Let's Do It auditions
It's time to set the ball rolling for our our May show! This year we are doing something a little different by presenting a celebration of the life and work of the inimitable Victoria Wood.
The first meeting for Let's Do It... A Tribute To Victoria Wood will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st February, at St Barnabas Church (146 Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18 5EP).
So, if you're interested in finding out more about the show, our super creative team (Ian, James, Vicki and Deborah) and how you can get involved, come along!
We're also running a series of pre-audition rehearsals before the auditions themselves, where you can go through the singing and character choices for the monologues. Full details of all dates, including auditions, are on our auditions page.
Box office open for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The waiting is over - the box office for our production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is NOW OPEN!
You can either book your tickets online via this website, or call our box office directly on 07941 448 689 to reserve your seat.
Tickets are priced at £16 (£14 for concessions), and we're also running a group booking discount, where you get 10 tickets for the price of 9: a bargain price of just £144 for the lot. So why not grab your mates and book together?
The London Oratory School Theatre is allocated seating, so book early for the best seats! We look forward to seeing you there.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cast
After some brilliant auditions (thank you to everyone who took part), and some hard decisions for our production team, we're delighted to confirm that the cast list for our next show, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has now been announced.
We're very excited at the line up and we think you will be too - with a great combination of familiar Cygnet names, and new faces. Take a look at our cast information page to see who you can look forward to seeing at the London Oratory School Theatre, from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th February 2017!
And look out for details of the box office opening for bookings very soon!
Top News for 2018
"We're puttin' on our top hats, tyin' up our white ties, brushin' off our tails."
And that's exactly what we'll be doing in February of 2018, when we'll be bringing one of the greatest dance musicals of all time to the London Oratory Stage...
We're absolutely thrilled to be one of the first amateur companies to be granted the rights to TOP HAT. Packed full of classic Irving Berlin tunes, including Cheek to Cheek, and Puttin' on the Ritz, Top Hat transports you to a world of 1930s Hollywood glamour.
And we don't know about you, but we can't wait to 'face the music and dance'!
Communication is key
Keeping our potential audiences informed about our upcoming productions is a crucial ingredient in the success of a show.
One of the groups of people we target are audience members who have bought on Ticketsource and selected ‘yes’ to receiving marketing communications from us.
Email marketing in Gmail is our chosen channel for keeping these customers up to date. This was pretty simple until last autumn, when Gmail became much stricter about the number of emails we could send before being frozen out of our account, or being identified as spam.
It was then our Communications Manager discovered GMass, which has a load of features we could use, but, most importantly for us, it enables us to send a show-specific email to a large number of recipients.
Thanks to GMass we can continue to send out emails to this important potential audience.
Calendar of Events
Fri 27th January
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?
Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th February
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Cygnets present the smash hit musical at the London Oratory School TheatreRead more...
Sat 18th March
It's back to the Long Room in Tooting for another year of rugby/theatre mash-up madness!
Sunday 9th April
Cygnets go Rambling
Join us for a leisurely sunday morning walk through leafy surrey followed by a hearty pub lunch!Read more...
Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th May
Let's Do It - A Tribute to Victoria Wood
A celebration of Victoria Wood's genius, performed at St. Barnabus Church, Southfields
Sunday 11th June
Cygnets Treasure Hunt
Teams of intrepid problem solvers head out on a race against each other to be crowned 2017 Treasure Hunt champion...Read more...
"Rachel Kitchen (Elle) was ideal for the role and her transformation from a blonde airhead to a strong savvy woman really gave the show backbone and was delivered to perfection"
"Kate Chesworth played the comedic role of Paulette and this was an example of perfect casting. Her facial expressions alone had me laughing along with Paulette, with the Irish section in Legally Blonde remix being a perfect example."
"This is a fun production which is worth seeing for Rachel Kitchen as Elle alone. It stays true to the spirit of Legally Blonde and they balance the froth on the surface well with its true message of looking beneath the surface. Well done to all at Cygnet players for another success!"
"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."
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