10th February at 7.30pm
11th February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
12th February at 2.30pm
17th February at 7.30pm
18th February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
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MAY 2023 PRODUCTION
CALL FOR AUDITIONS
And now here's news of our May production, Alan Ayckbourn's A Chorus of Disapproval, directed and choreographed by Meg Bray.
If you're not familiar with the play, here's a brief synopsis.
Shy and recently widowed Guy Jones decides to join his local amateur light operatic society to escape his loneliness. Despite having no previous experience - and very little talent - he soon finds himself progressing through a variety of roles (some with only one line) to becoming the leading man. How does he do it? By not saying “no” to anything, be it a request to obtain confidential information from his employers or an offer of illicit sex.
The play cleverly draws parallels with John Gay’s The Beggar's Opera which, co-incidentally, the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society (PALOS) are in the process of rehearsing. The play introduces a variety characters and there are many opportunities to sing and dance as excerpts from The Beggar’s Opera are introduced throughout the play. Meg is not expecting a particularly high standard of either singing or dancing as what PALOS lack in talent, they make up for in enthusiasm.
Here's the cast of characters.
Guy Jones, lead role 20s to 40s
Dafyyd ap Llewellyn, lead role 30 plus. Strong Welsh accent
Hannah Llewellyn 30 plus. Dafyyd’s long-suffering wife
Bridget Baines Teens to 30s. PALOS Stage manager
Mr Ames Mature. Musical Director PALOS (pianist)
Enid Washbrook Mature
Ted Washbrook, her husband Mature
Linda Washbrook, their daughter Teens plus. Rebellious
Fay Hubbard 30 plus
Ian Hubbard, her husband 30 plus
Jarvis Huntley Pike 40 plus. Society “bore’
Rebecca Huntley Pike, his wife 40 plus
Crispin Usher Teens plus. Local rocker
Raymond Any age. Society electrician. Small role.
Plus chorus and scene shifters.
Everyone is involved in the chorus numbers and there are opportunities for duets, trios and solos.
Juniors aged 13 upwards are also invited to audition.
Tuesday 28th February at 7.30pm
Initial get together to introduce everyone interested to the play
Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm
Sunday 5th March at 2.00pm
Second auditions and call backs
Wednesday 31st May - Saturday 3rd June 2023
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
WELCOME TO EWHURST PLAYERS
Nestled at the foot of the Surrey Hills, we're a company of cheery folk with a love of drama. We like to do things well while at the same time embracing new actors and singers at all levels, young and old. So, if you fancy treading the boards with us, just get in touch with our Secretary, Amanda Jones, on 01483 548562 or firstname.lastname@example.org