The Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society (CUMTS) was founded in October 1998 with the aim of performing high quality musical theatre in Cambridge. CUMTS is devoted exclusively to musical theatre, providing plenty of scope for you to try your hand at all aspects of production: we welcome performers, orchestral players, directors, choreographers, musical directors, producers, technical directors and more.
As a society we aim to produce quality musicals in various venues around Cambridge. Performing at both the ADC Theatre and the Arts Theatre, we put on a wide variety of shows, thus allowing our members a comprehensive range of roles from which to choose. Previous productions include 'West Side Story' (2003, Arts Theatre); 'Hot Mikado' (2003, ADC Theatre); 'Little Shop of Horrors' (2004, Arts Theatre); 'Putting it Together' (2004, Edinburgh Fringe), 'Merrily We Roll Along' (2004, ADC Theatre); 'Me and My Girl' (2005, Arts Theatre); 'The Threepenny Opera' (2005, Edinburgh Fringe); 'Hair' (2005, ADC Theatre); 'Singin in the Rain' (2006, Arts Theatre); 'See What I Wanna See' (2006, ADC Theatre); 'Oklahoma!' (2007, Arts Theatre).
Throughout the year we host Songs from the Shows bar nights, as an alternative to a full run of a musical, which give performers in Cambridge a chance to display their talents in a relaxed and supportive environment, as well as providing high class entertainment for students wanting a good night out.
There are many ways to get involved in so many different areas and, at whatever level of commitment you want to make, we would love to hear from you. CUMTS is a society that not only enables people to be involved in, and learn and gain experience from productions, but it also provides the perfect setting to meet new faces outside of college. More than any other genre of theatre, musicals provide the perfect atmosphere for socialising and having fun whilst creating a disciplined and inspiring production. We pride ourselves on the professional quality of our shows, but we are just as keen to provide the friendly and encouraging support needed for our members to enjoy musical theatre work in Cambridge!
As the society continues to grow, and more opportunities become available for our members, we are gaining a reputation as one of the largest, most successful, and highly regarded student musical theatre societies in the country.
If you are interested in being involved in the society, have any ideas, or just want to know more, please contact us.