Tynemouth Priory Theatre


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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.


Miss Skillon

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!


Penelope Toop

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


Sergeant Towers

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)