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Showcase Musical Productions

Welcome to Showcase!

We are a registered Scottish charity with one aim: to raise funds for charity by staging an annual show offering the highest standard of entertainment and professionalism. Each year, our show comprises an eclectic mix of musical styles and sources, drawing on the rich vein of amateur musical talent in the Edinburgh area. From rock, pop and musical theatre to the music of the cinema, there's one thing for sure - when you come to a Showcase show there's bound to be something that gets your toes tapping.

Since our inception in 1991, our chosen charity has been, and remains, Macmillan Cancer Support. To date, we are proud to have raised over £280,000 for this extremely worthwhile cause, enabling them to focus on their aim of ensuring no one faces cancer alone. In 2017, we were very honoured to receive the Douglas Macmillan award. This award is given to an individual or a group that acts as ambassadors to make sure everyone knows about Macmillan, uses their influence to make a significant impact in their local area, engages with their community by informing others about Macmillan and demonstrates evidence of raising the profile of Macmillan.

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interested in joining us?

We are always on the lookout for new members - so whether you fancy treading the boards, or can help out backstage or front of house, please get in touch by emailing info@show-case.co.uk.

Practical information

If you're considering joining Showcase as a performing member, here's some general information:

Auditioning is a two step process. First of all, there's an audition to join the company. This means singing a song of your choice, and giving us a bit of information about yourself. If successful, you will be invited to join Showcase. You can then further audition to be a soloist or dancer in our next production.

Members pay an annual subscription, and have a commitment to sell tickets for the annual show, which takes placed in September in the Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh.

We also put on a couple of fundraising concerts in May, and there are Christmas concerts too.

Rehearsals are Thursday nights during the summer, with additional Tuesdays for soloists and dancers (as required). In September, the entire company is required on Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We usually rehearse in St Michael's Church Hall, Slateford Road, Edinburgh.

We're quite a sociable bunch too! There are pub crawls and other social events to help people get to know each other better, have a great time and put on a wonderful show... all while raising money for Macmillan! But don't just take our word for it - have a look at what some of our cast members have to say (below)...

Laura Cross

It's been a privilege to rehearse with and get to know such an enthusiastic, talented and dedicated group of performers, doing what we love and supporting such an important cause.

arlene tonner

After ten years, I am incredibly proud to be part of the Showcase and Macmillan families. We're able to use our talents to make a difference to people's lives and spread a little love and mercy in the world.

ruth cowie

Being part of Showcase means doing what I love to raise money and awareness for a great cause, working together for Macmillan. Getting to share the stage with my closest friends is an added bonus!

joanne skilling

Seeing first hand how cancer affects everyone around it, I couldn't be prouder to support Macmillan, and to do it by performing on stage with my best friends - it's my passion.

andy mcgarry

Being part of the Showcase family is very exciting. Having a hobby that is not only great fun but also helps saves people's lives at the same time is a great privilege.

Jude edie

We are so lucky to be able to raise money for such a wonderful charity by doing something we all love. Having fun and making friends along the way is an added bonus. I am extremely proud to be part of the Showcase family.

cassie dougal

Singing and dancing with such a talented group of people whilst raising money for an extremely worthy cause such as Macmillan is humbling and an honour. Showcase is not just a company - it's a family!

jen mcintosh

Macmillan wants to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone and, being a part of Showcase, I'm doing my bit to make that happen. I'm so lucky to be able to do something I love, with some of my best friends, for such a good cause, that's very close to my heart.