Kiss Me, Kate - Cast

We are extremely happy to announce that after a competitive audition process and some tough decisions for our creative team, the cast for Kiss Me, Kate is as follows:

Fred Graham / Petruchio - Keith Walters
Lilli Vanessi / Kate - Rosie Orchard
Lois Lane / Bianca - Joanne Frazer
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio - Paul Nicholas Dyke
General Howell - TBC
1st Man - Will Prescott
2nd Man - Russell Hughes
Paul -  Kob Yeboah
Hattie - Deborah Lowe
Hortensio - Kathryn Sinclair
Gremio - Abbie Minnock 
Harry Trevor / Baptista - Vaughan Evans
Ruth, Stage Manager - Georgina Macfarlane
Ma - Gina Brill


Caroline Steer, Gina Brill, Harriet Ruby, Katie Scott, Maggie Murray, Nicola Wendel, Phoebe Oakey

Featured Dancers

Ali Coates-Newman, Amy Matthewson, Flo Nash, Kim Schenkelaars, Laura Smith, Mo Rogers, Rosie Miles, Sinead Burniston


Audition Notice: Kiss Me Kate

Cygnet Players next musical is Kiss Me Kate!.

The first meeting will take place at 8.30pm on Tuesday 25 September at St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Road, SW18 5EP.

Our auditions page contains all the necessary information, including full details of times and venues, and it also includes links to the information pack and audition pieces.

The current schedule for pre-audition meetings and auditions (all at St Barnabas) is as follows:

Tuesday 25th September │8:30pm│First meeting and workshop

Thursday 27th September | from 7.30pm | Audition music / dance rehearsal

Tuesday 2nd October │from 7.30pm│Audition music / dance rehearsal

Sunday 7th October | from 4.00pm | Auditions

Tuesday 9th October │from 7:30pm│Auditions

Thursday 11th October │from 7.30pm│Recalls (if necessary)

The show itself will be performed at London Oratory School Theatre, Seagrave Road, London SW6 1RX from Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 February 2019.

We look forward to seeing you at the first meeting!

Merrily We Roll Along - Review

Cygnet Players recently had the pleasure of performing the Sondheim masterpiece, Merrily We Roll Along, at the Putney Arts Theatre.

Our regional NODA representative, Des Wilby, attended on 8 September - and judging from his comments, he thoroughly enjoyed himself! Here are a few excerpts:

"Zoe Dobell brought her directing experience to this production and is to be congratulated for a hugely successful show. This was a classy performance delivered to a high standard by a quality cast. The attention to detail throughout ensured everything ran like clockwork." 

"The three leads were quite simply exemplary, and carried the show with great confidence. Andrew Overin, as Franklin Shepard, is both a great singer and a consummate actor.  Andrew was more than ably matched by Adam Walker-Galbraith as Charley Kringas and Olga-Marie Pratt as Mary Flynn. Most of the songs are narrative and required considerable acting skills as well as emotional delivery to get them across. It was soon apparent that in the hands of these three it was never going to be a problem. Together they owned the stage and held the audience’s attention perfectly."

"This show proved to be yet another excellent production.  I am quite certain that the entire audience, like me, left feeling hugely impressed with the quality of this cast and Cygnet Players in general."

The full review can be read here.

Merrily We Roll Along Cast

After an extremely high quality audition process and some tough decisions for the audition panel, we are delighted to announce that the cast for our autumn musical, Merrily We Roll Along, is as follows:

Franklin Shepard - Andrew Overin
Charley Kringas - Adam Walker-Galbraith
Mary Flynn - Olga-Marie Pratt
Gussie Carnegie - Louisa Roberts
Beth - Kate Gledhill
Joe Josephson - Russell Bramley


Mary Clare
Tom Dixon
Kathryn Felton
Phoebe Fleetham
Sarah Johnson
Brett McHargue
Maggie Murray
Rosalind Orchard
Sarah Prescott
Will Prescott 
Fongphu Tran
Kate Vlietstra

Rehearsals have already begun for the show, which is being performed at Putney Arts Theatre from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th September 2018. Keep an eye out for box office details, which will be available soon.

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