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Fawlty Towers
Wed 30th April to Sat 3rd May 2014 
St Barnabas Church
Lavenham Road
Southfields SW18 
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Avenue Q 25th to 28th June 2014
Arthur Cotterell Theatre
Kingston 
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Parade Wed 1st to Sat 4th October 2014
Putney Arts Theatre
Ravenna Road
Putney SW15
The Witches of Eastwick
February 2015
London Oratory School Theatre  
The Full Monty September 2015
Putney Arts Theatre
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Beauty and the Beast NODA review

It's all go, show-wise here at Cygnets. With one show nearing performance time (Fawlty Towers), and another just been cast (Avenue Q), it's now time to look back at our most recent production, Beauty and the Beast, to see what our NODA reviewer thought.

And, we're pleased to say, the NODA rep - Steve Macvicar - seemed to enjoy the show as much as our audiences, cast and crew did! 

You can read the full review here, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights: 

"The cast were very strong and executed well both script and score with much skill and aplomb."

"It is difficult to get the balance right with this show between the drama and the comedy/pantomime and I thought you achieved the balance pretty much perfectly."

"Jan possesses a lovely voice and her sweetness portrayed one of the best Belles that I have seen."

"Congratulations to a very talented cast and creative team."

Well done to all involved on another great Cygnet review!

 

Avenue Q cast announced

Following some fantastic auditions, we're really pleased to announce that the cast for our next musical, Avenue Q, is:

Princeton - Chris Foxwell
Kate Monster - Ashleigh Carter
Nicky - Rich Gladwell
Rod - Jez Roberts
Trekkie Monster - Peter Beaven
Lucy - Sally Reeve
Gary Coleman - Daniel Haswell
Brian - Rob Malone
Christmas Eve - Kim Findlay
Bad Idea Bear/Ensemble - Ashley Cavender-Jones
Bad Idea Bear/Ensemble - Charlotte Critchlow
Mrs T/Ensemble - Kate Chesworth
Ricky/Ensemble - Russell Hughes
Newcomer/Ensemble - Peter Wheeler
Puppeteer/Ensemble - Jamie Miller
Puppeteer/Ensemble - Sarah Norton
Puppeteer/Ensemble - Deborah Lowe

Well done to everyone who auditioned - it was a really high standard throughout - and congratulations to all those cast. We look forward to putting together what will be a great fun show!

 

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.

 

Box office open for Fawlty Towers

Both the online and telephone box office for our next production, FAWLTY TOWERS, are now open for ticket orders, so book your tickets to this hilarious and iconic show.

The show runs from Wednesday 30th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014, at St Barnabas Church (Lavenham Road, Southfields, SW18 5EP), with performances nightly at 7.45pm, plus a 2.30pm Saturday matinee. 

Tickets are only £14 (£12 concessions) - and for that, you get to enjoy three classic episodes from the most infamous hotel in the world: A Touch of Class, The Builders, and The Hotel Inspectors. 

It's the perfect feelgood night out. So, what are you waiting for? Get those tickets booked!
As is often the case with such iconic shows, we think that Fawlty Towers might sell out quite quickly (particularly as seating is limited), so we recommend booking your tickets sooner rather than later to make sure you don't miss out.

You can book your tickets online, or call our box office on 07941 448 689. Basil, Sybil, Polly and Manuel look forward to welcoming you to Fawlty Towers.


 

Drowsy goes to Edinburgh!

2014 really is the year of excitement for Cygnet Players - as well as a year of firsts. Not only is it the first year we're putting on four new shows, it's also the first time that WE'RE GOING TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL!

Yes, that's right - after seventeen years of Cygnets in south west London, we're branching out. To Scotland. With The Drowsy Chaperone. And we cannot wait!

We'll be performing from Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th August at Paradise in Augustine's, in a mid-afternoon slot.

We're just finalising all the details, and will provide an update as soon as we know more. But we wanted to let everyone know sooner rather than later, as we're thrilled to have this opportunity to take one of our most successful shows to date to a brand new audience.

So, if you fancy a trip to the most famous theatre festival in the world to watch the show, pop the dates in your diary now and see you in Edinburgh!

 

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Calendar of Events

Sunday 13th April
Cygnets go a-rambling
Dust off those winter cobwebs with a walk in the countryside & pub lunch

Wed 30th Apr - Sat 3rd May
Fawlty Towers
Join us for this iconic comedy on stage at St Barnabas Church, Southfields


Wed 30th Apr - Sat 3rd May
Fawlty Towers
Join us for this iconic comedy on stage at St Barnabas Church, Southfields

Saturday 18th May
80s disco night
Get your 80s glad rags on and join us for a night of cheesy tunes and dancing!

Sunday 8th June
Cygnets Treasure Hunt
Cryptic clues, cars, maps, photos, and ultimately, treasure! This popular day out returns! 

Tue 24th to Sat 28th June
Avenue Q
Join us at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre in Kingston for one of the first amateur productions of this great show.

Wed 1st - Sat 4th Oct
Parade
Join us for Jason Robert Brown's emotional masterpiece



Show Reviews

"The cast were very strong and executed well both script and score with much skill and aplomb."

"It is difficult to get the balance right with this show between the drama and the comedy/pantomime and I thought you achieved the balance pretty much perfectly."

Stephen Macvicar 
NODA

'I have to say at this point that this production is one of the best non-professional I have ever seen! Finding fault was very nigh on impossible as the cast were of a very high standard and to give nothing away, provided us with a lead performance that was pure excellence.'

Stephen Macvicar
NODA

'It has become a regular thing to say that Cygnet Players' productions are of a very high standard - and this was too. Cygnet Players [..] achieved the ultimate - a runaway success and sublime production.'

Stephen Macvicar
NODA

'The extremely talented Stuart Burrows created a very stylish piece as Director. Matt Ramplin had the ensemble in fine voice [and] I particularly enjoyed Nicole Rush’s quirky choreography.'

Stephen Macvicar
NODA

'A huge success was the vocals, as a cast there was some spectacular singing which really got the audience rocking, in particular Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It for the Boy and of course Footloose.'

Steve Rickard
Sardines Magazine

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