Lees Street CC Amateur Musical and Dramatic Society meet on Monday and Thursday evenings at Lees Street Church Hall, Lees Street, Higher Openshaw, Manchester.
Rehearsals start at 7:30pm and usually finish around 10pm, although the younger members will finish at 9pm. (although nearer showtime these times may change)
We perform a variety of shows throughout the year and may add in extra rehearsal days nearer showtime, such as Tuesday evenings or Saturday (but you will be notified well in advance)
The society has members of ages 7 up to 70 and are all a wide range of experience and skills.
The members of the society are not only actors but also lighting, sound, front of house, make-up, stage etc....
If you would like to find out more please get in touch!
ON THE STAGE
Anthony and Lucy on stage in the Play "Anne's Diary" 2007
Written by Karen Petrykowski
(a member of the Society)
The Cast of Oliver! on stage 2002
The Musical Society was originally founded by members of Lees Street Congregational Church in 1934. The first performace was "The Quaker Girl". The society soon welcomed members from the local community and has since been open to anyone who wishes to join.
Lees Street Church Hall has a stage and backstage area, which the society uses to rehearse and perform on. This is a great luxury that many other societies don't have.
Since 1934 the Musical Society have performed a variety of Plays, Pantomimes, Musicals and Concerts, only having a break during and after World War 2. The Society then started back up in 1950 with "Good Night Vienna" and has carried on performing ever since.
We have taken some of our performances to other venues, but we mainly perform at Lees Street.
During a year we aim to perform a play or concert in July and a Pantomime or Musical in November. We also try to slot in a number of smaller concerts throughout the year.
Kathleen on stage for the Play "Kate from Behind" 2009