Open Auditions for SLT's three one-act plays in May 2020

We are holding open auditions for three one-act plays that are being performed as part of the Sleaford Live week at the Sleaford Playhouse on 8 and 9 May 2020.

The open auditions are being held at the Sleaford Playhouse (54 Westgate, Sleaford) on Wednesday 26th February at 7:00 pm and Sunday 1st March at 4 pm.

The Plays being performed are:


Last Tango in Little Grimley by David Tristram

Directed By Terry Hayes

LITTLE GRIMLEY Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to four - the audiences aren't much bigger - and if they don't come up with some rent money soon, they're going to be thrown out. "There's only one thing that sells tickets these days" argues Gordon the Chairman. "Sex!"

Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama - an evening the locals would never forget!

Characters

Gordon - a pretentious Director who lacks talent but can’t stop criticising everyone else! Thinks he’s a leader, however, the others follow only because they have even less of a clue than he does!

Margaret - the sensible one & peacemaker…except when she fights with Bernard! If it wasn’t for Margaret the organisation would have fallen apart years ago.

Joyce - is the star…well at least in her own mind! She believes she’s ten times better than she is but holds things together and often saves the day.

Bernard - Think…bananas! If it’s possible for things to go wrong and when it isn’t Gordon’s fault, it’s Bernard’s. He tries but fails, he cares a lot but doesn’t care at all. He inevitably ends up in a mess.

 

Easy Stages by N.J. Warburton

Directed by Craig Pakes

An amusing, subtle parody of the backstage goings-on of an amateur dramatic society.

We see the stage crew of ‘Hamlet’ struggling to play their part against all the odds!

Characters

Gerry - pompous Stage Manager

Martin - Stage Crew (a bit geeky)

Alice - Stage Crew (who fancies Gerry)

Patsy - Stage Crew (easily confused)

Gill - Stage Crew

Sid - Stage Crew

Kate - Producer

 

Pride at Southanger Park by Rupert Bean

Directed by – Linda Mallet

Supposedly an adaptation of a long-lost Jane Austen novel, presenting a naturally developing and utterly hilarious set of acting disasters. As the performance crumbles into low farce, the cast plough on, determined to prove themselves the equal of any BBC adaptation.

Characters

Cecily Chichester - an 18-year-old orphan – anxious to shine

Sir Thomas Bottomley - Cecily’s Uncle – Grandiose & pompous, highly strung

Lady Fanny Bottomley - Thomas’s Wife – good actress let down by others

Rev. Giles Henry - Tends to cross the air for no apparent reason!

William Squires - Cecily’s tutor, can’t act for toffee! Suffers bad stage fright.

Mrs Squires - Williams’s Mother. A bit common but puts on a posh accent. Could be played by a male in a ‘Widow Twanky outfit!

Marcus D’Angelo - Loveable rogue & suiter, a bit of a Mr Darcy character.

Gladys - The Maid, Coarse actress from the Midlands. Carries a chip on her shoulder.

Front of House Manager - Armed with a powerful torch and voice to match. No idea of the destruction she’s causing with her ill-judged interventions.
 

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