Auditions

All MHDS auditions are open, which means everyone is free to turn up and be considered, irrespective of previous experience.
If you are cast in a production and are not already an MHDS member, you will need to join.

Details of auditions will be posted below as they become available.


Crown Matrimonial by Royce Ryton

Dates and times

Sun 23rd January at 6:30pm
Sun 30th January at 6:30pm
Tue 1st February at 7:30pm
Audition venue:
Theatre Lounge

Crown Matrimonial is a 2 Act drama by Royce Ryton. This is the fascinating story of Edward VIII’s abdication between 1936 and later after WW2 in 1945. An engrossing and moving study of a major constitutional crisis and an overwhelming issue of private and public conflict.

Play dates 24-28 May 2022

List of characters

MABELL, Countess of Airlie – Life long friend & Lady in Waiting to the Queen, aged 70

QUEEN MARY – Mother of Edward VIII and George VI, aged 69

THE HON. MARGARET WYNDHAM – Another Lady in Waiting and devoted to the Queen but not on the same intimate terms as Lady Airlie, aged 57

QUEEN’S PAGE (John) – Any age between 30 and 50

KING EDWARD VIII (David), later Duke of Windsor, aged 42

THE PRINCESS ROYAL (Mary), Sister of Edward VIII, aged 39

THE DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER (Alice), sister in law of Edward VIII, aged 34

WALTER MONCKTON, K.C., legal adviser & friend of Edward VIII, later Sir Walter Monckton, aged about 40

DUKE OF YORK (Bertie), younger brother and heir to Edward VIII, later George VI, aged 41

DUCHESS OF YORK (Elizabeth), sister in law to Edward VIII, aged 36

Please contact Maggie Kirk 01858 433578, mobile: 07968 168066, email: maggie@loaded-dice.co.uk for more information or to borrow a script prior to auditions. If you would like to audition but cannot make the above dates please ring me.

These auditions are open to anyone, but if you get involved in any capacity you will be asked to become a member of The Market Harborough Drama Society


Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington

Dates and times

Tue 22nd March at 7:30pm
Sun 27th March at 2:30pm
Audition venue:
Theatre Lounge

This comedy features four characterful women, who are good friends, and all work in a fish factory in Hull. They decide to go on a trip to the Royal Ascot race meeting relocated to York . Dressed up to the nines, they are ready for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. However, their friendships are tested as secrets are spilled along with the champagne.

Performance dates 5th – 9th July

The Fish Packers are:

Pearl – Mid Fifties

Jan – Mid forties

Shelley – Mid twenties

Linda – Mid twenties

All the male parts can either be played by one actor or be split between a number of actors:

Joe, the women’s Supervisor at the factory

Fred, a Ticket Tout

Jim McCormack, a TV Pundit

Patrick, an Irish Jockey

Kevin, a Gambler

Barry, a Bookie

Director: Christine Faulconbridge. If you would like to borrow a script before the auditions please contact Christine on 07940 035045 or email carichardson2391@gmail.com

These auditions are open to anyone, but if you get involved in any capacity you will be asked to become a member of The Market Harborough Drama Society