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About FMS

Fareham Musical Society, or FMS as it is commonly known, was founded in 1983 by Betty Richards, who had a dream that Fareham might one day have its own musical theatre company performing in the town at Ferneham Hall. That dream came true in 1986, when we performed our first show at the venue. 

Betty Richards founder of FMS

Since then, we have staged a parade of musicals, both well known and not so familiar, as well as diversifying into comedy and dramatic plays. We pride ourselves on our versatility as a company, and are very grateful to our founding member Betty, who celebrated her 90th birthday in 2017.


Be a mastermind and make FMS your specialist subject. See the ups and downs of over 30 years of musical theatre, concerts and plays.


"This is the FMS Home Service. Here is the news." Read all the headlines that are fit to print, and a few more besides.


Life's one long whirlwind in the wonderful world of FMS. Keep everything in order with this handy diary of upcoming events.


We're not just a pretty face. See the long list of awards and achievements for our productions. We must be doing something right.


The organisation and day to day running of the Society is the job of a committee of 10 elected members. See their rogues' gallery here.


Never forget a face? Browse this unforgettable lot. Members old and new, Directors, Musical Directors, Choreographers. 

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