Spring Awakening NODA Review

Cygnets had a fabulous time at the Stockwell Playhouse last week, performing the stunning musical Spring Awakening to packed houses!

Judging from the audience reaction the show went down a storm - a view shared by our district NODA representative, Des Wilby, who had some lovely words to say. Here are a few snippets:

"Aimee Parnell is to be congratulated as Director for this wonderful piece of theatre. Attention to detail was precise, the movement of props during the musical numbers was effortless and the overall pace was terrific." 

"All movement from the 13-person cast conveyed real emotion and truly reflected the action.  The graveside scene was moving and poignant, the various fight scenes were realistic and worrying but it was the passion, frustration and release of teenage anger that was exceptional.  Overall, the choreography was fabulous and really added to the show’s appeal.

"Veronique Piercy gave an excellent performance as Wendla demonstrating not only a fabulous singing voice but some exceptionally strong acting skills. Challenged with portraying this naïve girl, whose mother was too embarrassed to tell her the facts of life, Veronique interpreted the role beautifully and gave a believable performance."

"Matthew Wright was ideally cast as Melchior. With great stage presence, and an excellent singing voice, Matthew gave a terrific performance." 

Read the full review here.

All Shook Up: Cast

After an audition process of an extremely high standard, we are delighted to announce the cast for our September show, All Shook Up, is as follows:

NATALIE HALLER – Jessica Laing
CHAD – Barry Lattimore-Quinn
JIM HALLER – Rob Malone
SYLVIA – Harriet Ruby
LORRAINE  –  Natalie Simmonds
DENNIS – Alex Blackie
MISS SANDRA – Beci Sageman
MAYOR MATILDA HYDE – Kate Chesworth 
DEAN HYDE – Philip Ruby
SHERIFF EARL – Will Prescott
HENRIETTA  –  Sally Reeve


Ali Coates-Newman, Ed Steward, Elsa Maria Metni, Emma Clandon, Emma Ollis, Gemma Miles, Georgie Crotty, Ian Green, Jess Bunker, Jon Bradly, Jonathan Billins, Kob Yeboah, Laura Smith, Lauren O’Mara, Maggie Murray, Nika Borsic, Peter Beaven, Rosie Smith, Sally Reeve, Sinead Burniston, Stephanie Parr

Congratulations to all! We can't wait to get started!

All Shook Up: Creative Team and Audition Dates

We are excited to announce the creative team and the audition dates for our September musical, ‘All Shook Up’!

Jamie Hughes (Director) is a long standing Cygnet, having performed in countless shows and currently busy being the society’s deputy chairman! Jamie directed the very successful Secret Swan Speakeasy back in September and was recently associate director for the brand new musical ‘Just Pretend’ for PLOS. (Photo credit: Paul Aylin)

Michael Searle (MD) is a Cygnets newcomer, but a very safe pair of musical hands! He has recently MD’d the PLOS panto and is currently working on ‘Funny Girl’ - we can’t wait to have him on board.

Kim Schenkelaars (Choreographer) is no stranger to the Cygnet stage, having choreographed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2017 and performing in many other shows. She is currently choreographing our next musical, ‘Spring Awakening’, so has a very busy summer ahead! 

Head to our Auditions Page to see all the Audition details and read more about this fabulous show!

2019 NODA Award winners!


Exciting news!

We have scooped up best musical, best play and best cameo performance in a play for district 3 in this year’s NODA awards!

Congratulations to everyone involved - we are so proud of you!

Spring Awakening - Cast

We are excited to announce our cast list for Spring Awakening!

Wendla - Veronique Piercy
Martha - Ellie Jones
Thea - Rosie Miles
Anna - Carly Bond
Ilse - Jamie Miller-Hughes
Melchior - Matthew Wright
Moritz - Glen Jordan
Hanschen - Lewis McKenzie
Ernst - Nigel Fullerton
Georg - Barry Lattimore-Quinn
Otto - Nick Dore
Adult Woman - Laura Harrison
Adult Man - Josh Yard

Well done to all who auditioned - we were blown away by the standard!

We can’t wait to get started!


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