Posts Tagged ‘casting’

Auditions – The Sound of Music (BLOS)

Bookham Light Operatic Society and The Nomads will be presenting The Sound of Music in May 2019, directed by Martine Young with Musical Director James Marr and Choreographer Hannah Dare.

  • Performance dates: 22 – 25 May 2019 
  • Rehearsal days: Friday evenings, Sundays closer to the production

Introduction evening:

  • Friday 16th November – 7:30pm
  • The evening will be a run through of the music and you can meet the team
  • Location: Eastwick Road United Reformed Church Hall, Bookham, KT24 4BE

Auditions:

  • Friday 30th November – 7:30pm
  • Location: Eastwick Road United Reformed Church Hall, Bookham, KT24 4BE

Contact details: Selena Hegarty, [email protected]

www.bookhamlightoperatic.co.uk 

Casting – Bouncers

The Nomads will be presenting Bouncers by John Godber in January 2019, directed by Hayley Clines.

  • Performance dates: 23 – 26 January 2019 
  • Rehearsal days: One mid-week and Sunday for a few hours, exact details to suit company

Audition dates:

  • Tuesday 9th October – 8-9.30pm
  • Sunday 14th October – 6:30-8pm
  • Tuesday 23rd October – 8-9.30pm

Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here). Please email the Director to confirm you’ll be attending.

Contact details: Hayley Clines
E: [email protected]

About the show
This is a depiction of a nightclub through the evening as told by 4 bouncers, each with a  different take on the nightlife world. This will have a twist as it will not be set “up north” but daaaaaaawn south, so bring your best east end accents with you. Our January 2018 production of Shakers (the female partner production) was set in the ’80’s, so we’ll be choosing a different decade for this one.
Characters
Can you dance, can you rap, can you have a laugh and make sure that the life of one of the following bouncers can become your own for 4 nights only….? Read on:
Eric – Recently separated from his wife. Can be older than the other bouncers. Gives the impression that he is a deeper, more thoughtful character than some of the others. His monologues show his distaste as the objectification of women within the nightlife.
Also plays Baz ( Group fo lads) and Maureen ( Group of ladies) and a Buxom Swede.
Les – Eager to get into fights. Hot-headed and temper runs high.
Also plays Kev ( Group of lads), Rosie( Group of girls).
Judd – Wheeler and dealer sort of chap. Involved in petty theft. Judd knows Eric from gym and training and tries to pick a fight with him regularly in the show.
Also plays Barber and Hairdresser when we meet new characters first. Then becomes Terry and Elaine.
Ralph – Calm and reflective one of the group. Also plays Jerry and Suzy ( Sexy and flashy), DJ and Nobby the Swedish Postman.
Audition Pieces: CLICK HERE
  • Eric – Pg 25-26
  • Ralph – Pg 37
  • Las – Pg 28-29
  • Judd – Pg 7 – 8, Pg 9
  • Everyone Pg 11-13.

Casting – A Christmas Carol

The Nomads will be presenting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December 2018, directed by Graham Botterill.

The famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from miserable miser to generous benefactor, has been a popular feature of Christmas since it was published in 1843. Scrooge’s redemption is prompted by the visitation of a succession of spirits. By turns exciting, terrifying, amusing and always moving; this story is a wonderful prelude to Christmas.

  • Performance dates: 11-14 December 2018 at 7:45pm, 15 December 2018 at 2:30pm and 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: from 2nd September, Sundays at 2:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm plus most Mondays from 17th October

Audition dates:

  • Sunday 15th July at 2:30pm
  • Monday 16th July at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 18th July at 7:30pm
  • Further dates will be announced…

Audition pieces can be found here: Google Drive

Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here). There’s no fixed order; but, if possible, children will be auditioned first.

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please contact Graham on [email protected]

There are over 60 characters, so cast members will be doubling and trebling parts. There are lots of fun roles including an ensemble of Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors etc.

Characters (in no particular order):

  • Ebeneezer Scrooge: Playing age 60+ – A mean, unhappy loner who recovers his humanity and a fine sense of humour.
  • Bob Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – A gentle, downtrodden clerk who adores his family and desperately tries to provide for them.
  • Fred (Scrooge’s Nephew): Playing age 30’s – A warm, humorous man who is determined to redeem his uncle.
  • Charity Ladies: Playing age 40+ – Respectable ladies who can be doubled with the un-respectable Charwoman and Laundress.
  • Street Urchin: Playing age 12+ – crossing-sweeper, message-runner, etc.
  • Jacob Marley: Playing age 50+ – The ghost of Scrooge’s dead partner. A booming, terrifying character. Can be doubled with Old Joe the rag and bone man.
  • Ghost of Christmas Past: Female – Playing age 30s – Initially frightening but sympathetic to Scrooge’s plight. Can double with Mrs Cratchit and/or Ada (Mrs Fred)
  • Boy Ebeneezer: Playing age early teens – can double as Peter Cratchit
  • Fanny Scrooge: Playing age early teens – Ebeneezer’s sister
  • Schoolmaster: Playing age 40+ – a fierce bully who made Scrooge’s schooldays miserable.
  • Mr Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Scrooge’s first employer…a jovial, generous man who knew how to celebrate Christmas. Can double with Ghost of Christmas Present.
  • Mrs Fezziwig: Playing age 50+ – Fashionable, enthusiastic and adores her husband. Can double with Charwoman or Laundress.
  • Young Ebeneezer: Playing age 17 to 25 – An enthusiastic apprentice and fiancé of Belle. Can double with Undertaker.
  • Dick Wilkins: Playing age 17 to 25 – Fellow apprentice. Can double with Fred’s friend Topper.
  • Belle: Playing age 18 to 25 – Young Ebeneezer’s fiancé. Can double with Young Wife and/or Ada’s Sister.
  • Ghost of Christmas Present: Male – Playing age 40+ – Big and cheerful…a sort of prototype Santa Claus. Can double with Mr Fezziwig & Businessmen.
  • ParcelMen (2): Any age – Diamond geezers.
  • Mrs Cratchit: Playing age 30+ – desperate to keep her family alive on Bob’s pathetic wages. Can double as a Charity Lady.
  • Martha Cratchit: Playing age mid-teens – oldest of the Cratchit children. Works long hours for little reward.
  • Peter Cratchit: Playing age early teens – can double as Boy Ebeneezer
  • Tiny Tim: Playing age about 8 – the much-loved baby of the family. Could be played by boy or girl. Must have the “Aaah” factor.
  • Ada (Fred’s wife): Playing age 20+ – Suffers Fred’s ‘sense of humour’
  • Ada’s Sister: Playing age 20+ – Unmarried, as yet.
  • Topper: Playing age 25+ – Keen to marry Ada’s Sister…or anyone.
  • Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: – Tall and terrifying. Non-speaking role…but bags of non-verbal communication.
  • Old Joe: Playing age 50+ – Filthy, Fagin-ish rag and bone man. Ideally doubled with Jacob Marley.
  • Charwoman: Playing age 40+ – Coarse, grasping harridan…doubles nicely with Charity Lady.
  • Laundress: Playing age 40+ – Coarse, grasping harridan…doubles nicely with Charity Lady.
  • Undertaker: Playing age 17 to 25 – Pond life. Can double with Young Ebeneezer.
  • Plus Carollers, Country Folk, Party Guests, Townspeople, Children, Businessmen, Sailors, etc.

Auditions – Trivial Pursuits

The Nomads will be presenting Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery in September 2018, directed by Michael Ayres (Artistic Director, The Nomads).

  • Performance dates: 12-15 September 2018 at 7:45pm
  • Rehearsal days: Tuesday and Thursday

Audition dates:

  • Tuesday 31 July – 7:30
  • Thursday 2 August – 7:30
  • Sunday 5 August – 1:00

Auditions will be held in the Bob King room at The Nomad Theatre, Bishopsmead Parade, East Horsley, Leatherhead, Surrey KT24 6RT (click here)

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like further information, please email us to let us know on [email protected] 

Characters (playing ages are flexible):

  • Teddy – Often insensitive and selfish, he sees himself as a joker. Very friendly with Joyce.
  • Joyce – Roz’ sister. Once talented and well-meaning; a lush, she gets drunk during the play.
  • Mona – the choreographer. With no real sense of humour, she takes herself very seriously and has a hard edge. Maybe fancied Teddy in the past, but was ignored. Bitter?
  • Pearl – the Treasurer. Sensible and straightforward.
  • Roz – Nick’s wife and Joyce’s sister; the sensible, organised person behind Nick’s power.
  • Jessica – pretty and younger than the other members.
  • Derek – Boring and pathetic, but harmless. His divorce from Deirdre is about to be finalised, but he is missing her and is miserable without her. He has been involved with the Operatic Society through Deirdre.
  • Nick – Roz’ husband. The society Business Manager. He feels pressured from all sides, and is in a no-win situation, but does find opportunities to get something positive out of it, however. Fancies Jessica.
  • Deirdre – happy to be getting divorced from Derek, as she feels she can start living life now.
  • Eddie – not part of the society, he has tagged along with Deirdre. His only interest is television.