It is with cautious optimism that Q2 Players welcomes the governmental announcement that indoor performances are to resume.
We appreciate that this initiative will be a great relief to theatres large and small, professional and amateur, across the country. However, we cannot for the moment make any firm pronouncements regarding Q2 productions at The National Archives. While we would love to be able to resume there soon, with our long-awaited performance of Nell Gwynn, the safety of our actors, crew and audience has to be our top priority.
In the meantime we will be continuing a programme of monthly Zoom readings, which have so far been absolutely brilliant and given much joy to performers and audience alike. We may not be able to meet in person, but the spirit of Q2 is alive and well!
Everyone was completely blown away by the talent and inventiveness of both writers and performers at last night’s New Writing Variety Night. If you missed it, or we would like to see it again, the videos are here (first act and second act).
Huge thanks to everyone who took part in the first ever reading of This Blessed Plot, by Craig Cameron-Fisher. An extremely funny and interesting play. For those who missed it, here is a link to the recording. https://youtu.be/PYgkY8v1ngQ
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s reading of Words of Advice by Fay Weldon. And well done to the extremely talented cast and director! For those who missed it, or would like to watch it again, the recording is now available here.
To cheer ourselves up in these strange times, we have decided to hold a virtual Q2 Variety Night for Q2 members via Google Meet. This will be held on what would have been the last night of Nell Gwynn – Saturday 2nd May at 7.45pm.
There is no theme – you can do whatever you want; a poem, a song, a monologue, a sketch, on whatever subject you choose. These can be pre-recorded, or you can perform them live on the night. If you would like to pre-record your piece, please feel to contact us for help and advice on how to do so.
Equally, there is no pressure to perform if you don’t want to – all of the performers will need an audience, so please feel free just to join and watch; we will share a Google Meet link closer to the date that you can click on to watch. Again, do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like some help using Google Meet and we will try to arrange a test run with you so that you can try it out.
If you would like to perform, please let us know what you are going to do so that we can sort out a running order.
Very much looking forward to seeing your faces again!