Havering Music Makers

Previous Shows - The Matchgirls



Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Sunday 17th and Monday 18th February 2008
Evenings 8.00pm
, Sunday matinee 4.00pm

St. Martin's Square, Basildon, Essex
Sunday 10th February 2008
7.30pm only

In February 2008, Havering Music Makers returned to East London in 1888, setting of the musical Jack the Ripper which was such a huge success with cast and audience alike in 2006.

The Matchgirls looks at another important historical event - the rising of the ladies and girls who worked in the match factories in terrible conditions amidst fears of exposure to phosphorous.

Not a topic for a musical you might think - but this musical has it all, great music, good laughs and a touching storyline that will leave you certain you've had a good time.

The production team for this one was:

Director - Bill Edwards
Musical Director - Nick Ford
Choreographer - Louise Banham

Show photos will also appear here soon!

Book & Lyrics by Bill Owen Music by Tony Russell

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council


If you'd like to be a part of a show like The Matchgirls, see "How To Join"


  Last Revised: 12th January 2008 by
Carla Moore

© Richard Williams, Nick Ford & Carla Moore 2007