The All New Creative Playgoers Performance Workshops!
Launching 24th March
Events at a glance:
Starting 24th March
by Noel Coward
Ariel Centre, KEVICC
April 9th - 12th
Wind In The Willows
by Alan Bennett
Open air at Dartington
June 27th - July 5th
for our summer production
The Wind in the Willows
by Alan Bennett
directed by Richard Clark
Open air at Dartington
Friday June 27th – Saturday July 5th
This charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad comes alive this Summer as Playgoers head downstream to the riverbank.
Ratty and his new friend Mole are whiling away the hours on the river bank, little knowing that they, along with Badger, are about to embark on a glorious adventure. Along comes the incorrigible Mr Toad In pursuit of his latest obsession, the motor car, to turn their tranquil life upside down and land himself in a whole heap of trouble – “poop poop”!
An exciting tale unfolds as the friends try to outwit the weasels of the Wild Wood and fight to reclaim Toad Hall for its rightful owner.
This Playgoers Open Air production – directed by Richard Clark and with music by Bernardine Artuso is guaranteed to keep the audience entertained and enthralled.
Want to be part of this exciting production?
Audition Times at The PLAYSTATION are: Saturday January 25th 10.30 - 1.00 and then again 2.00 - 4.00. Then again on Sunday January 26th 11.00 - 1.00 but N.B. auditions on this Sunday are by individual appointment with Richard
Telephone – 01803 762681 or e-mail him email@example.com
If you can’t manage either of those dates there is a second chance on Tuesday 4th February 7.30 - 9.00 again in The PLAYSTATION
(For those of you who don’t know it, the PLAYSTATION is at Totnes Station, opposite the ‘up’ platform. You don’t need to pay to park, there are plenty of places to the left of the building and in front of it.)
Richard wants to audition the Main Characters on 25/26th Jan and the 4th Feb and after that he is to build an "ensemble " who will play everything else - so those people will not be auditioning for specific roles but who still want to be in the company with the opportunity of playing several smaller roles should come to the WORKSHOP AUDITIONS on Saturday March 1st in STAVERTON VILLAGE HALL 10.00 – 1.00
Anyone not successful in getting a major role will automatically be considered for the ensemble.
The dates of this OPEN AIR production are Friday June 27th – Saturday July 5th
TOAD Toad’s inherited wealth and consequent lack of responsibility have allowed the weaknesses in his character to flourish. His life is a series of infatuations and he is highly image-conscious;. Frequently behaving like a spoilt child, he is not unintelligent and ultimately must have charm
RAT Naval type, who doesn’t suffer fools gladly. A good, courageous heart beats beneath the bluff exterior. Feared by the Wild Wooders so must be able to show why
MOLE Mole’s confidence grows through the play. Ideally, physically the smallest of the four main characters.(could be female!)
BADGER The ‘elder statesman’, a kindly, old-fashioned schoolmaster type. Respected by the other animals. Instant rapport with Mole
ALBERT (a horse)Albert is described as Eyeore’s cousin, which perfectly describes his gloomy character. Albert will be played on two legs, not four, and may have to give a brief piggy-back to the actor playing Toad. (could be female!)
CHIEF WEASEL Leader of the Wild Wooders, a spiv-ish thug holds command without the need for violence.(could be female!)
WEASEL NORMAN The Chief Weasel’s henchman, not terribly bright.(could be female!)
GAOLER’S DAUGHTER doubles with A Policewoman A comely country girl, possibly is charmed by Toad to some extent but probably has her eye on the main chance. A smart cookie.
BARGEWOMAN doubles with The Motorist Monica. A canny, hard-grafting woman, Unattractive and unsavoury
Other characters will be selected at the
WORKSHOP AUDITION ON March 1st in Staverton Village Hall 11.00 to 1.00
They are : Otter; Portly; Sergeant Fred; Parkinson the car salesman;
Motorist Rupe; Train Driver; Clerk; Rabbits; Stoats; Ferrets; Weasels; Squirrels; Hedgehogs (many of these have speaking roles and could be doubled!) and Fieldmice who can sing!
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