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1967 MBOS Poster for Land of Smiles MBM-Su67P20Martins Bank Operatic Society has a much longer shelf-life than Martins Bank itself, with costumes being hung up for the last time in 1979/80.  Our thanks go to James McLaren, whose late father Malcolm was Chairman of the slightly re-titled Martins Operatic Society in 1978.   James came across the official programme for the 1978 Production of The Merry widow, by Franz Lehar, which like so many of the Society’s productions was staged at Liverpool’s Neptune Theatre.  The programme contains a list of the many operas, operettas and other light musical productions staged by the society since its inception as MARTINS BANK SOCIETY OF THE ARTS – MUSIC SECTION in 1946.  This list forms the basis of our menu below, from which you will be able to choose to visit a wide range of the productions that were staged. 

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Award Winners…

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1964 02.jpgTHE SOCIETY RETAINS 'LEONARD OSBORN' TROPHY

 

The Operatic Society followed its pro­duction with another success which calls for our congratulations. For the fourth successive year the Society won the Leonard Osborn Trophy in the annual competition organised by the Liverpool Branch of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society at the Liver­pool Y.M.C.A. on May 9th. Entries take the form of extracts from any of the Savoy operas, performed in modern dress and without scenery. Piano accompaniment only is allowed and each excerpt is limited to 15 minutes' duration. This year there were ten entries, three from our Society, six from Bentley Operatic Society and one from Rock Ferry Operatic Society, thus providing the most formidable opposition our Society has faced in the four years it has competed. Nevertheless, the Gavotte scene from 'The Gondoliers', was considered by the three judges from Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester to be the best entry.

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The menu on this page covers the productions performed under the name of Martins Bank Operatic Society, which begin in 1957.  For performances from 1946 to 1956, please visit MARTINS BANK SOCIETY OF THE ARTS.  We have also listed most of the performances of the society under Barclays, and we would welcome your memories, and photographs, scans of tickets, programmes, etc., from these performances, so that we can try to bring these back to life, too…

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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1970 - Bless the Bride

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