The Swan Award nominations are finally in, and Q2 has had another bumper year!
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:
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Summer Readings
Wednesday 12th July
a comic murder-mystery
directed by Christopher Hodges
Wednesday 2nd August
written and directed by Dominic Parford
Wednesday 23rd August
a Gothic comedy
directed by Cat Lamin
To be performed at
The Scout Hut
8pm – £3 entry
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
‘Finally!’ I hear you gasp… yes that’s right, we finally have an amazing flier for Blithe Spirit!
Thank you to talented artist, Louise Cooke, for creating a superb caricature of our three leads!
We are excited to say the the Box Office for Blithe Spirit is now OPEN! Book your tickets now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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?
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute.
Entry to the reading is £3 which includes your first drink.