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THE LAST BREAD PUDDING and WAR OF THE WORLDS : THE PANIC BROADCAST

AUDITIONS

for

(temporary artwork)

A Comedy
Written & Directed by Nick Warburton

will be held on
Thursday 9th November 2017
at the Deaf Centre, 8 Romsey Terrace, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

A committee is meeting to choose a new play - The Last Bread Pudding.
A cast of seven discuss the virtues and the vices of drama.
Somehow their private lives become muddled with the discussion.
This is a kind of pastiche asking of its cast the ability to work
as an ensemble, to present clear characters and to go over the top.

Rehearsals commence in February 2018.

Performance Dates
Sawston Drama Festival 22 to 24 March - Performance Date TBA
& Cambridge Drama Festival 24 to 28 April - Performance Date TBA
the play will receive two additional performances on
6th & 7th April at St Mark's Church Hall, Barton Road, Cambridge - details TBA

Cast Requirements & Playing Ages

Ken Mills   30 / 50
Denise Boon   30 / 50
Fleur Florian   Any Age
Jan Cooke   20 / 40
Jack Handy   40 / 60
Phyllis Small*   Any Age
Tramp   Any Age
     
Note: *Although this is a non-speaking part, the character is heavily involved throughout the play

Further information: nickwarburton@bawds.org


AUDITIONS

for

(temporary artwork)

Directed by Colin Lawrence

will be held on
Sunday 14th January 2018
at the Deaf Centre, 8 Romsey Terrace, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3NH
between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. & 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

Cast Requirements: 6M 4F
The cast will be required to convey over 50 characters with
a wide range of ages and convincing American accents.
Rehearsals commence in mid-May 2018.

Production dates: 10 - 14 July 2018 at a central Cambridge location - details TBC

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sc-fi novel The War of the Worlds,
but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation,
which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the
the events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast.
Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play
is a thrilling homage to the form's golden age and a timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.

Cast Requirements & Playing Ages
(as there are over 50 speaking parts, most of the age requirements are variable)

(M) Freddie Filmore & Others   25 / 45
(M) Orson Welles & Others   25 / 30
(M) Howard Koch & Others   40s / 50s
(F) Ora Nichols & Others   30s / 40s
(M) John Houseman & Others    35 / 40
(M) Commercial #1 Announcer 1 & Others   30s / 50s+
(F) Commercial  #2 Announcer 2 & Others   30s / 50s+
(F) Mercury Stage Manager & Others   30s / 50s+
(M) Dan Seymour & Others   25 / 30
(F) Commercial #2 Wife & Others   30s / 50s+
plus a number of pre-recorded voices - any age(s)
     
Production Team
Director   Colin Lawrence
Designer   Barry Brown
Production Assistant   Joyce Fenton
Stage Manager   TBA
Lighting Design   TBA
Sound Design   TBA
Costume Supervisor   TBA
ASM Properties   TBA
Music   Mike Milne
Publicity   Sean Baker
Front-of-House Arrangements   Rosemary Eason
Finance   Colin Lawrence
Photographs   Sophie Wilson

Further information: colinlawrence@bawds.org

DECEMBER

 A Bawds joint production with
Combined Actors
(lead producers this year)

The Girl in the Glass
a Cambridge Ghost Story
by Sean Lang

Audition Details TBA

Further information: julie.petrucci@btinternet.com

 

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