The Athenaeum Masqueraders
Established in 2000 from the original Athenaeum Players, we specialize in musical theatre and drama for members of all ages, old and new.
The Masqueraders include youth and adult members from all walks of life in Warminster and the surrounding area producing between two - three shows each years varying from musicals, plays and cabaret performances.
Operating an ‘Everyone welcome’ policy, anyone who shows a desire to succeed, learn, develop and improve will be given all the support available during rehearsals, productions and workshops offered by The Athenaeum Masqueraders.
Our usual rehearsal times are:
Mondays, Wednesdays: 7.30 - 10.00pm for adult productions and 7.00 - 9.30pm for junior productions
Depending on roles within productions, cast members attendance to these rehearsals may vary. As show week approaches, rehearsal times and frequencies may vary.
We are always looking for volunteers to take part within our productions and events including:
*Singing * Dancing * Acting * Makeup * Props * Directing * Stage Design * Musical Direction * Orchestra Musicians * Stage Crew * Publicity * Costume * Lighting * Sound * Photography * Committee Members * Fundraising*
In these unprecedented times, unfortunately we have had to suspend our current productions until further notice, don't worry though, we haven't gone for good. Your committee members are working hard behind the scenes, to ensure that when we do come back, we will be compliant with all the latest safety procedures and policies regarding Covid 19 and social distancing etc.
Our current show:
Coming - October 2021
Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.