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PLAY SELECTION MEETING- AUTUMN 2019 PRODUCTION

The date of the play selection meeting will be on Thursday 6thJune 2019 at 7.30pm. Please put this date in your diaries. The theme for the Autumn production will be Murder Mystery/Thriller. If you have a play that you would like to be considered, please drop me an email: ellie.hopkins@btinternet.comor send a text message to 07870 196959. 

SNAG BY TONY TRAXLER OPENS AT THE TABARD THEATRE NEXT WEEK – 30 April 2019

Snag, a new play written and directed by Tony Traxler opens at The Tabard next week. It runs from Tuesday 30 April – 4 May 2019, performances at 7.30pm. There are some familiar faces old and new from Theatre West Four in the cast- Lauren Powell plays the lead character of Laurel Daydon, Ciprina Spizziri who played Catherine Holly in Suddenly Last Summer and has since appeared in hits shows such as Two and Half Men, plays Ella, Jules Bannister (Sylvia’s Wedding) does a splendid turn as Be Delmonte,an opinionated woman of American Christian values, Richard Scott plays Leo Gardener, a lawyer, to comic perfection and Iskandar (Merchant of Venice, She Stoops to Conquer), plays Tim Dayton, Laurel’s deceased father.

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Theatre West Four News April 2019

Autumn Season Production Dates AnnouncedWe are pleased to announce that our provisional autumn production dates at Questors will be from 27 October- 2 November 2019.

Production NewsWe are considering plays for the Autumn 2019 season, so if anybody has any plays that they would like considered for performance or would like to direct a play, please contact Ellie Hopkins: ellie.hopkins@btinternet.com

What’s On – April 2019 – Chiswick/Kew

11-13 April 2019 Q2 Players will be performingThe Importance of Being Earnest– Oscar Wilde’s tale of triviality, frivolous courtships and serious Bunburying.

Where:The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Kew, TW9 4DU How to get there: Nearest Tube- Kew Gardens (District Line) Bus: 391 

Performance Times: Thursday 11th& Friday 12thApril 2019 7.45pm Saturday 13 April 2019 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Box Office:  https://seaty.co.uk/q2players

Tickets:£10 Full  £9 Concessions

30 April-4 May 2019 Sprout London Productionswill be performing the world premiere of Snag

It’s a fight for legacy and the unthinkable!

Local playwright and director, Tony Traxler’s new thought- provoking and funny play, Snag, based on a combination of true stories that he experienced in his 20+ years of living in New York City, opens at The Tabard Theatre on 30 April 2019.

A young woman’s search for her identity becomes an emotional rollercoaster ride, risking lifelong friendships. Laurel Daydon’s placid West London life ends abruptly when she unearths a bundle of diaries which take her on a life-changing adventure to her birthplace, New York City. Her biological clock starts ticking triple- time when she discovers her recently deceased, gay, adoptive father’s little secret; a certain something on ice at a fertility clinic. “Why wouldn’t I want to have his baby. He was the man that loved me the most!”. However, there is one Snag and the scene is set for a showdown with an opinionated woman of American Christian values with her finger on the freezer switch.

Snag’s powerhouse cast of 7 actors includes Ciprina Spizzirri Nugent (Two and a Half Men, Cougar Town, Vegas, Samantha Who, Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore ) as Ella and Trent Hocking (Haraam, Recoil and forthcoming Honey and Wine) as Dick

Where: The Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4 1LW

How to get there: Nearest Tube- Turnham Green (District Line) Bus: 94/E3

Performance Times:Tuesday 30 April 2019- Saturday 4 May 2019 7.30pm

Box Office:http://tabardtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/snag/

Tickets: £16 Full £12 Concessions       

SLP Engagement Events:                                                                                                                                         

·     After Words:Join the director and cast of the show for an after-show Q&A on the play, playwright and play’s themes, on Wednesday 1 May 2019

What’s On- Neighbouring Areas

26 April-4 May 2019

Questors Theatre, Ealing, will be performing King Charles III, Mike Bartlett’s play set in the near future.

The Queen is dead, and Charles is at last King. Determined to assert his power, the new ruler vetoes a bill restricting freedom of the press, in disagreement with the Prime Minister. But the conflict cannot be resolved and he dissolves parliament, causing chaos. 

As protests erupt across the country and the social fabric begins to fray, William and Kate try desperately to restore stability, but at a considerable cost. Meanwhile Camilla frets, politicians plot and Harry seeks a life and love beyond the confines of his royal role.

Where:The Questors Theatre (Playhouse), 12 Mattock Lane, London W5 5BQHow To Get There: Nearest Tube- Ealing Broadway Bus: 65/E3

Performance Times Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2019 7.45pm Sunday 28 April 2019 2.30pm Tuesday 30 April- Friday 3 May 2019 7.45pm Saturday 4 May 2019 2.30pm & 7.45pm

Box Office :http://www.questors.org.uk

Tickets £7 All tickets- 26thApril 2019 only £14 Adult (except 3rdand 4thMay 2019) £18 Adult (3rd and 4th May 2019) £12 Concessions £7 Under 16/student£

UPDATE ON BLAST FROM THE PAST

It is with regret that I have to cancel the May Production of Blast From The Past due to casting difficulties. This is a great pity as this was an exceptionally well written new piece of drama.

I would like to thank everybody who worked tirelessly and assisted in trying to bring this production about.

Ellie Hopkins, Artistic Director, Theatre West Four

SEPARATE TABLES – Our 2017 May production

 Images from a wonderful production

Directed by Tony Traxler

Cast includes:  Ellie Hopkins, Alice Klapwyk, Nicola Foster,  Gerri Heneghan, Mary Ennis,
David Bickerstaff, Juliet Cassidy, Clare Pengelley, Daniel Davis, Richard Scott, Sofia Morin. Lauren Powell, Tony Traxler

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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November Production

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.
Kind regards,
Freddie Mauwer

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