A very important date!

Update – this event went swimmingly, and a wonderful time was had by all! The children especially enjoyed the arts and crafts and mingling with their favourite Alice In Wonderland characters. Some photos of the happy – and very mad! – day below.

 

We’re very excited to be working with the Mayor of Richmond to celebrate a very exciting afternoon tea on Saturday March 3rd from 12pm until 3pm. Members of Q2 Players will be joining the Mayor for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Join us for a fun filled party with games, arts and crafts, juice and cakes.

Follow the rabbit hole to Winter Gardens, York House, Richmond Road TW1 3AA. Please feel free to dress up and wear your maddest hat. Please note all under 18’s must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Book tickets here for this fun-filled charity event raising money for the mayor’s chosen charities:

  • Me Too and Co – A local charity for children with disabilities and their parents
  • Cavernous Angioma Alliance – A Charity which supports with very serious neurological conditions
  • Off the Record – A Twickenham charity that provides confidential support, information and counselling services for young people

Ravenscroft – Cast Announcement

It’s been a tough couple of weeks, with the read through and auditions for Ravenscroft and we were awed by the incredible range of talent that we had – Inspector Ruffing could’ve been cast three times at the audition!!

After a lot of thought, we are pleased to be able to announce the cast for Ravenscroft which will be:

Inspector Ruffing – Craig Cameron-Fisher
Marcy – Genni Trickett
Mrs Ravenscroft – Alison Arnold
Gillian – Jacinta Collins
Dolly – Lily Tomlinson
Mrs French – Sarah Hill

Thank you to all involved and remember to email q2players@gmail.com if you would be interested in helping out backstage!!

 

Arabian Nights Photos

We are perhaps the luckiest theatre group in South-West London as for Arabian Nights we were graced with TWO incredible professional photographers coming along to take rehearsal shots. It will take me some time to whittle the amazing pictures down to less than 100 for the website, but in the meantime, Q2 Players would love to extend a huge thank you to both Rishi Rai and Ben P G – we honestly couldn’t have asked for a more complimentary pair of photographers.

Take a look at a couple of their photos below:

Arabian Nights a Huge Success

After a few hurdles on the road, we are pleased to announce that the first two nights of Arabian Nights have proven to be a huge success, with audiences leaving full of praise.

It has been a tough road with cast changes and chicken pox, but once again, Q2 have pulled it off.

There are still a few tickets left for the matinee and evening performance tomorrow so make sure you book now while you still have a chance!

Cat

Urgent – help wanted

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are searching for a man to play Ali Baba in Q2’s production of Arabian Nights, playing dates 23-25 November in Kew. This will double up with several other smaller parts, including a Tailor, Preacher, Fakir and an adventurous young man. The production is very movement-based, so will require good mobility, but nothing very athletic!

The play is written to be done in an imaginative style – logic goes out the window, but there is great scope for fantasy and invention.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays and Thursdays 8.00-10.00pm and Sundays 2.00-5.00pm

Please email q2players@gmail.com if you think you can help!!

Thanks

SWAN AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Swan Award nominations are finally in, and Q2 has had another bumper year!

 Cygnet Award

      GLORIOUS directed by Genni Trickett

      BLITHE SPIRIT directed by John Gilbert, Fiona Poole (Asst. Dir.)

Best Actress in a Play

     Mia Skytte as Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT

 Best Actor in a Play

       Ian Kinane as Cosme McMoon in GLORIOUS  

We’re still waiting to hear all the nominations, but we’ve also heard on the grapevine that a few of our members have received nominations through other theatre groups – updates as we hear them, but congratulations to:

Best Actor

       Craig Cameron Fisher as Shylock in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (RSS)

Best Supporting Actor

       Scott Tilley as Caliban in THE TEMPEST (RSS)

Best Design Element

       Junis Olmscheid for THE TEMPEST (Costume) (RSS)

Best Overall Design and Stage Presentation

       Junis Olmscheid for A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (TTC)

This does, of course, mean that Craig and Ian will be head to head for that best actor award, but I think we can all agree that they both deserve it!!

Aren’t we all a talented bunch!?

 

CUE Newsletter July 2017

Arabian Nights

Following the tremendous success of Blithe Spirit, we are delighted to announce that our Autumn Show will be Arabian Nights, directed by Polly Beauwin. It’s a wonderful play with lots of fun roles.

Show week is from Saturday 18th-Sunday 26th November.

If you are interested in being involved, either onstage or backstage, please come along to the read-through on Wednesday 6th September and the audition on Wednesday 13th September. Both in the Scout Hut at 8pm.

Summer Readings

Thank you to all who came to the reading last night. We would like to congratulate Chris Hodges and his cast (and crew!) on a wonderfully entertaining performance of an extremely funny play!

The next reading will be directed by Dom Parford, on 2nd August.

The final reading will be directed by Cat Lamin, on 23rd August.

Both in the Scout Hut at 8pm.

Summer Picnic

The summer picnic will take place on 30th July at 1pm at the Naked Ladies,  York House Gardens. Please feel free to bring as much food, drink and silly games as you can carry! Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.

 

AGM

The Q2 AGM will take place on Wednesday 20th September at 8pm in the Scout Hut. An agenda will be circulated via email in August.