Auditions – Shakers

Auditions – Shakers

This 90 minute play is presented by four waitresses, Adele, Mel, Carol and Nicky, each under pressure in different ways, and describes a typical night at a bar called Shakers. The play is set in 1985, and has plenty of quick-fire humour as well as monologues by each character. The actresses play all the characters in the bar, including the clientele the four waitresses have to deal with.

  • Director: Michael Ayres
  • Performance dates: 13-17 February at 7:45pm
  • Rehearsals: Sunday / Wednesday / Friday

Audition dates:

  • Tuesday 9th January at 7.30pm
  • Sunday 14th January at 6pm

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

Audition monologues (script provided):

  • Carol – “When I was sixteen..”
  • Adele – “I first slept with somebody…”
  • Mel – “Bleedin’ cocktails…” and “My mum tells everyone that I work in Shakers…”
  • Nicky – “It is something that I’ve put together myself…”

Northern accent preferred but not essential

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


Shakers is an ensemble piece, with each actor playing equally featured roles. The playing age is 20s to 30s, but rapport between the actors is as important.

  • Adele – mid 20’s Thinks life is for living, having fun is her raison d’être. Calls it as she sees it. The complete opposite of Carol.
  • Carol – late 20’s/early 30’s Down to earth, no nonsense type. Degree educated at Lancaster Poly. She wants the other girls to make something of themselves and not waste their time on “men”, though she secretly wants to settle down and have children herself.
  • Mel – early 20’s Despite of her youth, she is already embittered by life. Plenty of attitude and can stop an elephant at twenty yards with a quip. Comic timing is vital.
  • Nicky – late teens/early 20’s Budding actor, keen to progress her acting career, gives the air of confidence (until she attends an audition!!!) Always feels slightly left out of things, in much the way that a younger sibling does when involved with older sisters. Has a “the show must go on” ethos.

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