Audition Pack

AUDITION INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS

Director: John Hincks Assistant Director: Lance Thompson Stage Manager: Angela Quee

 

Port Macquarie Players Theatre are seeking a cast for the upcoming production of Are You Being Served?

   

All the memorable characters from the long-running TV series will be seen not only in their familiar environment of the Grace Brothers Department Store, but also on holiday at a one-star hotel in Spain.

 

Mrs Slocombe, Mr Humphries, Miss Brahms, Captain Peacock and the others will face problems and solve them in ways that only they can conceive causing great hilarity in the process.

 

A. Show Dates: 16th July to 1st August 2021 The season run is 9 shows over three weekends. Friday and Saturday Nights from 8pm and Sundays from 2pm.

 

B. Rehearsal Days and Times:

  • Mon & Wed nights until week commencing 11.05.21 then Tues & Thurs nights

  • Rehearsals will commence Monday 12th April from 7pm to 10pm

  • Sunday rehearsals will be required, however will be discussed with the successful cast regarding timings.

 

C. Rehearsal Venue: Players Theatre, Lord Street Port Macquarie

 

D. Roles Available: Each character description will contain line counts for each act, background of the character, his or her temperament and foibles.

There are 16 roles, some major, some minor and some parts with only a few lines. ALL are important to maintain the comedic flow.

  • Mrs Slocome

  • Captain Peacock

  • Mr Humphries

  • Miss Brahms

  • Mr Rumbold

  • Mr Lucas

  • Mash

  • Mr Granger

  • Bernardo

  • CesarConchit

Minor Characters: Lady Customer, Male Customer, Teresa, Mr Grace, Nurse
ENGLISH VOICE CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED – Polished and Regional - We are looking for a mix to 
enhance comedic value in the show.

 

E. Are there any Fees? If you are successfully cast, you are required to Join Players         Theatre as a member. This can be done via our website. Existing membership is not a requirement to audition.

F. Date and times of Auditions: Saturday April 10th, 2021.

  • Bookings will go live on our website playerstheatre.org.au from Sunday 28th March.

  • Booking timeslots will be 10 minutes per character.

 

G. What is needed to Audition?

A pre-selected text will be made available from Sunday 28th March for you to learn.

Download from our website: playersthetare.org.au

On audition day you may be asked to recite the prose in different ways. We encourage you to commit the text to memory as much as possible.

 

H. BE ADVISED: ACT one lines down: 13th May ACT two lines down: 10th June

Successful cast will be required to commit to contributing a bio for the show program, assistance with poster distribution and sharing of social media content to promote the production. Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you at auditions!