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February 2016

Grantham Dramatic Society



UK
19 Old Malthouse, Springfield Road, Grantham NG31 7BG


One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors



Contact:
Anyone interested in the play should come along to the castings at our rehearsal rooms this week (Tuesday 2nd Feb and Thursday 4th Feb, 7.30pm) or get in touch.
(Please note, Section 5(2)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976 applies).

Casting: 2nd & 3rd Feb 2016
Performances: 11th - 14th May 2016


Looking for a black actor for ‘One Man’
We want to increase the diversity of GDS’s membership and we’re looking for a black actor to appear in our next play, ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.
We have always been open to new members from any background and we want to encourage people from all sectors of the community to get involved, especially those that are currently underrepresented. As a starting point, we’ve chosen to perform ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ as our next production which features a Jamaican character, Lloyd Boateng. We’re eager to find someone local to play the part.
As a community group we want to reflect our community, and encourage more people to get involved whether on stage, backstage or in the audience. For the role of Lloyd we are looking for a black male actor, ideally with a playing age of 30 or above, but anyone is welcome to come and get involved. No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and commitment and they must be available each evening from the 9th to 14th May as well as most Tuesdays and Thursdays for rehearsals.

Posted 30/01/2016

 

Saint Monica's Players (SMP)



UK
St Monica's Social Club, Cannon House, 6 Cannon Hill, London N14 7HG

Urinetown - The Musical

Contact:
Just turn up

Read Through - 1st Feb 2016 8:00pm
Audition Workshop Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016
Auditions 7th & 8th Feb 2016
Performance: Millfield Theatre 15-18th June 2016


What is Urinetown – The Musical? Don’t be put off by the title. It’s twisted, it’s dark, and it’s hilarious!
Winner of three TONY Awards, Urinetown is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
A musical satire set in a fictional future where a terrible drought has crippled the city. Water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on all private toilets in an effort to control water. The citizens must now use pay-per-use toilets owned and operated by a corrupt corporation. Those who try to dodge the fee risk being taken away to “Urinetown”, a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns.
The oppressed masses rise up under the leadership of Bobby Strong, a hero who decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Will they win? The only way to find out is to see Urinetown – The Musical.
Urinetown started a trend of ironic, self-aware, breaking the fourth wall shows that spawned the likes of The Producers and Book of Mormon. Combining social themes that are relevant to today’s climates with an outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit and the magic of musical theatre the show produces gales of unbridled laughter.
Urinetown is unique, it’s everything a musical should be and somehow more. Its clever lyrics, brilliant script and captivating score were praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be. It is hilariously funny and touchingly honest. Providing a fresh perspective on ‘the musical’ it parodies everything from the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics, climate change to musical theatre itself!

Posted 22/10/2015

 

Woodley Theatre

Woodley Theatre
www.woodleytheatre.org

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UK
Oakwood Centre, Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire

“Raving” by Simon Paisley Day



Contact:
Heidi.Ashton77@ntlworld.com or 07796 671 814

Auditions: 2pm Sunday 7th February 2016
Performance: 19th – 23rd April 2016


Woodley Theatre are still looking to cast three characters in their forthcoming production
“Raving” by Simon Paisley Day, performing at The Oakwood Centre Woodley 19th – 23rd April 2016
We are holding a further audition at The Oakwood Centre at 2pm Sunday 7th February 2016
Characters to be cast:
Ross
The smooth talking PR is married to Rosy; whilst he may be able to calm the ruffled feathers of farmer Morgan he soon loses his cool when confronted by Charles and Serena’s provocative niece and finds it difficult to explain his behaviour when discovered alone with the semi-clad Tabby – playing age @ 35-45
Charles
The ex-SAS man is married to Serena; the upper-middle class, hunting type couple are completely uninhibited, consumed by their lust for each other and free with their use of bad language - playing age @ 35-45
Tabby
The obnoxious teenage niece of Serena and Charles, high on drink and drugs, she arrives uninvited to crash the weekend. She loves to provoke and knows how to push Ross’ buttons but also shows a slightly more compassionate side to Keith. Tabby is required to strip to her underwear, which will naturally be chosen to ensure the actress is comfortable and unselfconscious – playing age 17

All cast members (except the farmer) must be comfortable using bad language

For further details, or if you’d like to borrow a copy of the script in advance of the auditions, please contact director Heidi Ashton via email Heidi.Ashton77@ntlworld.com

Posted 04/02/2016

 

Claygate Dramatic Society



UK
Claygate Village Hall, Surrey

Who Killed The Vicar?
a Murder Mystery by Chris Martin


Contact:
For further info contact belitacharrington:hotmail.co.uk or 0208398 8660

Auditions: Monday 8th February 2016 8pm
Performance: 28th, 29th & 30th April 2016




Posted 23/11/2015

 

Wilmslow Green Room Society



UK
Cheshire

Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn



Contact:
See Audition Notes here

Auditions: Tuesday 9 February at 7:30pm
Performances: At Gawsworth Open Air Theatre: 30th June - 2nd July 2016
In Styal Mill Gardens: 8th, 9th July 2016


Relatively Speaking is one of Alan Ayckbourn's most famous and best loved plays. It was his first West End hit in 1967.
Ginny goes to the house of her older lover in order to end a relationship and retrieve some compromising letters. Matters are complicated when her current partner also turns up and meets the wife of the lover, believing her to be Ginny's mother, leading to misunderstanding and confusion.
Directed by John Chidgey

Posted 25/01/2016

 

The St George's Players



UK
St George’s church, Vancouver Road, London SE23 2AG

Oh What a Lovely War



Contact:
If you’re interested in auditioning, please contact us.

The auditions are at 8-10pm on 16, 18, 23 and 25 February 2016
performance week: 28 May to 5 June (performances 2-4 June)


oh what a lovely war

Posted 29/01/2016

 

Glasgow Music Theatre



UK
Dance Glasgow 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QD


Sunshine On Leith auditions

Sunshine On Leith



Contact:
To register your interest and request an audition pack, or if you have any questions about the show please email glasgowmusictheatre@gmail.com

Open Auditions will be held on the 19th-21st February 2016

Glasgow Music Theatre are happy to announce that their 2015/2016 season continues with Sunshine On Leith at the Brian Cox Studio, Scottish Youth Theatre, 3rd-7th May.
Sunshine on Leith (featuring the songs of The Proclaimers) follows the highs and lows of friends Ally and Davy as they return home to Leith from the army. Families, friendships and life are not all plain sailing in this funny and moving story about love and life. GMT will be returning to the Brian Cox Studio at Scottish Youth Theatre for another of their intimate studio productions and this vibrant, energetic piece of musical theatre, loved by audiences and critics alike will have them walking 500 miles (and 500 more) just to grab their tickets.
- No membership fees
- No audition fees
- No minimum ticket sale requirments

We look forward to meeting you at auditions!

Director: Marion Baird
Musical Director: Barrie McKillop
Producer: Kelly Johnston

Posted 04/02/2016

 

Brigit Foster



UK
Oxford

Comedy Podcast



Contact:
Please e-mail thejollygoodshow@hotmail.com for further details.

Recording Saturday 13 February

I’m producing a comedy podcast in Oxford with a writing colleague and we’re looking for actors. Please can you post the below advert on your website:
Actors (male and female) wanted for podcast recording of comedy sketches on Saturday 13 February in Oxford.
Actors must be available for an evening read through in Oxford (TBA) and so will ideally be Oxfordshire-based.
Brigit Foster

Posted 25/01/2016

 

Blackmore Players


www.blackmoreplayers.co.uk



UK
Blackmore Village Hall, Essex

Jack The Ripper

Contact:
info@blackmoreplayers.co.uk

Auditions will take place from 8pm on Wednesday 17th February 2016
The launch of the show takes place on Weds 3rd Feb at 8pm


Full details of the characters and audition pieces can be found on our website, under auditions.
Synopsis
The play is a musical reconstruction of incidents relating to the East End murders which took place between Friday, August 31st and Friday, November 9th, 1888. A solution of Jack the Ripper's identity is hinted at, but the play is an atmospheric commentary rather than an historical re-enactment, shifting between reality and artificiality, with characters representing "real" people as well as members of the music hall audience and players. It is an essential feature that some characters are called upon to play more than one role. They thus have a life within the Music Hall and also in reality. The Chairman also plays the authoritative roles of Sir Charles Warren, the Magistrate, and the Dock's Foreman, while Montague Druitt is also known as Toynbee and plays the villain in the melodrama, and the magician.

Posted 03/01/2015

 

Cygnet Players




UK
St Barnabas Church, Southfields, London


A Midsummer Night’s Dream



Contact:
See cygnetplayers.com for info on how to get involved

Directed by Phoebe Fleetham, 1st meeting on Tue 23 Feb, 8.30pm

They say "The course of true love never did run smooth." But we think you’re going to truly love today’s announcement...
We're very pleased to reveal that our 2016 play will be a modern retelling of the Shakespeare comedy classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
It will be performed from Wed 18th to Sat 21st May, at St Barnabas Church, Southfields, and will be directed by the lovely Phoebe Fleetham (most recently seen in last year's play, Rumours, and a member of the Cygnet committee).
The first meeting will be on Tuesday 23rd February, with auditions on 3rd and 6th March. Take a look at the auditions page for more information on how you can get involved.
Until then... "The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve; Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time."
We don't know about you, but we can't wait until this particular fairy time!

Posted 21/01/2016

 

The South Devon Players



UK
Chestnut Community Centre, 1 - 3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA


Open Auditions (Film & theatre) for "Mordred" (Brixham)

Contact:
Please visit our auditions page for an overview of what to expect at our castings. www.southdevonplayers.com

Sunday Feb 28, 2016, 4.30pm

Mordred is a feature film and theatre production, being directed by Laura Jay, one of our founders.
A gritty, dark tale, Mordred is an Arthurian-era drama, heavily influenced by the earliest legends of Mordred, who is traditionally seen as King Arthur's arch-nemesis, and illegitimate son. In the earlier legends, Mordred is much more of an ambiguous character, and not pure evil, as in modern re-tellings, this film and theatre show tells of the legends, from Mordred's point of view.
This drama is set in the 530s, against the backdrop of the Saxon invasions, heavily influenced by Celtic legends and Druidic traditions, and the earliest tales of Arthur, and his followers. The film will be made across South West England, with as much use as possible of actual Arthurian locations, and ancient sites, in Devon and Cornwall. The theatre shows will be performed in South Devon (as a certainty) and we will also be looking to perform in Cornwall, as well.
Unfortunately we will not be able to accept video submissions. Attendance at auditions must be in person.
The project runs as a profit share production, as per the terms set out on our website.

All named cast will be fully credited on IMDB
Anyone under the age of 16, must be accompanied at all castings, rehearsals and filming/ performances, by a parent or legal guardian.
Most of the ladies will be involved in fight/ battle scenes, fighting alongside the men, especially in the Saxon raids, and at Camlann, and mandatory combat training will take place in Brixham at the community centre for all relevant successful cast. If you have a physical reason that this would not be possible, please email us to discuss first. southdevonplayers@gmail.com
As this a theatre show as well as a film, rehearsals for the stage show will take place on Wednesday evenings and / or Sundays afternoons, at Chestnut Community Centre, 1 - 3 Poplar Close, Brixham, TQ5 0SA

Posted 05/112/2015

 

Garden Suburb Theatre



UK
St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue, London N3 1BD

Blackadder
An Elizabethan Cunning Stunt
by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton



Contact:
Further details here

28th February 2016 at 7.30pm

A modern partly-devised performance based on three original episode scripts from the BBC sitcom Blackadder 2 (the Elizabethan one). TV adaptations are always popular with audiences and the second series of Blackadder is (in our opinion) the funniest, so we expect a sell-out run at The Bull.
We are looking to cast an energetic team of actors who wish to work collaboratively to transform television scripts into an incredible theatrical experience. Rather than casting lookalikes or impersonators, we are seeking versatile performers of any age who are willing to explore the characters and contribute creatively to the end story.
We will use drama games as our starting point and Farce as the basic form, but we anticipate the piece will also be influenced by the Theatre of the Absurd and even Pantomime.
We will individually cast the characters of Edmund, Percy, Baldrick, Queenie, Melchett and Nursie. In addition we need a supporting cast of 6 or more actors to play ALL the other characters, some of whom will feature more heavily than in the original. There is HUGE scope for fun and experimentation with this production.
Auditions take place in small groups where you'll be invited to work together to develop a scene for presentation. The main audition takes place at 7:30pm on Sunday 28th February at St Margaret's Church Hall, or join us for an informal evening of script readings (and wine) on Thursday 11th February at 8pm, venue TBC. (email mailto:knittingcorner@hotmail.com?subject=Blackadder%20readthrough to register your interest in attending). Please ensure you are familiar with the characters before the audition by ensuring you have watched at least one episode of Series 2 of Blackadder.
Blackadder will be performed at The Bull Theatre in Barnet from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th May at 7.30pm with a matinee on 14th May at 2pm.

Posted 21/01/2016

 


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