Auditions

Ladies Day posterLadies Day – auditions

Read-through 
Thursday 10th March 8pm

Audition dates:
1st  Audition – Tuesday 15th March  8pm
2nd Audition – Thursday 17th March  8pm

Performances:
27 June – 2 July

Director:
Howard James

 

For Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda their humdrum life at the Hull fish filleting factory is about to change when they find some VIP tickets for Royal Ascot Ladies day racecourse held in York.

Out go the hairnets, wellies and overalls as the glammed up girls head to the races dressed to the nines.

As the day unfolds and the champagne flows, the girls get tipsy, secrets spill out and their horses keep winning.

If their luck holds they could hit the jackpot and more beside, but at what cost?

Characters and playing ages:

Pearl: a fish packer – Mid- Fifties.

Jan: a fish packer – Mid-Forties.

Shelley: a fish packer – Mid-Twenties to early Thirties.

Linda: a fish packer, Mid -Twenties to early Thirties.

Joe: their Supervisor, Thirties to Forties plus

Fred: a Ticket Tout, Thirties to Forties

Jim McCormack: a TV pundit Forties

Patrick: an Irish Jockey, Mid-Twenties-mid Thirties

Kevin: a Gambler, Thirties plus

Barry: a Bookie, Forties plus.

The male parts ages given are just a rough idea as they can all be played by one actor or several depending how many men audition.

The female parts are rough playing ages so don’t be put off.

As the play is set in Hull the Director is hoping for an authentic accent, so start brushing up on them.

For any further information or if you are unable to make the auditions and would like to be considered please contact Howard via website@theatre62.org.uk

 

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My Boy Jack castAuditions at Theatre 62

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.