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The Witches of Eastwick

Wed 18th to Sat 21st February 2015
London Oratory School Theatre
Seagrave Road
London SW6 1RX
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Rumours   Wed 20th to Sat 23rd May 2015
St Barnabas Church
Lavenham Road
Southfields, SW18 5EP
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The Full Monty September 2015
Putney Arts Theatre
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Hairspray February 2016
London Oratory School Theatre
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Legally Blonde   September 2016
Putney Arts Theatre
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Announcing our 2015 play: Rumours

We are happy to announce that our next play, to be performed at St Barnabas Church on 20-23 May 2015, is Rumours, by Neil Simon...

A beautiful London townhouse, the who's who of London society, the party of the season. What could go wrong?

When a surprise incident awaits the couples arriving to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of their esteemed friend Charlie the evening takes a surprise turn. As rumours abound, will the friends stick together or fall apart in this hilarious farce by Neil Simon?

Find out next year...

And we are delighted that our very own Adam Walker will be directing it! Adam has been a member of Cygnets since 2012, and is in his second year on the committee. He is also currently assistant directing our next show, The Witches of Eastwick.

Parade NODA review

We were very proud of the production of Parade we staged back at the beginning of October. But it’s always nice to read that NODA thought so too… Take a look at the fantastic full review for our most recent production. Here are a few highlights: 

“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.” 

We’re so pleased to have received such a unanimously positive review from NODA. We’ll leave you with a comment that we think sums up all that we ever wanted Cygnets to be: 

“The conveyor belt of high quality productions that Cygnets present is now quite staggering. Year on year the standards are rising and south-west London theatregoers are reaping the benefits.” 

Thank you to our cast, crew, production team, audiences for helping make our society what it is today. And here’s to entertaining audiences for many years to come! 

Attachments:
Download this file (NODA_Parade_review.pdf)Parade NODA review330 kB

The Witches of Eastwick cast announced

After several hours of auditions (and a very patient audition panel!), we're very excited to reveal the cast for our February 2015 show, The Witches of Eastwick. Our talented line-up includes: 

Alexandra Spofford – Helen Burgess-Bartlett
Jane Smart – Charlotte Donald
Sukie Rougemont – Rhian Roberts
Darryl Van Horne – Alex Robertson
Felicia Gabriel – Kate Chesworth
Clyde Gabriel – Neil Wease
Michael Spofford – Chris Foxwell
Little Girl – Beth Wilkinson
Fidel – Kob Yeboah
Gina Marino – Cassie Pearson
Joe Marino – Peter Beaven
Brenda Parsley – Susan Sworn
Ed Parsley – Rob Malone
Greta Neff – Aimee Parnell
Raymond Neff – Nick Dore
Marge Perly – Jo Pandolfi
Rebecca – Vicki Rice

Ensemble
Gemma Rushton, Hannah Voss, Phoebe Morris, Rosie Miles, Sarah Norton, Charlotte Critchlow, Anna Bosanko, Jac Norris, Zoe Dobell, Tess Dowdeswell, Hannah McKenna-Vickerstaff, Alice Massey, Lizzie Brignall, Jamie Wright, Ailie Donaldson, Nicky Henderson, Deborah Lowe, Ashleigh Carter, Peter Wheeler, Amy Cook, Millie Kirby, Tommy Cawkwell and Michelle Remnant.

Well one to all who were successful. We're already looking forward to what promises to be another great Cygnet show! Why not book your tickets now to secure the best seats? See you there!

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

Wed 18th - Sat 21st Feb
The Witches of Eastwick
Join us as we fly into the London Oratory for this stunning show

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Wed 20th - Sat 23rd May 
Rumours
Join us for Neil Simon's hilarious farce at St Barnabas Church, Southfields

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Wed 23rd - Sat 26th Sep
The Full Monty
Join us at Putney Arts Theatre for the musical that bares all!

 

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Thu 16th October
Cygnet Players 2014 AGM

Thu 16th October
Witches of Eastwick first meeting

Tue 21st October
Witches of Eastwick audition prep

Thu 23rd October 
Witches of Eastwick audition prep

Tue 28th October
Witches of Eastwick auditions

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Sun 2nd November
Witches of Eastwick auditions

Tue 4th November
Witches of Eastwick recalls

Sun 16th November

Cygnet quiz night


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Show Reviews

"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.” 

Steve Macvicar
NODA Review

"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!"

Steve Rikard
Sardines Magazine Review

"Your audience were in stitches regularly and this is not just because of the quality of the material but because of the quality of the delivery."

"Congratulations to Ian Ward for directing such a tight production."

Stephen Macvicar 
NODA 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."

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

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