Thomson-Leng Musical Society is a Dundee-based theatrical organisation. Originally established for employees’ of D. C. Thomson & Co., the society today welcomes members from the general public and continues to produce musical theatre productions of varied genres within the city of Dundee.
Dundee is Scotland's fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. The mid-year population estimate for 2016 was 148,270, giving Dundee a population density of 2,478/km2 or 6,420/sq mi, the second-highest in Scotland. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.
Founded in 1964, Thomson-Leng Musical Society was originally established for employees’ of D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. as an opportunity for the workforce to gather together and have fun in staging musical productions. It has grown and changed over the years, certainly changing from what was founded.
The original Society changed from being exclusively for DC Thomson employees’ firstly to include family members of the employees’ to become a Musical Society that welcomes members from the general public.
Over the past four decades the Society has experienced a great deal of change and transition.
One of the biggest changes was the creation of the Youth Music Theatre in 1998.
Today both societies continue to perform and develop.
The Society produces one main musical production and a pantomime each year along with other various event held throughout the year.
The Management Committee of Thomson-Leng Musical Society is composed of three Executive Committee members and other active committee members. The members are elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is held in the Autumn. The Committee oversees the running of both Thomson-Leng Musical Society (TLMS) and Thomson-Leng Youth Music Theatre (TLYMT).
The membership of the Committee, as of October 2019, is as follows:
|Hon. President||Dorothy Hunter|
|Hon. Vice President||Carol Horn|
|Vice President||Nick Browne|
|Committee||Jenni Main, Danielle Findlay, Billy Muir, Louise Middleton, Lucy Reilly|
|1965||Oklahoma!||1981||Call Me Madam|
|1967||Wizard of Oz||1983||Fiddler On The Roof|
|1968||Waltz Times||1984||Kiss Me, Kate|
|1969||Guys and Dolls||1985||Camelot|
|1970||The Gondoliers||1986||Pink Champagne|
|1971||La Vie Parisienne||1987||No, No, Nanette|
|1973||Fiddler on the Roof||1988||Celebration In Song|
|1974||Viva Mexico||1989||The New Moon|
|1975||Paint Your Wagon||1990||Showboat|
|1976||White Horse Inn||1991||Summer Song|
|1977||Guys and Dolls||1992||The Student Prince|
|1978||Annie Get Your Gun'||1993||Anything Goes'|
|1979||The Gypsy Baron||1994||Hello Dolly|
|1980||My Fair Lady||1995||Irene|
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