Beauty and the Beast box office now open!
The online box office for our next show, Beauty and the Beast, is now open!
Book early to make sure you get the best seats for this fantastic production.
The show runs from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February at the London Oratory School Theatre in Fulham. Performances are nightly at 7.30pm, with a 1.30pm Saturday matinee (that's not a typo, it's definitely an hour early than our usual matinee shows!).
Tickets are £16, and £13 for concessions.
For this show we're also running a special family ticket for the bargain price of £50, which admits two adults and two children under 16 to see the show. And because it's on during half term, it's the perfect day/night out for all the family to enjoy - all for less than the cost of one ticket to see a west end show!
Buy your tickets online now via our box office page. (The telephone box office will open shortly.)
Fawlty Towers director announced
We're delighted to announce that our 2014 play, Fawlty Towers, will be directed by Ian Ward.
Ian is no stranger to Cygnets, having supported us for many years, as well as taking on the role of Bill Sykes in our 2005 production of Oliver!. A regular on the south west London am dram scene as both performer and director, we're really happy to have him on board and look forward to getting started!
Fawlty Towers will take place in April; well be confirming the venue really soon, so watch out for an update.
After auditioning over 70 people, the fabulous cast for our February 2014 show, Beauty and the Beast are:
Beast/Prince - Alan Reiss
Belle - Jan Reiss
Gaston - Juan Miralles
Lumiere - Jaco Botha
Mrs Potts - Gilly Low
Babette - Tara Stapley
Madame De La Grande Bouche - Sue Lockett
Cogsworth - Jonny Clines
Maurice - TBC
Chip - Imogen Malone
Monsieur D'Arque/Carpet - TBC
LeFou - Peter Beaven
Silly Girls - Emma Hosier and Gemma Miles
Bianca Lloyd-King, Charlotte Critchlow, Eloise Horton, Gemma Melhuish, Jamie Miller, Jess Bunker, Julia Kleinsteuber, Laura Crowley, Lucy Hennessy, Michelle Remnant, Sally Reeve, Vicki Rice, Victoria Davis
Aimee Parnell, Clare Hurley, David Hamilton, Deborah Lowe, Jean-Pierre Agius, Jon Bradley, Leoncio Hernandez, Mungo Park, Robbie Campbell, Rowan Lussi, Russell Hughes, Tommy Cawkwell
Congratulations to a very strong cast - we can't wait for the show!
And well done to absolutely everyone who auditioned. We saw a huge amount of talent and we really are sorry we couldn't have cast more people.
Praise from one of the Drowsy writers!
We're very happy Cygnets today. It seems that the Cygnet love has spread to across the pond. This morning, our The Drowsy Chaperone director, Jonny Clines, received the below email from Lisa Lambert, one of the writers of the show, who lives in New York:
Lisa Lambert here. My brother and his wife had a fabulous time at your production of Drowsy... he said everything about the show was superb and he made me so jealous I couldn't be there!
They absolutely loved Stuart as Man in Chair and they told me about things he did no other Man in Chair had ever thought of. The glare at "Janet" when she was about to kiss "Robert" sounds hilarious! And I hear that the pornography speech was a huge hit... very few people have been able to get so much as a titter out of that section.
Congrats to you and the cast and crew for doing such a splendid job!
All the best,
As you can imagine, we're immensely pleased and excited that someone so closely associated with one of the shows we've put on has taken the time to write to us. Thank you for your kind comments, Lisa - we're so glad we did your show proud!
Fawlty Towers: our 2014 play
Hot off the press, we’re very excited to announce that our play for 2014 will be the iconic British comedy, Fawlty Towers.
Join Basil, Sybil and the hotel that can never seem to get it right, for an evening of hilarity, fun and inevitable mishaps.
We’re absolutely thrilled to be putting on this show in a year already jam packed with fantastic productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Avenue Q and Parade.
Look out for more information on dates and production team soon.
2014 is definitely one to look forward to – we can’t wait!
Calendar of Events
Sat 7th December
It's back - the Christmas party with a difference: Cygnets Entertain Cygnets!
Fri 13th December
Cygnets Xmas curry night
Join us for one last curry before the turkey overload!
Wed 19th - Sat 22nd Feb
Beauty and the Beast
Join us for the Disney musical spectacular on stage.
'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.'
'It has become a regular thing to say that Cygnet Players' productions are of a very high standard - and this was too. Cygnet Players [..] achieved the ultimate - a runaway success and sublime production.'
'The extremely talented Stuart Burrows created a very stylish piece as Director. Matt Ramplin had the ensemble in fine voice [and] I particularly enjoyed Nicole Rush’s quirky choreography.'
'A huge success was the vocals, as a cast there was some spectacular singing which really got the audience rocking, in particular Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It for the Boy and of course Footloose.'
'Congratulations to Olly Medlicott for directing such a tight production. His experienced cast were on top form. Olly created an atmosphere which had Wilde’s taste for extravagance but was well within the bounds of good taste.'
London Area 3
'...the rendition of 'Sit down, you're rocking the boat' which was definitely to professional standard.'
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