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PRODUCTION DETAILS:
Salad Days
Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds
production genre: Musical
region: Greater London | society: St Michael's Players (directory) | performance venue: St Paul’s Church 56-62 Grove Park Rd, Chiswick, London W4 3SD
production dates: 25 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019

AUDITION DETAILS:
who can audition?:
Open auditions
audition contact:
Fleur de Henrie Pearce
when?:
29 Jan 2019 - 8.00pm
phone:
07963858819 |
31 Jan 2019 - 8.00pm
email:
-
website:
where?:
Chiswick, London- St Paul’s Church 56-62 Grove Park Rd W4 3SD
description:

This June the longest running musical of the 1950s, ‘Salad Days’, steps out into the open air as St Michael’s Players celebrates their 70th Anniversary.

The show follows a young couple fresh from university, seeking to find their place in life and work. They encounter a colourful array of characters, including a mysterious tramp who loans them a magical piano which, when played, makes anyone in the vicinity spontaneously dance! Further exploits ensue in an Egyptian themed nightclub and aboard a flying saucer. All the while the dour Minister of Pleasures and Pastimes seeks to put an end to all this gleeful enjoyment. This fun, frivolous musical will fill you with the joys of youth.

If you would like to be a part of this fabulous show and for more information/to request a copy of audition pieces, please contact Fleur de Henrie Pearce (Producer)listing the characters you would like to audition for stmichaelsplayerschiswickw4@gmail.com

As part of the audition you will be asked to perform a pre-prepared song from the show, an excerpt from the script (based on the character you are auditioning for) and a short fun dance number which you will learn on the day.

Audition Songs
For the audition, please choose and prepare to sing one of the below songs

‘I Sit in The Sun’ – Female
‘Look at Me I’m Dancing’ – Female/Male
‘We’re Looking for a Piano’ – Female/Male
‘Things that are done by a Don’ – Female/Male
‘It’s Hush Hush’ - Male
‘The Saucer Song’ - Male

We have an open casting policy: anyone can audition for our productions and, if cast, will then be required to join as a Full Member.


AUDITIONS
Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st January
From 8.00pm

REHEARSALS
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening | 7.30pm-10pm
As of Tuesday 5th March

PRODUCTION DATES
Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th June

AUDITION, REHEARSAL AND SHOW VENUE
St Paul’s Church 56-62 Grove Park Rd, Chiswick, London W4 3SD


CAST DETAILS:
Jane
Female 20's
Large Role

Bright and hopeful. Encapsulates the entire show. In love with Timothy. Recently graduated

SONGS - I Sit In The Sun, The Time of My Life, plus duets with Timothy and group/ensemble numbers

Timothy
20's
Large Role

Ernest, easily distracted, trying to do his best to find his place in life. In love with Jane

SONGS - Duets with Jane plus group/ensemble numbers

Timothy's Mother
Male 40 +
Medium Role

Worrier, trying to encourage Timothy to find a job

SONGS - Find Yourself Something to Do & Duet with Lady Raeburn – We Don’t Understand Our Children

Lady Raeburn (Jane’s Mother)
Female 40 +
Small Role

Pompous, glamorous, wants to find Jane a husband (of a certain class)

SONGS - Duet with Timothy’s Mother – We Don’t Understand Our Children

P.C.Boot
Male Any
Medium Role

Any High spirited and jaunty. Fancies Rownea

SONGS - None | Part of the Ensemble

Rowena
Female Any
Medium Role

Ditzy, common London accent. Fancies P.C. Boot

SONGS - None | Part of the ensemble

Troppo
Male Any
Medium Role

Mime – Key supporting comedy role

SONGS - N/A

Sir Clamsby Williams (Timothy’s Uncle)
Male 40 +
Medium Role

Diplomat/Spy – Paranoid & disillusioned

SONGS - It’s Hush Hush

Nigel
Male 20's
Medium Role

Rebellious – potential husband for Jane. Falls in love with Fiona

SONGS - It’s Easy to Sing

Manager
Male 30 +
Small Role

Night Club Manager of ‘The Cleopatra’ Night Club –

SONG - Opens Act II Cleopatra – Comedy Number

Augustine Williams
Male 40 +
Small Role

Key antagonist – The Minister of Pleasures and Pastimes. Pompous and stuffy

SONGS - N/A

Asphynxia
Female Any
Small Role

Sultry– with strong comedic moments, lots of fun to be had with the song & physicality. Great female cameo part Sand In My Eyes

Uncle Zed
Male 40 +
Small Role

Zany – crazy inventor type character (Think ‘Doc Brown’ in ‘Back To The Future’

Timothy’s Father
Male 40 +
Small Role

Trying to encourage Timothy to find a job

SONG - Find Yourself Something to Do

Aunt Prue
Female 50 +
Small Role

Funny Old Aunt

SONG - Find Yourself Something to Do

Heloise
Female Any
Small Role

Beauty Therapist – Non-speaking physical comedy role

SONG - N/A

Assistant (Beauty Salon)
Female Any
Small Role

Non-speaking physical comedy role

SONG - N/A

Manicurist
Female Any
Small Role

Non-speaking physical comedy role

SONG - N/A

The Bishop
Male Any
Small Role

Non-speaking physical comedy role

SONG - N/A

Fosdyke
Male 30 +
Small Role

Diplomat/Spy

SONG - Its Hush Hush

Inspector
Male 40 +
Small Role

Ronnie Barker ‘Four Candles’ style – supporting comedy character Dance Number –

DOESN'T SING

Ambrose
Male Any
Small Role

Extremely camp clothing designer

SONGS - Ensemble Chorus Numbers

Electrode
Male or Female Any

Space Alien – Mute

SONGS - Ensemble Chorus Numbers

Marguerite
Female Any
Small Role

Dress shop collection model 

SONGS - Ensemble Chorus Numbers

Anthea
Female Any

Tall dress shop collection model

SONGS - Ensemble Chorus Numbers

Ensemble
Male or Female Any
Ensemble

A Butterfly Catcher, An Artist, A Sunbather, A Tennis Player, American

Shopgirl, Theatregoers, Lady, Pianist, Pressmen, Ladies
Arms Dancers - Non-speaking. Physical comedy number during club scene
Waitress - One Liner
Slave - Supporting comedy character

SONGS - Ensemble Chorus Numbers