Roles for Sitting Pretty

Auditions have been held but please contact Facebook or email if you are interested in joining us in any capacity. 

Nancy

40s/50s/Early 60's

She moves from deep depression to happiness.  She accidentally applies to be a life model and at the end of Act 1 has to be prepared to disrobe but as slowly and excruciatingly as possible with her back to the audience so that the focus is as much on the art student’s reaction. She needs to be able to convey a subtle changes of mood throughout the play. A wonderful part.  It would be nice if the actress would be happy for a portrait to be shown to the audience.

Nina

A couple of years younger than Nancy

Nancy’s sister. This is a challenging role because she is not particularly sympathetic, in fact she is quite an angry person.  There is a promise at the end of the play that she has found peace.

Max

A couple of years older than Nancy

The sister's friend who is happily ‘ignored’ by both of them.  Very much taken for granted.  He wants the best for both of them.  He is definitely an optimist.

Philip

30s/40s

The art teacher initially a bit of a cad the actor will have to avoid being too sleazy.  Not particularly flamboyant, it would help if the actor was a competent artist.  Needs to express manipulation, frustration, depression and loneliness

Zelda

18/early 20's

Initially quite an angry character, we see how vulnerable she is and how hurt.  I would want to reduce the amount of swearing in her speeches.  Another character who moves from desperate to confident.

Josie

30s/40s/50s

A very attractive woman, wants to be the centre of attention, has had an affair with Phillip.  Seems a lonely person.  I don’t think she likes herself that much, she is not as confident/brash as she acts.

Bridget & Martin

20s/30s/40s

Smaller Roles:

Bridget is Martin's wife - bright and breezy but lonely. 

Martin is Bridget's husband - he’s been told to be part of the art class.  He is a talented artist but this is not his chief interest, he’d much rather be at home

Sylvia

50s/60s/70s

A small role.  Alongside Luka this is a role that will be conveyed more through the physical performance.  She is possibly the most well balanced person in the art group.

Luka

18/20s

Not quite a mime artist but the acting is 95% physical, he only has two lines, that said, it is a lovely opportunity to explore how to wordlessly produce an interesting characterisation for the audience

 

Audition Pages

Pages 2 to 3

Nina
Max

Pages 4 to 5

Max

Pages 10 to 11

Philip
Zelda

Pages 15 to 16

Josie

Page 18

Bridget
Josie
Martin

Pages 24 to 25

Nancy
Sylvia

Pages 34 to 35

Nancy
Philip

Pages 40 to 41

Nina

Pages 48 to 49

Luka
Nina

Pages 50 to 51

Philip
Zelda

Pages 52 to 53

Max
Nancy

 

Schedule

24 February - 24 May 2020

Rehearsal

Longlevens Library

7:30 PM


Monday: 24 Feb / 2 Mar / 9 Mar / 16 Mar / 23 Mar / 30 Mar

Wednesday: 26 Feb / 4 Mar / 11 Mar / 18 Mar / 25 Mar / 1 Apr 


Rehearsal

Kings Theatre

7:30 PM

Monday: 6 Apr / 13 Apr / 20 Apr / 27 Apr

Wednesday: 8 Apr / 15 Apr / 22 Apr / 29 Apr

Additional Rehearsals

TBC

Days to be agreed: 4 May - 18 May

Production

Kings Theatre

7:30 PM

Tuesday 19 May - Saturday 23 May

Get Out

9:00 AM

Sunday: 24 May - to clear set and clean theatre

 

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