Music Theatre Warwick
University of Warwick
Music Theatre Warwick is a society dedicated to performing musicals and concerts throughout the year. We provide endless opportunities for members to get involved, whether it’s through performing on stage, making costumes, playing in the band or as a member of the production team – there’s something for everyone!
Over the past twenty years, the society has continued to develop, each year bringing new ideas for growth. With regular slots in Warwick Arts Centre’s main theatre and studio, the Edinburgh Fringe and all round the local area, the society is able to produce exciting shows, which in the past, have included popular West End hits, quirky, off-Broadway comedies and classic favourites. From established large and small cast musicals to new writing and musical improv there's something for every MT lover!
MTW is committed not only to producing high-class shows, but to raising money for a good cause and working alongside the local community. Starting in 2008, MTW Juniors has offered our members the opportunity to volunteer teaching musical theatre skills to local children aged 7-11. We also perform annually at the local village of Lapworth at their charity concert. Over the last 16 years that we have been asked to perform we have raised thousands of pounds for Christian Aid, in conjunction with the lovely residents of Lapworth.
As well as performing throughout the year, we have socials to keep our members entertained! From mass theatre trips, nights out together, to our annual tour – in recent years travelling to Berlin, Barcelona and Budapest! Believe-it-or-not we also have our very own netball and football teams – Anything Throws and Off-Side Story! They both compete against other teams in Warwick’s many leagues, and have done very well for a group of musical theatre thespians! Absolutely everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.
We also have our weekly Ensemble group, this is completely unauditioned and we meet up for 2 hours every week for a sing, a dance, some games and a catch up. We're all friendly and welcoming (and love a cliché jazz hand or two) so come along!!
Above all else, Music Theatre Warwick is a society for people who love musicals. It gives people the chance to get involved with shows and have fun trying out different skills and roles. It is a great environment to meet new people with a common interest and passion for musical theatre.