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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Wed 18th to Sat 21st May 2016
St Barnabas Church
Lavenham Road
Southfields, SW18 5EP
Legally Blonde  
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th September 2016
Putney Arts Theatre
Ravenna Road
London SW15 6AW
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  
February 2017
London Oratory School Theatre
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9 to 5: The Musical September 2017
Putney Arts Theatre
Putney, SW15 
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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 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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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.

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

Thu 3rd March 
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions

Sun 6th March
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions

Sat 19th March 

Super Saturday
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. 



Sat 20th August
Cygnets BBQ
Our annual BBQ where Cygnets old and new can get together and catch up!


Show Reviews

"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."

Steve Macvicar
NODA Review

"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."

Chris Abbott
Sardines Review

"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

"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 

Cygnets on Twitter

cygnetplayers @stbarnabasUK thank you very much. We had a fantastic week! :)
cygnetplayers RT @stbarnabasUK: Thanks to @cygnetplayers for their performance here of Midsummer Nights Dream. A great example of community arts.
cygnetplayers And while the Midsummer cast are still partying,we're kicking off the next show with #LegallyBlonde auditions day 2!

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