Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Read through

Director Nicole Davall

Prospero, the lost Duke of Milan, uses magic to conjure a storm to shipwreck a boat carrying his usurping brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples (amongst others).

Prospero’s slave Caliban takes the opportunity to join up with two victims of the shipwreck, Trinculo and Stephano, in an attempt to take over the Island. But they are thwarted by the spirit Ariel under Prospero’s command. Meanwhile Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter, Miranda. Their courtship is cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reasserts his position as the rightful Duke of Milan. Families are re-united and all conflict is apparently resolved.


Join us at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre, Somerset Place for a read through and auditions of Shakespeare’s Tempest, directed by Nicole Davall. The production will be staged at The Ice Factory from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February 2020.

We are looking for a cast of 13-15 people. There are a number of roles which could potentially be gender swapped. The roles that will most likely not be gender swapped are Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Sebastian and probably Caliban. Everything else is up for grabs. We also need a mix of young and old.


Nicole directed the Players’ Romeo and Juliet, which became the highest grossing production for 2019 at the Ice Factory so far, with sell out houses.

The read through – Tuesday 1st October at 7.30.
First audition – Sunday 6th October at 2.30
Second audition – Wednesday 9th October at 7.30

Everyone Welcome

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Oct
6
2:30 PM14:30

The Tempest by William Shakespeare - First Audition

Director Nicole Davall

Prospero, the lost Duke of Milan, uses magic to conjure a storm to shipwreck a boat carrying his usurping brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples (amongst others).

Prospero’s slave Caliban takes the opportunity to join up with two victims of the shipwreck, Trinculo and Stephano, in an attempt to take over the Island. But they are thwarted by the spirit Ariel under Prospero’s command. Meanwhile Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter, Miranda. Their courtship is cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reasserts his position as the rightful Duke of Milan. Families are re-united and all conflict is apparently resolved.


Join us at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre, Somerset Place for a read through and auditions of Shakespeare’s Tempest, directed by Nicole Davall. The production will be staged at The Ice Factory from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February 2020.

We are looking for a cast of 13-15 people. There are a number of roles which could potentially be gender swapped. The roles that will most likely not be gender swapped are Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Sebastian and probably Caliban. Everything else is up for grabs. We also need a mix of young and old.


Nicole directed the Players’ Romeo and Juliet, which became the highest grossing production for 2019 at the Ice Factory so far, with sell out houses.

The read through – Tuesday 1st October at 7.30.
First audition – Sunday 6th October at 2.30
Second audition – Wednesday 9th October at 7.30


Everyone welcome

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Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Second Audition

Director Nicole Davall

Prospero, the lost Duke of Milan, uses magic to conjure a storm to shipwreck a boat carrying his usurping brother, Antonio, and the King of Naples (amongst others).

Prospero’s slave Caliban takes the opportunity to join up with two victims of the shipwreck, Trinculo and Stephano, in an attempt to take over the Island. But they are thwarted by the spirit Ariel under Prospero’s command. Meanwhile Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples, falls in love with Prospero’s daughter, Miranda. Their courtship is cut short when Prospero confronts his brother and reasserts his position as the rightful Duke of Milan. Families are re-united and all conflict is apparently resolved.


Join us at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre, Somerset Place for a read through and auditions of Shakespeare’s Tempest, directed by Nicole Davall. The production will be staged at The Ice Factory from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February 2020.

We are looking for a cast of 13-15 people. There are a number of roles which could potentially be gender swapped. The roles that will most likely not be gender swapped are Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Sebastian and probably Caliban. Everything else is up for grabs. We also need a mix of young and old.


Nicole directed the Players’ Romeo and Juliet, which became the highest grossing production for 2019 at the Ice Factory so far, with sell out houses.

The read through – Tuesday 1st October at 7.30.
First audition – Sunday 6th October at 2.30
Second audition – Wednesday 9th October at 7.30


Everyone welcome

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Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Audition - The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

Reading and Open Auditions for Teignmouth Players' production of "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon, Directed by Paul Loveless.
Reading -   Sunday 23rd June at 2:30 pm
Auditions - Tuesday 25th June at 7:30 pm and
                   Sunday 30th June at 2:30 pm 

The Good Doctor is a full-length play made up of a series of short stories by Anton Chekhov and retold by Neil Simon. 
Chekhov is one of Russia’s best known playwrights and master of the modern short-story. Whilst Neil Simon is best known for The Odd Couple (play, film, TV series, T-shirt).  The Good Doctor became another of his Broadway hits in the 1970’s.

A comedy it is by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and touching. Central to the play is a writer, who speaks to the audience and shares his writing with them. He presents them with a series of scenes: some are from his childhood, others are his family and friends, and still others are his own life experiences.

So then: 5 actors, 3 male, 2 female, bring 25 characters to life across 10 stories.
The main character is the narrator who contributes to most of the stories and is the lead character in several of the tales.  Each of the other actors perform 4 or 5 characters in the different tales.

Age of the actors isn’t particularly important. However one male/female pair should look younger than the other pair. The older M/F pair do a little singing/talking tale.  And the men need to be up to some physical comedy....with a pair of forceps and a molar. But apart from that the acting requirements are pretty flexible.
10 very quick scene changes will be a stage design challenge.  And there is a plethora of music, sounds and lighting challenges too.

A bit of background can be found here: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-good-doctor-2713594


Performances are:                           15th – 19th October
Read through is scheduled for:        Sunday 23rd June (14:30)
Auditions are:                                   Tuesday 25th June (19:30)
                                                         Sunday 30th June (14:30)

All at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

However, these dates are few weeks away, so if you would like to have a read-through of some of the play, let Paul Loveless know and if there is enough demand we can try to arrange an earlier evening : Prl_28@yahoo.co.uk

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Jun
23
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

Reading and Open Auditions for Teignmouth Players' production of "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon, Directed by Paul Loveless.
Reading -   Sunday 23rd June at 2:30 pm
Auditions - Tuesday 25th June at 7:30 pm and
                   Sunday 30th June at 2:30 pm 

The Good Doctor is a full-length play made up of a series of short stories by Anton Chekhov and retold by Neil Simon. 
Chekhov is one of Russia’s best known playwrights and master of the modern short-story. Whilst Neil Simon is best known for The Odd Couple (play, film, TV series, T-shirt).  The Good Doctor became another of his Broadway hits in the 1970’s.

A comedy it is by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and touching. Central to the play is a writer, who speaks to the audience and shares his writing with them. He presents them with a series of scenes: some are from his childhood, others are his family and friends, and still others are his own life experiences.

So then: 5 actors, 3 male, 2 female, bring 25 characters to life across 10 stories.
The main character is the narrator who contributes to most of the stories and is the lead character in several of the tales.  Each of the other actors perform 4 or 5 characters in the different tales.

Age of the actors isn’t particularly important. However one male/female pair should look younger than the other pair. The older M/F pair do a little singing/talking tale.  And the men need to be up to some physical comedy....with a pair of forceps and a molar. But apart from that the acting requirements are pretty flexible.
10 very quick scene changes will be a stage design challenge.  And there is a plethora of music, sounds and lighting challenges too.

A bit of background can be found here: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-good-doctor-2713594


Performances are:                           15th – 19th October
Read through is scheduled for:        Sunday 23rd June (14:30)
Auditions are:                                   Tuesday 25th June (19:30)
                                                         Sunday 30th June (14:30)

All at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

However, these dates are few weeks away, so if you would like to have a read-through of some of the play, let Paul Loveless know and if there is enough demand we can try to arrange an earlier evening : Prl_28@yahoo.co.uk




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May
30
2:30 PM14:30

Audition - The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

Reading and Open Auditions for Teignmouth Players' production of "The Good Doctor" by Neil Simon, Directed by Paul Loveless.
Reading -   Sunday 23rd June at 2:30 pm
Auditions - Tuesday 25th June at 7:30 pm and
                   Sunday 30th June at 2:30 pm 

The Good Doctor is a full-length play made up of a series of short stories by Anton Chekhov and retold by Neil Simon. 
Chekhov is one of Russia’s best known playwrights and master of the modern short-story. Whilst Neil Simon is best known for The Odd Couple (play, film, TV series, T-shirt).  The Good Doctor became another of his Broadway hits in the 1970’s.

A comedy it is by turns, charming, hilarious, sad, and touching. Central to the play is a writer, who speaks to the audience and shares his writing with them. He presents them with a series of scenes: some are from his childhood, others are his family and friends, and still others are his own life experiences.

So then: 5 actors, 3 male, 2 female, bring 25 characters to life across 10 stories.
The main character is the narrator who contributes to most of the stories and is the lead character in several of the tales.  Each of the other actors perform 4 or 5 characters in the different tales.

Age of the actors isn’t particularly important. However one male/female pair should look younger than the other pair. The older M/F pair do a little singing/talking tale.  And the men need to be up to some physical comedy....with a pair of forceps and a molar. But apart from that the acting requirements are pretty flexible.
10 very quick scene changes will be a stage design challenge.  And there is a plethora of music, sounds and lighting challenges too.

A bit of background can be found here: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-good-doctor-2713594


Performances are:                           15th – 19th October
Read through is scheduled for:        Sunday 23rd June (14:30)
Auditions are:                                   Tuesday 25th June (19:30)
                                                         Sunday 30th June (14:30)

All at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

However, these dates are few weeks away, so if you would like to have a read-through of some of the play, let Paul Loveless know and if there is enough demand we can try to arrange an earlier evening : Prl_28@yahoo.co.uk

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Audition - Stepping Out by Richard Harris
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

Audition - Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Auditions

Thursday 28th February at 7.30 and

Sunday 3rd March at 2.30.

at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre

Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Directed by Jess Hunter

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London.

Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital.

But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

Lovely friends, fellow Actors/Actresses & Dancers! Shouting out to potential cast members for a summer ‘19 production of Richard Harris’ classic comedy play ~ Stepping Out. 
9 ladies and 1 lucky chap are required for this fabulously heart warming show, ideally with a little tap experience (or musicality and a willingness to learn at least!) for a run at Teignmouth Pavilions 16-20 July.
Please pop these dates in your diary: auditions Thursday 28th February 7:30pm and Sunday 3rd March 2:30pm

 
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Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Auditions

Thursday 28th February at 7.30 and

Sunday 3rd March at 2.30.

at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre

Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Directed by Jess Hunter

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London.

Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital.

But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

Lovely friends, fellow Actors/Actresses & Dancers! Shouting out to potential cast members for a summer ‘19 production of Richard Harris’ classic comedy play ~ Stepping Out. 
9 ladies and 1 lucky chap are required for this fabulously heart warming show, ideally with a little tap experience (or musicality and a willingness to learn at least!) for a run at Teignmouth Pavilions 16-20 July.
Please pop these dates in your diary: Reading Sunday 24th February 230pm, auditions Thursday 28th February 730pm and Sunday 3rd March 230pm

 
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Read Through - Stepping Out by Richard Harris
Feb
24
2:30 PM14:30

Read Through - Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Read Through Sunday 24th February at 2:30pm

Auditions Thursday 28th February at 7.30 and Sunday 3rd March at 2.30.

at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre

Stepping Out by Richard Harris

Directed by Jess Hunter

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London.

Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital.

But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

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Jan
14
7:30 PM19:30

Reading and Auditions for “The Allergic Audience” - by Joan Greening

To be Directed by Dave Davies

A one-act comedy to be performed in early March, requiring two females aged about 40 and 60.
Aspiring actress Pandora is resting at the moment (a permanent state for her), and has volunteered to run front of house in a small theatre where she encounters Barbara, the regular front of house manager.

The show is ‘At Home with Charlotte’, a ghastly, historically inaccurate portrayal of Charlotte Bronte.   Reading and auditions to be held on 14 January 7:30 p.m.. 

The script can be read on-line ahttp://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/Scripts/Script.aspx?iSS=2737

Please note that all readings and auditions are open to anyone that might be interested in getting involved, not just members of Teignmouth Players, although if you do audition and are successful in securing a part, you will be expected to become a member of the society which costs just £10 per year (plus an initial £5 joining fee).
 

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Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

Reading and Auditions for “Chicks and Dogs” - a comedy by Clive Renton

To be Directed by Jackie Wesley-Harkcom
Performance Dates - 2nd -6th April


Cast requirements,
Julia Harptree - Spinster, local busy-body. ‘Jolly Hockey-sticks’ type, Organises everybody.

Margaret Watson - Mother, housewife, rushed off her feet trying to ‘keep all the plates spinning’.

David Watson - Father, geography teacher with ‘a bee in his bonnet’ about charity fund raisers.

Oliver Watson - Son nearly teens or early teens, schoolboy.

Lydia Watson – Daughter, a little older than Oliver, student.

Revd. Matthew Singer - Parish vicar. An interesting mixture of other worldly and down to earth.
 
It’s a few days before the village’s next fund-raiser and Margaret has volunteered her whole family to help Julia with the arrangements for the enterprise.  These are all super characters with plenty of opportunity for comedy.

Please note that all readings and auditions are open to anyone that might be interested in getting involved, not just members of Teignmouth Players, although if you do audition and are successful in securing a part, you will be expected to become a member of the society which costs just £10 per year (plus an initial £5 joining fee).
 

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Nuts by Jef Pirie - Next year's entry to TADDFest - Auditions

“Nuts”

“Nuts” a brand new one-act play by Jef Pirie is to be TP’s TADDFest 2019 entry.

Set in an up-market hotel room, but with some clever audio visual effects so that you can see what’s going on in the corridor outside the room, Nigel, a company executive (aged between 30s and 60s) is accosted by two working women Marjorie and Katie (aged in their 30s/40s) who have retribution on their mind for past misdemeanours, but as
always, nothing is quite as it seems! Particularly once a police inspector gets involved.

A fast-paced comedy with the hallmarks for a great festival entry. 

Auditions Monday, 10th December also at 7:30 pm. 

The auditions will be held at The Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

Open to everyone.

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Nuts by Jef Pirie - Next year's entry to TADDFest - Read through

“Nuts”

“Nuts” a brand new one-act play by Jef Pirie is to be TP’s TADDFest 2019 entry.

Set in an up-market hotel room, but with some clever audio visual effects so that you can see what’s going on in the corridor outside the room, Nigel, a company executive (aged between 30s and 60s) is accosted by two working women Marjorie and Katie (aged in their 30s/40s) who have retribution on their mind for past misdemeanours, but as
always, nothing is quite as it seems! Particularly once a police inspector gets involved.

A fast-paced comedy with the hallmarks for a great festival entry. 

A reading will be held on Friday 7th December at 7:30pm with auditions the following Monday, 10th December also at 7:30 pm. 

The reading and auditions will be held at

The Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

Open to everyone.

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Our first production of 2019, will be William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, to be performed between 12th and 16th February 2019 at The Ice Factory Studio Theatre. 

A reading of the script is scheduled for Sunday 7th October at 2:30 p.m. with auditions to be held on Sunday 14th October at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday 17th October at 7:30 p.m.

As always, the reading and auditions are open to anyone. 

Romeo & Juliet is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where there is an on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both sides involved in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials. Romeo, a young Montague, manages to attend a masked ball being held by the Capulets and there falls in love with Juliet at first sight. But the path of true love was never smooth. 

This play calls for a large cast ranging in age from teenagers to “elder statesmen and women” so there really is a chance for anyone to be involved. 

We are very fortunate in having Jon Miles and Nicole Davall co-directing this classic Shakespeare Tragedy which is this school year’s set text at GCSE and hopefully this will attract young actors as well as audiences.. 

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Oct
14
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Our first production of 2019, will be William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, to be performed between 12th and 16th February 2019 at The Ice Factory Studio Theatre. 

A reading of the script is scheduled for Sunday 7th October at 2:30 p.m. with auditions to be held on Sunday 14th October at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday 17th October at 7:30 p.m.

As always, the reading and auditions are open to anyone. 

Romeo & Juliet is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where there is an on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both sides involved in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials. Romeo, a young Montague, manages to attend a masked ball being held by the Capulets and there falls in love with Juliet at first sight. But the path of true love was never smooth. 

This play calls for a large cast ranging in age from teenagers to “elder statesmen and women” so there really is a chance for anyone to be involved. 

We are very fortunate in having Jon Miles and Nicole Davall co-directing this classic Shakespeare Tragedy which is this school year’s set text at GCSE and hopefully this will attract young actors as well as audiences.. 

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Oct
7
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

Our first production of 2019, will be William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, to be performed between 12th and 16th February 2019 at The Ice Factory Studio Theatre. 

A reading of the script is scheduled for Sunday 7th October at 2:30 p.m. with auditions to be held on Sunday 14th October at 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday 17th October at 7:30 p.m - all at the Ice Factory Studio Theatre.

As always, the reading and auditions are open to anyone. 

Romeo & Juliet is set in the city of Verona, Italy, where there is an on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The play opens with servants from both sides involved in a street brawl that eventually draws in the family patriarchs and the city officials. Romeo, a young Montague, manages to attend a masked ball being held by the Capulets and there falls in love with Juliet at first sight. But the path of true love was never smooth. 

This play calls for a large cast ranging in age from teenagers to “elder statesmen and women” so there really is a chance for anyone to be involved. 

We are very fortunate in having Jon Miles and Nicole Davall co-directing this classic Shakespeare Tragedy which is this school year’s set text at GCSE and hopefully this will attract young actors as well as audiences.. 

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Jun
26
7:30 PM19:30

Audition - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Steph Austin

Reading:  Sunday 17th June 2018

Auditions:  Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th June 2018

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

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Jun
24
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Steph Austin

 

Reading:  Sunday 17th June 2018

Auditions:  Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th June 2018

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

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Jun
17
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - My Old Lady

November 6th-10th 2018

My Old Lady – Israel Horvitz

directed by Stephanie Austin

Reading:  Sunday 17th June 2018

Auditions:  Sunday 24th and Tuesday 26th June 2018

Characters:

       Mathias "Jim" Gold. American 55-65 still handsome.

       Mathilde Gifard  French 94, still beautiful

       Chloe Giffard, her daughter, French, 55, still beautiful

Synopsis

Mathilde and Chloe do not need to speak with French accents throughout the play. However, occasional lines are in French, and these must sound right, so a credible French accent will be required.  Jim must have a detectable American accent.

Jim, a down on his luck, middle-aged American inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father. He plans to solve all his financial problems by selling it. But when he arrives on the doorstep, he discovers, to his dismay, that an elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law, and she is not about to give them up. Because he has nowhere else to go, she invites him to stay in the apartment. A spiral of friendship and romance with the old lady's outspoken daughter  lead to some uncomfortable and tragic revelations about his father which affect the lives of all  concerned. 

This is a poignant play, with strong roles for all three characters. 

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Jun
10
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Haunting Julia

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 6th June and Sunday 10th June 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Haunting Julia

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 6th June and Sunday 10th June 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

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Feb
25
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Haunting Julia

September 25th-29th 2018

Haunting Julia – Alan Ackbourn

directed by John Miles

Reading:  Sunday 25th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 28th February and Sunday 4th March 2018

Show dates: 25th - 29th September 2018

Characters:

Joe -   Julia’s father. No-nonsense Northerner who loved his daughter...perhaps too much.   60s.

Andy - Julia’s boyfriend just before her suicide, twelve years ago. Now married.   30s.

Ken -   A psychic (and rather a poor one!) It transpires that Ken used to be the janitor when Julia was living here.  He was her confidant in troubled times. 40s.

The principal character, Julia, is never seen, however her voice is heard over the museum’s sound system.

Synopsis

Joe has bought his daughter Julia’s old student accommodation and the house next door. She was a gifted classical composer, who committed suicide in this room.  It’s now part of a Music Centre, dedicated to Julia, which has facilities for aspiring young musicians and has become a popular tourist venue with the many fans of Julia’s outstanding musical compositions.

Joe invites Andy, Julia’s boyfriend, to see the new exhibition. Unknown to Andy, a psychic, Ken, has also been invited, deliberately to confront Andy and perhaps throw some light on Julia’s enigmatic death.

Why did she take her life when her future was so bright? Why did she visit Ken instead of going to see her parents? Was Joe the cause of her death?

A drama with supernatural overtones... not the usual Ayckbourn play.

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Feb
11
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Show dates 14th - 18th August

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

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Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Show dates 14th - 18th August

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

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Feb
4
2:30 PM14:30

Reading - Blackadder

Mid/late August 2018

Blackadder (at Pavilions Teignmouth) –
by Richard Curtis/Ben Elton

Directed by Amy Burton-Smith

The three episodes being staged are: 

1. Major Star - in which Blackadder takes on the role of producing a concert party to boost the troops’ morale, but there is a problem with the leading lady! 

2. Corporal Punishment - communication problems in the trenches mean that it is all down to “Speckled Jim”, a carrier pigeon, to get the order to ad-vance through to the front. Will the message get delivered? 

3. Goodbyee - The order to “go over the top” has been given and Blackadder is trying everything to get out of going. An incredibly poignant end to the Blackadder chronicles. 

Reading:  Sunday 4th February 2018

Auditions:  Wednesday 7th and Sunday 11th February 2018

Characters:

Edmund - (m) sarcastic and dry character

George - (m) upper class twit with no common sense at all

Baldrick - (m) no brain at all and repulsive in every level

Melchett - (m) eccentric man in charge

Darling - (m) intelligent man who has a dislike for Blackadder. Ideally the actor in this role can mimic the eye twitch that Tim mcinnerny has in the series.

 

The following are episode specific so can be doubled. 

MAJOR STAR

Bob - (f) an eager young lady with a good singing voice. 

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT 

Perkins - (m) camp prison guard 

Corporal Jones - (m) loud and cheerful leader of the firing squad

The firing squad:

Private Robinson (m)

Private Fraser (m)

Private Tipplewick (m) 

Clerk of the court (m) non speaking role

GOODBYEE

Field Marshal Haig - (m) no nonsense character. His word is final.

Voice (Offstage) - (m) needs a loud shout 

 

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Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

Auditions - Mindgame

RUN DATES June 12th-16th 2018

Mindgame – Anthony Horowitz

directed by Ken Swan

Auditions:  Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th January 2018

No reading of whole script until play is cast

Characters:

Mark Styler - writer  50 - ish      Self confident to the point of being smug.

Dr. Alex Farquhar     50 - ish     Saturnine and benevolent. A blend of Sherlock Holmes and  
                                                                                                                                        Watson

Nurse Paisley           Late 40's    Spinsterish, serious, severe, nervous.

Synopsis

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy "true crime" paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. First he has to get past Dr. Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum wher Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the mysterious meat in the fridge? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame is a puzzlebox of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists it's way to a chilling conclusion.

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Jan
14
2:30 PM14:30

Auditions - Mindgame

RUN DATES June 12th-16th 2018

Mindgame – Anthony Horowitz

directed by Ken Swan

Auditions:  Sunday 14th and Wednesday 17th January 2018

No reading of whole script until play is cast

 

Characters:

Mark Styler - writer  50 - ish      Self confident to the point of being smug.

Dr. Alex Farquhar     50 - ish     Saturnine and benevolent.
                                                            A blend of Sherlock Holmes and Watson
                                                                                                                                       

 Nurse Paisley           Late 40's    Spinsterish, serious, severe, nervous.

Synopsis

When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy "true crime" paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he is walking into. First he has to get past Dr. Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields - the asylum wher Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the mysterious meat in the fridge? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet?

Mindgame is a puzzlebox of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists it's way to a chilling conclusion.

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