The audition details for forthcoming productions are shown here.
We hold Open Auditions for all plays and, if necessary, principal roles in our annual pantomime. However, any non-member chosen for a role is required to become a full acting member of the Burgess Hill Theatre Club to appear on stage in the production. Patron Membership is not acceptable for acting roles. You will be expected to join during the first rehearsal.
Please ensure that you will be available for the rehearsal period and the stated production dates before auditioning.
Auditions are held at the Burgess Hill Theatre, 98 Church Walk, Burgess Hill. RH15 9AS
by Graham Lineham
Pippa Jones and Sophie Davies
29th April - 2nd May 2020
Read through - Thursday 2nd January 2020 at 7:30pm
Bring drinks and nibbles and we can have a great evening reading this wonderful, hilarious play!
Auditions - Sunday 5th January 2020
Both to be held at the Burgess Hill Theatre, 98 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AS.
For further information contact Pippa 07703635434 or Sophie 07891613848
'The Ladykillers' is one of the best-loved British films of all time. The 1955 Ealing comedy was adapted into a stage play in 2011 by Graham Linehan, the co-writer of Father Ted, IT crowd, Black Books and Motherland.
Kind hearted, elderly Mrs Wilberforce lives alone apart from her parrot, General Gordon. All is not as it seems when she rents a room to the mysterious Professor Marcus so he and his amateur musician friends can practise. When the musicians arrive, however, it’s fairly obvious to all except innocent Mrs Wilberforce that this is no Mozart string quartet but a bunch of crooks. When she becomes wise to their ruse, Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With Mrs Wilberforce alone with five desperate men who will be forced to face the music?
Mrs Wilberforce: An eccentric, bumbling and caring widow. Playing age 60+
Professor Marcus: Gang leader and mastermind of the plan. Cunning, charming, intelligent and quick witted.
Major Courtney: Ex-military man with a secret love of cross dressing. Nervous and fretful.
Harry Robinson: Cockney, streetwise spiv. Suffers from OCD and pops pills throughout the play.
One-Round: Cockney, loud and strong ex-boxer. Kindly but dim witted; it takes him a while to "catch on".
Louis Harvey: A Romanian gang member who likes knives! Bold, untrusting and sceptical.
Constable Macdonald: The local policeman. Has a patient demeanour but gets quietly frustrated by Mrs Wilberforce's misinformation. Appears at the beginning and end of the show.
Mrs Jane Tromleyton: Mrs Wilberforce’s friend who visits for tea. Very small speaking part. Playing age 60+
Ideally, we would love some ‘extra’ ladies to play friends of Mrs Wilberforce and appear in the tea party scene.
Rehearsals will work around cast availability. Most cast members will be required at all rehearsals due to the nature of the play.
If you cannot make the readthrough but would like to audition, or if you have any questions or queries at all, please contact us using the contact details below.
A very happy Christmas to you all!
Pippa and Sophie
07891613848 or 01444 246606