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Auditions

 

My Cousin Rachel by Diana Morgan - Adapted from the novel by Daphne du Maurier
Sunday 5th November 2017 - 10 am to 12.30 pm
Production Dates Monday 16th to Saturday 21st April 2018

Play synopsis:
Philip Ashley travels to Italy to find his cousin Ambrose has died suddenly and Rachel, Ambrose's wife, has gone. Philip returns to England convinced Rachel was responsible for Ambrose's death, hoping to inherit his possessions. When Rachel arrives in England Philip falls in love with her. One small event after another causes a kind of see-saw of belief and disbelief. Is Rachel a scheming murderess or a grossly maligned woman?
Characters:
Rachel Ashley - part Italian heritage, mysterious and beautiful in her 30s
Philip Ashley - 24 - sensitive - the image of Rachel's dead husband
Nicholas Kendall - Godfather to Philip Ashley - 50s and confident
Louise Kendall - daughter to Nicholas - 18 years old - pretty
Antonio Rainaldi - 40s - Italian - dark and good looking
Seecombe - eldery steward to the Ashley family
James - young boy - Seecombe's 'apprentice'

Scripts are available from Gill Bowser (01926 855175, 07715 631317, gillianbowser@btinternet.com)

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sunday 19h November 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.
Shakespeare's wonderful comedy will close our season for the summer in June 2018.

As this will be a long day, the director, Chris Carpenter (chrissiecarpenter@gmail.com tel:01926856282) would appreciate expressions of interest in advance of the audition, along with details of timings which suit you best and parts in which you are interested This is to try to avoid keeping you hanging around at the audition unnecessarily. You are most welcome to work on speeches from the play in advance and perform them at the audition but this is not essential.
There will be a couple of Sunday Workshops before the play goes into full rehearsal, doubling of parts* as deemed desirable, or necessary, and there will be opportunities for some cross sex casting. The director's aim is to be as flexible and all-inclusive as possible in casting.
The Roles:
Theseus* - Duke of Athens
Hippolyta* - Queen of the Amazons
Egeus - Father to Hermia
The Lovers: Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena (The lovers will need to be physically fit!)
Philostrate - Master of the Revels
The Mechanicals: Quince - a carpenter; Flute - a bellows mender; Snug - a joiner; Snout - a tinker; Starveling - a tailor; Bottom - a weaver
The Fairies: Oberon*- King of the Fairies; TItania* - Queen of the Fairies; Puck - Oberon's Hench-fairy; Peaseblossom,. Cobweb, Mustardseed,. Moth, and others....
Please feel free to contact the director if you have any questions or need more information, or to borrow a script..



      

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