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The Full Monty Wed 30th September to Sat 3rd October 2015
Putney Arts Theatre
Putney, SW15 
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February 2016
London Oratory School Theatre
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Legally Blonde  
September 2016
Putney Arts Theatre
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9 to 5: The Musical September 2017
Putney Arts Theatre
Putney, SW15 
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Cygnet Players 2015 AGM

The Annual General Meeting for Cygnet Players 2015 will take place on Thursday 8th October at 7.30pm, at St Barnabas Church. All current members of Cygnet Players are able to attend and vote. 

The committee will go through this year's report, and present the past year's accounts, followed by the election of the committee for 2015/2016. 

This is an opportunity for all members to come along and support your society, find out what's been happening, give your views about the future direction of the society, and ask any questions. 

We hope to see lots of members there! 

Hairspray first meeting & auditions

Our next show, after our upcoming musical, The Full Monty (book your tickets here), is the fantastic 60s musical Hairspray, which will be hitting the London Oratory School Theatre stage during w/c 15th February 2016.

If you want to get involved, take a look at our auditions page for full details, but key dates are:

- First meeting: Thursday 8th October at 8.30pm (after the Cygnet AGM)
- Pre-audition singing and dancing rehearsals: Thursday 15th and Thursday 21st October 
- Auditions/recalls: Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November 

Everyone's welcome to come along and find out more about the show and how you can get involved. We'd love to see a range of faces, both 'old' and new! We look forward to seeing you there! 

Introducing the Hairspray creative team

After a lot of interest in being part of our production (and lots of interviews to make sure we had the perfect line-up), we're very pleased to reveal the creative team for our next production after The Full Monty, HAIRSPRAY

We're very excited to be working with Damian Sandys as a Cygnet director for the first time. Damian's worked in directorial roles across both professional and amateur productions, so we're thrilled to have him on board for this musical. 

We're also looking forward to introducing another Cygnet newcomer, but very experienced musical director, Tom Theakston. Tom comes to us directly from the UK professional tour of Wicked, and with lots of MDing credits under his belt. 

And last but certainly not least, we're very happy to welcome back the wonderful Della Bhujoo as choreographer, who'll be whipping our cast into shape with her fantastic dance moves. Della last worked with us for our production of Footloose, but has been a regular feature of on the Cygnet scene across the years - including judging our Cygnets do Strictly competitions!

A fabulous team, we hope you'll agree! Look out for more information soon about initial get togethers and auditions! In the meantime, if you'd like to be put on our mailing list to be the first to hear the dates when they're announced, just email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Box office open for The Full Monty

Good news - the box office is now open for The Full Monty ticket bookings! You can book online or over the phone - full details on our tickets page

The show runs from Wednesday 30th September to Saturday 3rd October at Putney Arts Theatre. Take a look at the wonderful cast you can look forward to seeing 'bare all'! 

We're expecting this show to sell well (after all, with the line up of lovely boys we've got, who could resist?!), so book early to avoid disappointment, as there are limited seats in the theatre... and you can't all sit on the front row! ;) 

We look forward to seeing you there!  

Steve Macvicar

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Steve Macvicar - a Cygnet member, and for many years our NODA rep, as well as a very good friend. 

Always a bright, bubbly and friendly man, he was a pleasure to work with on stage, a supportive and encouraging NODA reviewer, and great fun to be around. Indeed, we remember many a Cygnet quiz night with Steve as the man with every answer!

He will be sorely missed across the south west London and Surrey amateur theatre community, and our thoughts and love go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.  

The Full Monty cast announced

Following some brilliant auditions, and some very tough decision-making, we've got our cast for The Full Monty! Take a look at who you can look forward to seeing on stage in September/October:

Jerry - Phil Doyle 
Dave - Rob Malone
Malcolm - Adam Walker
Harold - Jason Thomas 
Ethan - Sam Benton
Horse - Kob Yeboah
Keno - Serge Kluit
Nathan - Connor Mather
Georgie - Jamie Miller 
Vicki - Angie Schultz
Pam - Lizzie Kempson
Jeanette - Gilly Low 

Peter Beaven, Dan Bickerdike, Russell Bramley, Kate Chesworth, Sophie Herbert, Agi Letkiewicz, Lauren O'Mara, Gemma Miles, Aimee Parnell, Vicki Rice, Tara Stapley, Nino Stylianou

Well done to everyone who auditioned - and particular well done to all who've been cast. We can't wait to get started! 

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! 


Calendar of Events

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!



Wed 30th Sep - Sat 3rd Oct 
The Full Monty
Join us at Putney Arts Theatre for the musical that bares all!

Sun 11th October
Cygnet quiz night
That ever popular social returns. And there's bound to be a spot of bingo thrown in too! 


Sat 14th November
Cygnet Awards Ceremony
A brand new and exciting event on the social calendar.


Sat 5th December
Cygnets Entertain!
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? 


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

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