Readings & Auditions

Here are all the details about our annual auditions for the 2018-2019 season. We cast all our shows once a year for the full season, and auditions are open to anyone. All the readings and auditions will take place in the back room of Kings Langley Community Centre at 8pm.
Mon 2nd July Little Women reading

Thur 5th July Aladdin reading

Mon 9th July Who is Theo reading

Thur 12th July Dirk Gently reading

 

Mon 16th July Little Women audition

Thur 19th July Aladdin audition

Mon 23rd July Who is Theo audition

Thur 26th July Dirk Gently audition

 

18th – 20th October 2018

Little Women

by Peter Clapham & Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott’s classic story about the lives of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy & Beth, set in New England in the 1860s.  As the American Civil War causes devastation across the land, Mrs March and her spirited daughters battle to keep house and home together. Despite hardships and family squabbles, the March household proves a warm and appealing haven to neighbours and smitten young men. Strong friendships are forged, dreams are realised and romance is very much in the air! A charming tale of love, loss and growing up.

Cast (age range is only a rough guide)

Meg March – 20s

Jo March – 20s

Amy March – 20s

Beth March – 20s or younger

Mrs March ‘Marmee’ – 40s onwards

Hannah [housekeeper] – 40s onwards

Aunt March  – 50s onwards

Laurie – 20s

John Brook – 20s

Mr Lawrence – 50s onwards

Mr March – 40s onwards

 

10th – 12th January 2018

Aladdin

By Chris Jordan

 

Aladdin is one of the most popular pantomime stories and Chris Jordan’s script promises to be a spectacular feast for the senses and treat for all the family to enjoy.

The villainous Abanazaar has consulted an ancient Egyptian oracle to learn how he can obtain wealth and power, but the Genie of the Ring is on hand to thwart his evil schemes. Whilst we’re off to Old Peking to meet our hero-to-be, Aladdin, the hapless Wishee Washee, and their mother Widow Twankey.

Meanwhile, the Emperor has had to make most of his staff redundant. He’s left with the dim PC Pong to maintain order, and his daughter So-Shi, to flog to the highest bidder. Naturally, So-Shi has other ideas for her future.

Will So-Shi and Aladdin get it together? Will they thwart the plans of the evil Abanazaar? And just how much glitter is too much at this time of year? Join us for this fun-filled production to really shake off those winter blues.

Cast

Abanazaar (baddie)

Aladdin (principal boy)

Genie of the Ring

Slave of the Ring

Emperor

Princess So-Shi (principal girl)

Wishee Washee

Widow Twankey (Dame)

PC Pong

Plus Chorus

 

7th – 9th March 2019

Who is Theo?

By David L Kimple

 

Amidst the late-night din of St. Patrick’s Day in New York City, Donna comes home to find a highly intoxicated man named Theo, who is dressed like a leprechaun, in her apartment. Mistaking Theo for her roommate Jamie’s sublet, Donna puts him into the empty room only to learn that Jamie is still home. With no explanation of how he got in, Donna and her roommates try to figure out where Theo came from and how to get him out of the apartment. Theo’s undeniable charm and seemingly magical habits, however, don’t make it easy. After everything from a police chase and zombie apocalypse, we find out who we are, who we could be, and who is Theo?

 

Cast

2m, 2f, 1m or 1f

DONNA – Female. Mid-late 20s. Assistant at a Law Firm. Driven, intelligent, hungry for more.

ELLIE – Female. Mid-late 20s. Writer. Playful, young-hearted, spontaneous.

JAMIE – Male. 32. Costume Designer. Driven, focused, not messing around.

THEO – Male. Mid-late 20s/early 30s. Fashion Management. Lovable, playful, smart, handsome.

OFFICER PERKINS – Male or Female. Rookie Cop. Nervous, scared, blinded by fear.

OFFICER BART (OS) – Offstage Voice Only. Seasoned Cop.

 

16th – 18th May 2019

DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY

by Arvind Ethan David, Douglas Adams, James Goss

 

After The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams went on to create Dirk Gently, a detective with a belief in the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, a unique relationship with the laws of probability, and a love of cats and pizza. In Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Dirk finds himself on the trail of a gruesome murderer who is somehow involved with the works of Coleridge, quantum physics, and the enigmatic study of the Cambridge Professor of Chronology. Ultimately, the stakes of the case are far greater than a single murder, but go to the fate of life on Earth. Confused? Don’t be — everything is connected.

 

Cast (age range and gender is only a very rough guide)

Dirk Gently 20s – 40s – a holistic detective

Janice Pearce (any age) – Dirk’s secretary

“Reg” 70s-ish – Professor Urban Chronotis – Regius Professor of Chronology, University of Cambridge

Richard MacDuff 20s – 40s- a coder

Gordon Way 30s – 50s – a (late) tech magnate

Susan Way 20s – 40s- a musician, Gordon’s sister

Michael Wenton-Weakes 30s – 40s – A (fired) magazine editor, (possessed)

Sergeant Gilks (any age) – a plainclothes police detective

*Perkins – a policeman

*Albert Ross – Editor – fathom magazine

*Sarah Androyd – 8 – a little girl

*Marvin Androyd – 30s – 40s – her father

*Watkin – a don

*Gordon’s Housekeeper

*Waitress, *Bride, *Groom, *Wedding Guests, *Dons, *Ghosts, *Aliens, etc

Horse…

*Parts which can be doubled up