CMS productions

We have significant experience managing spectacular productions in some of the UK’s most reputable venues. Our productions range from inhouse stage performances to high profile celebrity charity fundraisers.

Large scale productions are a great way of increasing staff morale, unlocking talent, supporting successful team work, instilling pride and driving ambition – whilst at the same time raising money for charity and supporting local community initiatives.

Elements of a CMS Production – we do it all!
Song | Dance | Instrumental Music | Theatre | Design | Visual Arts | Stage Management | Promotion

We have produced large scale shows in some of the UK’s most reputable venues including Glyndebourne and Sadler’s Wells theatres.

CMS Presents: Gala Concert for Anchor House
April 2012, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Islington, London.
The gala was in support of east end homeless charity Anchor House and in particular their ‘Hope and Home Appeal’. CMS project managed the whole event, managing the venue, performance, cast, choreography, music, ticket sales and promotion.The event featured special guest and Anchor House celebrity patron Barry McGuigan MBE who took to the stage with his band for a fantastic set of popular music. The show also included: 100 children from the East End, The National Symphony Orchestra and joined by the Anchor House choir. CMS worked in association with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, The Financial Times and The Royal Bank of Canada
Photography and video from this event are available on Flickr and Youtube.

Allen & Overy, Bizet’s Carmen
November 2011

Together, we staged a production of Bizet’s Carmen at Sadler’s Wells in London to an audience of 1,200.

The event raised over £15,000 for the British Red Cross and three East London primary schools: Christ Church, Sir John Cass and Stepney Greencoat. More than 100 members of staff and 50 school children took on roles ranging from the orchestra, soloists, chorus, dancers and stage management.

Allen & Overy’s continue to support an in-house music programme that we manage, allowing employees to have outlets within the workplace to maintain and develop personal interests, such as music and stage productions.

It also helps to promote creativity aside from employees’ day-to-day roles, and encourages staff to take up new musical skills or deploy skills which may have otherwise fallen away. Read full article.

Magic Flute Production – CMS produces Allen & Overy
February 2010, Glyndebourne
We worked with one of the leading law firms Allen & Overy to put on a ground breaking corporate event in February 2010, by rehearsing & performing a full production of Mozart’s – Magic Flute, in Glyndebourne Opera House.CMS cast and then rehearsed the large number of solo parts, chorus and orchestra, from within the firm. The team of nearly two hundred arrived at Glyndebourne on the Friday evening, after work and had final rehearsals on stage all day Saturday in readiness for a ‘full house’ on the Saturday evening.Not only did the team of amateurs include, soloists, chorus and orchestra, but many others were fully involved in other key areas, such as – back stage, wardrobe, front of house and even the car park.

from this event is available on Flickr