Be My Baby Audition Notice
Audition Date- Sunday 18th March 2018
Audition Time- 10am
Written by Amanda Whittington
Directed by Rebecca Dickinson
The Production dates:
Monday 11th June -Saturday 16th June 2018 inclusive
Please ensure you are available for all dates (including the week before for dress rehearsals) before auditioning.
The central character of this play a 19-year-old girl called Mary. Her mother (Mrs. Adams) discovers that Mary is seven months pregnant and sends her to a religious mother-baby home. Other pregnant girls staying at the home are Queenie, Norma and Dolores. Queenie is a street-smart girl with a past; Dolores is a dreamer, whilst Norma is not very bright. Each of them is forced to come to terms with their pregnancy, and through the time that they spend at the home, not only do they learn a little bit about pregnancy but the four girls also become great friends, bonding over songs by The Ronettes and The Dixie Cups.
The Cast (all female). Please note ages are that of the character – anyone over 16 can audition.
Initially quiet and shy but grows in confidence. A dreamer. Must be able to sing in tune.*
Approx. 350 lines
Not very bright. Does not fully understand her situation. Dreams of a future with her baby.*
Approx. 150 lines
Naïve and vulnerable. Must be able to show a range of emotions including distress from hallucinations. *
Approx. 90 lines
Street-smart with a past. Aspires to be a singer one day. Bold and witty character.*
Approx. 240 lines
Mrs Adams, 35+
Mother to Mary. Anxious and timid lady who just wants the best for her daughter.
Approx. 120 lines
Matron of St Saviour’s. Firm but fair matron to the girls with a softer side seen at times.
Approx. 230 lines
*For those auditioning for Mary, Dolores, Norma or Queenie, you will be required to sing the first verse and chorus of either Be My Baby, The Ronettes, or Chapel of Love, The Dixie Cups.