Be My Baby, on stage from 2 - 12 October. The Guardian said "If this play was a person, you'd want to hold it and hug it". Returning to the Christchurch stage for the first time in over a decade, grab your audition time HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y66pk3a3
Auditions Saturday 27 / Sunday 28 October (By appointment)
Elmwood Players’ Kidz Theatre returns in January with this loosely adapted take on the classic children’s tale of a gallant but slightly pompous Prince and his quest to rescue a fiery young girl with really, really, really long hair.
Further information and/or to book an audition time, contact Steve on 021 2322453
Adult cast required: Rapunzel – A girl with really, really, really long hair Prince Roderick – Brave but somewhat pompous Sam – Prince’s Servant, the brains behind the Prince *James – Rapunzel’s father Grundelin – The evil witch O’Malley – A woodsman; Grundelin’s henchman *# Landlord – Of the Black Swamp Inn Titania – A Good Fairy, slightly absent-minded, hippy-ish Obron – A sharp thinking Forest Elf Sholby – A not so bright Forest Elf * can be doubled up # or Landlord can be male or female Performance dates:
“BREATH OF SPRING” By Peter Coke | Directed by Steve Millar
Saturday 28 July, by appointment
On stage this October
3 Males / 5 Females
For further info or to book an audition time, contact Steve: 021 2322453
Nan (F) – Middle age. Singing teacher.
Brigadier (M) – Middle age. Former army officer.
Lily (F) – Young woman. Cockney housekeeper. Has a criminal past.
Alice (F) – Middle age. Lady Miller. Upper class. Elegant but poor.
Bee (F) – Middle age. Dame Beatrice Appleby. Eccentric in manner and clothes.
Hattie (F) – Can be any age. Small, thin, untidy and birdlike.
Detective Sergeant Pape (M) – Young man. Police officer.
Police Constable Kemp (M) – Can be any age. A dour looking policeman.
Peter Coke’s play, “Breath of Spring” was a big hit when it was originally released, and was quickly adapted into the 1960 film, “Make Mine Mink”, which starred several great British actors, including Terry Thomas, Hattie Jacques, and a young Billie Whitelaw as the maid.
The title of this play may seem odd at first, but “Breath of Spring” was the name given to a naturally pale blue coloured, quite rare mink pelt, used in very expensive and exclusive clothing.
Dame Beatrice Appleby is a generous soul, but her money has run low and she has taken in paying guests, a rather disparate group, and Lily the maid, who is a reformed thief who has ‘done time’ in prison. Grateful for the chance that she has been given by Lady Beatrice, Lily presents her with a fur, opportunistically stolen from the neighbouring flat.
The group put aside their differences and pull together to return the fur before it is missed. The excitement gets to all of them and they decide to steal furs to raise money to help those in need. Detective Sergeant Pape and P. C. Kemp turn up, and all Hell breaks loose as the gang try desperately to cover up every trace of their illegal activities …
Elmwood Players return with a four night season of NZ short plays, on stage Weds 8 through to Sat 11 August.
Please note: These plays will not be entered in this year’s Theatre NZ Play Festival, and will only be performed at Elmwood.
“The Wonderful Miss Ward” by Andrea Quinlan Directed by Andrea Quinlan and Phil Dean
Cast: 1F (18 to 30)
Monologue. If you visit the Carnie Hill Goldfields historic park you may meet dancer Arabella Ward. Is she an actor in the living history theatre or is she someone who has a much deeper link to the area's history?
“Portraits” by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt Directed by Susan Cameron
Cast: 2M 2F
Drama: Portraits tells of the rape and murder of a teenage girl in a small community. The play casts light on the family on both sides of the crime. This is the next play in the Verbatim series.
“The Fraud” by Neil Troost Directed by Libby Wilson
Cast: 1M (any age, at least 10ys younger than F) 1F (elderly – can be aged up)
Comedy: An antique dealer keen to own the find of his career at all cost, or preferably no cost. An elderly woman abandoned by her family and eager for company. A statuette that’s been in her family for years.
“Deadly Closure” by Richard C Harris Directed by Genna Kate Ryan and Garry Thomas
Cast: 1M (30+) 2F (1 x late 20’s early 30’s, 1 x 30+)
Thriller. On being accused of possession of a class A drug Tina is afraid that the news could exacerbate her father’s critical illness. So, when she is blackmailed she turns to a recent new friend for help. Together they hatch a scheme to get Tina off the hook and find closure. A closure that turns very deadly indeed.
Contact Gaz for more information and/or audition time. firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 453138