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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

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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THE MEMORY OF WATER

Our November production was an unqualified artistic success – Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water was brought to the stage in a production by Hazel Collinson, with a superb cast, backed by a great backstage support team

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Cast included:

Clare Pengelley, Gillian Jacyna, Jules Bannister, Lauren Powell, Adam Kimmel and Jim Simpson

Our November 2015 Production

                                                        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

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Both The Chiswick Community Website and The Chiswick Calendar Website have listed our next production at Questors Studio theatre on May 5th to 9th:

A new production of Oscar Wilde’s play

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For more information on ‘Earnest’, contact Christina Balmer. You can email Christina atpadina_uk@hotmail.com, or call 07779 302 310

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At the beginning of May 2015, Chiswick theatre company Theatre West Four will be staging Wilde’s classic comedy of manners, The Importance of Being Earnest at Questors Studio Theatre.

Theatre West Four: 'The Importance Of Being Earnest'

Stuffed full of memorable quotes and witticisms, this late Victorian satire promises to be as sharp as ever, as Wilde teases the conventions and foibles of polite society, trivialising traditional institutions such as marriage and pedigree and spinning a story of farcical proportions.

For the past fifty years, Theatre West Four has been staging amateur productions in West London. Members come from all over London to participate in readings, workshops,
rehearsals and productions. The group welcomes enthusiasts interested in performing, directing, producing, stage management and all aspects of theatre production.

Tickets can be purchased on the Questors web site. You can also telephone the box office at020 8567 5184.

And The Chiswick Calendar lists us:

A thriving local society – Theatre West Four

Theatre West Four is an amateur dramatic society which has been performing in Chiswick for more than fifty years. Over that long period the society has seen romances blossom and professional careers started in the theatre and media. Currently rehearsing for their first production of 2015, Oscar’s Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest, (5 – 9 May, at the Questors Studio Theatre in Ealing) they talked to The Chiswick Calendar and shared their memories of fifty years of strutting their stuff in West London (Watch here).

Bridget Osborne                                                                                                                                  Editor, The Chiswick Calendar