Our next show is A Study In Fear, by Richard Allport which will perform 23-26 October.
Date: Sunday 7 July 2019
Venue: St Ann’s Church Hall Wandsworth.SW18 2RS
Please see below for information on audition pieces.
- Presenter 1 – Male/Female, any age
- Presenter 2 – Male/Female, any age
- Professor Hainning (ghost investigator) – Male, 20-30
- Professor Hainning (ghost investigator) – Male, 50+
- Henrietta (Radio presenter) – Female, any age
- Mrs Bradshaw – Female, 40+
- Maggie (Removal lady)/Barbara (Receptionist) – Female, any age
- Sam (Attic clearer) – Male, Older than Lucy
- Lucy (Attic clearer) – Female, Younger than Sam
The ages of the characters are a guide but the auditions will determine a person’s suitability for the role.
For every show we hold open auditions which are advertised on this site, and we regularly cast newcomers. (You don’t need to separately audition first just to become a member, unlike some amdram groups)
Auditions are perhaps the most important part of a director’s work. To give yourself the best chance of being cast, it’s a good idea to do some preparation for auditions, but you don’t have to learn the lines! We try and cast the shows on the day of the auditions, and casting is inevitably accompanied by a trip to the pub to celebrate or commiserate.
Auditions are normally held three to four months before the show is due to be performed, giving plenty of time to get familiar with the script before rehearsals start.
If you do get cast, we would then ask that you join as a member. This gives you access to members’ benefits (free entry to all New Stagers’ shows, regular email updates, notification of New Stagers’ social events and a voice in group decisions, including deciding the yearly repertoire) plus helping to ensure the group’s productions are properly funded. Subs are £60 p/a (contribution if unwaged), payable £5 monthly by standing order. You start paying from the next due month after you join (unless you accept a role in a show immediately on joining – in this case, the monthly amount is payable before your first rehearsal).