Audition – Don’t Dress for Dinner

Our next production may be just a fortnight away but we are already planning the following one!

The audition will take place on Sunday 14th October at 11AM in the upper studio
If you would like to audition but cannot attend at this time please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

Characters
BERNARD, a middle aged wealthy business man who lives with his wife in an old French farmhouse.
JACQUELINE, his wife who has secrets.
ROBERT, his friend, similar age to Bernard.
SUZANNE, Bernard’s mistress, youngish, sexy.
SUZETTE, a hired chef, youngish, cheeky.
GEORGE, Suzette’s husband, preferably a large man.

Cast will require good comedic skills and commitment

Director: Paul Bellamy
Rehearsal Times: Mainly Monday and Thursday evenings plus some Sunday afternoons

Non-members may audition but must become members of the company if cast. This also applies to backstage crew.

Season Ticket Offer

There are just a few days remaining to take advantage of our Children’s Theatre season ticket offer.

Book by telephone on 01905 611427 or in person at Worcester Live box office by 5th October 2018 to see our next three productions for just £6 per person (a saving of £1.50)

Men of the World August 2018

Our next production (and contribution to the 2018 Worcester Festival) is now less than a month away. We will be performing another of John Godber’s plays, this time featuring three coach drivers reminiscing about (and playing the parts of) some of the many interesting and colourful characters whom they have had on board over the years.

Tickets are on sale from Worcester Live box office.

Audition: Shadowlands

Auditions for our October production  (Shadowlands) will take place at 7:30PM on Thursday 17th May in the Studio.

If you would like to audition but cannot make the above time and date please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

Performance Dates: 24th – 27th October 2018

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings plus some Sunday afternoons and are due to begin in July.

Requirements: All those cast will need to be paid up members of STAC (non-members may audition but must join if cast) . Scripts will be issued, with following charges:

  • £5 returnable deposit (using pencil only) and returning script at the end
  • £10 (using pen, highlighters, etc ) and keeping script at the end

The characters

CS Lewis in his fifties, academic, a character who grows in his humanity through suffering
Major Warnie Lewis Lewis’ bachelor older brother
Prof. Christopher Riley an Oxford don, bit older, maybe 50 to 70
Rev ‘Harry’ Harrington an Oxford college chaplain, probably 30-60
Alan Gregg an Oxford don, the youngest of the dons
Dr Maurice Oakley another Oxford don
Joy Gresham ( Née Davidman) American, late thirties
Douglas Joy’s eight-year-old son
Registrar
Nurse
Doctor
Waiter/waitress in tea room
Priest
Waiter/waitress in hotel

The largest and most challenging roles are those of CS Lewis, Joy Davidman and Warnie(CSL’s older brother). There is the small group of Oxford dons (Riley, Oakley, Harrington and Gregg) who have three or four scenes with the two brothers – nice smaller roles. Of these Riley and Harrington are the larger ones. The director is happy to have one actor doing more than one of the smaller unnamed parts like, Priest, Waiter…..etc…..Equally we could have a larger team with those parts played by more actors, but the roles would be smaller on that basis
Scripts are available from Bygones in Worcester. Sign for a copy with name and address, telephone and date when taken out and returned – within 3 or 4 days please, and definitely return them there by the 15th May. Bygones of Worcester by the Cathedral open weekdays 9-30 -5-30 (Except 1-2 on Saturdays)

Audition: Men of The World

Auditions for our August production  (Men of the World) will take place at 2:30PM on Sunday 13th May in the Studio.

The audition will consist of people reading parts of the play as the main character and one of their other personas.

If you would like to audition but cannot make the above time and date please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

Performance Dates: 21st-25th August 2018

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings to start exactly at 7.30pm (or another night if this is an issue) and some Sunday afternoons to begin at 2.30pm. The rehearsals will finish no later than 10pm or 5pm. Hopefully, most will be in the studio, but other places may be used if required.

Requirements: Each actor will need a passable Yorkshire/Northern accent (but don’t worry if it is not one of your skills; there will be time to perfect it in rehearsals) and have the ability to adopt different personalities for the many parts.

All those cast will need to be paid up members of STAC (non-members may audition but must join if cast) . Scripts will be issued, with following charges:

  • £5 returnable deposit (using pencil only) and returning script at the end
  • £10 (using pen, highlighters, etc ) and keeping script at the end

The characters are three northern coach drivers preparing for a mystery trip to Scarborough and passing the time remembering more exciting trips from the past, such as the one down the Rhine Valley: Stick hates his passengers and wishes he was doing the Spanish run, Larry is a seasoned traveller and Mario Lanza fan and Frank is their female counterpart. These three actors take turns playing an assortment of passengers, from the dotty old complainers to the retired miners seeking excitement on too little money

LARRY  (male, older than the others, also plays Doris and Wally) – Has been doing trips for as long as anyone can remember; sings Mario Lanza songs; calm persona; leader of the three

STICK (male, age negotiable, also plays Jean, Brian, Martin, Harry, Mollie and Raymond) -Hates the day trips, much rather being with young ladies on a trip to Spain; bit bullish and argumentative; uses swear words at times

FRANK(IE)  (female, age negotiable, also plays Sissy, Len, May, Dot, Connie, Clive and Dolly) – The female counterpart of the three; confident and holds her own with the men; peacemaker

Vita and Virginia

You may have heard Ruth and Sue (alias Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf)  on BBC Hereford and Worcester with Kate Justice yesterday (12th April).

If you wish to hear what they have to say the program is available via the link below.  The first of their pieces is 2 hours, 33 minutes and 5 seconds into the program (should you wish to use fast forward) and the second is 2 hours, 51 minutes and 37 seconds in.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061z3t8

Performances will take place from 17th to 21st April and tickets are still available.

Two Actresses Wanted

We are looking for two ladies to play Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf in our April production of Vita and Virginia.

Although the rehearsal period will be relatively short the nature of the play means that the cast will be able to read a lot of their lines out loud from the letters and possibly pre-record them.  This is a luxury denied to most actors.

The play charts, through letters between the two women, an extraordinary relationship between Vita and Virginia and a remarkable insight into their love affair.

Performances will take place from 17th to 21st April 2018 and rehearsals are likely to be held on Monday and Thursday evenings  plus maybe some Sundays.

If you would be interested or know someone who might be please email info@stac-worcester.org.uk

 

 

Beast From the East

On Saturday 3rd March we were forced to cancel our Children’s Theatre production for the first time in decades (if not ever).  We apologise for any disappointment but hope the novelty of being able to play in the snow made up for it.

Refunds on pre-booked tickets are being dealt with by Worcester Live box office.