An exciting and very successful production of one of the Bard’s most popular plays ‘The Merchant of Venice’
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
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 includes:-
Gratiano – Tony Traxler, , Lancelot Gobbo – Oliver Simkin, Shylock – Adam Kimmel, 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
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
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
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 email@example.com