All readings and auditions to be held in Kings Langley Community Centre (main hall) at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated.

All welcome to join – members and newcomers alike.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Full length musical, directed by Andrew Knight
Show dates: 8-11 December 2021
This playful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s celebrated novel follows Dorothy as she travels over the rainbow to the land of Oz, meeting your favourite characters from the film, plus a few more! Join us this December on our adventures in Oz where you will experience all the magic and fantasy of the film, complete with all the songs you know and love.

Cast list:

THE WIZARD OF OZ (MUNY VERSION) — CAST LIST
Principals
(4 female; 4 male; 3 any gender)
Dorothy
The Good Witch, Sorceress of the North
Gloria
The Wicked Witch of the West*
The Scarecrow
The Tin Woodman
The Cowardly Lion
The Wizard of Oz*
Munchkin Mayor
Munchkin Barrister
Munchkin Coroner
*non-singing
Supporting
Aunt Em
Uncle Henry
Farmhand
A Munchkin Farmer
Visiting Witch No. 1
Visiting Witch No. 2
Tibia
Servant
Ozmas
Lord Growlie
SATB Chorus
Private
Foremost General
23 Other Generals
Oz Lady
Girls
Farmhands, Munchkins, Citizens of Oz

Reading: Thursday 8th July
Pre-audition music Monday 23rd August
Pre-audition music Thursday 26th August
Pre-audition music Thursday 2nd September
Audition: Saturday 4th September 11am – 4pm

Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith
Victorian comedy of manners, directed by Carolyne Bevan
Show dates: 10-12 March 2022
Charles Pooter is a lowly London office clerk who dreams of being a ‘Somebody’. He and his beloved wife Carrie move into their dream house ‘The Laurels’, [Upper] Holloway, and set about enjoying the joys of middle-class suburbia. Pooter often congratulates himself – he has a lot to be thankful for: loyal friends; Lupin – their handsome and talented son; an efficient and well- mannered domestic servant…a charming garden..etc etc
Why, so content is he that he even begins writing a diary to chronicle his wonderful life…but Pooter’s bubble is burst at every turn as his ill-fated attempts at social climbing bring him crashing down to earth with a bump. This whimsical and delightfully silly Victorian comedy of manners is imaginatively adapted for stage by Hugh Osborne. Performed as a play-within-a-play as Pooter engages the services of three talented thespians to act out domestic mishaps and mayhem from his diary.

Cast list:

Cast : 4 men + a non-speaking musical accompanist
Mr. POOTER [old enough to have a grown up son]
Mr. DARWITTS, Mr. BIRKS SPOONER, Mr. HILLBUTTER – [three energetic men of any age playing 20 characters]
And Mr. PUTLEY – a pianist [who can really play or can mime with gusto!]

READING: Thursday 1 July
AUDITION: Thursday 15 July

Mindgame by Anthony Horowitz
Psychological thriller, directed by Tori Jeffs
Show dates: 19-21 May 2022
A prominent author of novels and “true crime”stories enters a secluded mental institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined there for thirty years. The superintendent of the institution does not want the interview to take place and is hostile. In an effort to make the writer to understand what it means to be insane, he restrains him in a straight jacket. Then he pulls out a scalpel; he is the serial killer. The inmates have taken over the asylum and killed all of the staff except for “Nurse Plimpton”. Actually a doctor, she tries to intervene and is gruesomely dispatched or so the audience thinks. Mindgame was a riveting hit in London’s West End and later Off-Broadway starring Keith Carradine directed by Ken Russell

Cast:

1 female, 2 male

Stylar (m)
Farquhar (m)
Plimpton (f)

Reading: Monday 19th July
Audition: Monday 26th July

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder, Andrew Hobgood
Comedy, directed by Sally-Anne Rafferty
Show dates: 15-17 September 2022
It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?
This rip-roaring comedy plays on the melodramatic fears of America during the cold war (and today) and adds a saucy twist, complete with some very funny audience interaction. A big favourite with audiences around the world, we hope this will bring some much-needed fun and laughter to our stage.

Cast list:

LULIE STANWYCK – President
WREN ROBIN – Events chairwoman
VERONICA “VERN” SCHULTZ – Buildings and grouds chairman
GINNY CADBURY – Secretary
DALE PRIST – Historian

Reading: Monday 12th July
Auditions: Spring 2022 – dates TBC