Dessert by Oliver Cotton. Directed by Howard James.

This is Theatre 62’s entry in the Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival 2019.

Read through
Tuesday 22 January at 8.00 p.m.

Auditions
Friday 25 January at 8.00 p.m.
Friday 1 February at 8.00 p.m.

Synopsis:
A British Financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way when, from one second to another, the evening takes an alarming and sinister turn…

This well-paced play manages to maintain a sense of urgency through the darkly comic twists of the plot. Unabashedly one-sided, Dessert is a bit of a guilty secret.

Characters
(the ages given are the playing ages and can be adjusted accordingly depending on who auditions).

Hugh Fennel: age 55.  A British Financier

Wesley Barnes: 56. An American Financier

Eddie Williams: 32. A British Soldier (this part is already cast)

Roger Hislop: An ex-city trader, now Housekeeper for Hugh and Gill. British.

Gill Fennel: 50. Hugh’s wife. British

Meredith Barnes: 55-60. Wesley’s wife. American.

For any further information please contact the director lindfieldjames@aol.com

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Auditions at Theatre 62

Auditions take place in advance of productions to allow the Director to assemble their cast.

Theatre 62 holds a read-through ahead of auditions to allow interested auditionees to better familiarise themselves with the play and to meet the Director.

Each Director has her/his 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.  However, if you are successful you will need to join Theatre 62 as a Full Member.

Auditions are held at Wickham Theatre Centre, location here.