Welcome to CYGNETS

 

CYGNETS is a vibrant not-for-profit group set up in 2010 as a new and exciting venture to develop skills in the performing arts, create performance opportunities and promote youth talent.

Today, CYGNETS is as keen as ever to develop people, young and old, and has many exciting projects in the pipeline.   

These include high calibre concerts, ‘Sing In A Day’ events, Musical Youth Theatre Showcases and performances and short musical theatre courses during school holidays.  Examples of courses successfully run so far include: MATILDA THE MUSICAL, OLIVER!, ANNIE,  GREASE & THE LION KING, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, A MOVIE EXTRAVAGANZA and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.

In April 2017, amidst stiff competition, CYGNETS were chosen to be one of 250 youth groups and schools throughout the UK to take part in the National Theatre’s ‘Connections’ Festival 2017. This involved staging a play, #YOLO by Matthew Bulgo, at The Fallibroome Academy  and then performing it again at The Lowry Quays Theatre to amazing reviews and nominated for 5 NODA awards!

In July 2018, CYGNETS Youth Musical Theatre staged Hairspray Jr over two nights at King’s School, Girls’ Division. This show featured talented performers aged from 7 to 18. It was a rip-roaring feast of acting, song and dance. The fabulous, encouraging atmosphere between cast, crew and parent helpers combined to cement our wonderful the CYGNETs family.

2019 saw CYGNETS going from strength to strength with productions of “The Ash Girl” and “Annie”.

CYGNETS wants to continue in their mission to provide opportunities for new and emerging talent to showcase their material.   We welcome and encourage new writers and composers, and would like to give our audiences the opportunity to see new and original work.

The main aims of CYGNETS (Cheshire Youth Group for New and Emerging Talent on Stage) are:

To teach and develop skills in all aspects of the performing arts (Acting, Singing and Dancing)

To provide a variety of opportunities to perform

To encourage and promote youth talent

To use theatre arts, music and drama as an aid to personal and social development