Hi-De-Hi Auditions

Directed by Guy Peskin

Production dates: 17th-19th May 2018

Reading – Monday 3rd July

Audition – Monday 10th July

Both at 8pm in the back room of the Community Centre.

This stage adaptation of the hugely popular British TV series, which revisits the 1950’s and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.

It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual “Miss Yellowcoat” competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry! Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job. Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening.

However this is going to me more than just a play, with the yellowcoats being in the bar link, and the auditorium as FOH stewards, and generally getting the audience in the mood for 1950’Ss Maplins holiday camp. The yellowcoats I hope will also be singing the tunes of the day between scenes , and of course the well know theme tune, accompanied on the piano ! In fact we might turn the front of stage area into the Hawaiin Ballroom generally. There are 9 male parts, and 8 female parts, but I might have some doubling up of characters if suitable . So as well as actors, w also will need maybe 4 singers, so I am sure this is going to be a fun filled extravaganza all round. SO I DO HOPE YOU ALL COME ALONG TO JOIN THE CAMP.

Gladys Pugh ¬†………………….Welsh , age can be from say 30-60

Peggy Ollerenshaw …………Dippy chalet cleaner, any age

Yvonne Stuart – Hargreaves ….Middle aged, pretencious, pompous, ex ballroom champion

Sylvia Garsey ………………….Flirtacious 30 – 50

Hilary Bovis …………………….Middle aged , northern, Ted’s bossy wife

Dawn, Betty, and Tracey …..Vivacious Yellow Coats, any age. Must be able to sing, and be a typical enthusiatic, personable yellowcoat

Jeffrey Fairbrother …………..Upper class , aged mid 30’s – 50’s

Ted Bovis ……………………….Northern, middle aged stand up comedian etc

Spike ¬†Dixon …………………..Camp comic 30’s -50’s

Mr. Partridge …………………..Miserable middle aged Punch & Judy man

Fred Quilly ………………………Cantankerous , ex jockey middle aged

Barry Stuart – Hargreaves .. Long suffering middle aged pompous, ex ballroom champion

Gary …………………………………Young male yellowcoat, singer, and again personable, and enthusiastic.

Bailiff ………………………………..Any age male

Pritchard …………………………. Any age male admirer of Gladys.