Friday 10th March at 7.45 pm
Sunday 12th March at 2.30 pm
Monday 13th March at 7.45 pm
Production dates: Monday 3 – Saturday 8 July
On Sunday 26th February at 3pm we have the opportunity to hear the music we shall be using in the production. We are lucky enough to have a professional pianist who will play the music composed for the play by the gifted Nigel Hess.
This production needs a company of players who are full of enthusiasm, energy and the willingness to play several roles. They must also be willing to gustily sing and dance. This production is going to be great fun for all involved – technicians, actors, backstage, stage and set builders, wardrobe, hair and makeup and especially our audience.
Characters: (ages are approximate)
Nell Gwynn. Actress. 18 upwards
Rose Gwynn, Nell’s sister, a prostitute. Older than Nell Nancy.
Wardrobe and props mistress. 45 upwards
Ma Gwynn/Queen Catherine. Queen around 25-30s; Ma elderly
Lady Castlemaine/Louise de Keroualle.
King’s Mistresses – Ensemble. Play by women of the cast
King Charles II. 35ish
Charles Hart. 35ish
Thomas Killigrew. Actor/Theatre Manager. 50 plus
Edward Kynaston. Actor famous for playing the heroines 30-40
John Dryden. Playwright – 20 upwards
Lord Arlington. Senior Councillor to Charles II and Ally to Castlemaine. 60 upwards
Ned Spiggett. Eager young actor – 18 upwards
Ensemble. Played by members of male cast
If anyone would like to audition but cannot make any of the above dates, please phone Patricia Melluish 01689 821395. The same applies to anyone who would like to work backstage on the production.
Auditions take place in advance of productions to allow the Director to assemble the cast. Each Director has his/her own way of auditioning; some prefer to read straight from the text, others choose to try improvisation; some a mixture of both. Auditions can often be a lot of fun, and gives an actor a chance to try out for different parts.
At Theatre 62 we like to welcome new faces to the stage as well as longer-standing regulars. Most auditions are ‘open’, which means non-members are welcome to come along and audition. If you are successful you will need to join Theatre 62 (for a small fee) as a Full Member.
Auditions are held at Wickham Theatre Centre, location here.