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!
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!
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.
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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