Thomson-Leng Musical Society

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Thomson-Leng Musical Society
Musical Theatre

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 City and council area

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. PresidentDorothy Hunter
Hon. Vice PresidentCarol Horn
PresidentDonna Bell
Vice PresidentNick Browne
TreasurerDonna Gordon
CommitteeJenni Main, Danielle Findlay, Billy Muir, Louise Middleton, Lucy Reilly

Previous Shows

1965 Oklahoma! 1981 Call Me Madam
1966 Carousel 1982 Irene
1967 Wizard of Oz 1983 Fiddler On The Roof
1968Waltz Times1984 Kiss Me, Kate
1969 Guys and Dolls 1985 Camelot
1970The Gondoliers1986 Pink Champagne
1971La Vie Parisienne1987 No, No, Nanette
1972Oklahoma!1988 South Pacific
1973 Fiddler on the Roof 1988 Celebration In Song
1974Viva Mexico1989 The New Moon
1975 Paint Your Wagon 1990 Showboat
1976White Horse Inn1991 Summer Song
1977Guys and Dolls1992 The Student Prince
1978 Annie Get Your Gun'1993 Anything Goes'
1979The Gypsy Baron1994 Hello Dolly
1980 My Fair Lady 1995 Irene

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