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.

THE MAGIC OF GERSHWIN

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THE MAGIC OF GERSHWIN

Is there anyone among us who hasn’t sung, hummed or just listened to a Gershwin song?  I doubt it!

The Gershwin brothers, George and Ira, kept toes tapping and theatres full throughout the 20’s and 30’s, with tunes like ‘Swanee’, ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ to name but a few. Their work has been recorded by all the greats, from Jolson and Garland to Sinatra and Streisand.

It was only the early death of George at 38 that ended the partnership, and this show is a tribute to their talent.

So come along, listen to their story, as we reveal through Song and Dance, the

Magic of Gershwin

17 – 21 May at 7.30 pm and 21 May at 2.30 pm,                                                                     Questors Studio Theatre – Mattock Lane,  W5 5BQ – Box Office 020 8567 5184                                  www’.questors.org.uk

ADDITIONAL AUDITIONS (DANCE) FOR ‘GERSHWIN’

2nd DANCE AUDITIONS:Thursday 4th Feb at 7.45pm at The Friendship Club, Age Concern, Oxford Road North, W4 4DN. 

Dancers wanted for Theatre West Four’s new production, GERSHWIN, featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Written and directed by Hazel Collinson and choreographed by Christina Balmer, the show will run the week commencing 16th May 2016 at the Questors Studio Theatre, Ealing.   These are open auditions so everyone is welcome!

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons through March and April. 
For more information please contact Christina at padina_uk@hotmail.com

AUDITIONS FOR OUR MAY 2016 PRODUCTION

AUDITIONS:

Singers and Dancers required 
for a new production, GERSHWIN, featuring the songs of George and Ira Gershwin. Written and directed by Hazel Collinson and choreographed by Christina Balmer, the show will run the week commencing 16th May 2016 at the Questors Studio Theatre, Ealing. 

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons through March and April. 
So if you are a keen singer or dancer (or both!) please come along to the auditions on  Sunday  24th January from 2.30 – 5pm at The Friendship Club, Age Concern, Oxford Road North, W4 4DN. 
Singers, bring sheet music if you would like to or just come with a song in your head. Everyone please wear suitable footwear and clothing to move in.

For further details email: info@theatrewestfour.co.uk or telephone 07860 448597

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Chrissie Balmer wows the crowds at Cole

Christina Balmer

PLAY READINGS

No Christmas party this year sadly, but we have arranged two play readings before Christmas:

Gillian Jacyna is organising this and they are being held on our traditional Thursday evenings 10th December and 17th December at 730 pm The Friendship Club, Age Concern, Oxford Road North, Chiswick, W4

The choices of plays are

The 39 Steps – Adapted by Patrick Barlow                                                                                                    Dracula – Adapted by Steven Dietz                                                                                                                Life and Beth – Alan Ayckbourn                                                                                                                    This Happy Bread – Noel Coward

You will be provided with refreshments and cakes and mince pies  so you don’t need to starve!   If you need something stronger than feel free to bring a bottle of fermented grape juice !

Everyone is welcome and you can bring a friend or two!!                                                                   Looking  forward  to see you all there!!