3 June at 2:00 pm
My Mother Said I Never Should
by Charlotte Keatley
5 – 10 November 2018
Cast: 4 Women.
Doris Partington - mid- fifties - Great-Grandmother
Margaret Bradley - forties - Grandmother
Jackie Metcalfe - twenties - Mother
Rosie Metcalfe - mid-late teens - child
and London - spanning the 20th century.
These characters are all members of the same family
and all play themselves from children to adults.
Please keep in mind that this will demand a certain amount
Please make sure that you have the opportunity to read
the play before the audition. Contact Mary MacDonald on:
07957812343 for a script..
3 June at 10:00 for 10:30 am
by Amanda Dodd
& Sally Jolliffe
Playing dates: 21 December
2018 - 5 January 2019
Panto time again folks. Who's up for a fun filled magic
carpet ride this year?
Aladdin - Principal Boy. We are going traditional
this year and looking for a strong, cheeky and charismatic
lady to take on the role. Big personality, strong vocals
and presence are essential. Singing audition needed.
Princess Jasmine - Principal Girl. An independent,
driven and aspiring Princess. Warmth, confidence and strong
vocals are essential. Singing audition needed.
Widow Twankey - Traditional Dame. Must be able
to sing and work the audience.
Wishee Washee - Aladdin's brother. Could be older
or younger than Aladdin. Strong comic timing. Singing
required. Must be a pair with Not-so-shy.
Abanazar - The baddie.....and boy he's bad! No
silly accents. Powerful delivery and presence. Non singing.
Not-so-shy - Handmaiden to Princess Jasmine and
eventual girlfriend to Wishee Washee. Small amount of
singing required. Jolly hockey sticks character.
Chop and Suey - Rather inept police force. Lots
of slap about and movement. Non singing. One girl, one
boy. The girl is the Sergeant!
Emperess - Mother to Princess Jasmine. Trying to
hold on to traditional values. Very austere....doesn't
smile much. Non singing.
Slave of the Ring - She wiggles.....lots, stopping
Abanazar in his tracks frequently. Fabulous figure. However,
when she opens her mouth it's a different matter! Geordie/Scouse
and not very bright or energetic. Think Melanie Sykes
in the Boddingtons advert. Non singing.
Genie of the Lamp - Looking for a character here.
He could be an Elvis impersonator, could be slightly camp
and obsessed with 'bling'....open to ideas. Must move
and sing well....at the same time would be a bonus!
Adult chorus: Singing, dancing, energy and pzazz...........need
we say more.
Children's chorus: One team only. Maximum of 10
with a mixture of boys, girls and ages.
Message from the directors:
As most of you know, Sally and I have both been involved
with pantomimes, either on or offstage, over the years;
and so feel ready to step up and follow in the footsteps
of all the illustrious Talis-folk who have stepped up
before! We're looking forward to seeing everyone interested
in being involved with the panto at the auditions / open
morning on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 (for 10.30 start). First,
we will all learn a little bit of a song and then we will
work with all children and adults wanting to be considered
for the ensemble (some movement and merriment will ensue!).
We will then work with all interested in the named characters
and hear some singing, if required. Finally we will ask
anybody interested in either Aladdin or Princess Jasmine
to stay back and work through some dialogue and vocals.
We look forward to seeing you all and hope that everyone
enjoys the morning. It's a chance to catch up with friends
/ make new ones, so please don't be worried, we want the
morning to be a fun and inclusive affair for all concerned!
Any questions or further information required, please
contact Amanda Dodd on 079177 10912 or Sally Jolliffe
on 07715 175797.
15 July at 10:00 for 10:30 am
dates: 4 - 9 February 2019
This hilarious play( with
a darker side) is Michael Palin's only stage play first
appearing in the West End in 1994.
Cast (ages as a guideline
Stephen Feeble - retired
, around 60....................... CAST
Virginia - his long suffering
wife, .a bit younger
Diana - their daughter,
Alan - Diana's husband, a specialist in bulk cargo
handling techniques. mid thirties
Charlotte - their daughter,
Pippa - their dog.
Duff Gardner - neighbour,
Bridget Gardner - his
wife, .mid 50s
Hugh Bedales - a society
chiropodist., 60ish ( smooth!)
Mrs Finlay - a Marxist
cleaning lady, .any reasonable age.
God - (off).
For further infromation, please
contact the director, Vicky Whitehill (email@example.com).
15 July at 10:00 for 10:30 am
King Charles III
political drama -with a light touch and approachable style.
Written by Mike Bartlett and first performed in London
in 2014. Since then it has toured and also been produced
Charles has at last become King on his mother's death
and immediately an issue has arisen in which he expresses
his strongly held beliefs on press freedom and regulation
so creating a political and constitutional crisis. This
is the background to a searching inquiry of the role of
monarchy in 21st century Society and an examination of
the ambitions and consciences of those most involved -the
senior royals. It is teasingly funny though not satirical,
thought provoking and challenging but not dismissive.
It has been critically acclaimed whilst stirring up -
perhaps inevitably - some controversial reaction.
It's written in blank verse which in performance gives
echoes of a Shakespearian form and tone but-crucially
-a freshness and easy accessibility for an audience. It
is a pleasure to listen to it as the actors, certainly
in the two performances I have seen, are at ease with
There are 24 characters in all and so casting will be
interesting at the very least- but with so many opportunities.
We will double and treble and so everyone should have
a good chunk to cope with and we expect to finish up with
a cast of 15 or 16. . Five characters are instantly and
closely familiar- Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and
Harry; to cast them we don't need lookalikes but do need
to catch a resonance, maybe in appearance , or in voice,
or demeanour to convince. As to the others, there is a
really interesting range and mixture, politicians though
none is recognisable, civil service types, clerics, Harry's
girlfriend and quirky pals, press. Crowd scenes will all
be played by the cast. Altogether this is a play to stretch
skills and imagination but above all I think it will be
fun to work on together.
Because of the size of the cast the first audition/reading
at the Talisman theatre is 15th July: 10am for coffee
with a start at 10.30 It goes on in April 2019. I should
be able make a script available but on the strict basis
of its being returned by the time of the reading.
John Scampion, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)