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Auditions: January 13th and 14th from 6pm to 9pm
Callbacks: January 15th from 6pm to 9pm
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin around January 20th and will take place Mondays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm with one Saturday, or Sunday rehearsal per week depending on actor availability and preference.
Shows: March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22
Audition Requirements: Actors will be asked to read from the script
Synopsis: When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition’s typists, things go disastrously wrong! Written by Ray Cooney, author of the hilarious “Run For Your Wife”, this farce will have you rolling in the isles.

Audition Information

Because of some adult content in the show, all auditionees must be at least 18 years old. The play is a farce, so all actors must be physically capable of quick movement and other aspects of physical comedy. The characters of Richard Willey, the Manager, George Pigden, and Pamela speak with a posh British accent. The other characters will veer closer to cockney. If you want to give the accent a shot at auditions, that’s fine, but a dialect coach will be working with the cast throughout the production.

Character Breakdown

RICHARD WILLEY – a sauve and successful man and a Junior Minister in the Government. Probably middle-aged or close to it, he is quick on his feet and very charming. His attempted seduction of Jane is interrupted by the discovery of a body in the room, which sets the action swirling. This character spends a great deal of time moving, lifting and manipulating the Body, so he must be capable of that physicality.
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THE MANAGER – a stern man who is trying to keep everything in the hotel running smoothly. He understands that he needs to provide outstanding service to his upper class customers, but he has lines of behavior that should not be crossed.
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THE WAITER – a nimble and wily old servant. He is a true opportunist, and will get involved in most any scheme if it means making a little more money.
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THE MAID – an Italian woman who speaks almost no English. She’s a bit confused about all the crazy activity swirling around her.
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JANE WORTHINGTON – A very attractive young lady who is about to embark on an affair with Mr. Willey. She is a secretary for the government. She is sexy and flirty, but probably not the sharpest tool in the shed. Jane spends some time in her bra and panties on stage.
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A BODY – a nondescript male identifying actor of slight build. This character seems to be dead for most of the show, and must be willing to be manipulated, dropped, and hung on a hook in the closet by the other characters. Think “Weekend at Bernie’s” for those old enough to remember that film.

GEORGE PIGDEN – an upright pleasant man of nervous disposition. He is loyal to Mr. Willey and his government, so he unwillingly gets involved in Mr. Willey’s attempts to set things right. He isn’t much of a ladies’ man, but gets stuck in an uncomfortable string of seduction attempts. George also spends a great deal of time moving, lifting and manipulating the Body, so he must be capable of that physicality.
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RONNIE – an angry young man. His first reaction when angered is physical intimidation. He’s a bully, but easily manipulated by those smarter than himself (which is a vast majority of the population). Ronnie spends some time on stage in only a towel, and drops the towel on his final exit, showing his bare behind to the audience.
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PAMELA – an attractive sophisticated woman, similar in age to Mr. Willey. She is rich and smart, but bored in her marriage. She is re-energized by the clumsy seduction of George, and is game for an attempt to have some action outside her marriage.
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GLADYS – a no-nonsense nurse who shows up with the singular purpose of getting George home to his mother. She too is lured into the action by responding to another of George’s seduction attempts. Gladys also spends time on stage wearing only a towel, and drops the towel on her final exit, showing her bare behind to the audience.
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