Open Readings & Auditions
Open Reading and Auditions are generally held in the Green Room at Tynemouth Priory Theatre - usually at 7.30pm on a weekday for plays, and 2.30pm on a Sunday afternoon for the Pantomime.
The Green Room is through the door marked "Stage Door" in the lane at the back of the theatre.
See How They Run
Directed by Ali Broughton and Ann Leake
March 14th - 19th 2022
Read Through - Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 7.30pm
Audition - Thursday, 28th October 2021, 7.30pm
Maid at the Vicarage of Merton-cum-Middlewick . Must be cockney and younger than the rest of the cast.
Sour spinster of the parish who has a soft spot for the vicar! Build and age not too important.
The Reverend Lionel Toop
Conventional reverend of the church in Merton-cum-Middlewick. Similar age to Penelope and appears in underpants and vest!
Former actress and unconventional wife of Lionel. Must be able to feign singing badly. Similar age to Lionel or younger. Has appeared in Private Lives with...
Lance Corporal Clive Winton
Former actor who appeared in Private Lives with Penelope. Similar age to Lionel and Penelope.
Aged between 20 and 40. Must have a good German accent. Not many lines but lots of action!
The Bishop of Lax
Penelope’s Uncle. Large jovial man, older than Lionel and Penelope.
The Reverend Arthur Humphrey
Mild little man aged 50+. Lionel’s temporary replacement. Only appears in Act 3
Cockney, any age. Only appears in Act 3.
All the parts are quite physical and the play needs to be fast paced throughout.
The play takes place over one afternoon and evening in the pleasantly furnished hall in the vicarage at Merton-cum-Middlewick, a small village.
If you have any queries, please contact Ann Leake (0753 928 9998)