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Spotlights Musical Theatre Group's (SMTG) will perform The Mikado at the Cordes Hall, Sunninghill, On October 10th, 11th and 12th 2019 . Matinee on October 12th at 2.30pm.



Spotlights support Sebastians Action Trust



The Spotlights (SSC)Spotlights Musical Theatre Group (originally named The Sunningdale Savoy Chorus) is THE local group for those wishing to take part in amateur musical theatre.

We were founded in 1991 originally to perform the works of Gilbert and Sullivan but now, every July, we perform shows that span the whole range. Our recent productions include Kiss Me Kate, Orpheus in the Underworld, Annie Get Your Gun and Pajama Game. We top and tail our main show with an autumn concert in October and a Christmas concert in December. The Rose Theatre at St Mary’s School Ascot is the normal venue for our annual big production. We rehearse on Monday evenings at Cheapside Village Hall at 8pm and we’re always on the lookout for new onstage and backstage members. You’ll find us a friendly and welcoming bunch of about 40 who, as well as performing together, enjoy an annual BBQ and a Christmas meal as part of our social calendar. Plus, of course, essential visits to a local hostelry post rehearsal!

Due to the small, friendly atmosphere members are actively encouraged to take roles in our productions - we like to keep it in house as much as possible. We also manage the whole production ourselves - nobody is left out - and if wives, friends or partners are left at home they are soon encouraged to volunteer into one of the many important backstage or front of house roles.

So if you are looking to extend your social life somewhat and can hold a tune (we take both budding Pavarotti’s and bathroom mirror entertainers), act or want to help in any way please contact our Secretary, Sheila Knight on

Or why don’t you just turn up to a rehearsal on a Monday night.

 You will be made most welcome! See you soon.



The Spotlights Musical Theatre Group (SMTG) are changing their performance venue this year after many years at the Rose Theatre, part of St.Marys School in Ascot. "We first performed a summer show at the Rose in 2010", says John Woodward-Roberts, the groups Chairman. "It was Salad Days and we followed this up with HMS Pinafore (2011), Annie Get Your Gun (2012), Orpheus in the Underworld (2013), Kiss Me Kate (2014) and Pajama Game in 2015". "Our last show at The Rose in 2016 was Pirates of Penzance, a fitting production to complete our tenancy with" says John.

Homeless for a few months, but full of optimism that something would turn up, the SMTG were delighted when it was agreed that they could perform their 2017 summer show, My Fair Lady, at Papplewick School, the independent boys school on Windsor Road in Ascot. "The agreement was brokered by Chris Goodwin, the SMTGs ex Music Director and Chapel Organist at Papplewick" says John, "and, although we miss The Rose and its people very much,  we are delighted to be performing there". 

The SMTG are particularly excited that one of the big chorus songs in My Fair Lady, The Ascot Gavotte, is actually set in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot racecourse. "The school is adjacent to the racecourse so you couldn't hope for a more fitting location"

The group will be fundraising for the charity "Youth Music" during show week.




The Spotlights Musical Theatre Group (SMTG) in Ascot has chosen its charity for 2016/17: "Youth Music" supports music projects for disadvantaged children. It was set up by the parents of Alice Gross. 

Serena Kay, Spotlights Music Director, taught Alice singing for 3 years and she was an exceptionally talented musician, singer and performer. Tragically, Alice was murdered in 2014 - many people will remember this - and her loss impacted so many in truly devastating ways. Out of their grief and loss her family set up "Youth Music" to help other children.

Serena is convinced that had Alice lived she would have had a highly successful music career.

Spotlights will fund raise for Youth Music for a year, maybe two, and have already set aside £200 as a first donation arising out of their Christmas concert at the Berystede on Christms Eve.

The group hope that further donations can be made following the performance of their summer show, My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady will be performed at Papplewick School in Ascot from Thursday July 13 to Saturday July 15. Performances will be at 7.30pm and there will also be a matinee at 230pm on the Saturday.

Tickets cost £16 for adults and £11 for children under 16 and can be bought from any SMTG member or from the group's box office on 0333 666 3366.  A transaction charge of £1.50 will be made for box office bookings. They can also be purchased on line at