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Knowle Musical Society

Knowle Musical Society - KMS (previously Knowle Operatic Society) is an established and successful amateur group presenting one main production a year in the theatre of Solihull Arts Complex.


Founded in January 1962 it was called Knowle Musical and Operatic Society, but later changed to Knowle Operatic Society.  Now having gone a full circle, Musical is again in the title as that is what it is.


For several years KMS presented the operattas of Gilbert & Sullivan but moved on to presenting classic musicals and in recent years has presented the very successful Solihull premiers of 'Titanic', 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', 'Beauty and the Beast' and in 2013 'The Sound of Music' which was a complete sell out.


Our latest show 'A Tale of Two Cities' was an extremely successful run, with a very unexpected visit from Jill Santoriello, the writer and composer of the show and the great great great granddaugher of Charles Dickens!


"Just wanted to say what a tremendous job Knowle Musical Society did with 'A Tale of Two Cities'.  It's such a challenging show on so many levels and you pulled it off superbly!  Thanks to everyone in Solihull for their hospitality too!" - Jill Santoriello

KMS has received Noda awards for Best Production 2005 & 2011 and Runner-up 2007


Knowle Musical Society 2013/14 Registered Charity Number 512164