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DONATION TO AGE CONCERN CHISWICK

 

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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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 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

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