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2 Apr, 2016
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.
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.
For any questions, further information or to book an audition, please contact director Jane Sherwood on Facebook, mobile 0421 974 286 or email email@example.com
Short monologue and if applicable a song of own choice. Be prepared to read from the script.
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