AUDITION NOTICE

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. 

The 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.

Perfect Wedding
Comedy/farce by Robin Hawdon

Characters
    • 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)

An 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

Characters
    • 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)

It's 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.