THEY'VE changed their name, but the show will go on.

Selkirk Musical Theatre Company - formerly known as Selkirk Amateur Operatic Society - is about to embark on a new chapter.

Having entertained audiences in the Victoria Hall for around 90 years with lavish productions from Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway and London's West End, the Society has adapted a more ambitious approach in recent years.

This year's performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie were considered a major success.

And plans, under the new name, are well under way for next year's production of Barry Manilow's Copacabana.

Enrolment night takes place on Wednesday (August 23) at Selkirk High School.

Robin Murray from Selkirk Musical Theatre Company told us: "The enrolment night starts at 7pm in the Music Department and all existing, past and especially new members are invited to attend.

"It will be a chance to find out about the show, meet the production team, enjoy a few light refreshments and have a sing through of some of the big show numbers."

As well as recruiting a cast, the Company has also set itself a an ambitious fundraising target of £7000 to help meet the cost of the hosting the performances next spring.

A race night will take place in Selkirk Conservative Club on Saturday (August 19) followed by a car boot sale at Selkirk High on Sunday morning (August 20).

The main fund raising event will be a cabaret showcase named Some Enchanted Evening, which will also be held in Selkirk High School on the evenings of September 1 and 2.

Mr Murray added: "Some Enchanted Evening will be a chance to hear songs from our past, recent and possibly future productions."

Tickets for the cabaret shows can be bought from Rogerson’s Newsagents in Selkirk or on the door.

Other fundraising events planned are a duck race, a whist drive and a craft fair.