Rotten news: announcing our 2017 musical!
STOP PRESS! We have some more fabulous news for you!
Fresh from its West End run and UK tour, Cygnet Players will be bringing you the new comedy musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, at the London Oratory School theatre in February 2017.
It's another great show to add to our lineup, which also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, Legally Blonde, and 9 to 5.
What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?
They say "The course of true love never did run smooth." But we think you’re going to truly love today’s announcement...
We're very pleased to reveal that our 2016 play will be a modern retelling of the Shakespeare comedy classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
It will be performed from Wed 18th to Sat 21st May, at St Barnabas Church, Southfields, and will be directed by the lovely Phoebe Fleetham (most recently seen in last year's play, Rumours, and a member of the Cygnet committee).
The first meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd February, with auditions on 3rd and 6th March. Take a look at the auditions page for more information on how you can get involved.
Until then... "The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time."
We don't know about you, but we can't wait until this particular fairy time!
Hairspray box office open
Stuck for Christmas present ideas for your musical theatre loving friends? Well, look no further because we've got the solution for you. What is it? Why, a ticket to Hairspray, of course!
The box office is now open for our feelgood, 1960s dance musical, Hairspray, which takes to the London Oratory School theatre stage from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 21st February 2016.
Don't delay - get in touch today to bag the best seats in the house, before they all go! Full details of how to book your tickets are on our box office page.
Hairspray cast announced
After an unprecedented number of auditionees (and a LOT of hours of auditions for our production team!), we're very pleased to announce the cast for our next musical, Hairspray, including our principal line-up:
Tracy Turnblad - Melissa Cox
Edna Turnblad - Sam Benton
Velma Von Tussle - Cassie Pearson
Penny Pingleton - Rachel Kitchen
Amber Von Tussle - Sarah Thatcher
Link Larkin - Jeremy Roberts
Seaweed J Stubbs - Kob Yeboah
Wilbur Turnblad - Will Prescott
Corny Collins - Jaco Botha
Little Inez - Aimee Bevan
Motormouth Maybelle - Chardine Wadley
Take a look at our cast information page to see the full list of who's involved in this all-singing, all-dancing production, which takes place at the London Oratory School theatre from Wed 17th to Sat 20th February 2016. Rehearsals are already underway - so take it away, Baltimore!
Coming in 2017: 9 to 5: The Musical!
Following its very recent release to amateur societies, we're really thrilled to be one of the first companies to secure the rights to perform the fabulous Dolly Parton penned show, 9 to 5: The Musical, at Putney Arts Theatre in the autumn of 2017!
Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even in a man's world.
A brilliant show with loads of fantastic characters and big numbers, we're so excited to be adding this show to the upcoming Cygnet musical line-up!
Calendar of Events
"It really was a bright and lively piece, which sits up there with several previous Cygnets shows."
"The show's final number, 'Look at me', left me in tears - these three ladies were a true triumph and all equally impressive."
"The production line of outstanding productions continues apace. Congratulations to all involved."
"The was an excellent production of a technically complex show, and should be considered a great achievement for this rapidly expanding company."
"Charlotte Donald, Helen Burgess-Bartlett and Rhian Roberts effectively owned the stage each time they appeared, ensuring all eyes were upon them, and playing off each other very effectively."
"From the moment the action started with the stirring “The Old Red Hills of Rome” and the individual voices of Nick Dore and Juan Miralles, I knew we were on for a winner."
“Stephen’s physicality [as Leo Frank] was excellent, never once dropping any ounce of character from this relatively insignificant individual yet he will never be forgotten.”
“Usually within a production there is at the very least the odd sub principal who is a bit wooden or tuneless but I can honestly say everyone on stage was enhancing the production not detracting from it.”
"The whole production was slick, well performed and of a very high standard."
"It was a fantastic show, I want to book another ticket and come see it to laugh all over again!"
Sardines Magazine Review
"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."
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