Audition Notice: Bette and Joan

Bette and Joan, by Anton Burge. Directed by Elliott Bunker. Audition Dates:Mon 9th & Wed 11th July 2018 at 7.45pm. Performance Dates: 31st October to 3rd November 2018.

By 1962, two of the silver screen’s great leading ladies, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, were has-beens. The women – both famed for playing strong independent characters, both with difficult personal lives and both a long way past 40 – had been replaced by a new breed of perky blonde stars.

Then they got an unexpected opportunity: playing opposite each other in what was to become a cult classic, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

Audition Notice: A Bunch Of Amateurs

A Bunch Of Amateurs, by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman. Directed By David Lester. Audition Dates:Tue 19th & Thu 21st June 2018 at 7.45pm. Performance Dates:21st – 29th September 2018 (8 nights, to be confirmed).

This will be a fun play to do with the added challenge of how to be convincing as an amateur actor. And it comes with acting out some scenes from King Lear!

Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steele arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to discover that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Julie Dench, the cast are amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by our enthusiastic amateur thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson’s career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself.

Audition Notice: The Father

“The Father” by Florian Zeller, translated into English by Christopher Hampton. Audition Dates: Mon 25th & Wed 27th Jun 2018 at 7.45pm. Performance Dates: 17th – 20th Oct 2018 in the Richard Whitmore Studio.

“The Father” is a French play that deals with the gradual development of dementia of the eponymous part. During the action we see the world from inside of his head as things seem to become more and more topsy-turvy