Auditions

Our next show is 9 to 5 the musical!

It's being performed from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th September 2017, at Putney Arts Theatre.

The production team are:

Director - Adam Walker-Galbraith; Musical Director - Sam Fisher; Choreographer - Lauren O'Mara; Producer - Callum Walker-Galbraith


Want to find out more/get involved? The pre-audition rehearsals and audition dates are: 

Thursday 18th May │7:30pm│First meeting
Tuesday 23rd May │8:30pm│Audition music/dance rehearsal
Thursday 25th May │7:30pm│Audition music/dance rehearsal        
Thursday 1st June
│7:30pm │Auditions                                                                     
Sunday 4th June │from 4pm │Auditions
Tuesday 6th June │7:30pm │Recalls (if necessary)

All meetings will take place at St Barnabas Church, 146 Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18 5EP. 

All audition pieces, as well as videos of the audition dances can be accessed here.

Please click here for the information sheet, including a breakdown of cast and audition details - and here to download the audition form which needs to be returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Friday 26th May.

If you have any questions about the show, the meetings or the auditions themselves, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Our approach to auditions and casting
 
Anyone is welcome to audition. If you're not a paid up member at the time of auditioning, you'll need to pay a £10 audition fee, which will be offset against your show fee if you're cast. In order to join the cast and perform in the show, you'll need to pay an annual membership fee (£20 standing order, or £25 cash). 

We will try to audition everyone that wants to take part; but this may not be possible if your audition form is submitted after the given deadline, or the number of available audition slots has been exceeded. 

Auditions are closed, and take place in front of a panel of at least three people, including at least one committee member, plus the show's production team. 

The cast itself

The creative team will specify the size of cast required for the show, based on the theatre capacity, along with the singing/dancing/acting skills required for each role. 

Cygnets will always strive to have a cast containing a good mix of members and non-members (where, in this context, a 'member' is either a paid up member, or has been in two or more Cygnet shows in the past), to ensure that the membership is well represented. 

The cast will be chosen by the audition panel, taking into account: 

  • The ability to perform the requirements of the role
  • Suitability for the role 
  • Ability to attend the rehearsals and performance period 

Other guidelines 

  • If you're recalled for a principal part, you will be offered a part in the ensemble (as long as the show contains an ensemble, and you've indicated that you'd accept an ensemble place). 
  • If a member and non-member are on completely equal paring for a role, the balance of members and non-members will be considered before selecting who is cast. 
  • All roles should be cast from those who audition, unless the whole panel unanimously agrees that there is no-one suitable for a particular role. 

Show Reviews

“Cygnet Players should once again be rightly proud of what they achieved with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Comedy is notoriously difficult to do well but they sailed through this with ease, giving us frequent laughs, toe-tapping dance routines and left me wanting to download the cast recording so I could re-live some of the numbers.”

 “Rachel Kitchen’s portrayal of Jolene was one of the highlights of the show for me. She had great energy and led the number Oklahoma brilliantly.”

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

“Jonny Clines as the leading con man was suave and projected the regal feel essential for his unlikely background as a deposed prince … His rendition of ‘Love sneaks in’ was the musical highlight of the show.”

“Charlotte Donald, a superb dancer as well as an excellent singer, was perfect for the part giving it real presence.”

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

“The highlight is Hughes as Freddy ... so very natural and understated in the role that it is perfectly pitched. From rookie swindler, to devastated sufferer of Dance Fever, to PC-challenging Ruprecht, each role is effortlessly portrayed with comic timing to boot.”

“What I really enjoyed ... was the amount of dance and ensemble movement ... Choreographer Kim Schenkelaars created simple, beautiful routines that seamlessly complemented the songs.”

"Cygnet Players have once again charmed me with their simple and precise portrayal of a show.”

From the House Seats Review

“The comedy duo that really came into their own during act two was Katy Thompson and Russell Bramley. They were perfect together, and their post-coital scene on the balcony was laugh-out-loud funny. Russell particularly had exceptional comic timing throughout.”

“I also absolutely adored all the costumes. The whole show was a rainbow of colour.”

Jess Pether
Sardines Review

"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"

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

"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!"

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

"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."

Steve Macvicar
NODA Review

"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."

Chris Abbott
Sardines Review

Past Show Photos

Sweet Charity

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Footloose

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The Importance of Being Earnest

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