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One Man, Two Guvnors – Auditions

One Man, Two Guvnors – Auditions

Written by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
Directed by Hazel Phillips
Auditions commence at the theatre at 7:30pm and are open to all.
One Man Two Guvnors is set in the 1960s and has the following cast:
>> Francis Henshall – A scheming assistant – 30’s – Cheeky & chubby – Accidentally employed by 2 masters. Always hungry. Puppy, clumsy innocence with infectious grin.
>> Stanley Stubbers – Upper-class criminal, Rachel’s lover – 30’s – Athletically built – Master one, murderer, confident lounge lizard type.
>> Rachel Crabbe – Roscoe’s identical twin sister – 20’s/early30’s – Pretends to be a man (her brother) – Master two, energetic, confident. Pretending to be manly.
>> Charlie – “The Duck” Clench, retired gangster – 50’s – Can take care of himself in a fight – Faint menace behind shark-like grin.
>> Pauline – Clench’s daughter – 20’s/30’s – Pretty, eyes wide with wonder – Dim-witted, dumb blonde.
>> Lloyd Boateng – Charlie’s friend, ex-con turned pub owner – 40’s/50’s – Jamaican with shaved head – Cheery smile, also pub chef
>> Dolly – Charlie’s secretary – 30’s/40’s – Voluptuous, beehive hair – Flirtatious, bossy. Wiggles on heels.
>> Alan Dangle – Wannabe actor, Pauline’s fiancée – 20’s/30’s – Fancies himself as a star – Aspiring actor-dramatic gestures, accentuated dialogue.
>> Harry Dangle – Alan’s father – 50’s/60’s – Heavy Set – Crooked Solicitor-dapper, faintly sleazy.
>> Alfie/Driver/Barman – Waiter – 80’s – Hard of hearing, nearly blind – Cadaverous-shuffles long, back bowed & bewildered.
>> Gareth/Policeman – Head Waiter – 40 – Efficient and streamlined. – Oversees operations with a flick of the wrist.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from the dad of his fiancée. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. 
  • : 468428
  • : Open
  • : Guide Bridge Theatre
  • : Audenshaw Road
  • : M345HJ
  • : Hazel Phillips
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Out of Order by Ray Cooney

Out of Order by Ray Cooney

BCP are delighted to be announcing auditions again.  Live Performance here we come! 

Auditions for BCP’s February 2022 Production of Ray Cooney’s award winning Farce Out of Order will be held at The Mill Arts Centre on Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 November 2021, 7.30pm.  

When Junior Minister Richard Willey plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington (a typist for the Opposition) things go disastrously wrong and it all starts with the discovery of a body trapped in one of the hotel’s sash windows.  Desperate to get out of a sticky situation, Richard calls on his Parliamentary Private Secretary, George Pigden, for help.  All George can do is to sink further into trouble with everyone around as Richard’s lies tumble out. 

Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Jane Worthington’s distraught husband, Ronnie.  The addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Richard’s wife, and Nurse Foster, really bring things to a head.

This is fast and furious, masterful farce so don’t expect an easy time in rehearsal!  Farce is one of the most challenging genre to pull off but when it works, the audience go mad for it, and you will have great fun.

Roles available :

Richard Willey – Junior Minister (40s)
The Waiter – nimble and wily (40s-70s)
Jane Worthington – attractive, dizzy
George Pigden – upright, pleasant, nervous
Pamela – attractive, sophisticated (40s)
The Manager – a severe man
The Maid – plump Italian woman (50s)
A Body – nondescript, middle-aged
Ronnie – angry young man
Gladys – bossy, attractive (40s)

There is also a key backstage role of “Chief Sash Window Operator”

Rehearsals begin on 16 November 2021 and are generally on Mondays and Wednesdays (plus a few Sundays) at Banbury Football Club.

If you are interested in auditioning but unable to make the above dates, please get in touch.

Performance Dates are 16 – 19 February 2022.  You do not have to be a member to audition but will be required to join if cast.  See BCP website for membership options.

We look forward to seeing you!

  • : 426062
  • : Open
  • : The Mill Arts Centre
  • : Spiceball Park Road
  • : Banbury
  • : OX165QE
  • : Linda Shaw
  • : 07802301726
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