Cygnets win NODA Flame Award
We're very pleased to announce that Cygnet Players won the District Three Flame Award, at the 2016 annual NODA Awards ceremony on Sunday 26th June.
The Flame Award recognises 'the inspirational contribution for the pursuit of excellence in theatre', specifically citing our February 2016 production of Hairspray as an example of this.
Committee member Phoebe Fleetham (pictured here) was there at the ceremony to pick up the award on our behalf. This is the second time Cygnets have been presented with this award, previously picking it up in 2012.
A big well done and thank you to all involved with the society for helping us to keep putting on great shows that our audiences (and NODA!) love. Be it Hairspray or any of our other productions, we're proud to have such a broad, talented member base - and long may it continue. You're all fab!
Legally Blonde box office now open!
Omigod you guys, you can now book your tickets to see our September musical, the Broadway and West End smash hit, Legally Blonde! The wait is over - our online box office is now open.
We're expecting a high demand for tickets, so we've added an extra performance on the Tuesday of show week, so the dates and details are:
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th September
Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney SW15 6AW
Tickets are £16 (£14 concessions) - secure yours today, before they all sell out, by visiting our Box Office page!
Legally Blonde cast
We're very pleased to reveal the cast for our next show, the south west London amateur premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical, Legally Blonde. Our principal line up includes:
Elle: Rachel Kitchen
Emmett: Mark Stanford
Paulette: Kate Chesworth
Callahan: Andy Lingfield
Margot: Hannah McKenna-Vickerstaff
Serena: Siana French
Pilar: Anna Howard
Warner: Nino Stylianou
Vivienne: Melanie Willis
Brooke: Kirsty Rome
Enid: Rosie Orchard
Plus a full ensemble of talented singers and dancers. For the full cast list, take a look at our Legally Blonde cast information page.
NODA award nomination for Hairspray
As Tracy Turnblad herself says, "You have to dream big to be big."
And it seems that our production of Hairspray in February did just that, as we've been nominated for the Joe Putnam Trophy for Best Musical in the 2016 NODA Awards.
Well done to all involved with the show, and fingers crossed for a win!
Midsummer NODA review
What could be more fitting than to perform our first Shakespeare play - A Midsummer Night's Dream - in the year that marked the 400th anniversary of his death?
We were really proud of the production, and it seems we weren't the only ones.
Take a look below at what NODA had to say about our first foray into the world of the Bard.
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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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