Lytchett Matravers Primary School. You must register your child before the day to attend.

The Singers

To join the Singers (choir), you need to pass an audition with the Singers’ Musical Director where you will perform a song of your choice.

Subscription for the Singers section is £10 per month (£5 per month for students)

Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at The Spire, Poole High Street.

Contact Sophie on membership@pandp.org.uk for more information.

The Players

To join the Players, you just need to audition for any Players’ production, details of which can be obtained from our Membership Secretary (see below). Also, throughout the year we need help preparing for productions, and backstage during productions.


Subscription for the Players section is £24 per year  (£12 per year for students)

Rehearsals are primarily on Wednesday nights at Poole Day Centre, but additional rehearsals may be arranged as required.

Contact Sophie on membership@pandp.org.uk for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you rehearse?


Our venue for the Musical Theatre and Singers rehearsals is “The Spire” (Poole Methodist Church Centre), Poole High Street, BH15 1DF Our rehearsal venue for the Players is the Poole Day Centre, 12A Commercial Road, Poole, BH14 0JW If rehearsals are scheduled for other evenings then details of the venue will be confirmed at the time.




Do I have to audition?


Membership to either the Musical Theatre, Players or Singers sections is by audition only. We appreciate many people find the audition process nerve-wracking but we have all been there in your position before and aren't trying to catch you out, we love to welcome new members!

If you'd prefer, InSpire Daytime Voices is a community choir with no pressure and no auditions. Find out more about Daytime Voices here.




How much is it to join?


Musical Theatre is £10 per month or £5 for students.

Singers is £10 per month or £5 for students

Players is £24 per year or £12 for students

Subscription to joining all three main sections or a combination of the three is £10 per month (£5 per month for students) – auditions must be completed for each section.

Separate fees apply for those in the InSpire Choirs which are offered on a Pay as you Go basis at £4 per week.

Subs are payable from your first rehearsal date and can be paid by standing order either monthly, 6 monthly or annually.

Money should not be a barrier for anyone wishing to join the society. In cases of genuine financial hardship, a reduction in subscriptions may be possible.

To discuss this confidentially, please contact Chairman Clare Albanozzo on chairman@pandp.org.uk or the Membership Secretary on membership@pandp.org.uk.




How old do I need to be to join P&P?


The normal minimum age for joining an auditioned section of P&P Productions is 18. However, applications from those aged 16-18 will be considered on an individual basis.

InSpire Young and Youth Voices are our sections for children and young people. Young Voices for ages 5-10 is run by Clare Albanozzo and Youth Voices for ages 11-18, by Jane McDouall. Find out more about Young and Youth Voices here.

There's no upper limit!




When are rehearsals held?


Musical Theatre Society rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, with some Thursday and Sunday rehearsals required. MTS usually perform two shows a year, one in May with a rehearsal period starting in January, and one in November with rehearsals starting in July. The number of rehearsals you are called for depends on your involvement in shows and will vary from production to production.

Singers rehearsals are held predominantly on Thursday Evenings at The Spire. Rehearsal periods begin in January for our Summer concerts and July for our Winter concerts.

Players rehearsals are usually held on Wednesday evenings but vary according to cast availability.

Rehearsals generally start at 7.30pm and run until 10pm. There is usually a 15 minute tea break at about 8.45pm where teas and coffees are available for a small charge of 50p.




What if I can't make a rehearsal?


We ask all of our members to attend a minimum of 75% of rehearsals and to contact their director/production coordinator if they are unable to attend as soon as they are able. This ensures we keep our high standards of performances and rehearsals are able to be planned efficiently.




Do you hold any social activities?


We do! P&P hosts a Summer Ball every year, with our very own awards ceremony 'The Daves' (a bit like the Tonys!). This is a great chance for everyone to dress up, let our hair down and celebrate our achievements.

At the end of rehearsals members unwind in the local pub. P&P is a great place for meeting friends and a drink at the end of the evening gives everyone a chance to socialise.

There are often more informal gatherings such as after show parties, meals, cake sales and theatre trips arranged throughout the year.




I'm not a performer, are there other ways to get involved?


There are various ways to be a part of P&P. We are always excited to hear from those who can help with the many backstage roles that go towards putting on one of our shows-you could help with - front of house, set build, set design, finding props, costume design or altering, assistant stage manager, etc.

If you would like to support our productions then consider becoming a Patron.




How do I become a patron?


Visit our Patron's Page for more information or contact Sophie on patrons@pandp.org.uk





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