Members of Maghull Theatre Company marking five decades of performing with a Gala Dinner

Members of Maghull Theatre Company marking five decades of performing with a Gala Dinner

by Henry James (June 2022)

MAGHULL Musical Theatre Company are celebrating their 50th Anniversary year.

Established in 1972, then known as Maghull Amateur Operatic Society, MMTC began putting together shows in none other than their current home at St. Andrews Parish Hall, Maghull.

The first production, South Pacific, was performed in 1973 at the Neptune Theatre in Liverpool, and after three successful years the company moved venues to the grander stage at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool in 1976.

In order to branch out to a wider audience, the decision was made once again for the company to change venues, this time heading to the popular seaside town of Southport at the Little Theatre, which has been a second home to the company for some 30 plus years.

Since then, the company has grown in both strength and numbers, putting on more than 80 fabulous shows. Members old and new still have a continually active part, not only performing on stage, but with props and costumes, front of house and even crewing backstage.

Now in their 50th year, MMTC will be celebrating this momentous occasion at a Gala Dinner on September 24. This formal, black-tie event will see attendance from founding members, the mayor of Sefton, the President of NODA and more.

A spokesperson for MMTC said: “As well as this, after two difficult years away due to Covid, MMTC are excited to be back with their fabulous performance of ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Southport Little Theatre (Wednesday 15 – Saturday, June 18).”

Tickets are on sale now at, or people can book via phone on 07912 694 081.

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