Learning by Doing

Weekly musical theatre training & rehearsals for young performers aged 10-19, with a full scale performance every two terms.

Learning by Doing

Introduction

OTMYT was launched by Simon Phillips in October 2017, in partnership with Luke Disley and Janice Craine. OTMYT rehearses on Saturday mornings from 10am - 1pm, in Chester, and caters for young performers aged 10-19.

For further details about OTMYT, please browse the menu at the top of this page.

What Do We Do?

For an equivalent weekly fee of £20, we offer three hours of expert direction and coaching in musical theatre, culminating in a full-scale public performance at the end of two terms. 

Latest News

As we begin the second term of rehearsals for our production of The Addams Family Musical  in March, we have now announced the details of our third production, Magic of the Musicals. Details about auditions to join OTMYT for this show can be found here.

Coming up...

The Addams Family Musical

13th - 17th March 2019, Christleton High School, Chester


In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.


Tickets available from our Box Office.

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Our July 2019 show announced...

13th January 2019
Watch this video to see the official announcement of our third production,
for July 2019.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 13th - Sunday 17th March 2019

The Addams Family Musical

Christleton High School

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Wednesday 13th - Sunday 17th March 2019

The Addams Family Musical

Six performances of our next production.

Tickets are on sale now via our Online Box Office.

Christleton High School

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Free Musical Theatre Workshop

10am - 1pm

Christleton High School

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Saturday 23rd March 2019

Free Musical Theatre Workshop

We are offering a free Musical Theatre workshop for existing members and any potential new members who might like to come along to meet us and see how we rehearse before signing up to audition. We'll have a lot of fun and also make a start on learning some of the new material for Magic of the Musicals.

10am - 1pm

Christleton High School

Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th April 2019

Auditions for New Members

7pm - 10pm

Christleton High School

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Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th April 2019

Auditions for New Members

The application window for new members for our third production, Magic of the Musicals, is now open and will close on 17th April 2019.

7pm - 10pm

Christleton High School

Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th July 2019

The Magic of the Musicals

7pm - 10pm

Christleton High School

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Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th July 2019

The Magic of the Musicals

Featuring showstoppers from all your favourite contemporary and classic stage musicals, tickets for this show will go on sale from Sunday 28th April.

7pm - 10pm

Christleton High School