Auditions news on this page for Neighbourhood Watch and Comfort & Joy
Auditions for Alan Ayckbourn’s Neighbourhood Watch
Director: Nikki Packham
Sunday 4th June at 2.00pm
Tuesday 6th June at 7.45pm
Thursday 8th June at 7.45pm
And Sunday 11th June at 2.00pm should the Director need to
Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie move into the new Bluebell Hill development and whilst they want to enjoy a peaceful existence, they feel that a small housewarming gathering in order to meet the neighbours, would be a Christian thing to do. However, their new world doesn’t remain peaceful for long…
Playing dates: 25th – 30th September.
Rehearsals start: August 8th.
HILDA MASSIE – Older sister to Martin. Has never married, seemingly unassuming and ordinary, but passion lurks beneath her quiet exterior. Playing age 50s.
MARTIN MASSIE – Younger brother to Hilda. Seems wedded to his Christian beliefs and loves Monty, his childhood gnome; however he is still susceptible to the charms of the fairer sex. Playing age 40s.
N.B.There is an almost childlike quality about Hilda and Martin.
ROD TRUSSER – Well built, energetic and fit for his age. After leaving the army was in security. Hasn’t a good word to say for the Councillor Mountjoy Estate, thinks everyone carries arms, though prone to exaggeration. Married, but wife appears to have left him. Playing age 60s.
DOROTHY DOGGETT – A widow who tends to agree with Rod. Worked on the local paper before it folded. A gossip. Playing age 60s.
GARETH JANNER – Welshman, rather shy and appears to be in Rod’s shadow. Married to Amy, but doesn’t know how to handle her. Playing age 40s.
AMY JANNER – Attractive, bored with Gareth, so looks elsewhere. Knows exactly what the neighbours think of her. Playing age 30s.
MAGDA BRADLEY – Hilda and Martin’s next door neighbour. Music teacher. Rather vulnerable and appears to be afraid of her husband. Playing age 20s/30s.
LUTHER BRADLEY – married to Magda. Quick-tempered and could be violent. Playing age 30s.
For more information, or you’d like can’t attend an audition, please contact Nikki, the Director, via email@example.com
Read-through: Tuesday 11th July 7.45 p.m. (everyone welcome)
Friday 21st July 7.45 pm
Monday 7th August 7.45 pm
Tuesday 8th August 7.45 pm
Thursday 10th August 7.45 pm
Production dates: Monday 4 – Saturday 9 December
Character details published May 2017
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 as a Full Member.
Auditions are held at Wickham Theatre Centre, location here.