Hay Fever – general information

Judith and David Bliss reside in the country with their grown up children Simon and Sorel. The family think they are a sociable bunch and each invites a guest down from London to stay for the weekend. What they have omitted to do is consult either the others or their long-suffering maid Clara. The scene is set for high drama, theatrical emotional outbursts and questionable romantic clinches. Will the unsuspecting guests survive the weekend with their sanity intact?

22 – 25 November 2018

Book tickets now: www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/hay-fever

 

Measure for Measure – cast announcement

Duke – Amos Witztum
Angelo – Edwin Coutts
Escalus – Michael Reffold
Claudio – Anthony Gretton
Isabella – Clare Janew
Juliet – Emily Hill
Lucio – Edward Smith
Provost – Omer Warman
Mariana – Francine Ross
Mistress Overdone – Paula Morris
Pompey – Geoff Prutton
Elbow – Sue Miller
Froth – Toby Davis
Abhorson – Stephen Chapman
Barnadine – Guillaume Doutreleau
Friar – Marilyn Greene
Nun – Rebecca Hill
1st Gent – Stephen Meehan
2nd Gent – Michael Meehan
Servant – Francine Ross
Messenger – Toby Davis
Justice – Stephen Chapman
Boy – Amelia Radnedge

Our next show – Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure is very much a play for our times. With themes of corruption, abuse of power and sexual exploitation it holds a mirror to our world as much as in Shakespeare’s day. Duke Vincentio absents himself from court leaving his deputy Angelo in charge. Angelo abuses his position, seeking to take advantage of young Isabella whose brother he has condemned to death. Scenes of intense emotion are interspersed with a comic sub-plot. All this is observed by the Duke, who has disguised himself as a friar and returns at the end to bring all to book.

Muswell Hill – audition notice

Production
Muswell Hill
by x x x x x x x x
Audition date: 29 July 2018 at 7.30pm
Production venue
Performance dates

Director: Mike Nower

Synopsis: A house party is in full swing at Lady Hunstanton’s country home. One of the guests, Gerald Arbuthnot, an earnest and upright young man but with limited prospects, is overjoyed when the suave and witty Lord Illingworth offers him employment as his secretary. Shockingly however his mother implores him to refuse this brilliant entrée into sophisticated society…
Ought she to reveal the shameful secret she has kept hidden for 20 years and destroy her beloved son’s happiness forever? How can she persuade Gerald that, contrary to appearances, Lord Illingworth is a “man of no importance”?

Characters
  • Character 1: A person who is bla bla bla. M/F Playing age: 20 – 50
  • Character 1: A person who is bla bla bla. M/F Playing age: 20 – 50
  • Character 1: A person who is bla bla bla. M/F Playing age: 20 – 50
  • Character 1: A person who is bla bla bla. M/F Playing age: 20 – 50

Audition pieces:

Notes
These are the pieces that we will be working from at the audition. There is not a piece for every character. You do not need to learn the lines or do any detailed work in advance. Please contact us at info@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk if you want any more information about the audition or the production.
Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons, and will be held at the Free Church Hall.
Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.

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