NMTC is one of the oldest surviving amateur companies in the country and has been entertaining Northampton audiences for over 100 years. From its inception in 1898 by Mr Griffiths, the then organist at the Crusader Round Church of the Holy Sepulchre, NMTC shows have been a very popular annual theatrical event. The only breaks in the long line of productions were forced by two World Wars and the much more recent global pandemic.
Over the years NMTC have performed most of the well-regarded musicals, from Gilbert & Sullivan to Rodgers & Hammerstein, from Ivor Novello to Lionel Bart. Their productions have won NODA trophies for “Best Show” on several occasions.
The shows have been performed at a variety of venues in the town – the Royal Theatre, the (now defunct) New Theatre, the ABC Cinema, the Cripps Theatre and in the Derngate Auditorium.
The Company is run by an elected committee who shoulder the responsibility for every aspect of a production, from its selection to its staging. The Committee is always keen to hear from potential new members who can act, dance or sing or even offer help backstage.
New members for the main company must be 16 are auditioned in early spring, but out Youth Society now opens the full-scale theatrical experience to youngsters from 7-18.
There are also the hard-working NMTC Singers, who perform throughout the year. If you think you could be in our next production, why not give it a go? You will have terrific fun and make a whole new group of friends!