Auditions

Steptoe and Son

Performances - The play runs from Friday 1st June to Saturday 9th June.

Albert Steptoe, a "dirty old man", is an elderly rag-and-bone man, set in his grimy and grasping ways. By contrast, his son, Harold is filled with social aspirations, not to say pretensions.

Two lives knitted together as tight as a thrice darned sock. Bound together by birth, business and bloody bad luck, Albert and Harold Steptoe wake up every morning to the same old, same old, sickening sight of each other. Do they even notice the world turning as they cling on?

Adapted from the legendary scripts of Galton and Simpson, Steptoe and Son charts the surprising dance of father and son.

Auditions will be held on Thursday 8th February at 7.30pm and Sunday 18th February at 11am.

Characters:

·       There are parts available for con men, a vicar and a passport official.

·       All characters can be of any age over 30ish.

·       Vicar and passport official can be male or female.

·       Please note that the roles of Harold and Albert Steptoe have already been cast.

For further information please contact the director Kate Guest on 07952 820456 or email guest994@btinternet.com


Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

By Norman Robbins

Performances - The play runs from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 21st July 2018

Mortimer Crayle, a crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (an offbeat bunch) at Monument House, to inform them about their inheritance. But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all the Tombs.

As fog descends on the gloomy mansion, in the cobwebby corridors things are seldom what they seem.  With poison in every decanter and mysterious disappearances into secret passageways, host and guests alike join the increasing number of bodies in the cellar.

A glorious spoof, a worthy sequel to A Tomb with a View.

Auditions will be held at Thursday 1st March 7.30pm and Sunday 4th March at 7.30pm in the Priory Theatre Foyer, Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth.

 

Characters:

VERNON PREWITT -  mid 30s

EDNA HONEYWILL - (18 - 20)

ZOE MAPLETON - mid 30s

MORTIMER CRAYLE - late 70s

OCTAVIA TOMB - 60s

HENRIETTA TOMB - mid 50s

AUGUSTUS TOMB - mid 50s

ATHENE TOMB - late 50s

LARRY LEWISS - mid 20s

FABIA TOMB - early 40s

 Please note all ages are a rough guide

For further information please contact the director Mike Brooks on mike.brooks@priorytheatre.co.uk


A Bunch of Amateurs

By Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Performances -The play runs from Wednesday 5th – Saturday 15th September 2018

 

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero, Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear!

 

Auditions will be held at Sunday 18th March 2pm and Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm in the Priory Theatre Foyer, Rosemary Hill, Kenilworth.

 

Characters:

Jefferson Steel - a fading Hollywood star who is arrogant, insecure, brash, gauche, demanding, vulnerable and ultimately aware of his own absurdity.

Dorothy Nettle – director of the Stratford players and the driving force behind keeping the theatre alive. Her sweet and accommodating manner conceals her inner steel.

Jessica Steel – Jefferson’s teenage daughter, who has been neglected by her Hollywood star father and now wants to make him pay for it.

Nigel Newbury – solicitor and leading light of the Stratford Players. Pompous, stuck up and self-regarding, he believes he is the star of the show, and should play all the leading roles. He also fancies his romantic chances with Dorothy.

Mary Plunkett – owner of the Rectory B&B. Jolly, generous and an unashamedly adoring Jefferson Steel fan – although somewhat confused about which roles he played, and how keen he is on her.

Denis Dobbins – handyman and village Mr Fixit. Avuncular though slightly dull, Denis is star struck by Jefferson and fancies heading up his entourage of one.

Lauren Bell – 30 something marketing executive former physiotherapist and the sponsor’s wife. Passionate about the arts and smarter than her husband allows her to be, she’s treated as a bimbo because of her looks.

For further information please contact the director Karen Shayler on karen.shayler@gmail.com

 

 

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)