Urgent – help wanted

Due to health problems, 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.

Autumn 2017 show announcement

Q2 are pleased to announce that our upcoming show will be Arabian Nights adapted by Dominic Cooke and directed by Polly Beauwin, performed Thursday 23rd November to Saturday 25th November 2017.

As the nights grow longer, it is time for a feast of storytelling.

Join us, as Shahrazad tells the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, the Little Beggar, Sindbad the Sailor, the Envious Sisters, in order to save her life.

The enchantment begins as Shahrazad whispers “Listen…”

Read-through: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Audition: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Both at Kew Scout Hut at 8pm

Box Office now OPEN!

We are excited to say the the Box Office for Blithe Spirit is now OPEN! Book your tickets now by emailing tickets@q2players.org.uk, or calling 07957 587 230. As you can see, we are all taking rehearsals very seriously, and we look forward to putting on a great show!20170521_155109

Blithe Spirit Promo Pics

Despite her broken arm, we’re really grateful that Junis has been working hard with Harriet to create some amazing costumes for Blithe Spirit and we thought it was only fair that we share some with you.

Check out our amazing promo pictures that we took over the May Bank Holiday – don’t the costumes look amazing?

BLITHE SPIRIT CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Blithe Spirit. The sheer range of talent at the auditions was breathtaking – and made the director’s job of choosing a cast both a joy and a nightmare! With 24 people auditioning for just 7 parts, I think we can say with confidence that this was one of the most popular auditions we’ve ever had.

Nevertheless, he has managed it, and the cast is as follows:

Charles Condomine – Hugh Cox

Ruth Condomine – Genni Trickett

Elvira – Mia Skytte

Madame Arcati – Denise Tomlinson

Edith – Cat Lamin

Dr Bradman – Tony Cotterill

Mrs Bradman – Polly Beauwin

If you would like to be involved in any capacity, either backstage or front of stage, please send an email to q2players@gmail.com.

Upcoming Spring Play reading

We are currently planning our spring play reading for 15th Feb – members and their invited guests are invited to contribute a poem, song, monologue or even a short play on the theme of hearts and flowers.

With this being Q2, we don’t expect your contributions to be particularly soppy and romantic so feel free to interpret the theme however you would like!

Please email q2players@gmail.com if you would like to contribute.

Entry to the reading is £3 which includes your first drink.