The 39 Steps
A comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.
Director: Paul Marshall
Monday 10th October 2016, 7.45 p.m.
Tuesday 11th October, 7.45 p.m.
Friday 14th October, 7.45 p.m.
Performance dates: Monday 20th – Saturday 25th February 2017
Patrick Barlow’s Olivier Award winning stage adaptation, based on John Buchan’s gripping whodunit – as filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 – played in the West End and has recently toured the country. It now comes to Theatre 62 and will include legendary scenes such as the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge and the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged in West Wickham.
4 actors play a minimum of one hundred and thirty nine roles.
RICHARD HANNAY – Age 30 to 50s – Upper-class Englishman, handsome, square-jawed leading man, quite aware of how attractive he is.
ANNABELLA SCHMIDT / PAMELA / MARGARET – Age 20 to 45 – Versatile actress to play three roles as a young leading lady from the black-and-white films of the 1930s; Annabella is a mysterious alluring German spy; Margaret is young, shy, sheltered, British wife of an older country farmer; Pamela is our independent and young British heroine.
Clown 1 – Age 16 to 50s – Male or female – Shares in playing some 150 other roles, must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful with excellent verbal and physical comic timing, must be adept with multiple voices and dialects.
Clown 2 – Age 16 to 50s – Male or female – Shares in playing some 150 other roles, must be extremely versatile, creative, and playful with excellent verbal and physical comic timing, must be adept with multiple voices and dialects.
As usual we are very flexible with ages.
Rehearsals will start in November.
If you have any questions, or cannot attend the auditions, please contact Paul via email@example.com
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.