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 - Paris Evans
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
Sat 14th November
Cygnet Awards Ceremony
A brand new and exciting event on the social calendar.
Sat 5th December
It's back - the Christmas party with a difference: Cygnets Entertain Cygnets!
Fri 29th Jan
Cygnets go bowling
Who will walk away with the coveted (and hotly contested) Cygnet top bowler's crown? And which team will go home with the wooden spoons?
"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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