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Auditions – Jack and the Beanstalk (pantomime)

The Nomads will be presenting Jack and the Beanstalk by Peter Forbes in December 2019, directed by Andrew Hamel-Cooke.

  • Musical Director: James Marr
  • Production Manager: Annabelle Lawrence
  • Performance dates: 10-14 December 2019 (inc Matinee on 14th)
  • Rehearsal days: Sundays from September, weeknights to suit the cast from October
Auditions will be held in the Bob King Room on:
  • Sunday 30th June – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday 11th July – 7:30 PM
  • Monday 15th July – 7:30 PM

If you are interested in auditioning and/or would like to know more, please contact Annabelle Lawrence, Production Manager on [email protected], or call Andrew, Director on 07447 527180.

A chuckle-full adventure of a show this year at The Nomad Theatre! In the village of Ample Bottom, Jack and his friends and family live in fear of the Giant and his nasty crew. After a bit of a mix-up with some beans and the family cow, will Jack’s visit to the cloud land end in victory?

A very popular show locally, the pantomime at Nomads is often full to the brim with theatre-goers enjoying our festive treats. With excellent reviews for both Cinderella in 2015 and Dick Whittington & his cat in 2017, plus a NODA accolade for Drama recently awarded to A Christmas Carol following the production in December 2018, the Nomads team are very much looking forward to the challenges and potential for fun that Jack and the Beanstalk will bring this year!

Characters – playing age ranges are flexible, as always:

  • Grotweasel: A thoroughly wicked, villainous person. Singing. | Male | Any age
  • Fairy Godmother: Young, ditsy. Singing. | Female | 18-30 (or, younger than the FGG)
  • Fairy Greatgodmother: Traditional fairy. Singing. | Female | Older than the FG
  • Sally: Silly Sally, Jack’s sister, tomboyish and a bit of a mess. Singing. | Female | 18-30
  • Jack: Principal boy, swagger required. Singing. | Female | 18-35
  • Dame: “Flower” Pott, the widow, mumsy but witty. Singing. | Male | 30-60
  • Daisy: Cow, 2-people
  • Squire: Typical sneering swine, Jill’s father. Singing. | Male | 30-60
  • Dogbreath: Squires man, scruffy. Singing. | Male | 18-40
  • Hairball: Squires ‘other’ man, hairline-meets-eyebrows-meets-beard. Singing. | Male | 18-40
  • Jill: Principal girl, Squire’s daughter, sweet on Jack. Singing. | Female | 18-35
  • Villagers: All ages, singing required. Dancers will be specifically chosen, for all others, some movement required.
  • Mummy: Not your mummy, a mummy.
  • Cook: Food lover but slovenly and unlovely | Female | 25-60
  • Giant: Sometimes a voice, may be seen | Male | Any age
  • Big Chicken: Now then, not what you were thinking.
  • Voice over artists: TV Chef, Sarcastic Harp

We welcome anyone to register their interest for the show, let us know what date you’ll be attending the auditions!

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.

Trivial Pursuits by Frank Vickery

Trivial Pursuits

By Frank Vickery

Directed by Michael Ayres

Wednesday 12 to Saturday 15 September at 7.45pm

Tickets: adults £12, children/students £10

At the summer meeting of the local am dram society, next season’s play is to be announced. The society’s business manager, Nick, runs into trouble, having promised a different show and the plum roles to four different people.

In this comedic look at the world of ‘am-dram’, the audience may find the scenarios of hidden agendas, scores to be settled and all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans which go into a production, a little familiar.

All in all, this play will make you chuckle and chortle, perhaps even raise the odd wry eyebrow or groan! Now, does anyone know how to light a barbecue properly?

A comedic look at the world of amateur dramatics!

  • Derek – Paul Asher