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
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.
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
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.
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
The cast for the above play are working hard on our latest production to be performed at Questors Studio Theatre May 5 t0 9 at 7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)
The wonderful cast includes; Andy Farrant (John Worthing), Luke Westaway (Algernoon), Ian Howarth (Canon Chasuble), Christine Neyman (Lady Bracknell), Jane Douglas (Gwendoly), Maddie Wright (Cecily), Bryony Willman (Miss Prism), Mick Cawson (Lane) and Nell Fairclough (Merryman)
The play is directed by Peter Woods who writes:-
There can be few theatre or cinema goers who are not familiar with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest if only for Dame Edith Evans exquisite rendering of “A handbag?” – a line which, interestingly, does not appear in all editions of the play.
Familiarity, however, does not necessarily breed contempt and the play has been a favourite with audiences and actors alike since the first production in 1895.
In case there is anyone out there who does not know the plot, the play concerns two young men about town who adopt aliases in order to pursue their social lives unhindered by Society’s possible disapproval. They meet their match in the girls of their romantic choices who also lead fantasy existences, albeit only in the pages of their diaries. A problem arises when both girls reveal that they are engaged to a man called Earnest who does not appear to exist.
All ends happily (“that is what fiction means”) and the way to that end is garlanded in exquisite, witty dialogue which is a joy to deliver and to hear.
Peter Woods surrounded by the cast
“Bottom bewitches beautiful brazen
Titania tackles truly terrible tyrant
Oberon obviously overcomes onerous onslaught
Puck purposely puts potent potion in pupil of
Lysander’s lecherous eyes like lovely ladies
He hasn’t a hope in hell of having Hermia
Dashing Demetrius dotes devotedly on damsel
Mechanical mummers make magnificent melodrama
Just be grateful that Shakespeare wrote the play!”
11th to 15th November 7.30 pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm Questors Studio Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ Admission: £13, conc £10 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only) (Tuesday £10 for TW4 and Questors members, £10 all seats Saturday matinee)
Booking now open box office 020 8567 5184 or online
Theatre West 4 is delighted and proud to announce that Wayne Sleep OBE has kindly agreed to become an Honorary Member of TW4! It is of course a great honour to us and it is fantastic to have a local and illustrious celebrity as an Honorary Member.
Wayne Sleep OBE is a British dancer, director, choreographer, actor and panellist. He was a Principal Dancer with the Royal Ballet and has appeared as a Guest Artist with several other ballet companies