Open Auditions – A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman
Sun 5th Dec 2021 to Wed 15th Dec 2021
This is a farcical comedy involving a fading, aging Holywood super action hero star Jefferson Steele, who is keen to boost his flagging career by playing King Lear at Stratford-upon-Avon. But his agent signs him up to the wrong Stratford and he ends up with the ‘Stratford Players’, an Am Dram group in Stratford St. John, a sleepy Suffolk village. Over the ensuing days, with the help of the members of this failing group, his monstrous ego and demands get cut down to size, and he discovers a few truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!**
This play was already cast and into rehearsals when Covid 19 lockdown hit in March 2020. Over a year later and two actors are unable to take up their main roles again, so there is now an opportunity to audition for the characters listed below.
Mary Plunkett, 40 – 60yrs. Owner of the Rectory B&B. Jolly, generous and an unashamedly adoring Jefferson Steele fan; although somewhat confused about which roles he played in his films, and how keen he is on her! This role requires a little singing.
Nigel Dewbury – 50-65yrs. Solicitor and leading light of the Stratford Players. Pompous, stuck-up and self-regarding, he believes he is the star of the show, and should play all the leading roles. He also fancies his romantic chances with Dorothy (Director of Stratford Players).
Also a Journalist – any age with a few speaking lines, and Paparazzi – noisy Journalists, who don’t mind running round the Theatre!
For further information, or to borrow a script, please contact the Director Sue Waller 01604 740031 email: email@example.com
Auditions: Sundays 5th & 12th December at 3pm, and Wednesday 15th December at 7.30 pm. All in the theatre lounge.
Performance dates are April 5th-9th, including a Saturday matinee, with a Gala Charity perfomance on 4th April.
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