Since 1971, Q2 Players have been providing a wide range of drama for lovers of live theatre in the Kew/Richmond area, with a programme of plays by authors as diverse as Shakespeare, Moliere, Ibsen, Shaw, Priestley, Anouilh, Emlyn Williams, Pinter and Ayckbourn. We have also had our fair share of success with drama awards in acting, direction and design categories.
In 1988 we moved into St Luke’s Community Centre in The Avenue, Kew to become the resident drama group. However, after 30 years working alongside Kew Community Trust, rising prices obliged us to seek a new venue and from November 2018 we will be moving to The National Archives in Kew to take up a residency as the Archives local theatre group. We are delighted to say that we will also be supporting the Archives at some of their future events.
Q2 PLAYERS is the only amateur drama group regularly performing in Kew. With the continued support of our audiences and the enthusiasm of our members, Q2 look forward to developing our reputation as an enterprising local drama group at the National Archives. Membership to Q2 costs just £20 per year.
Q2 perform two large shows each year in November or December and April or May, then over summer host small play readings where members perform poems or rehearsed readings. Social events take place throughout the year and include meals and quiz nights. In 2011 Q2 celebrated its 40th anniversary and lots of special events were organised.
From November 2018, shows will be performed in the Events Space at the National Archives:
The National Archives