ACTING AUDITION NOTICE (Dancers - see below)
ROBIN HOOD - THE PANTOMIME!

Sunday 25th September - 11am (10.30am registration)

Venue: Chorley Little Theatre

Performance Dates: 9th - 17th December (not Mon 12th), matinees on Sat 10th, Sun 11th and Sat 17th Dec

 

Written by Stephen Duckham

Directed by Ian Robinson

Producer: Lindsey Dickinson

Choreographer: Rebecca Dickinson

Musical Director: Paul Carr

This is a traditional pantomime with lots of corny jokes, audience interaction, songs and a bit of dancing. Actors should be good at telling jokes and also able to adlib if required. There’ll be room for hamming it up, but the adventure should be played as real.

Cast

Robin Hood (female) - the star of the show - fast, funny and quick-witted, a strong, determined character. Singing required.

Maid Marion (female) - Ward of the Sheriff, the female lead, smart and feisty. Singing required.

Sir Silas Skinflint (male) - Sheriff of Nottingham - the villain! Prepared to be dastardly and for small children  to hate them. Singing required (but not at audition).

Floggem & Whippem - the Sheriff’s guards - a comedy double act with a bit of slapstick. Singing required.

Nurse Jemima Jollop (male) - Typical Dame character. Singing required (but not at audition).

John & Edward (teen males)- “The Boys” - based on Jedward, so passable Irish accent but, like Jedward themselves, no singing required.

Greenwillow (female) - Magical character, the good fairy, she is required to help tell the story.

Village Woman (female) Rabble-rousing villager. Singing required.

A Ghost, A Skeleton - slapstick performers

Headless Nick (male) - ghost creature.

King Richard (older male) – A typical pantomime King

The Merry Men (male or female) - Tuck

- Will Scarlet

- Alan-A-Dale

- Little John (male) - tall and imposing

Chorus: Villagers, Merry Men, Guards

Auditions

Audition pieces will be given out on the day of audition. Scripts can be emailed in advance if you wish, please contact Ian for details.

For those characters required to sing in the show, you may be asked to sing at audition, so please bring along a CD/memory stick with a backing track.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals from 26th September, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and some Sundays (you may not be required to be at every rehearsal).

Some people may also be required at Chorley Christmas Lights Switch-on Thursday 24th November and for various publicity duties

 

For further information, please ring Ian Robinson, 07984 794163

 

Contact us for more info

 

 

Dancing audition

Dancers aged 8* and over wanted to form two groups, Juniors and Seniors to dance, act and sing in this year’s Pantomime - Robin Hood!

Date: Sunday 18th September

Registration 11am to start at 11.30am (aim to finish by 2pm)

Venue: Chorley Little Theatre

If you are under 16 a parent or guardian will need to be present throughout the audition day.

Dancers will be required to learn a short dance taught on the day of audition before performing in small groups. Formal training in either Ballet or Modern-Jazz is required for all those who wish to audition. Successful dancers will be informed after the acting auditions (see above).

All dancers must be available to perform at all 10 shows and remain throughout the performance each night or matinee.

For any further details please contact Rebecca Dickinson, Choreographer on 07885 973918 or 01257 230296.

Hope to see you there!

Rebecca! xx

* some candidates may be considered if under the age of 8 if ability is of a high standard

 

 

 

Auditions for the September CADOS play, Funny Money, take place on Sunday 29th May at 10.30am. Details below:

Tickets for the show are on sale now and already going fast!

 

Audition Notice

Sunday May 29th 2011 - 10.30am (Theatre)

“Funny Money”

Written by Ray Cooney

Directed by Barbara Wilcox

A CADOS Production: September 12th – 17th 2011

 

It is Harry Perkins’ birthday and he has a lot to smile about having picked up the wrong briefcase on the train containing £2 million cash; this sets off a chain of events sending us off into the wonderful world of Ray Cooney, Master of Farce.

Harry’s inebriated wife has to pretend to be his sister-in-law, his friends become his relatives and Harry himself turns into his own brother! As the lies get bigger, the twists get more complicated and the cuckoo clock explodes in a hail of bullets.

This is fast paced, needs excellent comedy timing for entrances and exits, carries great one liners and clever, funny visual gags – not for the faint hearted.

Rehearsals will begin end of June but you will need to be well acquainted with the script by first rehearsal.

Anyone auditioning must be available for every rehearsal from September 1st to opening night

Cast of Characters

Harry Perkins 40+ – Our hero?? Leading male role, on stage almost throughout the play, strong actor with excellent comedy skills needed.

Jean Perkins 40+ - Harry’s wife, tries to show Harry the error of his ways, normally teetotal, Jean gradually consumes all the alcohol around the house, It is really important that I am not looking for a very drunk drunk, I want someone who will be trying not to appear drunk, this is a far funnier.

Underwear warning – Jean will be wearing a flannelette nightie at one point.

Vic Johnson 40+ - Harry’s best mate coming to the birthday dinner, reluctantly gets caught up in the web of deceit, another good comedy role – experienced actor required.

Betty Johnson 40+ - Harry’s wife and Jean’s best friend, a buxom and cheerful woman.

Davenport – A bent copper, paid off by Harry but keeps upping his price.

Slater – Second Policeman,  quiet authority and clearly incorruptible

Bill – The taxi driver, keeps bobbing in and out of the action, increasingly irritated as he is kept waiting throughout the play.

Passerby – Male, 30+ Large Dutchman turns out to be the assassin

Scripts will be available soon, watch website.

 

Any further details needed drop me a line on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you there

 

Best

Barb x

 

 

Audition Notice

‘An Inspector Calls’

By J B Priestley

Directed by Wyn Tootell, assisted by Andrew Kidd

2nd May – 7th May 2011


Audition date: Sunday 13th February, 11am

Venue: Chorley Little Theatre

 

The play takes place in Brumley, an industrial city in the North Midlands in Spring of 1912. It revolves around the Birling family as they celebrate a special occasion.

 

Cast

Arthur Birling 50+, Pompous, prosperous mill owner, self-satisfied with his lot

Sybil Birling Arthur’s wife, 50+, Socially superior to her husband, rather a ‘cold fish’.

Sheila Birling 20+ Pretty, Daughter of Arthur and Sybil

Eric Birling 25+, Son of Arthur and Sybil

Gerald Croft 25+, Sheila’s boyfriend, well-bred, man about town

Edna The maid, any age

Inspector Goole Age uncertain; quietly spoken, seems to know everything. He has an air of mystery   about him; must create an atmosphere that the audience finds fascinating.

 

For more information and audition pieces please contact Lindsey Dickinson via the Enquiry form on this website

 

Please note: enquiries go to Producer Lindsey Dickinson who will reply upon return from holiday next week.

 

 

For details of the Oliver Twist audition please click here.

 

 

 

Audition Notice

Neville’s Island

Directed by Sean Duxbury

Audition Date – Sunday 28 November 11 am at Chorley Little Theatre

Production Dates – Monday 28 February – Saturday 5 March

Four out-of-condition, middle-aged businessmen sent off on a team building exercise in the Lake District succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on an island on Derwentwater. Bound in fog, menaced by wildlife and cut off from the world, their pathetic attempts to get themselves rescued are hampered by their inability to cooperate as much as by their ineptitude in the Great Outdoors What should have been a bonding process for Gordon, Angus, Roy and Neville turns into a muddy, bloody fight for survival. Because when night settles in, strange things happen out in the wilds. And what took place on Neville's Island that foggy November weekend none of this particular middle-management team would ever forget

The four characters are:

Neville, whom the others have elected Captain and who has promptly proved his unfitness for the post by leading his team confidently in the wrong direction.

Gordon, the dour malcontent whose cruel sarcasm provides many of the play’s funniest one-liners

Angus, the somewhat dim-witted loser who appears to have bought up a camping shop’s entire stock for the trip.

Roy, a born-again Christian who has recently returned to work following a prolonged breakdown – and who is heading, in the play’s considerably darker second half, for a spectacular relapse.

In addition to the audition, I will be having a read-through of Act 1 on Tuesday the 23 November at the theatre starting at 8pm.  Do not worry if you cannot come to the read-through, this is simply a way of familiarizing yourself with the play before the audition.

If anyone has any problems attending the audition or has any questions please contact Sean Duxbury on 07976 111209 or use the contact form on this website.

Thanks