Arts Richmond Swan Awards 2020-21

With theatres closed, Arts Richmond weren’t able to hold a traditional Swan Awards Gala Evening, however they did award two very special awards for 2020-21 for virtual performances and Q2 are very pleased to be able to announce that we were awarded “Best Virtual Performance” by the Swan Judges for ‘Kin ‘Ell, a Zoom play written and directed by Genni Trickett and starring Denise Tomlinson, Cat Lamin, Lily Tomlinson and Laurie Coombs. Judges described ‘Kin ‘Ell as ‘highly watchable’ and it ‘struck a chord with all’ with ‘confident performances and an entertaining production’. We’re so proud of everyone involved as it was a super play, really showcasing both the acting and writing talent of Q2.

Don’t forget that you can watch back both ‘Kin ‘Ell and many of our other play readings, including an incredible selection of new writing, by subscribing to our YouTube Channel and looking up our Zoom Play Readings playlist.

We’d also love to extend our congratulations to our friends over at RSS for their award for “Best Virtual Production” for their Halloween Spectacular, Stage Fright (also featuring Lily Tomlinson as well as a number of other Q2 members).

Congratulations to everyone involved in both productions and thank you to the Swan Awards team for all their hard work; fingers crossed for a more normal Gala Evening next year!

Denise Tomlinson receiving the nomination certificate from Sir Vince Cable, President of Arts Richmond 2020-2021

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