Update on dates, characters and the play itself

The read-through for Ladies’ Day, by Amanda Whittington, will take place on Wednesday October 10, 2018 at 7.30pm at Lagoa Bombeiros.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday October 17, 2018 again starting at 7.30pm at Lagoa Bombeiros.

There are a four female roles and six males with a mixture of age ranges.

Angela Theobold is director for Ladies’ Day and is already looking for those to support her.

Please do come along to the read-through, whether you are interested in a part or in doing something behind the scenes. Maybe you are just interested in the group and want to know more. Oh and by the way, cheese and wine will make an appearance.


Further information you may find helpful for the auditions

THE AUDITION PROCESS
You will be able to pick up the audition pieces at the read-through on October 10, giving you the opportunity to practise.

The audition will be held individually and not in a group.

WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE THE AUDITION DATE?
If you cannot make the audition date this does not mean you cannot audition. Please contact Angela (Tel: 925 784 285 or email angelatheobold@gmail.com ) in advance and a date and time between October 10 and 17 will be arranged. 

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN CAST IN THE PLAY?
You will be contacted directly by Angela before October 22, 2018.

WHEN WILL REHEARSALS START?
Rehearsals will begin in January 2019, Angela will advise further details closer to the end of the year.

THE PLAY
Ladies’ Day is a comedy drama from Amanda Whittington about four unlikely lasses from Hull who decide to take a day trip to the races and focuses on the friendship between the four distinctly different women.
Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome; Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But, their fortunes are set to change when Royal Ascot is relocated to York.
The girls head off to the races on Ladies’ Day for a flirt, flutter and fun, not forgetting of course bubbly.  If their luck holds they could hit the jackpot and more besides!

THE CHARACTERS

Northern accents and a little singing ability is needed for the female parts.

Pearl mid-50s: a fish packer
Pearl is kind and generous, slightly better off than the others. She is married with four children and one grandson

Jan mid-40s: a fish packer
Jan is a single mum who is slightly dowdy and who saves every penny she earns for her daughter who is about to go to university

Shelley mid-20s: a fish packer
Shelley is single, gobby, brash and she drinks too much. Dressing in a cheap and tarty fashion Shelley is a wannabe, a good time girl and on the look out for a millionaire

Linda mid-20s: a fish packer
Also single Linda was brought up by her nan and is a huge Tony Christie fan. She is quiet, thoughtful and dresses conservatively – not at all showy – the opposite to Shelley

Male characters
Although there are six male characters it is possible for actors to double up.

Joe 40-60 years: supervisor
Fred any age: ticket tout
Jim McCormack no specified age: TV pundit
Patrick 35-45 years: irish jockey
Kevin no specified age: gambler
Barry around 60 years: bookie