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!
Sunday May 29th 2011 - 10.30am (Theatre)
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.
Hope to see you there
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.
‘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.
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.
Thanks to all who came to the Acting Auditions last weekend. Now it's the time for the dancers! It's a chance to appear in the town's biggest show of the year, take part in a parade through Chorley and help switch on the Christmas Lights. Plus, of course, have a great time in a fun show.
Sunday 26th September 2010 @ St Mary’s Club, Devonshire Road, Chorley
Sleeping Beauty Choreographed by
Anna McGarr and Rebecca Dickinson.
11am Registration – 11.30am Start (Aim to finish by 2:30pm)
Dancers aged 8years and over to form two groups:
Group one – age 8 – 12 years Group Two – Age 13 years and over.
Ballet training an advantage but not essential, big smile lots of energy, commitment and confidence would be a bonus.
Production dates – December 10th to 18th (not Mon 13th) Matinees 11th/12th/18th.
Christmas parade & lights switch-on: Thursday 25th Nov
If you need any further information please contact Sue Hilton on 07866 773652
Sleeping Beauty tickets go on sale on Monday 27th September
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