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We are a friendly bunch who love to sing and perform, putting on a show every year. We don't get paid for the performance or the rehearsals for that matter, but we enjoy meeting together and having a sing! Many of us have been members for many years - some are newbies!

We also have get together's where we meet for Christmas dinner, Video & Meal evening where we view and have a laugh at ourselves in our last performance, and a Video and Supper evening where we view a video of the show that we'll be doing next. We usually round off the final Saturday performance, by joining together at a local pub for a sing song!

Most of us are involved in many other things such as shows, committees, clubs etc, and from all walks of life including Hairdressers, Ministers, Ex-Servicemen, Dentists, Students etc, so if you're thinking of joining, you'll fit in whatever your age and background!

About Us

Buttington Musical Theatre Company, formerly known as Buttington and District Operatic Society, was formed in 1953 to raise money for a village coronation party in Buttington. Kathleen Hamer Edwards was the first producer and musical director. The first concert was performed in the Old School at Buttington on 10th April.

In those early days, many of the society (as it was then known) went on to the Dragon pub after the performance and continued in good voice with some welsh hymn singing. To this day, that tradition lives on - though not on the same scale. With the opening of Trewern Community Centre in July of 1953, the society transferred its operations and put on a number of concerts with excerpts from many of the well know operas - some of which were taken around the local villages. 1958 saw the first full performance of the Mikado, with another concert in 1959 and the production of Pirates of Penzance in 1960.

In 1963, the show was delayed to the following year because it was believed that the show wasn't ready. That year saw two performances!

BMTC has had many stalwart performers over the years, many remembered with fondness. Ritchie Jones of Llangadfan was a very humorous performer; Sian James appeared as the Quaker Girl alongside her mother; Linda Jones was a memorable soprano. Over the years there have been so many different talents, and many happy hours of rehearsals and performance.

Extract from White Horse Inn 2007 programme by Martyn Habberley