Membership Theatre West Four

Membership Theatre West Four

At  a General Meeting last year it was agreed that as the Group seemed to have now evolved into a Production Company, our Membership Structure should  be changed to reflect this altered situation.

Our membership will still run annually from October to October but we will no longer have an Associate Membership scheme and Associate members will now be classified as Full Members.

Annual General Membership fee has been reduced to £10 per person which includes all benefits like attending meetings, voting rights at Meetings, standing for Committee positions, receive copies of our in-house Magazine ‘Scene’, rights to auditions for all productions, etc.

However, we will now introduce a one off Annual Production fee of £30 (£15 concessions), running for the same annual period October to October)  should you be cast in a production or productions during a current membership year.

We feel that this will more appropriately reflect the current situation of the Group and our Constitution will be amended to incorporate this change.

 

Our May 2017 Production ‘Separate Tables’

At the play reading last Thursday 12th January the Group decided to select Terence Rattigan’s ‘Separate Tables’ as our next production to be staged at the Questors Studio Theatre on May 9 – 13, 2017.    Tony Traxler will be directing.

A reading of the play has been scheduled for Thursday 2nd February at 7.30 pm at The Friendship Club, Age Concern Chiswick, Oxford Road North, W4 followed by open auditions on Thursday 9th February 7.30 pm and Sunday 12th February 2.00 pm at the same venue.  For further information email info@theatrewestfour.co.uk or text 07860 448597.

Everyone is welcome to attend so we look forward to see you

 

NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED 2016-2017

At the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 6th October, a new Committee has been elected and installed for the 2016 – 2017 Season as follows:

Acting Director – Tony Traxler,  Technical Director – Neil Hopkins, Secretary – Vivienne English, Treasurer – Trevor Woodham, Public Relation Officers – Christina Balmer & Clare Pengelley, Membership Secretary – Freddie Mauwer,  Without Portfolio – Hazel Collinson & Adam Kimmel

Congratulations to the new team and we trust that members will support them in the coming season

OUR NOVEMBER 2016 PRODUCTION

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Venice, Italy,  To help his friend find love, Antonio becomes bound to Shylock, a Jewish  moneylender.  Alienated by his religion, Shylock proves not to be the only outsider in Shakespeare’s most oft-debated play.

“There’s no right or wrong interpretation” says Director Peter Woods, who brings this production to the Questors Studio Theatre.  “Shakespeare passes no judgement on his characters, but rather leaves us to make up our own minds'”

Prejudice, revenge and love versus self-interest are examined in the Bard’s classic drama.  Don’t miss this exciting production 22 to 26 November at The Questors Studio Theatre

The wonderful cast is as follows:

Gratiano – Tony Traxler, Tubal – Taj Samra, Lancelot Gobbo – Oliver Simkin, Shylock – Adam Kimmel, Portia – Maddy Westaway, Bassanio – Luke Westaway, Duke of Venice/Prince of Aragon – Jim Simpson, Salerio – Alistair Slaughter, Antonio – Andy Farrant, Nerissa – Jane Douglas, Lorenzo – MichaelTaktak, Prince of Marocco – Iskander Najmuddin, Jessica – Magdalena Jablonska, Old Gobbo – Mick Cawson, Staphana – Jo Parton

22-26 November 7.30 pm £13   26 November 2’30 pm £10     Concessions n Tue, Wed Thurs only £10  (TW4 members £10 on Tuesday)    Box Office 020 8567 5184 or http://www.questors.org.uk

AUDITIONS for ‘THE MERCHANT OF VENICE’

After the fantastic success of The Magic of Gershwin, preparations are now in hand for our November production at Questors Studio theatre November 22 to 26.

Open auditions will be held between 2 pm and 4 pm on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July at Director Peter Woods’ home: 27 Ashchurch Grove, W12 9BT.  If you cannot manage either date but want to take part please ring Peter on 020 8749 0633 and he will make alternative arrangements

Rehearsals will begin with a full reading on Thursday 1st September at 7.30 pm at our rehearsal venue:  The Friendship Club, Age Concern Chiswick,  Oxford Road North, W4 4DN

In addition, we will need someone to take charge of Wardrobe and Properties so if you would like to be involved in a non-active capacity and enjoy the buzz and thrill of being pat of a production, do get in touch with Peter at the above number.  We look forward to hearing from you.