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

Hughie Kapooey and the Really Orangey Thing

Our upcoming virtual performance will be a new piece of writing called Hughie Kapooey and the Really Orangey Thing, by long-time member Cat Lamin and starring a host of familiar Q2 faces.

As normal, we will be holding a live Zoom performance on the last Saturday of the month at 8pm – please drop us an email to get details and be added to the guest list.

As well as the Zoom performance, we are excited to announce that you can also watch a live-streamed performance directly from YouTube on Sunday 25th April at 8.30pm

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 if you would like to contribute.

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