Alloa Musical Players

Keeping musical theatre live since 1952


Chicago (2020)

Promotion Photos for Chicago 2020

Urinetown (2019)

9 to 5 the Musical (2018)

Preparation for 9 to 5

Strictly AMP (2017)

Evita (2017)

Preparation for Evita

The Show Must Go On (2016)

South Pacific (2015)

Pirates! (2014)

Guys & Dolls (2013)

Return to the Forbidden Planet (2012)

Crazy for You (2011)

Annie Get Your Gun (2010)

The World Goes Round (2009)

Anything Goes 2008

Strictly Rogers & Hammerstein 2007

Sing As We Go 2006

42nd Street 2006

Calamity Jane 2005

Oliver! 2004

Sweet Charity 2003

The Sound of Music 2002

Play it Again 2002

Orpheus in the Underworld 2001

Little Shop of Horrors 2001

You Must Remember This 2000

Me and my Girl 2000

Mame 1999

Wonderful Town 1998

Fiddler on the Roof 1997

Oklahoma! 1996

Half a Sixpence 1995

Anything Goes (1994)

Mother Goose (Panto) 1993

Big 40 Show 1993

Calamity Jane (1993)

Cinderella 1992

Kiss Me Kate (1992)

Rapper and the Space Pirates - Pantomime (1991)

Irene (1991)

Frankie Goes to Inglewood - Pantomime (1990)

White Horse Inn (1990)

Princess Dolly & the Dragonbusters - Pantomime (1989)

Chicago (Clackmannan District Arts Festival) 1989

Hello Dolly 1989

Pajama Game (1988)

Cabaret (Clackmannan District Arts Festival) 1988

These musings from the Cabaret programme are written by Director Graeme Cairns - a legend in the history of Alloa's relationship with drama and here, for the first time, musical theatre.  A film was made to celebrate the aforementioned Centenary of Alloa Town Hall - local actors feature here: 

Carousel (1987)

The Gypsy Baron 1986

Annie Get Your Gun 1985

Showboat (1984)

Follow the Band (1983)

Party Pieces (1982)

Brigadoon (1981)

Fiddler on the Roof (1980)

Finian's Rainbow (October 1979)

Songs from the Shows (May 1979)

As the company's contribution to Alloa District Arts Festival, an innovation supported by Clackmannan District Leisure Services Team and the local Arts Council, a concert was given in the well-equipped theatre of Lornshill Academy. 

The company often performed concerts, usually at Christmas, and often in partnership with other local performing groups such as The Murray School of Dance or Alloa Brass Band.

We have not included images of the many programmes published for these intermediary performances, but it is worth noting, that before the age of personal computers and printers, these were often handwritten by one of our gifted members, 

Alistair Buchanan.  Alistair was a draftsman and dedicated a huge amount of time to volunteering for AAOS.

For many years he led a highly popular concert party which rehearsed often in Alistair and his wife Wendy's home.  He would copy out by hand both words and musical notation for the concert party to use and he was an entertaining MC of these concerts - given in halls large and small all over the district.

This is an example ...

King's Rhapsody (January 1979)

In 1978, disaster struck - Blue Asbestos was discovered in Alloa Town Hall and our booking for an October performance was cancelled.  Our show, King's Rhapsody, was postponed until January 1979

1977 Oklahoma!

1976 Call Me Madam

Songs from the Shows 1975 (with Alloa Burgh Band)

1975 Hello Dolly

1974 Pink Champagne

So far we have no photographs from this show!

Company annual Dinner and Dance in King and I Year - that's how we rocked ....

The King and I 1973

Gondoliers 1972

Wendy Buchanan as Tessa

My Fair Lady 1971

Margaret Stewart as Liza and Fred Adams as Alfred Doolittle

The Merry Widow 1970

Gypsy Baron 1969

Orpheus in the Underworld 1968

David Dewar as Styx

Brigadoon 1967

The Desert Song 1966

Peter Harrower as the Red Shadow

Castles in Spain 1965

Grant Horne

White Horse Inn 1964

Oklahoma 1963

Carousel 1962

Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore 1961

Handel's Messiah 1960
A concert given for the community at Christmas

Veronique 1960

The Quaker Girl 1959

Iolanthe 1958

A Country Girl 1957

The Gondoliers 1956

The Mikado 1955

Pirates of Penzance (1954)

HMS Pinafore 1953

Ladies of the Chorus


Rehearsals for a concert at Alloa Town Hall, with Dorothy Allan at the piano.  David Dewar is on the left.  Centre above the piano is Molly Michie with Nan Govan on her left.