ENCHANTED APRIL
Director: Beth Kirchner

AUDITIONS
Woodford Theatre
Saturday, October 7 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Sunday, October 8, 6 – 9 PM
It is not necessary to attend both days.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. A British dialect is necessary for this play. While we will offer some dialect coaching during rehearsals, please plan to give us your best British during auditions. There is one character who speaks mostly Italian.

Please bring a photo and resume if you have one. Be prepared to list your conflicts.

Though there will be a few read-throughs and dialect sessions in October and November, rehearsals will not begin in earnest until after the Christmas holidays.
Performances: February 2-5, 9-11, 15-18.

ABOUT THE SHOW
ENCHANTED APRIL is a comical and poignant journey of discovery. In 1922, two dejected London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages. They recruit two very different English women to share the expenses and experience. Under the enchantment of the Mediterranean sunshine, they blossom, rediscovering their relationships with each other, their spouses and themselves.

ROLES:
LOTTY WILTON, 30, a Hampstead housewife
MELLERSH WILTON, 32, her husband, a solicitor
ROSE ARNOTT, 40, a Hampstead housewife
FREDERICK ARNOTT, 45, her husband, a writer
CAROLINE BRAMBLE, 25, a socialite
ANTONY WILDING, 25, an artist
MRS. GRAVES, 70s, a London matron
COSTANZA, 60s, an Italian housekeeper

 

NOISES OFF
Director: Michael Camenisch

AUDITIONS
Woodford Theatre
Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-4:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 6:00-8:30 PM
Please only attend one audition date and plan to stay the entire time.

Callbacks: Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm
Rehearsals will begin January 29, 2018 (there will be a read-through very soon after casting – date to be determined). We will have a 7 week rehearsal period due to the complexity of this show.

Performances: March 23-25, March 29-31, April 5-8 (there will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1).
You do not need to prepare anything for your audition ahead of time. HOWEVER – ability to do a British dialect is vital to this play. It is recommended that have a look at the script, and brush up on those dialects.

Dialects: Please come prepared with your best English dialect (and/or Irish, or Welsh, or Scots, or pretty much any British dialect!). The play is very British and the ability to successfully pull off a dialect is important.

Please bring a photo and resume if you have one. Be prepared to list your conflicts. Please email trishclark@woodfordtheatre.com to sign up for a Saturday or Sunday audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW
NOISES OFF: A mile-a-minute farce of slamming doors, missing boxes, crossed-purposes, contact lenses and sardines. Considered by many to be the best farce ever written. It requires timing and stamina and the ability to remember all those props and where they’re supposed to end up! It’s also a blast to perform.

ROLES
(Names in parenthesis are the characters’ names in the play-within-a-play, “Nothing On”)

Dotty Otley (Mrs. Clackett): A once-famous British TV star. Age range: 40’s and up

Garry LeJeune (Roger Tramplemain): An actor. Age Range: 20’s through 40’s

Brook Ashton (Vicki): An “actress.” Age Range: 20’s through 30’s. NOTE: This character spends a good part of the play running around in her underwear. Her costume will be tasteful and not overly skimpy – but will definitely suggest sexiness. Only audition for this part if you are comfortable with this.

Frederick Fellowes (Philip Brent): An actor. Age Range: 30’s through 50’s

Belinda Blair (Flavia Brent): An actress. Age Range: 30’s through 50’s

Selsdon Mowbray: A fading (and usually inebriated) actor: Age Range: 50’s and up

Lloyd Dallas: A director. Age Range: 30’s and up

Tim Allgood: A Stage Manager. Age Range: 20’s through 40’s

Poppy Norton-Taylor: An Assistant Stage Manager. Age Range: 20’s through 30’s