Auditions

Details below of auditions for two upcoming shows Hedda Gabler (February 2018) and Communicating Doors (April 2018).

 

Hedda Gabler

Directed by Alice Heather

Performances 19-24 February 2018

Read-through
Tuesday 17th October – 8.00 p.m.

Auditions
Thursday 19th October – 8.00 p.m.
Sunday 22nd October – 10.30 a.m.

Synopsis
The beautiful and headstrong Hedda Gabler marries the solemn and ineffectual academic Jörgen Tesman and resigns herself to a respectable life of boredom. Her one hope of escaping from the dullness is that Tesman has expectations of promotion, and he becomes the outlet for her ambitions. But when those ambitions are threatened, she comes up with a plan to remove the obstacles, and have some excitement in the process. If everyone will play along nicely, then everything will work out fine. Unfortunately, she is not the only one with a manipulative streak.

Characters (ages are a rough guide)

Hedda Tesman– female lead; 30s.

One of the great tragic heroines. Spoiled, mean, manipulative and condescending. But with an Achilles heel that damns and saves her at the same time.

Dr Jörgen Tesman- male, large role; mid-30s

Pathetically eager and embarrassingly naïve, perhaps even camp. A stock nerd, engrossed in his abstract intellectual pursuits, with no clue of what is really happening around him.

Mrs Elvsted- female, supporting role; 20s-30s

A timid mouse of a woman who dares to flout convention for the love of an unsuitable man, but is inherently terrified of scandal. Easily manipulated, but with a willful and stubborn quality that emerges under stress.

Judge Brack – male, supporting role; a fit and hearty 50s+

Outwardly debonair and urbane and the pinnacle of respectability, but at heart an obscene, shady and sleazy character with few scruples.

Ejlert Lövborg – male, supporting role; mid-30s

An academic, but in contrast to Tesman, he has enormous charisma and an intellectual, unaffected charm. A bit of a wasted genius, he has gone to seed from living a debauched life, but has reformed and is now back on the path of social rehabilitation. Although he is not inherently evil, it is not beneath him to use those who have fallen prey to his charm.

Miss Tesman – female, supporting role; late 50s Tesman’s spinster aunt. Fussy, affected and highly strung. Her latent homosexuality is channeled into petty concerns and adoring worship of her nephew. Her womanliness is effeminate, rather than feminine.

Berte – female, cameo role; older

The Tesmans’ maid. A vain, silly and downtrodden woman who provides some occasional light relief, but must nevertheless never lapse into farce. Has been working for the family for many years.

If you are successfully cast you will need to join Theatre 62 as a Full Member (£15).

Contact Alice Heather alice_london@hotmail.com for audition pieces or questions, including if you’re interested but unable to attend the read-through or auditions.

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Communicating Doors

Directed by Kerry Heywood

Performances 23-28 April 2018

Read-through
Tuesday 12th December 8.00 p.m.

Auditions
Tuesday 19th December 8.00 p.m.
Thursday 28th December 8.00 p.m.

Synopsis
A dominatrix is hired for an elderly man by the hotel caretaker, but the man doesn’t want sexual services.
He wants her to witness a confession to the murders of his two previous wives by his psychopathic partner.
The dominatrix finds a link through time: can she escape with her own life and go back through time to rescue the wives before they can be killed?

Characters

Reece a businessman aged 30 and 70
 
Jessica his first wife aged 25 and 45

Ruella his second wife aged 45

Julian his business associate aged 45 and 65

Phoebe a prostitute aged 33

Harold a house detective aged 35 and 55.

This play is set in three different time frames with the same characters hence the different ages stated.

If you are successfully cast you will need to join Theatre 62 as a Full Member (£15)

Rehearsals will commence 1st March 2018 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.45 p.m. and some Sundays towards the end of the rehearsal period.  There may be some informal  work done during January and February depending on availability.

This play will be Theatre 62’s entry in the Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival.

If you have any questions please phone Kerry Heywood on 07411 963901 or email at
tohdirect@gmail.com

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 Auditions at Theatre 62

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