THEATRE WEST FOUR WINTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders was a great success

It was good to play to packed houses and we received a fantastic review by Marc Aspen Reviews praising the quality of the acting across the board. A copy of the review can be viewed on: https://markaspen.com/2019/10/30/ag-crusty/

Some of the production photos:

The search is on for our next production

If there is a particular play or plays you would like to be considered for performance, please drop a line to our Artistic Director, Ellie Hopkins, on ellie.hopkins@btinternet.com

What’s On- Kew- 28-30 November 2019

Our friends Q2 Players, who gave us a lot of support by attending our performances of Agatha Crustywill be performing Living Memory, a new play written by and directed by Genni Trickett.

It is 2018, and Jo has just moved into her dream cottage with her loving husband. But what is she running from? Back in 1945, Ruby battles to save her marriage to Frank, after a family tragedy threatens to tear them apart.

Will the two women find in each other the strength they need to survive? Can friendship really traverse the ages?

Where:

The National Archives Kew Bessant Drive TW9 4AD

There is onsite parking. You need to drive into Kew Retail Park and follow the signs saying National Archives, which will take you to the car park.
Bus: 190 bus to Mortlake then R68 bus to Kew Retail Park (5 minute walk)

Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (10 min walk)

Performance Times:

Thursday 28th November – Saturday 30th November, 7.45pm Saturday 30th November, 2.30pm

Box Office:

https://seaty.co.uk/livingmemory email: tickets@q2players.org.ukPhone: 07484 893 942

Tickets:

£10 (£9 Concs)

AGATHA CRUSTY PRAISED FOR THE QUALITY OF ITS ACTING

Here are some of the quotes from Mark Aspen Reviews that was published today. Don’t miss your chance to see this hilarious play. Purchase your tickets on: 020 8567 5184 or on direct booking link http://www.questors.org.uk/event.aspx?id=827

“The jokes are strung so liberally there is no chance you’re going to go a minute or two without chortling or guffawing”


” Yvonne Austin gives a perfect performance as the straight-laced committee chair, Miss Wagstaff.

Ashley Brown’s turn as the Rev Bishop, a christening milked in his interview with the untwigging Twigg is a particular hoot. Brown’s blend of commanding and camp in his performance, as is clear respectively in his confrontations with the dullard DI and his flirtations with the ladies of the parish, always livens things up. To write in the spirit of the script, he makes for an Arch Bishop”


“Mick Cawson’s hair flicks as Olivia add to the general mirth”


” Elsewhere the cast are engaging and generally manage to strike the right comic note. As Agatha, Ramjet, is properly prim and preening about her reputation, but, never fazed by the absurdities of village life, sees her way through them to solve all the crime in one fell swoop. In her practical approach, she is supported by Natalia Sirotkina as Alice Fogg, who keeps things grounded throughout. Meanwhile Molloy’s leaden copper deadpans to excellent effect from the start, who would of though a character so blunt, would make such a good foil?”


But props in particular to Veeda Ray, as Artist’s Model Mandy,  who makes a couple of scene stealing cameos. Demonstrates excellent comic timing in refusing a gift of fruit in the Snow White scene”.

AGATHA CRUSTY OPENING NIGHT WAS A SMASH

Audience was rolling in their seats with laughter. It was an absolute delight to watch. Ticket sales are very strong at the moment. Don’t miss you chance to see show. Book tickets on: 020 8567 5184 or on direct booking link http://www.questors.org.uk/event.aspx?id=827

AGATHA CRUSTY OPENS NEXT WEEK AT QUESTORS STUDIO THEATRE 29 Oct -2 Nov 2019

There are 5 days to go before opening night at The Questors Studio on the 29thOctober 2019. There are plenty of laughs to be enjoyed in this cracker of a comedy, not to be missed. Reserve you seat today by booking a ticket on: http://www.questors.org.uk/event.aspx?id=827 or by telephoning the Questors box office on 020 8567 5184.

THEATRE WEST FOUR AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

Production News Agatha Crusty and The Village Hall Murders

There are 8 days to go before opening night at The Questors Studio on the 29thOctober 2019. Rehearsals are going very well. There are plenty of laughs to be enjoyed in this cracker of a comedy, not to be missed. Reserve you seat today by booking a ticket on: http://www.questors.org.uk/event.aspx?id=827or by telephoning the Questors box office on 020 8567 5184.

Other News

Julie Ardrey R.I.P.

We would like announce the sad news that Julie Ardey a former longstanding member of Theatre West has passed away. Our prayers are with her family.

What’s On- October/November 2019.

Kew28-30 November 2019

Our friends Q2 Players will be performing Living Memory, a new play written by and directed by Genni Trickett.

It is 2018, and Jo has just moved into her dream cottage with her loving husband. But what is she running from? Back in 1945, Ruby battles to save her marriage to Frank, after a family tragedy threatens to tear them apart.

Will the two women find in each other the strength they need to survive? Can friendship really traverse the ages?

Where:

The National Archives Kew

Bessant Drive TW9 4AD

There is onsite parking. Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (10 min walk)

Performance Times: 

Thursday 28thNovember – Saturday 30thNovember, 7.45pm                                                                      Saturday 30th November, 2.30pm

Box Office: 

https://seaty.co.uk/livingmemoryemail: tickets@q2players.org.uk                                                                  Phone: 07484 893 942

Tickets:

£10 (£9 Concs)

THEATRE WORK SHOPS 21 AND 28 JUNE 7.30 PM

We will be holding 2 workshops on 21 and 28 June 2018 to give people the opportunity to try their hand at directing or acting scenes from plays or to bring in any piece of new writing they would like to try out. We will be looking at scenes from plays likely to be put forward for our play selection meeting.

Please could you circulate the details below to any family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who might be interested in coming to any of these workshops and also add to your Facebook page. I have also added the workshop notice as an attachment to this email.

Kind regards,

Ellie Hopkins, Artistic Director, Theatre West Four

Save the Date

 Budding directors, actors and playwrights come and have a go with Theatre West Four Workshops, based in Chiswick, 21 and 28 June 2018 from 7.30pm

Come and have a go at directing or acting scenes from plays or maybe you might have a play you have written and would like to try it out with a director and actors. We have opportunities available for directing and acting as well as the possibility of new writing being performed in a theatre espousing professional standards. We have 2 productions, in May and November, every year at the Questors Theatre in Ealing. We aim to have one new play performed a year. We will be holding workshops on Thursday 21 June and Thursday 28 June 2018 from 7.30pm-9.30pm open to all, at our rehearsal hall at The Friendship Club, Age Concern, Oxford Road North, Chiswick, London W4 4DN. If you have scenes from a particular play in mind, please bring along sufficient copies of the script. We will also be looking at scenes from plays likely to be put forward for our play selection meeting.

So, come along, give it a go, have fun and meet new people.

For further information contact Ellie Hopkins, Artistic Director, by email on: ellie.hopkins@btinternet.com or by telephone on 07870 196959

She Stoops to Conquer

Rehearsals are going apace for She Stoops to Conquer and the show promises to be an exciting and unusual interpretation of the play.

The cast is as follows:

Mick Cawson- Digory

Harry Doyle- Mr Hardcastle

Mary Ennis- Landlord

Nicola Foster- Tony Lumpkin

Ellie Hopkins- Maid

Alice Klapwijk- Mrs Hardcastle

Sofia Morin- Constance Neville

Iskander Najmuddin- Hastings

Lauren Powell- Kate Hardcastle

Richard Scott- Marlow

Jim Simpson- Sir Charles Marlow