The Addams Family (Summer Youth Project)
Audition time
Sunday, 28 April
Rugby Theatre Central Hall
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28 April
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

You can be in both the Youth Project (Addams Family) and The Sound of Music as rehearsals for The Sound of Music do not start until September.

Requirements

Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Uncle Fester
Grandma
Wednesday Addams
Pugsley Addams
Lurch
Mal Beineke
Alice Beineke
Lucas Beineke
The Addams Ancestors – ensemble

Full details to follow

10 – 14 years 1.30 pm
15 – 18 years 3.30 pm
18 – 21 years 5.30 pm
Technical students 2.30 pm

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Email: Di Tresize
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Venue: Rugby Theatre Central Hall
The Haunting
Audition time
Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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Show dates
19 - 26 Oct
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“The Haunting “ is based on the ghost stories of Charles Dickens and is set in the Victorian era (If anyone has seen “The Woman in Black” it is a very similar set up.)
A young man, David, a book seller, travels to the secluded house of Lord Gray to catalogue books left by the Lord’s father after his death. Soon he becomes aware that something is very wrong in the house and voices and noises lead him through a story which touches him to his soul. The behaviour of Lord Gray is also a contributory factor to David’s unease and later, fear of his surroundings.

This play is not a send up. The objective is to carry the audience along the eerie story and, maybe, give them a fright along the way. The only laughs should be the nervous ones.

Requirements

David Filde A young man playing age 20’s – 30ish
Lord Gray An Older opinionated man playing age 50 – 60 ish
Mary A young, slim girl playing age 18.

All parts are strong and emotive. The two men have most of the lines, so a challenge in itself, but should be good acting roles for all.
I am sure that with the commitment to this strong Drama that will be expected from us all that this can be a show for all theatrical tastes.

More more information or a reading script contact Margaret Dulcamara Tel: 01788 562389

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Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
St Mary (Lighthorne Festival Play)
Audition time
Saturday, May 4, 10am
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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Show dates
5 Jun
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The action all takes place in a park, on and around a park bench. It is about the evolving relationships of Sally and Mark and Alison and Dave. Mary, whose name nobody actually knows, is seen as a brilliant listener because she never says anything. This gives the other characters a chance to think things through by talking.

In reality, Mary has very strong opinions which we, the audience, hear, but which the characters don’t.

As the play progresses, Mary changes her views on her own life as well as of the four characters in the play, recognising how easy it is to miss lost chances and to live in regret rather than hope.

While humorous in nature, the characters need to be played in complete seriousness and believably for the play to make sense at any level.

A one-act play to be performed at the Lighthorne Festival on Wednesday June 5

Requirements

Mary (two parts – onstage and offstage)
Mary is of indeterminate age anywhere above 50 and is tattily dressed. She could be taken for a tramp. Mary’s lines are all voiced by an actor off stage. Mary onstage reacts appropriately to her voiced thoughts. Most of her lines are addressed to the birds – who are the audience.

Sally
Sally is in her late twenties or thirties. She is a schoolteacher and is in a long-term relationship with Mark. She is very organised and organising. She is intolerant of other people’s failings but a complete romantic at heart. She went to Uni with Alison.

Mark
Mark is in his thirties. He works in HR in a big corporation and is not good at it. He works with Dave. He takes himself very seriously and has little self-awareness.

Alison
Alison is the same age as Sally and went to Uni with Sally. She is an accountant and very garrulous when nervous about something. She is quite passionate and regrets ending up in such a serious job.

Dave
Dave is in his thirties, but could be older. He works in the same big corporation that Mark works in. He exudes confidence which hides a deeper insecurity.

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The Sound of Music – Children
Audition time
Sat 22 Jun 10am (registration at 9.30am)
Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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Show dates
6-15 Dec
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THE AUDITION:
** Note: the part of Liesl has already been cast**

Please note that ALL children will need to be strong and confident singers who can hold their notes and sing in harmony. Experience in choral singing could be an advantage but is not essential.
A lively and hard-working attitude is essential – these children have a great deal to do in this production!

We intend to cast 2 teams of children – a total of 12 children.

Please ensure that your child is able to commit to all dates of performances. They will be in two teams but dates of each teams’ performance cannot be given at this stage.

Rehearsals begin: Beginning of September (You can be in both the Summer Youth Project (Addams Family) and The Sound of Music)
Rehearsal nights: To be Confirmed (but Fri Eve and Sunday afternoon look likely for children, Liesl and Maria)
Qualified Chaperones will be present at all rehearsals where under 17s are present and at all times when the show is in the Theatre.

Requirements

Character Details:
Ages are playing ages – the character needs to look and act that age but the actor could be slightly older or younger.

The children’s mother died four years ago. Their heartbroken father goes away a lot and leaves the children with a series of Governesses – who don’t stay long as they find the children ‘impossible’ and Louisa puts toads in their pockets!!

Friedrich: age 14. A complex character who tries to be grown up and the ‘man of the family’ when his father is away, but is not as tough as he likes to make out. He is shy and not great at communicating.

Louisa: age 13. She wants to have a good time and has a rebellious attitude. She is mischievous and loves playing tricks on governesses! She is lively and energetic, yet there is a sadness as she misses her mother very much.

Kurt: age 10. A gentle boy with a great sense of fun. Sensitive and easily hurt but deals with it by using humour. He is the peacemaker in the family. Some dance involved.

Brigitta: age 9. Smart! She reads a lot and notices things about people. She is very honest and tells the truth even if it is inappropriate. Learns very quickly.

Marta: age 7. Gentle, with a sense of fun. Girlie – loves pink, pretty things.

Gretl: age 5-6. Cute. Just wants to be loved.

You can be in both the Youth Project (Addams Family) and The Sound of Music as rehearsals for The Sound of Music do not start until September

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Tel: 07708304725
Venue: Rugby Theatre, Central Hall
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