On a scorching and sunny June afternoon, Neil and myself visited Age Concern to present Jean Silva and Di Skingle and a few of their members, with the donation we pledged of the profit of our last show Separate Tables in May. We were able to present them with a cheque for £300 and also a collection tin which was held at our Front of House desk which resulted in a further £50. The team at Age Concern were delighted with the proceeds and most grateful.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07860 448597.
Everyone is welcome to attend so we look forward to see you
An exciting and very successful production of one of the Bard’s most popular plays ‘The Merchant of Venice’
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
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
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!!
THE MEMORY OF WATER by Shelagh Stephenson
At Questors Studio Theater, Mattock Lane, Ealing w5 5BQ November 10 – 14, 2015 at 7.30 pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm
Box Office: 020 8567 5184 0r http://www.questors.org.uk
Hello playmates and interested friends,
Hope you are all enjoying your Summer break (if you have one)
Just to let you know that we will be reconvening Thursday 3rd September at 7.30 pm at our usual venue The Friendship Club to read excerpts of Shelagh Stephenson’s ‘The Memory of Water’ which Hazel Collinson, (our intrepid Acting Director) would like to direct for our November production, 10 – 14 November at The Questors Studio Theatre, Ealing, W5
Auditions for the play will take place one week later: Thursday September 10th, 7.30 pm. (M2: 30s, any age, F4: 30s-40s), same venue at Oxford Road North, Chiswick, W4
Everyone, even if you are not (yet) a member is very welcome to attend both events.
If you happen to have a copy of the play, please bring with you at the reading.
We look forward to seeing you all.