The Crescent Theatre is holding auditions for the following production(s).
Non-members are welcome but please read the note at the bottom of this page.
An Inspector Calls
Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer in the early years of the last century, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter's engagement. Into this cosy scene intrudes the harsh figure of a police inspector investigating the suicide of a young working class woman. Under the pressure of his interrogation, every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret which links them to her death…
Performances: 15th - 22nd March 2014
Auditions to be held on 2 dates:
Sun, 15 Dec, 2013
Wed, 18 Dec,2013
Arthur Birling – age 50+ Successful industrialist. Late Victorian/Edwardian era. Proud of his achievements, values every penny he has made.
Sybil Birling – age 45+ Enjoys the status her husband has provided with his wealth. Doting mother.
Sheila Birling – age 20-24 Enjoys the status her fathers money provides. Has been shielded from the underside of society.
Eric Birling – age 18-30 Like his sister he has led a restricted life, but he resents this life. Spoiled and protected by his mother.
Gerald Croft – age 25-30 More aware of the real world and is a member of an upper class family.
Edna, a maid – age open.
Inspector Goode – mature enough to hold the rank, with quiet authority.
For more information and any questions please contact Sheila Carradine (Director) on 0121 429 4453 or email her PA, Jo Phillips: email@example.com
Want to be involved but don't want to act? There's always plenty to do backstage - see our membership page for details.
While auditions are intended for members, non-members are welcome to attend on the understanding that, if successful in reading for a part, you would be expected to become a member of the theatre. This entitles you to take part in all theatre activities and to concessionary ticket prices. In return you will be expected to attend all rehearsals and performances and to undertake your required allocation of front of house duties. Your membership subscription must be paid by the end of the second rehearsal. Membership fees for a year are £60 (£30 if unwaged). More details on Crescent Membership can be found in the membership pages.
The Familiarisation Reading is not an audition but an opportunity to find out more about the play, the characters and the director's ideas for the production. If you are unfamiliar with the play, try to come to this to see if you would be interested in reading for a part at the audition.
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