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Auditions: Noises Off
April 2 and 3, 2017
This Audition: April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Auditions are being held April 2 and 3, 2017, for:
by Michael Frayn
directed by Teri Grimes
Performances: June 9 – 25
Those auditioning will be required to do cold readings from the script, and will be asked to play some improvisational games. Please dress for movement. Callbacks are on April 4.
A full-length farce with 5 men and 4 women. Ages 20s to 70s. Some characters in the play have two personas…their own, and the part of their character in “Nothing On.” ALL actors auditioning for Noises Off need to be able to handle the energy and pace of a farce, and have the physicality to be able to handle pratfalls, running, etc. It is a British comedy, so British accents are a requirement.
The characters in the play are as follows (this is what the director will be looking for), the ages of the characters are approximate.
Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett – A woman in her 50’s. Attractive enough as Dotty to attract the attention of a younger man. As Mrs. Clackett, she is a solid character actress with a cockney accent. As Dotty, her accent is standard stage British. The director will be looking for the ability to play broad farce.
Lloyd Dallas – the director of Nothing On. 40’s-50’s – a man of great vocal presence, proper stage British. He needs maturity, style, sex appeal.
Garry/Roger – a male in his 30’s – Garry is having an affair with Dotty. This actor must be very fit as he does a majority of the physical comedy and pratfalls. He has a proper stage British accent throughout. As Roger he plays a high-class real estate agent on the make. Good comic timing a must.
Freddy/Phillip – a male in his 30-40’s – As Phillip this actor is a playwright on the lam from tax collectors; as Freddy the character is a charmingly insecure and somewhat dim actor. He is mild-mannered and self-effacing. Freddy spends some time on stage in his underwear. The actor should be somewhat tall. Upper class British accent.
Belinda/Flavia – female 30’s – As Flavia she plays Phillip’s spouse. A lovely woman with excellent taste. As Belinda – sugar-sweet, falsely perky and cheerful. This attitude changes radically as the play progresses. Upper Class British accent.
Brooke/Vicki – early 20’s – As both Vicki and Brooke, this actress is very lovely and must be comfortable doing the entire play in her undergarments. Very dim – rather stereotypically dumb, young starlet on the rise.
Selsdon – late 60’s – The actor for this role needs to be able to play mature age. This character role requires good timing, ability to play drunk, deaf and doddering. Working class British accent.
Poppy – 20’s to 30’s – Poppy is the assistant stage manager of Nothing On. She is attractive but harried, nervous and somewhat shy. Middle class British.
Tim – 20’s to 30’s – Tim is the stage manager of Nothing On. The actor needs to be shorter than Freddy. The actor playing the role must be physically able to handle pratfalls. British middle class accent.