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'!
Let's Do It!
Our Spring play slot will be filled with something a little different next May. We are very happy to welcome Ian Doswell (a founder member, who also directed Godspell and Chess for us in 1998/1999) to create and direct Let’s Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood.
Probably best known for her 1980s comedy series Victoria Wood: As Seen On TV and for her on-screen partnership with Julie Walters, Victoria Wood created a whole host of memorable characters, sketches and songs that remain in the hearts of the nation.
Let’s Do It is a celebration of her work, that recreates some of the classic sketches from As Seen on TV, along with some of the most memorable characters from her stand-up routines. The show also pays tribute to her musical brilliance, using some of her well-known and less familiar songs.
Let’s Do It promises you an evening of laugh-out-loud memories, and even a few tears, as we remember the inimitable Victoria Wood in true Cygnet style.
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
Thu 3rd March
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions
Sun 6th March
A Midsummer Night's Dream auditions
Sat 19th March
Join us for our annual rugby 6 Nations all-dayer.
Sun 8th May
The Great Cygnet Bake Off & Tea Party
Anything Mary Berry can do, so can Cygnets... well, sort of...
Wed 18th - Sat 21st May
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join us for this Shakerspeare classic at St Barnabas Church, Southfields
Sat 11th June
Cygnet Sports Day
Returning for its second year, our version of the school sports day. Just as competitive, but so much more fun!
Sun 24th July
Cygnet Treasure Hunt
Another year of competitive car-based treasure finding, around south west London and Surrey.
"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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