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7 Apr, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Audition Contact: Barry Park/0405 006 914/ email@example.com
Audition Venue: Old Mill Theatre
Audition Date(s): April 7th 2019
Audition Time(s): 9am – 5pm
Actors are to deliver a short prepared monologue in an English accent and may be asked to read from the script. Auditions will be only 10 minutes.
Plan to arrive early to fill out an audition form, or ask for a copy and complete it before you arrive. Please attach your CV and a recent headshot. Be sure to write clearly, especially your contact information.
Bring your calendar and a complete list of possible conflicts for the rehearsal period.
Male, 40s to 60s a cigarette-holder-wielding matinee idol slipping reluctantly into middle age; self-dramatizing, self-important, and hopelessly self-infatuated. Must have an upper-class British accent and comic timing.
Female, 50s to 60s. Garry’s ex-wife. Stylish and able to hold her own at a party.
Female, 40s – 60s. Garry’s secretary, pal, and confidant.
Male, 20s – Early 30s. An aspiring, experimental playwright who still lives with his parents in Uckfield.
Female, 30s – 40s. Hugo’s wife. A femme fatale whose appetite for social status is matched only by her other appetites.
female, 20s. Garry’s recent dalliance. A pretty, gently-bred debutante who grew up absolutely idolizing Garry Essendine.
Male, 50s – 60s. Garry’s producer. Shrewd and business savvy. Hospitable yet proud.
Male, Mid 40s – 60s. Garry’s manager. Smart but with a romantic streak.
Female, 50s – 70s. The chain-smoking Swedish housekeeper. Unfazed and slow-moving.
Male, 20s – 30s. Garry’s valet. Cockney and cocksure.
Female, 50s – 70s. Daphne’s aristocratic aunt. A model of English propriety.
Show: Present Laughter
Author: Noel Coward
Venue: Old Mill Theatre
Theatre Company: Old Mill Theatre
Show Dates: Sept 27, 28 & Oct 3-5 & 10-12 @ 7:30pm; Sept 29 & Oct 6 @ 2pm
Director: Barry Park
Actor Garry Essendine is at the height of his fame. He’s handsome, witty, surrounded by adoring fans, and about to take his latest theatrical hit overseas. He’s also in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis. Holed up in his studio, he is assailed from all quarters: a beautiful debutante wants to bed him, an aspiring playwright from Uckfield wants to worship him, and his own producer’s wife wants to… well, what exactly does she want? Under the sardonic eye of his long-suffering secretary and the unshockable gaze of his estranged but determined wife, Garry struggles to keep all the balls in the air. This sparkling comedy about sex, fame and the theatre itself – and a man wrestling with his own self-image – is widely regarded as Noël Coward’s most autobiographical play.