Jekyll & Hyde
Audition time
Friday 3 March 7.30pm & Saturday 4 March 11am
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
20 - 27 Oct
Show dates
About

Jekyll & Hyde is a musical horror-drama based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, it features music by Wildhorn, a book by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Wildhorn, Bricusse and Cuden.

Following a world premiere run in Houston, Texas, the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997.

Songs from the show include Someone Like You, In His Eyes and the wonderful show stopping number This Is The Moment which has been recorded and performed by the likes of Michael Ball, Russell Watson and John Barrowman to name but a few.

Requirements

Please see audition download 2 for full character and company details and audition pieces.

Friday 3 March is the audition for the three main principal roles and Saturday 4 March for all other roles and company.

Please note that due to the work commitments of the Director you must be able to rehearse on Friday Nights And Sunday Afternoons . There will also be a midweek rehearsal on a day to be confirmed.

Music Rehearsals to commence in early July with blocking and movement rehearsals starting from August onwards.

Audition downloads
Further information
Tel: 07877 751444
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
God of Carnage
Audition time
Friday 10 March - 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
4 - 8 July
Show dates
About

“a comedy of manners – without the manners"

Two eleven‐year‐old boys, a stick and some broken teeth are the catalyst in this tale of two families. Veronica, a writer, and Michael, a company wholesaler, are parents to Bruno. Annette, a wealth manager, and Alan, a lawyer, are parents to Ferdinand.
The two couples meet to discuss the misdemeanours of their sons. The evening begins quite amicably, with apple and pear clafoutis, and the four parents intending to resolve the situation diplomatically. However, as their hopes for this begin to splinter and disillusionment sets in, the evening deteriorates from one of mild unease and discomfort, into a deluge of accusations, recriminations, jealousy and rage. There is drinking, fighting, vomiting and the destruction of some rather lovely tulips. Boys will be boys, but can the grown‐ups be grown up enough to resolve their differences without losing sight of right and wrong? The façade of civility shatters as the God of Carnage wreaks havoc in the living room and all hell breaks loose

There will be a 'get to know the play' evening on Friday 24 February, 7.30pm.

Requirements

Characters - All in their forties

The Vallons and the Reilles. The two couples have just met at the Vallons.

Veronica Vallon – Veronica is the victim’s mother. Veronica is the character we all would like to be. She’s the one who cares deeply about the adults children are going to grow up to be.
However, Veronica comes to believe “Behaving well gets you nowhere. Courtesy is a waste of time, it weakens you and undermines you.” She admits she is humourless.

Michael Vallon – A self‐made wholesaler of domestic hardware. There is a diverse range to this man, grounded and earthy, who one minute is defending cruelty to a pet hamster [guinea pig] and next minute is conscientiously blow drying a damaged art book

Annette Reille – “I’m in wealth management.” Son Ferdinand. Second wife of Alan.
Becomes sick during her visit with her husband to the Vallons’. Fed up with Alan constantly being on his mobile phone, she believes “Men are so wedded to their gadgets. It belittles them. It takes away all their authority.
She challenges her husband, “Why are you letting them call my son an executioner? "

Alan Reille – a boorish lawyer; constantly taking calls on his mobile phone, dealing with a crisis, defending a pharmaceutical company that has been selling a drug that may have bad side effects; nicknames his wife “Woof‐woof.” A true alpha male. Secretly proud of his bully son

Audition downloads
Further information
Tel: 01788 575833
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
When We Are Married
Audition time
Wednesday 15 March, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
16 - 23 Sep
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About

When We are Married is a farcical comedy by J. B. Priestley

In the heart of Northern England, respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony. Or so they think.
The happy celebrations are brought to a sudden halt by a shocking revelation – these pillars of the community aren’t quite as respectably married as they thought they were. As the home truths fly like confetti and conjugal rites turn to farcical fights, an evening of sparkling comedy mayhem erupts. With a photographer from the local paper due to arrive any second, a missing housekeeper and a doorbell that won’t stop ringing, can the three couples keep a lid on their embarrassing secret.

Requirements

Characters required:

Alderman Joseph Helliwell – Aged 50 – 60. High- coloured, rather bouncing & pompous & very pleased with himself.

Maria Helliwell – Aged 45 - 55. A carbon copy of her husband.

Councillor Albert Parker – Aged - 50 – 60. Tall, thin conceited, sententious man.

Annie Parker – Aged – 45 - 55. A hopeful kind of woman.

Herbert Soppitt – Aged – 50 – 60. A smallish, neat man, clearly dominated by his wife Clara.

Clara Soppitt – Aged 45 - 55. Noisy & domineering woman.

Ruby Birtles – Very young “slavey”, maid of the period. To look aged 15.

Mrs Northrop – Aged 55 – 65. An aggressive but humorous working woman.

Gerald Forbes – Aged 25 – 30. A church organist. He & Nancy are courting.

Nancy Holmes – Aged – early 20’s an attractive young woman niece of Alderman Helliwell.

Fred Dyson – Aged – 20 – 30 – A cheerful, rather cheeky young reporter.

Henry Ormonroyd – Aged - 55 – 65 – Photographer for local newspaper, middle aged man with an air of beery dignity.

Lottie Grady – Age - 45 – 55. A rather flighty woman with a secret she is dying to share.

Rev. Clement Mercer – Aged 55 – 65 – Grave clergyman.

All characters need a good Yorkshire accent except for the Rev. Mercer

Audition downloads
Further information
Tel: 07900098985
Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
RT Youth Project 2017 – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Audition time
Sunday 19 March - 1.30pm onwards
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
Audition
Show dates
22 Jul - 6 Aug
Show dates
About

The winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

Students must be available every day of the project. There is a fee of £80 to take part.

Requirements

Audition timings will be as follows:

10 - 13 years olds - 1.30pm
14 - 17 year olds - 3.30pm
18 - 21 year olds - 5.30pm
Technical Students ( over 14 years of age) - 3.00pm

Recalls will be Sunday 26 March - 11.00am

Principal roles:

Millie Dillmount - A young modern woman from Kansas looking to marry for wealth rather than love
Jimmy Smith - An attractive young paperclip salesman
Miss Dorothy Brown - A new actress from California. Millie’s best friend
Mrs Meers - Evil owner of the Hotel Priscilla. She is a former actress and leader of a white slavery ring in the Orient
Tervor Graydon III - Sincered Trust Insurance Co head
Muzzy Van Hossmere - Singer and bon vivant stepmother of Jimmy and Dorothy
Ching Ho - Chinese henchman. Falls in love with Miss Dorothy
Bun Foo - Chinese henchman focused more on the task at hand
Miss Peg Flannery Curmudgeonly - Head stenographer at Sincere Trust

Audition downloads
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Further information
Email: Di Trezise
Tel: Tel: (01788) 541234
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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