Auditions

Month of Sunday

By Bob Larbey

Audition Dates:
Wednesday 9th September 7pm @ Main Theatre Foyer
Sunday 22nd September 6pm @ Rehearsal Studio

Performance Dates: Monday 11th – Saturday 16th February 2019

This is Bob Larbeys’  (better known for The Good Life and Ever decreasing Circles) first play and winner of The Evening Standard Best  Comedy Award in 1986. So ‘old fashioned?, dated ?? Not when the subject matter itself is ageless.

Beautifully and poignantly written it is set in a Surrey rest home. Humour is how two elderly men Cooper and Aylott,  cope with the effects that aging can have on the mind , bladder and body. Throw in the awkward monthly family visiting rituals ( Julia and Peter), a kind nurse (Wilson) and enthusiastic  cleaner (Mrs B) and you have a tragi-comedy that makes you laugh ,then pause…………then think…………

Parts to be cast:

Cooper - Male 60+

Aylott - Male 60+

Nurse Wilson - Female 25+

Mrs Baker - Female any age

Julia - Female 40+

Peter - Male 40+

Playing ages are a guide only! There’s always make up!

Directed by Dawn Gazey-Lewis, new to directing at the Priory but an experienced actress and director in other groups.

Dawn has 3 main work ethics

Teamwork- everyone is important on both sides of the curtain

Hard Work- especially line learning

Fun!

To be part of the opening production of the 2019 season please contact Dawn at dgazey@gmail.com or tel 07557671906 for more details or a copy of the script.


Ladies Day

By Amanda Whittington

Audition Dates:
Sunday 7th October 6pm @ Rehearsal Studio
Wednesday 10th October 7:30pm @ Rehearsal Studio

Performance Dates:
Wednesday 27th March – Saturday 6th April 2019

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelly and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.

Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…

“With its Yorkshire heart and soul, it has all the warmth of a Calendar Girls or a Fully Monty” – Yorkshire Post.

Parts as Follows:

Pearl - a fish packer, mid-fifties

Jan - a fish packer, mid-forties

Shelley - a fish packer, mid-twenties

Linda - a fish packer, mid-twenties

Joe - their supervisor & Fred - a ticket tout

Jim McCormack - a TV pundit & Patrick - an Irish jockey

Kevin - a gambler & Barry - a bookie

All the male parts can be played by one actor, but I would have 2 or 3 character parts.

The play is set in Hull and York, June 2005.

Directed by Anita Dalton – this will be the 11th show Anita has directed at The Priory as well as acting in some 46 Priory productions.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Anita for any information or for a script, either by email at anitadalton47@googlemail.com or by phone on 07814 127 717

 The Theatre Opposite Abbey Fields on Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth

The Theatre
Opposite Abbey Fields on Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth

 Our Rehearsal Studio Down the hill from the theatre (by the Zebra crossing)

Our Rehearsal Studio
Down the hill from the theatre (by the Zebra crossing)