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Brief Encounter

2 Apr, 2016

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About the Show:

Auditions will be held for Brief Encounter at Stirling Players, Morris Place Innaloo on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2016.

Brief Encounter is a love story about a man and a woman who fall in love in a short period, however they are both already married. Set in the English winter of 1938/39 this presents an impossible, unacceptable affair. The story/film has been adapted for the stage including several Noel Coward songs. Although there is singing in the play, it is not a musical but rather a play with songs.

Available Roles:

Laura Jesson: Stage age early 30’s. Pleasant ordinary woman.
Alec Harvey: Stage age mid 30’s-40’s. Doctor, decisive, unflurried. Ideally a singer but not essential
Fred Jesson: Laura’s husband. Kindly, unemotional.
Myrtle Bagot: Manager of the Tea Room. Stage age 40’s plus. Singer, alto and with some simple dance moves.
Beryl Waters: Waitress in tea room, Stage age late teens to 20’s. Singer, alto with some dance moves.
Stanley: Stage Age late teens to 20’s. Strong singer Tenor/Baritone. Beryl’s love interest. Works selling snacks to train passengers. Confident, cheeky character.
Albert Godby: Stage age 40+. Ticket inspector, shortish, plumpish. Singer, Some simple dance moves. Myrtle’s love interest.

The following characters are smaller roles but may have several non-speaking roles as well. Singers would be preferred:

Hermoine/Usher: Older lady, busy body.
Mary/Usher: Older lady, busy body, Hermoine’s friend.
Dolly Messiter/Usher: Well dressed, well presented friend of Laura.
Stephen Lynn/Usher: Friend of Alec’s
Bill/Usher: Young soldier – overconfident
Johnnie/Usher: Young Solder – Overconfident
Bobbie: Laura and Fred’s son. Young probably about 6 years old.
Margaret: Laura and Fred’s daughter. Slightly older than Bobbie.

Audition Contact:

For any questions, further information or to book an audition, please contact director Jane Sherwood on Facebook, mobile 0421 974 286 or email janesherwood61@gmail.com


Short monologue and if applicable a song of own choice. Be prepared to read from the script.

Show Details:

Author: Noel Coward, adapted for stage by Emma Rice
Venue: Stirling Players, Innaloo
Theatre Company: Stirling Players
Show Dates: 1st July – 1716th July 2016
Director: Jane Sherwood


2 Apr, 2016
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