Legally Blonde audition dates
The dates are out for the first meeting, pre-audition rehearsals, and auditions for our hotly anticipated autumn 2016 musical, the south west premiere of the hit Broadway and West End show, Legally Blonde.
Take a look at our auditions page for full details of times and venues (they're not all being held at our usual rehearsal venue, so make sure you check where you need to go), but the dates for your diary are:
- Thursday 5th May - First meeting
- Tuesday 10th May - Pre-audition rehearsal
- Tuesday 17th May - Pre-audition rehearsal
- Saturday 21st May - Auditions
- Sunday 22nd May - Auditions
- Saturday 28th May - Recalls
We look forward to seeing you at the first meeting!
Access Self Storage: our new partner
We’re very pleased to be able to confirm our newest sponsor, Access Self Storage, Kingston.
They’re experts in providing great value solutions for all your storage needs – so whether you’re looking for a little extra space, or a place to hold all your worldly possessions (or anywhere in between), they’re the people to call!
Take a look at their website at www.accessstorage.com or their Facebook page to find out more.
And, welcome on board, Access!
Legally Blonde production team
For all those waiting for a Legally Blonde update, fear not - we have an announcement for you! We're very pleased to reveal our fabulous production team for our next musical, the south west London premiere of the smash hit West End and Broadway musical:
Director: Matthew Eberhardt
Musical director: Steven Geraghty
Choreographer: Della Bhujoo
Also, the show dates are a little different this year to some of our previous September shows, so make sure you check the diary! The show will take place from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th September, at Putney Arts Theatre.
We'll be letting you know about pre-audition meetings and audition dates soon, so keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for more information. We can't wait to get started!
Midsummer cast announced
Following some brilliant auditions (and a fantastic turnout), we're delighted to reveal the cast for our first Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Helena: Becky Sweeney
Hermia: Gemma Miles
Lysander: Sam Cunningham
Demetrius: Russell Hughes
Theseus: Nick Dore
Hippolyta: Florence Akano
Egeus: Will Prescott
Titania: Kathryn Felton
Oberon: Mark Smith
Puck: Jamie Miller
Bottom: Jon Bradley
Quince/fairy: Aimee Parnell
Flute/fairy: Sally Reeve
Snout/fairy: Alice Massey
Snug/fairy: Jemma-Louise Smith
Starveling/fairy: Bethany Wilkinson
Well done to all those who auditioned; we'd love to have cast everyone! Rehearsals have already begun, so watch out for details of the box office opening very soon!
Hairspray NODA review
We loved doing Hairspray. When you receive standing ovations at every performance, you know you must be doing something right.
And it's lovely to read that our NODA reviewer thought so too, who was "very impressed with the degree of professionalism and enthusiasm shown by the cast". In fact, for him, "from start to finish, this was a joy", describing the show as "a real spectactular".
From our highly praised leading characters to our "large and very talented chorus", the show was a hit. Thank you Tony Sweeney at NODA, we're so glad you enjoyed the show!
Read the full review here.
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Calendar of Events
Thu 3rd March
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions
Sun 6th March
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions
Sat 19th March
Join us for our annual rugby 6 Nations all-dayer.
Sun 8th May
The Great Cygnet Bake Off & Tea Party
Anything Mary Berry can do, so can Cygnets... well, sort of...
Wed 18th - Sat 21st May
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join us for this Shakerspeare classic at St Barnabas Church, Southfields
Sat 11th June
Cygnet Sports Day
Returning for its second year, our version of the school sports day. Just as competitive, but so much more fun!
Sun 24th July
Cygnet Treasure Hunt
Another year of competitive car-based treasure finding, around south west London and Surrey.
"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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