In Memory of Richard Lee
It is with great sadness that we must report the news that Richard Lee passed away on Monday June 7th. He had been battling with poor health over the past few months and was admitted to hospital the previous week.
Richard joined Molesey Operatic Society in the 1980’s and was a stalwart member for many years playing numerous lead parts. It was through MOPS that he met his wife Pam. Even though they had moved on to join Walton & Weybridge Operatic Society, they remained very loyal supporters of MOPS/MMT, and always attended our performances.
In recent years they both returned to join us for the occasional show, and were rehearsing with us last year for our 50th Anniversary Show, which sadly was cancelled due to the March 2020 COVID Lockdown.
Richard will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to his wife and family at this sad time.
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Based in Molesey, Surrey and the surrounding area, we try and stage two productions a year, usually one in the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames and one in the Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton.
Molesey Musical Theatre welcomes new members to join the Society whether performing on stage, or helping with the many, many essential tasks which need to be carried out behind the scenes to support the productions.
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Hire Vine Hall to Save Vine Hall for The Community, and Molesey Musical Theatre (MMT) Rehearsals
Molesey Musical Theatre learnt in November 2020 that Vine Hall, the Community Hall that has been used for 50 years by MMT for its rehearsals, and for much of that time as a Performance venue, is to be sold off by Elmbridge Borough Council (EBC) for affordable housing. Vine Hall is currently the only Public Hall generally available for Community Groups to use in Molesey.
Support for the Save Vine Hall Campaign has grown and a Business Plan is to be presented on 31st March to EBC to create a Community Management group. A Committee has been formed and already has a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, and additional members. What is needed now are people to use Vine Hall to create income and cover the running costs.
The Committee need to get an idea of anyone who would want to hire Vine Hall, particularly on a weekly basis. Can you please ask around/post a message, spread the word…. And to get people to contact the Save Vine Hall group if they’re interested in future bookings
Keep abreast of developments on the new Facebook Group :- Save Vine Hall
THAT'S SHOWBIZ - A GOLDEN CELEBRATION
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
POSTPONED from April 2020 UNTIL
2022 - Possibly ? - Who can really tell ?
Molesey Musical Theatre’s Fiftieth Anniversary production :-
has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The production may now take place at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames in 2022.
- Surrey County Council Members Community Allocation Funding
Molesey Musical Theatre are grateful to Mr Ernest Mallett, Surrey County Councillor for West Molesey, for getting funding to purchase a Projector. MMT will use this in their forthcoming Golden Anniversary entertainment to project a slide show of previous productions. In future it can be used in productions to project slide shows and provide backdrops which will save valuable time and resources for a local amateur group. Mr Mallett provided additional funding from his Charity fund allocation at the Mole Hall Community Trust to complete the required purchase.
Right:- Slide Show in development (with costumes)
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