Readings and Auditions

All readings and auditions will take place in the bar, doors open 7.00pm and start 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Audition pieces will be available during the night of the reading. You do not have to audition if you attend the reading, come along and join in the fun...bar also open!
The next reading and auditions are for 'A Christmas Carol' directed by Rob Till

- SYNOPSIS -

“Picking a man’s pocket every twenty-fifth of December! It’s not fair sir d’ye hear me? Just not fair.”

It wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol. In this new stage version, Patrick Barlow who brought The 39 Steps to the stage so memorably, takes Charles Dickens’ classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption, and makes it feel brand new again. Also directed by Robert Till who brought the 39 Steps to the Caxton Theatre to great acclaim.
This adaptation brings the timeless tale to life with just five actors and all the wit, flair and theatrical invention you’d expect from Patrick Barlow.
Cast List

Actor 1 Male

Ebenezer Scrooge (Standard English)

 

Actor 2 Male

Bob Cratchit (Cockney – 40)

Marley’s Ghost (Standard English 50 – 60)

Young Scrooge (Standard English 16 – 19)

Little Scrooge (Standard English (8)

Peter Cratchit (Cockney 14)

Katie Cratchit (Cockney 9)

Boy in street (Cockney 12)

Fredrick’s children (Standard 3 -12)

Various Narrators, Carol Singers, Debtors, Spirits, Skaters etc.

 

Actor 3 Female

Mrs Lack (Cockney 40)

Lavinia Bentham (Standard 35)

Mrs Grimes (Northern English 60)

Fran (Standard 18)

Isabella (Sweet spoken Irish 18 – 28)

Ghost of Christmas Present (Cockney various 60)

Martha Cratchit (Cockney 16)

Fredrick’s housemaid (Cockney 30)

Various Narrators, Carol Singers, Debtors, Spirits, Skaters etc.

 

Actor 4 Female

Hermione Bentham (Standard 35)

Ghost of Christmas Past (Standard 40)

Constance (Standard 30)

Mrs Cratchit (Cockney 40)

Mother (Standard 40)

Various Narrators, Carol Singers, Debtors, Spirits, Skaters etc.

 

Actor 5 Male

Fredrick (Standard 35)

Mr. Grimes (Northern English 60)

Mr. Fezziwig (Irish 50)

George (Standard 30)

Kate Cratchit (Cockney 10)

Abigale Cratchit (Cockney 10)

Ghost of Christmas yet to come (Standard 50 – 150)

Passer-by (Cockney 20)

Various Narrators, Carol Singers, Debtors, Spirits, Skaters etc.

 

Puppeteer Female

Little Scrooge

Tiny Tim

Various Children

Spirits

Phantoms

Ursula Cratchit etc.

 

Puppeteer 2 Male

Little Scrooge

Tiny Tim

Various Children

Spirits

Phantoms

Peter Cratchit etc

The production will run from 7th December to 14th December (excluding Sunday).
The reading will take place on 22nd August 2019 7.30pm
The auditions will take place on 27th August 2019 7.30pm
Other reading and audition dates: -

The 2020 Season will be announced at our annual open event on 26th September. We look forward to seeing you there.