Audition Notices Sunday 15th April

We will be holding auditions at the theatre for the following plays;

12.00 noon –  Edgar and Annabel and Joseph K (Double Bill In the Bar)

Playing dates 26 – 30 September

2.00pm – Entertaining Angels (Main Stage)

Playing dates 14 – 22 September 

4.00pm – King Charles 111 – (Main Stage)

Playing dates: 11 – 20 October

6.00pm – additional audition for the role of “Howie” in Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay Abaire, directed by Andy Solts
Playing dates – 8 June to 16 June
We are looking for a male, mid 30s – mid 40s and a credible American accent is required.
Rehearsals begin at the end of April.
For more info on this Pulitzer prize winning play, click here.
For further details and a script please email Andy Solts

Please scroll down for more information on the plays and audition pieces.


12.00 noon –  Edgar and Annabel and Joseph K (Double Bill In the Bar)

Playing dates 26 – 30 September

Edgar and Annabel by Sam Holcroft, directed by Jane Lobb

Sam Holcroft’s short play Edgar & Annabel is an Orwellian dystopian fable about a group of freedom fighters attempting to stand up to a repressive regime, while being continuously subjected to surveillance. It was first performed as part of the Double Feature season of paired short plays at the National Theatre in July 2011.

The play begins in Edgar and Annabel’s kitchen, where dinner is being prepared. But the young couple who live here are only playing the roles of Edgar and Annabel: they are in fact Nick and Marianne, two members of the resistance movement plotting revolution. Since the house is bugged by a computer capable of analysing sounds and speech-patterns, they must play Edgar and Annabel, sticking to the script to ensure continuity and imperceptibility. The play explores the complex relationship that undercover agents, and actors, have with their allotted roles. In a key scene that uses motifs of high farce, the dissidents prepare a bomb, while drowning out the sound they make by holding a karaoke competition!

Actors cast in this production are welcome to take a role in Edgar and Annabel’s  sister show – Joseph K directed by Patrick Neylan – which will be playing consecutively.


NickMale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter and explosives expert. Plays Edgar. Large role.

MarianneFemale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter. Has played Annabel for three years. Large role.

MillerMale or Female (30s upwards)
Resistance Leader and ‘Edgar and Annabel’ scriptwriter. Large role.

TaraFemale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter. Plays Emily. Medium role.

MarcMale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter. Plays Henry. Medium role.

AnthonyMale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter and explosives expert. Plays Edgar. Medium role.

ClaireFemale (20s – 30s)
Resistance fighter. Plays Annabel. Small role.

Email me for details of audition pieces.



Joseph K by Tom Basden, directed by Patrick Neylan 

“I’m not paying for this.”

“We paid for it.”

“What do you mean?”

“Me and Nathan. Because the delivery guy’s not allowed to come in when we’re doing this. So it was ours to eat, Nathan kept saying. I didn’t really agree with that.”

“What are you doing here? If you’re not delivering sushi?”

“Informing you of your arrest. So we had to send the delivery guy away and…”

“My what?”

“Arrest. You’re under arrest.”

“What for?”


Two strangers come to Joseph K’s flat on the evening of his 30th birthday. They eat his sushi, tell him he is under arrest and then leave. From then on his life spirals into a waking nightmare. His passport is cancelled, his credit card is recalled and he even loses all the points on his Boots card. And someone is being whipped in his office building. K has no idea what he has done and nobody can give him sensible answer. He encounters a series of bizarre characters and institutions as he struggles to clear his name. Tom Basden’s modern adaptation brings Franz Kafka’s The Trial into the 21st Century, with darkly comic swipes at lawyers, customer service staff and the faceless institutions that govern our lives. It’s as disturbing as the original Kafka, but more relevant and a whole lot funnier.


There are 16 characters. K is the central role, and he spends nearly all the play on stage. The other roles can all be doubled, to the extreme of having only four actors, for example:

Gabriel / Morton Preece / Huld / Leo / David
Nathan / Adam / Dan / Mason Disney / Block / Bear
Wendy / Leni / Rose / Yvette

And let’s not forget, there’s Edgar and Annabel on the same night, directed by Jane Lobb. Tara and Marc are only in one scene and Anthony is only on for six pages, while poor old Claire only walks on for the last page. So there maybe scope for doubling across the two plays.

To see more detail on the characters and audition pieces click here

To view the cut script click here

If you can’t access it or have any other queries, email me here



2.00pm – Entertaining Angels (Main Stage)

by Richard Everett, directed by Michael Darbon

Playing dates 14 – 22 September 

‘I’ve poured two hundred thousand cups of tea, made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’

Set in a quintessentially English vicarage garden, Richard Everett’s Entertaining Angels is a bitter-sweet comedy concerning the recently-widowed vicar’s wife, Grace who has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, after the death of her husband Bardolph, she can enjoy the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly what she wants. However, she is also about to lose her home to the new, incoming parish priest who just happens to be a woman. To complicate matters further, her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, has recently returned from Africa with some disturbing revelations that force Grace the confront the truth of her marriage. Skeletons tumble from cupboards and long-hidden secrets are revealed in this sharp-edged and funny play filled with probing wit and touching pathos in equal measure.

It’s no surprise that the character of Grace was originally created for Penelope Keith and the play was first performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2006 with a supporting cast of Benjamin Whitrow, Polly Adams, Caroline Harker and Abigail Thaw. During its 3-week run it was seen by a record-breaking 26,000 people. Here’s hoping that nearly as many come to see it at the Bromley Little Theatre this September!


 Grace: mid-50’s to early 60’s; the Vicars’ widow, Grace is energetic and clever but also bitter and witty in equal measure, with a nice line in sarcasm. Her grief often clouds her judgement

Sarah: late 20’s to late-30’s; the new vicar about to take over the parish – and the house. Sarah is pleasant, patient and grounded with an ingrained sense of decency.

Ruth: early to late 60’s; Grace’s sister, Ruth is a Christian missionary who has been away in Africa for many years, only returning after the death of her brother-in-law. Although eccentric, she has more warmth and humour than her sister, but carries some dark secrets with her.

Jo: mid-20’s to mid-30’s; Jo is in many ways the antithesis of her mother. Calm, collected and reasonable, she is coping much better with the death of her father than Grace and is ready to move on.

Bardolph: mid-60’s – mid-70’s; Bardolph is the deceased vicar of the parish. Although departed from this life, he and Grace still talk to each other frequently and, as a result, he has a profound influence on the proceedings of the play.

Scripts are now available, so if you would like to read one before the auditions, or would like more information on the play and the roles available, please email or call 07802 914917.

Rehearsals will begin in July so please remember to let me know if you have any holidays booked across the rehearsal period when you come to the audition!



4.00pm King Charles 111 – (Main Stage)

by Mike Bartlett, directed by Pauline Armour

Playing dates: 11 – 20 October 

There are in excess of 30 characters in the play and the opportunity for doubling and tripling roles. Some of the characters could be male or female. Actors who audition for members of the Royal Family (Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry, Diana) do not need to be ‘look alikes’, but it does need to be feasible that they could play these people in terms of age, height/build and the ability to deliver excellent RP. Much of the play is written in blank verse and actors need to familiarise themselves with this style of delivery prior to the audition. In addition I am contemplating having a small choir as part of the live action.

If you are not able to attend on 15 April I am prepared to see people prior to that date. I could be available at BLT at 6-00 on Tuesday 20 March, at 7-30 on Thursday 22 March, at 6-00 on Monday 26 March and at 6-00 on Tuesday 27 March. I much prefer to see people on the actual audition day so that I can evaluate how people look together but understand if you have a long standing prior engagement on that day.

If you are interested in auditioning please email me or call 07984722308 if you would like to talk about the play and potential roles for which you might audition.

I will ensure that everyone who contacts me indicating their interest is given a script prior to the auditions. I look forward to hearing from you.

For details of audition pieces click here;

Characters (One Role Only)

King Charles 111 (Playing age – late 60s/70) Very large role.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Playing age – late 60s/70) Large role.

William, Duke of Cambridge (Playing age – late 30s) Large role.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Playing age – late 30s) Large role

Harry, Prince Henry of Wales (Playing age – mid 30s) Large role

James Reiss – The Royal Press Secretary (Playing age – 50s) Could possibly be a woman – Large role

Mr Evans – Prime Minister – Conservative (Playing age – 40s/50s) Large role

Mrs Stevens – Leader of the Opposition (Playing age – 40s/50s) Large role – this is Mr Stevens in the script but can easily be a female role as it was in the TV version. (RP may not be required)

Jess – Harry’s non Royal girlfriend (RP not required) (Playing age late 20s/30s) – Large role

Roles which could be doubled and tripled

Ghost of Diana, Princess of Wales (Playing age  – 30s) Small role

Spencer – male friend of Harry (Playing age late 20s/30s) – Small role

Cootsy – male friend of Harry (Playing age late 20s/30s) – Small role

Sarah – PM’s chief political advisor (Playing age flexible but probably 30s or upwards) Small role

Clive – King’s under butler (Playing age flexible)  (RP not required) Small role

Nick -PM’s communications adviser (Playing age flexible) Small role

Paul – Kebab seller (Playing age 20s/30s) (RP not required) Small role.

Sir Gordan – Chief of Defence Staff – military man (Playing age flexible) Medium role

Sir Michael – Head of the Met – could be a woman (Playing age flexible) Small role

Free Newspaper Woman – (Playing age flexible) Small role

TV Producer – could be male or female (Playing age flexible) Small role

Speaker of the House – could be male or female (Playing age flexible) Small role

Archbishop of Canterbury – male role (Playing age 50s/60s)

In addition there are a significant number of roles within the ensemble , some with lines – they include:

Clubbers, attendants, MPs, commuters, protesters, members of the press,



Audition dates for the rest of the season are shown below, more details will appear here in the next few months. All auditions are held at the theatre:

 November (In the Bar) – Blink – Sunday 10 June @ 12 Noon

 November (Main Stage) – Gaslight – Sunday 10 June @ 2-00

 December (Main Stage) – A Comedy of Errors – Sunday 10 June @ 4-00

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