by Noel Coward
Audition date: 6th October 10am for 10.30am
Playing dates: 22nd to 27th June 2020
Director: Lynda Lewis
“Honeymooning is a very overrated amusement” Amanda tells Victor, her besotted new husband, on a Deauville hotel balcony. When her ex-husband Elyot unexpectedly appears on the same balcony as he is honeymooning with his sweet new wife Sibyl, old passions reignite. Immediately abandoning their plans to lead a quiet life, Elyot and Amanda flee to Paris to resume their tempestuous relationship. In Private Lives Noel Coward’s stylish and amusing dialogue shows how obsessive, passionate love can give rise to unhappiness and violence.
Playing ages are approximate. All parts will require physical fitness for brawling, falling over, etc!
Amanda Prynne 30-40 Ex-wife of Elyot Chase. Charismatic, strong, independent, unconventional
Victor Prynne 40’ish New husband of Amanda. Conventional, kind, chivalrous, bemused.
Elyot Chase 30 – 40’ish Ex-husband of Amanda Prynne. Sophisticated, passionate, charismatic, witty
Sibyl Chase 25 – 30 New wife of Elyot Chase. Feminine, conventional, loving, insecure
Louise Any age French speaking maid at the Paris apartment. A great cameo to have fun with opening Act III.
Further information and scripts are available from the director, Lynda Lewis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01926 651812 or 07714768120 (but mobile reception is poor where I live!)
by Helen Edmundson, from George Eliot’s novel
Due to personal circumstances, Chris Carpenter has had to withdraw from directing next April’s production of ‘Mill on the Floss’.
We are happy to announce that this position has now been taken up by Sam Harris
Audition date: 6th October 2019
Playing dates 20th -25th April 2020.
Director: Sam Harris
Edmundson takes George Eliot’s classic tale and gives it the inimitable Shared Experience treatment.
Maggie Tulliver is feisty, strong and passionate – one of the first truly feminist heroines in literature. The play, like the novel, follows her journey from childhood into adulthood, tracing her relationships with would-be lovers and husbands, her parents and, most importantly, her brother Tom. The mill and its river are never very far away, shaping and determining the events of both play and novel.
A cast of 8 will be entrusted with all the many characters, sound effects and much of the staging itself -so the actors will need to be flexible and to turn their hands (and the rest of their bodies!) to almost anything – exciting stuff!
The complexities of Maggie’s character are realised by having 3 female actors portray her different aspects.
1. Mr Toliver/Dr Kenn:
2. 1st Maggie
3. Bob Jakin, Philip Wakem/Uncle Clegg
4. 2nd Maggie/Aunt Clegg
5. Tom Tulliver/Wakem
6. Steven Guest/Mr Stelling/Uncle Glegg
7. Lucy Dean/Mrs Tulliver
8. 3rd Maggie/Aunt Pullet
Actors will play characters of varying ages therefore but 2, 5 and 6 should ideally be young.
This should be a challenging and rewarding production.
For scripts and further information please contact Sam Harris on 07886 415129 or email at: Sch2k5@gmail.com