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Wed 20th to Sat 23rd May 2015
St Barnabas Church
Lavenham Road
Southfields, SW18 5EP
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The Full Monty Wed 30th September to Sat 3rd October 2015
Putney Arts Theatre
Putney, SW15 
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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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The Witches of Eastwick NODA review

We loved performing The Witches of Eastwick at the London Oratory back in February, and we had some fantastic audience feedback throughout the week. And it appears that our NODA reviewer enjoyed the show just as much as we did! Read the full review here, but in the meantime, here's one of our favourite bits:  

"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."

Well done to everyone involved in putting on such a great show, and thank you again to all our audiences who came along to support us. Without you, we wouldn't have a society! Here's to lots of future successful productions!

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! 

The Full Monty first meeting & auditions

Our next musical, after our current production of Rumours (which you can book tickets for via our box office page!), is the smash-hit musical with 'the total package', The Full Monty, which we'll be bringing to the Putney Arts Theatre stage from Weds 30th Sept to Sat 3rd Oct 2015

And now's your chance to get involved! There are some great parts for ladies as well as men (it's not all about the stripping you know!), so come along to our first meeting on Thursday 28th May to find out more about the show, our production team's vision, and how you can be part of it. 

Full details about the dates of all the pre-audition rehearsals and auditions themselves can be found on our auditions page. 

All welcome - both members and non-members. See you there! 

Box office open for Rumours

The box office is now open for Rumours (the British version), so you can call or go online to secure your tickets for our production of Neil Simon's hilarious play. 

It runs from Weds 20th to Sat 23rd May at St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18 5EP. 

Tickets are £14 (£12 concessions) and can be bought via our box office page online, or by calling 07941 448 689.

As it's a small venue, seating is limited, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Rumours cast announced

The auditions are complete, the deliberations are over, and we're thrilled to reveal the cast for our next show, Rumours (the British version). 

Ken Beavens – Jonny Clines
Chris Beavens – Aimee Parnell
Len Cummings – Mark Smith 
Claire Cummings – Sarah Hurley
Ernest Cusack – Jon Bradley
Cookie Cusack – Alison Walters
Glenn Cooper – Russell Hughes
Cassie Cooper – Phoebe Gafsen-Morris 
PC Conklin – Alex Fleetham 

It's a great line-up, and we can't wait to get stuck in with our rehearsals!  

Farewell Eastwick

They say all good things must come to an end... and sadly, the time has come to leave Eastwick. So we bid a fond (and slightly emotional) farewell to Darryl Van Horne, our Witches, and indeed all the people of Eastwick. Thank you to everyone involved for making The Witches of Eastwick such a success - from the cast to the production team, to the crew who worked tirelessly behind the scenes all week on what is an incredibly technical show!

And, of course, thank you to our audiences for visiting our little town. Without you, Eastwick wouldn't have been half the place it was. We've had an absolute blast, and wish we could have stayed longer.

But, it's not all sadness and sorrow, for on Tuesday 3rd March, we start rehearsals for our next show, Neil Simon's Rumours (the British version). Take a look at more details about the auditions and how you can get involved.

(Photo by Liam Walls)


Calendar of Events

Sunday 19th April
Cygnets treasure hunt
Join us for our annual car based navigation of south west London in a quest to be crowned 2015 champion hunters!


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

Sun 31st May
Cygnets go a-rambling
Our annual social where you can bring along the family and take a wander through our beautiful countryside - this year, the location's Box Hill. 


Sat 27th June
Cygnet Fundraising Concert at St Barnabas Church


Sun 12th July
Cygnet Sports Day
An active twist on our usual summer picnic!



A Saturday in August (date TBC)
Cygnets BBQ
Our annual BBQ where Cygnets old and new can get together and catch up!


Sat 5th September
Cygnets do Strictly
This hugely entertaining social event returns for its 3rd year!

Wed 30th Sep - Sat 3rd Oct 

The Full Monty
Join us at Putney Arts Theatre for the musical that bares all!



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

"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 

'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

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