Bingham Musical Theatre Company provides entertainment in the form of musicals and pantomimes locally to the South Nottinghamshire region twice a year. Our mission is to entertain and provide a couple of hours of escapism to the local community for budding performers, musicians and anyone interested in the production element of every show.
Paul by day works as an IT project manager for a major computer company. He is a keen golfer and enjoys watching rugby, cooking, music and photography. Paul has been performing in amateur productions for nearly 30 years. His most recent outings with BMTC were as Uncle Henry/Guard in The Wizard of Oz and the Earthworm in James and the Giant Peach. He has also played the parts of Egeus & Quince in a Midsummer Nights Dream, he admits it was a struggle to learn the Shakespeare language but enjoyed the challenge!
Chris has been a member of the Company for 4 years, but the part of Snout is her first speaking role. Having been dressed as a leopard and an Egyptian mummy in previous productions, she is pleased to be wearing proper clothes this time. In her other life Chris is a grandmother 5 times over and works in the finance department of a school.
John made his acting debut as Demetrius, one of the four lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Bingham Musical Theatre Company. Although this is his first time on stage as an actor, John has been involved with BMTC for over a year, helping backstage and at rehearsals, and is also a member of the committee. John is a musician, so he’s comfortable performing on stage and has played in the pit band for a number of shows. “I’ve really enjoyed this new challenge and I’ve learnt a lot in the past few months. The language was difficult at first but I really like it. I wish I could use it in everyday life, but I’m sure I would get some funny looks.” More recently John produced the score for James and the Giant Peach and performed in the ensemble too.
Nik has worked in entertainment for over 20 years since DJing his school discos. While most of his time has been spent presenting radio shows, DJing at bars, clubs and holiday parks, he has also had plenty of opportunity to present and host on stage too. From mock gameshows to awards ceremonies, presentations and corporate events, he’s been comfortable in front of audiences of upto 7,000 people. He’s recently starred in the BMTC production of James & the Giant Peach in July 2017 as Mr Trotter, and is looking forward to playing ‘Bread’, a thug-like character in February’s Cinderella. As joint technical manager with wife Emily, Nik’s in charge of ensuring every sound and light goes off at the right time (or on!) and is a welcome support to the group’s website, social media & digital marketing.
Lindsay has been with BMTC for around 4 years and enjoys the variety of plays and shows we perform. Most recently she played Helena in our outdoor production of A Midsummer Nights Dream and Mrs Cratchitt in our Promenade production of A Christmas Carol. Lindsay has been acting now for around 20 years and could not imagine her life without it!!! She enjoys the challenge of each new show that she is cast in, including some for other theatre groups such as Pirates of Penzance at the Nottingham Arts Theatre. Speaking recently about her role in James and the Giant Peach she said “It is an absolute joy to be playing Ladybird and the Captain with such a lovely bunch of friends.”
Emily started in Theatre at a young age, involved in many productions with her local theatre group and all throughout school in Essex where she grew up. Emily’s starred in Les Miserables, Joseph, Jesus Christ Superstar amongst others. She continued her passion for a good story at University and studied scriptwriting at degree level. Since moving to Bingham, Emily is excited to be involved yet again in her local stage shows and provided much-needed technical support on the recent James and the Giant Peach production back in July 2017. This time around, Emily will be playing Dandini, the Prince’s wingman in BMTCs adaptation of Cinderella. Emily says ‘i’m looking forward to getting back on stage – singing and acting is a real confidence booster for me’.
A newcomer to Bingham, Jessica’s been involved within the theatre world for many years and has worked with The People’s Theatre company in Nottingham on productions such as Oliver, Sleeping Beauty, Vicar of Dibley and A Taste of Honey. She also runs her own small theatre group called Your Chance Productions whose most recent shows include Sherlock Holmes and The Importance of being Earnest. Jessica has a B.A in Theatre Arts as well as a Masters in Creative Writing and currently teaches in Derby. Jess played Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is loving every minute of rehearsals with Bingham, looking forward to working with them on future productions as well.
Mitch is a Performer, vocal coach and MD by trade. He trained full time for 4 years in Musical Theatre, including training in London with some of the industry’s best know performers and Directors. Since leaving training, he has played many leading roles for other companies including “Gaston” in “Beauty & the Beast”, “Motel” in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Cat in the Hat” in “Seussical”, “Jesus” in “Jesus Christ Superstar, “Sweeney” in “Sweeney Todd, “Tunny” in “American Idiot” & most recently “Don Lockwood” in “Singin’ in the Rain”. Recently he teamed up with West End Composers Dan & Laura Curtis and performed an original song at The Royal Albert Hall, London. Mitch also recently played the role of Old Green Grasshopper in James & The Giant Peach and has thoroughly enjoyed working with Bingham Musical Theatre.
“I’ve always wanted to try acting and am dram, and it was only meeting Helen at work that I finally decided to go for an audition. fortunately I was lucky enough to get a part in a Christmas Carol and loved it. The camaraderie with the group and the fun I had was fantastic. Luckily enough I was able to bag a part in James & The Giant Peach and here I am in second play!!“
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