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Audition Notice – Sunday 10 December

12.00 noon – The Wasp by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm; directed by Richard Stewart

In the Bar Wednesday 23rd May to Sunday 27th May.

Heather and Carla haven’t seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths – Carla lives a hand-to-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an unexpected proposition…

Following on from his co-direction of Youth Theatre productions at BLT and The Tempest at Theatre 62 Richard Stewart makes his directorial debut In the Bar with a pitch black comedy thriller. The Wasp was first staged at Hampstead in 2015 and received great acclaim on transferring to the Trafalgar Studios.

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s electric thriller asks how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and to what lengths some people are willing to go in order to come to terms with them.

The deranged and unreasonable suddenly seem frighteningly reasonable.” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

“A taut, brilliantly calibrated two-hander which takes pleasure in shocking its audience” (Natasha Tripney, The Stage)

Audition Notes:

Heather – Playing Age 30+
Carla – Playing Age 30+

(Note: the ages of the characters are less important than actor performance and chemistry. As long as the two conceivably could have been at school together.)

Audition extract

For more information or to borrow a copy of the script, please click here or to email Richard Stewart or call him on 07706888563

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2.00pm – Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean; directed by Jane Lobb

Main Stage Friday 11th May to Saturday 19th May

From the writer of ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ – the award winning ‘Honeymoon Suite’ was written for the Royal Court in 2002 and is laced throughout with Bean’s comic genius whilst exploring gritty and moving themes. A honeymoon suite in Bridlington. Eddie and Irene begin married life with great excitement, but the future may have other ideas….if Romeo and Juliet had lived would their marriage have survived and for how long? Combining outrageous comedy with laugh out loud lines and beguiling tenderness. ‘A superb play …….. haunted by lost passion’ (Charles Spencer The Telegraph)

Set entirely in a Bridlington hotel suite – the same one in which the couple spend the first night of their honeymoon and to which they return throughout their lives. The couple is seen at different stages in their relationship – in youthful hope, middle-aged disappointment and in maturity with equal regret and acceptance.

The play is an ensemble piece and timelines become blurred as older and younger versions of the same character are seen in the same space only separated by time. Three different actors will play each character, and as such they will need to look similar to each other!

Male roles

Eddie – Late teens to early 20s

Tits (older Eddie) – 40s

Whitchell (oldest Eddie) – Mid 60s to 70s

Female roles

Irene – Late teens to early 20s

Izzy (older Irene) – 40s

Marfleet (oldest Irene) – Mid 60s to 70s

Yorkshire accents will be required. For more information please click here to email Jane Lobb

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4.00 pm – The Wicked Lady by Bryony Lavery; directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner

Main Stage Friday 13th April to Saturday 21st April 2018.

Bryony Lavery’s Wicked Lady contains a mass of characters who appear at times as one grotesque clump at others divided into smaller groups commenting on the action like a Greek chorus.  My vision is to bring aspects of physical theatre to this group with choreographed movement, lifts and clowning.

Due to the range of characters in the play, auditions will be for a place in the company rather than specific roles, although everyone will be given an opportunity to read a few different roles.

The audition process will begin with a movement workshop, if you are uncertain of the physical demands of the piece you are very welcome to join us for the workshop before making your decision.  The movement for the production will be developed to match the capabilities of the cast so do not be put off auditioning if you are not a confident mover.

To cover the range of characters I am looking to cast approximately 8 women and 9 men.  There are roles for a teenage boy (19) and a younger girl, so younger actors are welcome to audition. The expected breakdown of roles is as follows:

Female Ensemble 1 : 40 + to play roles including Mrs Cotterell

Female Ensemble 2: 16-20 to play roles including Joan

Female Ensemble 3: 40+ to play roles including Mrs Munce

Female Ensemble 4: 20s-30s to play roles including Prince (requires confident physicality or puppetry skills)

Female Ensemble 5: 20s-30s to play roles including Molly

Female Ensemble 6: 20+ to play roles including Henrietta

Female Ensemble 7: 20+ to play roles including Barbara Skelton

Female Ensemble 8: 30+ to play roles including Paulina

 

Male Ensemble 1: 40+ to play roles including Mr Cotterell

Male Ensemble 2: 16-20 to play roles including Ned

Male Ensemble 3: 40+ to play roles including Parson

Male Ensemble 4: 20+ to play roles including Roger

Male Ensemble 5: 20+ to play roles including Kit Locksby

Male Ensemble 6: 40+ to play roles including Barbara’s Father

Male Ensemble 7: 50+ to play roles including Sir Ralph Skelton

Male Ensemble 8: 40+ to play roles including Hogarth

Male Ensemble 9: 30+ to play roles including Captain Jerry Jackson

For more information or to borrow a copy of the script please click here to email Jessica-Ann Jenner or call her on 07803504213

This production is our entry into the Bromley and Kent Full Length Play Festivals, if you have undertaken paid acting work you will not be able to take part in this play.  As part of the company you will be expected to become a member of Bromley Little Theatre and to attend and support other societies who are part of the festival.

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Auditions have already been held for our January – March shows in 2018. Other dates for the rest of the season are shown below, more details to follow. All auditions will be held at the theatre:

June (Main Stage) – Rabbit Hole – Sunday 14 January @ 2-00

 June (In the Bar) – Snake in the Grass – Sunday 14 January @ 12 Noon

 July (Main Stage) – Pygmalion – Sunday 14 January @ 4-00

 September (Double Bill In the Bar) – Edgar and Annabel and Joseph K – Sunday 15 April @ 12 Noon

 September (Main Stage)- Entertaining Angels  – Sunday 15 April @ 2-00

 October (Main Stage) – King Charles 111 – Sunday 15 April @ 4-00

 November (In the Bar) – Blink – Sunday 3 June @ 12 Noon

 November (Main Stage) – Gaslight – Sunday 3 June @ 2-00

 December (Main Stage) – A Comedy of Errors – Sunday 3 June @ 4-00

Our auditions are open to everyone but if you are chosen for a part you will have to become a member – before your first rehearsal. The same goes for all backstage crew and anybody who wishes to use the theatre’s facilities.

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