There will be a reading of Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identities, bewildering desires, practical jokes, and ribald revelry on Sunday, 15th October at 2.30 p.m.
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – both comic and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…and confusion reigns.
Believed to have been written around 1601 as a Twelfth Night entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, it is our intention to stage a production at Christmastime too – in December 2018.
William Wilkinson will be directing and, following the reading, he intends to hold auditions this coming December, 2017. Confirmation of the audition date will be advised at the reading and online.
Do please join us for a reading of this comic masterpiece. Everyone is welcome. If you are interested in being part of this production, but you can’t attend the reading, please contact William Wilkinson on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents.
Directed by Tim Willis
Musical Direction by James Suckling
Show rehearses: October – December 2017
Plays: 6 – 16 December 2017
Male Actors required
WANTED: a minimum of 2 actors to play a number of multiple roles – must be at least 1 x 20s, 1 x mature
If you are interested, please contact Tim Willis on 07818 032752 or e-mail email@example.com for further discussion/details.
If you missed out on the latest audiences for Gypsy, please contact the Director below.
PLEASE NOTE: These roles are for under 16s only
Music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Tim Willis : Musical Direction by James Suckling : Choreography by Francesca Smith
Rehearsals start early October through to December 2017 | Playing dates: 06-16 December 2017
Gypsy is a 1959 musical loosely based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate show business mother.” It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The show contains many songs that have become popular standards, including “Everything’s Coming up Roses”, “Together (Wherever We Go)”, “You Gotta Get a Gimmick”, “Let Me Entertain You” and “All I Need Is the Girl”. The show has been referred to as the greatest American musical by numerous critics and writers, and was famously revived in the West End to critical acclaim in 2015 in a production featuring Imelda Staunton as ‘Rose’.
Characters and Playing ages
Baby June (approx.10) Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Rose’s youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, precocious and adorable to the nth degree. An adorable character – Mama Rose’s shining star. Strong child singer, strong dancer and taps. Mezzo.
Young Louise (approx. 12) She should look a couple of years older than Baby June. She is Madam Rose’s brow-beaten oldest daughter, and has always played second fiddle to her baby sister. She is shy, awkward, a little sad and subdued; she doesn’t have the confidence of her sister. Strong acting skills needed. The character always dances slightly out of step but the actress playing this part must be able to dance. Mezzo singer.
Ensemble (ages to look from 10 – 16) We are looking for boys and girls who are bright and personable with excellent singing skills and some dance experience.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AUDITIONS FOR ‘CHOWSIE’ WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE
by Trevor Griffiths
Directed by Greg Cole
Playing dates for Comedians: 28 March – 7 April 2018
We are currently looking for a
SOUTH EAST ASIAN MALE ACTOR
to play a small, but very important part, in the 1975 seminal play ‘Comedians’ by Trevor Griffiths. The age range is between 18 and 30 and is open to actors of any experience. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org