Wednesday 27 February at 7.30pm
Clubrooms, 13 Brunswick Street Lane. EH7 5JG
Depending on who auditions, Dario Dalla Costa will be directing either Perfect Wedding or Life and Beth for the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
rehearsal start date is still TBC but we’re holding auditions early to
make sure we can advertise the play on the Fringe website.
The performance venue will be the Royal Scots Club (Venue 241), 29-31 Abercromby Place, EH3 6QE, from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 August at 7:30pm.
Comedy/farce by Robin Hawdon
• Rachel – the bride (20s or 30s, always in command)
• Bill – the groom (20s or 30s, rarely in command)
• Tom – the best man (20s or 30s, solid, dependable)
• Judy – a girl (20s or 30s, very attractive)
• Julie – the chambermaid (20s or 30s, kooky, volatile)
• Daphne – mother of the bride (40 or older, emotional)
appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in
his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment,
and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an
extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night
hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced
to. Worse – during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed
and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the
bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best
man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend. Then the
problem is that the best man’s real girlfriend has to be kept ignorant
of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel
staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
Life and Beth
Dramatic comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
• Beth Timms (Recently widowed, 50s)
• Gordon Timms (Her late husband, formerly a maintenance engineer, 60s)
• Martin Timms (Their son, a car salesman, 30s)
• Ella Packer (His girl-friend, 20s)
• Connie Bunting (Beth's sister-in-law, also a widow, 50s)
• David Grinseed (A clergyman, a widower, 50s)
Christmas, and Beth Timms is mourning the recent death of her health
and safety officer husband, Gordon. Beth's sister-in-law Connie
and son Martin have come to stay, determined to ensure that she should
have a stress-free Christmas, but between Connie's drinking problem and
Martin's unspeaking and emotionally volatile girlfriend Ella, their
intentions prove to be short-lived. Only David, the local vicar,
provides Beth with any comfort, but when he says a prayer for her
bereavement he unwittingly summons Gordon's ghost to return to the
family home. Gordon has been busy implementing health and safety
measures in the afterlife and is now determined to stick around to help
Beth manage her affairs. It soon becomes apparent, however, that
his return is not altogether welcome.
If you are interested but cannot attend the Audition, please let Dario or our Secretary know.