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Auditions for Blood Brothers

Auditions for Blood Brothers

BATS Theatre Co. Inc. AUDITIONS

Blood Brothers
Drama written by Willy Russell
Directed by Catherine Steer

Blood brothersBlood Brothers is a compelling story of friendship, loyalty and fate. The Johnstone twins, born into poverty in the 1950’s are separated at birth when their mother cannot afford to keep them both. Mickey and Edward grow up streets apart, becoming best friends but never knowing the truth of their heritage. They bond as blood brothers but when they both fall in love with the same girl this causes a tear in their friendship and ultimately the tragic death of both brothers.

Originally written as a play by Willy Russell (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) in 1981, Blood Brothers was developed as a musical in 1983 and became the third longest-running musical production in London West End history.

The staggeringly emotional climax of the play questions whether it was destiny, or the inevitable difference of class, that led to the fatal conflict of two brothers who were once so close.

#NOTE: This is the play version, not the musical.

Auditions

Monday April 4 at 7.30 p.m.

Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Casting

Actors must be 18 plus, Doubling possible

All cast, unless a lead, will have multiple roles and play children, teens, passersby, neighbours, crowds etc. Ability to speak in a northern English accent would be beneficial. Other accents of Yorkshire, Liverpool, Birmingham, Scottish, Irish, et al, acceptable.

Child characters are not expected to speak like children, but will have mannerisms of children, e.g tantrum, playing, arguing, fighting. Child characters ‘grow up’ from scene to scene into teens and adults. All actors must be able to show clear definition of character traits of the variety of age groups they are required to act. This is done by voice, body language and attitude, costuming.

Should you wish to take on an acting challenge and perform in a play that will develop your ability as an actor, this is it. All cast are aged 18 plus due to the content of the play and requirements of rehearsal work.

Actors required

MRS. JOHNSTONE (MOTHER): Female, plays 30 – mid 50’s – Original Mother of Mickey and Edward. Northern English accent

NARRATOR: Male, Age Flexible – Takes the audience through the important sections of the story. must be able to project well. Strong stage presence and confidence in delivery.

MRS. LYONS: Female, plays 30s – Mid 50’s – Mrs Johnstone’s employer. Adopts Edward.

MR. LYONS: Male, Character Age 30-40 – Gentleman from the upper class. Also performs minor roles.

MICKEY: Male, Plays 7- mid 20s – Blood Brother raised in the poor part of town by Mrs. Johnstone. Also performs minor roles.

EDWARD: Male, Plays 7- mid 20s – Blood Brother raised in the upper class by Mrs. Lyons.

SAMMY: Male, Plays 7- Late 20s – Mickey’s Brother. A bully, constantly a trouble maker.

LINDA: Female, Plays 7- Mid 20s – Finds the attention of both Mickey and Edward.

Smaller speaking roles: Milkman, Kid 1. Kid 2. Kid 3, Doctor, Police officer.
Non speaking roles: Children (siblings and friends), Neighbours, Councillors, Nurses, Police Officers.

All levels of acting ability and experience welcome.
Actors should have middle class English and Liverpool or Birmingham type accents

(age is character age and is a guideline only)

For more information: Please contact Director Catherine Steer 5476 4376 or email: cdelsteer@googlemail.com

Rehearsals

Mondays 7pm, Thursdays 7:30pm

Performances

June 17, 18, 24 and 25 2016 at 7:30pm
Matinees: June 19 and 25 2016 at 2pm

Auditions for One Act Plays 2016

Auditions for One Act Plays 2016

3 x One Act Plays

The Finalists of the Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition
When: Monday January 18th at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Sts Buderim.

Play 1 – Feeding The Pigeons in Trafalgar Square Drama written by Bruce Olive, directed by Sue Sewell.

Synopsis:
Dolcie recalls a tumultuous marriage and her subsequent extraordinary nomadic life, while anguishing over the children she left behind. Based on a true story, this is a play about domestic violence and its long term consequences.

Cast required:
Dolcie – Female 60 to 80 yrs: Spritely elderly lady originally from Devon, England. Doesn’t like authority. Speaks her mind. Worldly, adventurous, well read.
Electrician – Male 20 to 50 yrs: Australian tradesman. During the course of the play, the electrician becomes a part of Dolcie’s thoughts, transforming into numerous characters from her past. E.g: Dolcie’s husband, Dolcie’s son, Dolcie’s old school teacher and Dolcie’s numerous lovers from various countries.

Play 2 – Senses Working Overtime Comedy/Alternate Reality written by Rob Attenborough, directed by Alison Lambole.

Synopsis:
In the recycling department, the technicians are watching the football. Collingwood is losing A Tsunami of red wine is heading their way, the result of a power struggle in the committee room. Only Daydreams can avert the looming disaster.

Cast required:
Chairman, Common Sense, Pessimism, Shift Manager, Co-ordination, Optimism – These roles can be male or female and any age. Daydreams – Female any age.

Play 3 – Love In A Food Court Comedy written by Hugh O’Brien, directed by John McMahon.

Synopsis:
Krystal Vickery suffers from June West Syndrome which causes an otherwise confident, witty woman to get totally tongue-tied whenever she encounters an available man she fancies. So Krystal’s mother hires Nadette Harper-Smith, a qualified relationship expert to cure Krystal of the syndrome so she can land the man she has been admiring from afar in the Sunshine Plaza food court. But after the strong-willed Krystal chances upon her own unusual cure for June West Syndrome, she becomes so confident, she teams up with her new boyfriend Colin Sizer to seek a cure for Burton-Taylor Syndrome, the sad psychological ailment keeping Nadette apart from the love of her life, Lance Woewodin.

Cast required:
Krystal – Female 25 – 45 yrs.
Colin – Male 25 – 50 yrs, must be believable romantic match for Krystal.
Nadette – Female 30 – 70 yrs, must be older than Krystal.
Lance – 30 – 70 yrs.

(age is character age and is a guideline only)
For more information: Please contact Co-ordinator Jacqui Mata Luque 54455464 or email: jacmata5@gmail.com

Performances: April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 – 2016

Auditions for Agatha Christie Show

Auditions for Agatha Christie Show

BATS Theatre Co. Inc. AUDITIONS

“And Then There Were None”

The Classic Mystery/Comedy
Written by Agatha Christie, Directed by Bruce Olive

Ten guilty strangers Agatha Christie are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die.

In this superlative mystery/comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none.

Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with two house servants, marooned.

A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead – poisoned. One down and nine to go!

Monday July 6th at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Actors Required:
ROGERS – 30’s to 60’s
MRS. ROGERS – 30’s to 60’s
FRED NARRACOTT – 30’s to 60’s
VERA CLAYTHORNE – 20’s to 30’s
PHILIP LOMBARD – 20’s to 40’s
ANTHONY MARSTON – 20’s
WILLIAM BLORE – 30’s to 60’s
GENERAL MACKENZIE – 50’s to 70’s
EMILY BRENT – 30’s to 60’s
SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE – 50’s to 60’s
DR. ARMSTRONG – 40’s to 60’s

For more information (for information Please call Bruce Olive 0457 438 236 or email: reaolive@gmail.com)

Performances: October 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10

AUDITIONS – BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC. PERFORMANCES JUNE 2015

AUDITIONS – BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC. PERFORMANCES JUNE 2015

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AUDITIONS – AUDITIONS – AUDITIONS

MONDAY 27TH APRIL 2015 at 7.30 p.m. at

BUDERIM WAR MEMORIAL HALL, CNR MAIN & CHURCH STREETS, BUDERIM

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BATS THEATRE COMPANY INC. WILL BE HOLDING ITS SEASON OF ONE ACT PLAYS IN JUNE 2015

THERE WILL BE FOUR PERFORMANCES

DATES OF PERFORMANCES:  SATURDAY, 13TH JUNE AT 8.00 P.M. SUNDAY, 14TH JUNE AT 2.00 P.M. SATURDAY, 20TH JUNE AT 2.00 P.M. AND 8.00 P.M. (2 SHOWS)

REHEARSAL DATES:  THURSDAY 30TH APRIL, MONDAY 4TH MAY, THURSDAY 7TH MAY, MONDAY 11TH MAY, THURSDAY 14TH MAY,

MONDAY 18TH MAY, THURSDAY 21ST MAY,

MONDAY 25TH MAY, THURSDAY 28TH MAY, MONDAY 1ST JUNE, THURSDAY 4TH JUNE, Full run through SUNDAY 7TH JUNE, 2015.

WE WILL BE HOLDING AUDITIONS ON MONDAY 27TH APRIL 2015 AT 7.30 P.M. THERE WILL BE FOUR PLAYS IN TOTAL AND WE WILL BE

AUDITIONING FOR THE FOLLOWING THREE PLAYS:

1)  OLD FASHIONED MANORS, (COMEDY) Written by Roger Gimblett

Roles available:  Miss H. Female 40-65

Steve: Male 18 – 30

Kylie: Female 18 – 30

DIRECTOR:  Jacqui Mata Luque 0431 025 920 – Email: jacmata5@gmail.com

2)  THE PIE AND THE TART, (COMEDY) Written by Hugh Chesterman

Three Males – aged 30 years plus

One Female – aged 30 plus

DIRECTOR:  Wendy Silvester 0427 528 184 – Email: wendydsilvester@gmail.com

3)  ALL ABOUT JACK, (DRAMA) Written by Sue Sewell

Female – 70 + years of age

Male – 70 + years of age

Male – 20 + years of age,

Female – 40 to 50 years of age

Female – 20 years of age +

DIRECTOR:   Sue Sewell 0421 677 714 – Email: suesewell@rocketmail.com

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Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the directors, phone numbers and email addresses as listed above, or alternatively we hope to see you on the 27th April 2015 should you wish to audition for one of the above listed parts.  The coordinator for the season of plays will be Wendy Silvester.

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Best regards ALICE REA, BATS Theatre Company Inc. Committee Member. (0427 856 680)

Auditions Tuesday December 16th

Auditions Tuesday December 16th

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“Long Story Short”

Season of 10 minute Plays; Comedies & Dramas

Q. What do these things have in common: a first date, an aircraft cabin at 10000 feet, a restaurant in Vietnam, a yoga studio and a TV game show?
A. They are all settings from some of the plays in BATS Theatre Co. Inc. 10 minute theatre season “Long Story Short” to be performed in March 2015.

Tuesday December 16th at 7.30pm
Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall
Cnr Main Street and Church Street, Buderim

Actors Required:
10 males and 10 females aged 20yrs to 60yrs.
(age is character age and is a guideline only)

The Plays

  • Trikonasana written and directed by Alice Rea
  • The Ninth Step written by Alex Broun, directed by Jacqui Mata Luque
  • The Date written by Ian Westley, directed by John McMahon
  • Ash written by Alex Brun, directed by Sue Sewell
  • The Beckoning Cat, written by Kristin Hannaford, directed by David Wilson
  • The Master Plan, written by Bob Galley, directed by Catherine Steer
  • Million Dollar Question, written and directed by Bruce Olive

Rehearsals Monday and Thursday nights from January 12th

For more information contact Production Manager
Wendy Silvester at wendydsilvester@gmail.com or phone 0427528184

Performances: March 6, 7, 8, 13 & 14, 2015

Auditions for “A Night at Little Grimley” on soon at BATS Theatre!

Auditions for “A Night at Little Grimley” on soon at BATS Theatre!

Monday 7th July! 

fat-ladyImagine amateur theatre at its best, and then imagine it at its worst… welcome to the world of the Little Grimley Amateur Theatre Society, and get ready for a night of chaotic fun, crazy characters and downright desperation – all in the quest for a good play and a decent audience!

The Last Tango in Little Grimley.

The first of these three one act plays (Cast 2 male 2 female, ages 20 – 35).

Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to four – the audiences aren’t much bigger – and if they don’t come up with some rent money soon, they’re going to be thrown out. “There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days” argues Gordon the Chairman. “Sex!”

Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build-up to an evening of extraordinary home-grown drama – an evening the locals would never forget!

Script Preview from the author’s website – Click Here.

 

The Last Panto in Little Grimley.

The second in the series (Cast 2 male 2 female, ages 30 – 50).

The Last Tango in Little Grimley sees Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard tackle the Christmas pantomime with predictably hilarious results.

Imagine the possibility of everything going wrong – and then it does! And yet somehow goes right.

Script Preview from the author’s website – Click Here.

 

The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley.

The final in this crazy series (Cast 2 male 2 female, ages 50 – 65).

Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard are back to tackle yet another threat to their survival – this time in the shape of a rival am-dram, newly-formed in their village, determined to upstage them with an award-winning musical.

The querulous quartet pull together to devise an ingenious military-style plan that doesn’t, well, go quite to plan.  When their subterfuge is discovered by the rival society’s psychopathic front-of-house manager, he’s none too pleased.

Script Preview from the author’s website – Click Here.

 

Add in a few emotional complications for Gordon, and things look a little grim for Little Grimley.  Could this finally be the end of their society?

Don’t be so sure.  It’s never over…until the fat lady sings.

Directed by Award Winning director Paul Barrs whose last directorial effort brought in Best Play, Best Director, Best Male Lead, and Best Female Lead at the Edythe  Brook Cooper playwriting Competition 2012, A Night at Little Grimley is guaranteed to be a sure fire hit!

Cast: We’re after 6 men and 6 women between the ages of 20 and 65. Looking for people who love theatre, love fun and are prepared to work!

When:  Monday 7th July, 7:30pm

Where:  Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Sts, Buderim.

Rehearsals start Monday August 4th

Performances: Tue Sept 30 (preview)

Friday / Saturday / Sunday October 3rd to 5th as well as the following week 10th, 11th

Contact Us for More Information

 

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Auditions Monday 19th May

Auditions Monday 19th May

For the 2014 Season of One Act Plays

WHEN: Monday 19th May at 7.30pm
WHERE: Buderim War Memorial Hall , cnr Main and Church Sts, Buderim.

“The Way Out” written and directed by Sue Sewell

CAST
Sandra Bacon 50’s – 60’s
Glenys Cartwright 50’s – 60’s
Detective Senior Sgt. O’Brien Male or female
Detective Constable Harris Male or female

SYNOPSIS

Glenys Cartwright confesses a crime to her sister Sandra, expecting her sympathy and understanding. However, she is shocked at Sandra’s reaction and looks for a way out of her predicament, even though it could mean sacrificing her beloved grandson.

ENQUIRIES: Sue Sewell: 54458028/0421677714 suesewell@rocketmail.com

“Moving Out” written and directed by Judy Fredriksen

CAST
Tracy Stevens:Single mother, mid 40s, works in a jewellery store, Surfers Paradise, mousey, lacking ambition.
Cassie Stevens: Tracy’s daughter, late teens/early 20s, unemployed, irresponsible, lives with Tracy, a bit of a princess.

Adam Blackwell: Cassie’s boyfriend, early 20s, bar manager at Sharks Aussie Rules Club, Southport, sensible, responsible.
Danny Blackwell: Adam’s father, mid 40s, owns a restaurant in Sydney, always the jovial host, likes to be in charge.
Shelley Blackwell: Danny’s wife, Adam’s mother, mid 40s, trendy, vibrant, the family peacemaker, helps run family restaurant.
Marg:Tracy’s neighbour, has a 40-yr old son, tactless & bossy.

SYNOPSIS
It’s 2013. Adam asks Cassie to move in with him, but Tracy does not approve. Although she likes Adam, Tracy thinks Cassie is very immature and irresponsible. Tracy has struggled as a single mum all her life after Cassie’s father was killed in an explosion on an oil rig off WA. When Adam’s parents holiday on the Gold Coast, they meet Tracy and Cassie, but the true identity of Cassie’s father is revealed, leaving them all shocked.

ENQUIRIES: Judy Fredrikson: 54942398/0417605141 judyfredriksen@bigpond.com

“Call Centre Call” written by Bruce Olive, directed by Alison Lambole

CAST
One male actor: aged 20-40 years
One female actress: aged 18 – 40 years

SYNOPSIS
Ever rang a service, hoping to speak to a ‘live human being’? Ever wondered what happened to living breathing customer service representatives? Henry is a man looking for just that.

Call Centre Call takes a very real and humorous approach at the way we live in the 21st Century. He meets Karen, an automated voice response system and since everything in our world seems to be computer generated, they spark up a relationship. The final twist in the tale questions whether we are becoming a dehumanized society.

ENQUIRIES: Alison Lambole: 54766169/0410967904 alimillum@hotmail.com

PERFORMANCES:

August 7, 8, 9 & 10