Rumours cast announced
The auditions are complete, the deliberations are over, and we're thrilled to reveal the cast for our next show, Rumours (the British version).
Ken Beavens – Jonny Clines
Chris Beavens – Aimee Parnell
Len Cummings – Mark Smith
Claire Cummings – Sarah Hurley
Ernest Cusack – Jon Bradley
Cookie Cusack – Alison Walters
Glenn Cooper – Russell Hughes
Cassie Cooper – Phoebe Gafsen-Morris
PC Conklin – Alex Fleetham
It's a great line-up, and we can't wait to get stuck in with our rehearsals!
They say all good things must come to an end... and sadly, the time has come to leave Eastwick. So we bid a fond (and slightly emotional) farewell to Darryl Van Horne, our Witches, and indeed all the people of Eastwick. Thank you to everyone involved for making The Witches of Eastwick such a success - from the cast to the production team, to the crew who worked tirelessly behind the scenes all week on what is an incredibly technical show!
And, of course, thank you to our audiences for visiting our little town. Without you, Eastwick wouldn't have been half the place it was. We've had an absolute blast, and wish we could have stayed longer.
But, it's not all sadness and sorrow, for on Tuesday 3rd March, we start rehearsals for our next show, Neil Simon's Rumours (the British version). Take a look at more details about the auditions and how you can get involved.
(Photo by Liam Walls)
Announcing our new partner
We are delighted to announce that we have secured a show sponsor for our next four shows - letyano Ltd.
letyano have developed a new app for smart phones that allows users to give instant feedback on a service or product they've experienced, in return for a reward. The company is targeting SW London and they see Cygnet Players as a great way to spread the word about their service and encourage people to download and use the app.
In return, we've negotiated a good sponsorship deal and we'll also be set up as a client on the app. This will allow our audiences to fill out a quick questionnaire and give us feedback on the show they're seeing that night. It should give us valuable information on who our audiences are and what they think about the quality of our shows - which will of course help us to make our future shows even better.
This deal will give Cygnets added financial security and, together with our company sponsor, ABC Selfstore, puts the company in a strong position going forward.
We would love it if you could spend a few minutes to download the app now and see what rewards are available for you in your local area. The app is free and typically clients include local bars, coffee shops and restaurants. As the business grows, more and more rewards will become available.
You'll be seeing the letyano logo on all our publicity going forward, so look out for it, and please spread the word to any friends and colleagues who might also be interested.
Calendar of Events
Tue 3rd March
Rumours first meeting
Sun 8th March
Tue 10th March
Thu 12th March
Tue 17th March
Rumours rehearsals start
Sat 21st March
Join us for the Rugby 6 Nations 'Super Saturday'!
Sunday 19th April
Cygnets treasure hunt
Join us for our annual car based navigation of south west London in a quest to be crowned 2015 champion hunters!
Sat 27th June
Cygnet Fundraising Concert at St Barnabas Church
Sun 5th July
Cygnet Sports Day
An active twist on our usual summer picnic!
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