Readings & Auditions

All readings and auditions are open to both members and non-members and take place at the Swan Theatre at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise. Please note that should a non-member be offered a part he/she will be required to join the Swan. All cast and crew are expected to assist with support activities such as bar and Front-of-House for other productions.

Following a play reading, audition pieces are given out. There are usually 2 audition dates, however if you are unable to make either date you may be able to arrange an alternative with the Director. Auditions are relaxed and fun and rarely involve the learning of an audition piece, although familiarity with it and some characterisaton are expected. You will be informed as soon as possible if you have been successful in securing a part, usually once the whole play is cast.

It is not Swan policy to telephone people and invite them to audition so, if you would like to be in a show, please do come along to the reading and the auditions.

The rehearsal period is approximately 8 weeks of 2-3 rehearsals per week, although this may increase over the 2 weeks and the weekend preceding performance.

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SING ON! by Rick Abbott directed by Roger Chadbourne

Production dates - September 16th - 21st

Reading Thursday 30th May, Auditions Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th June

Here is the sequel to "Play On" which we performed in 2013. The gang is joined by Phyllis's song-writing nephew Monte when dire circumstances - their theatre is in peril -force them to do yet another show by Phyllis. The intrepid thespians know disaster will probably result: It may be tough to act on a sinking ship but can you sing as the waters rise! "Sing On!" stands on its own as a side-spitting encounter with a harried community theatre group. The music does not require a cast that can sing well, and the melodies (but not the lyrics) are well-known times by Stephen Foster. Everyone will have the time of their lives doing this melodious and absolutely lunatic catastrophe!

CHARACTER LIST

 GERALDINE (or JEREMY) "GERRY" DUNBAR, a community theatre director

AGGIE MANVILLE, a stage manager, prompter and pianist

LOUISE PEARY, a backstage maid-of-all-work

HENRY BENISH, a middle-aged actor, the spouse of

POLLY BENISH, a middle-aged actress on the plump side

MARLA "SMITTY" SMITH, an eager ingénue in her early twenties

SAUL WATSON, an almost-middle-aged actor

BILL CAREWE, an actor in his mid-twenties

VIOLET [nee IMBRY] CAREWE, Bill's wife

PHYLLIS MONTAGUE, a local amateur playwright

MONTE MONTAGUE, Phyllis's nephew, a hobbyist songwriter

 A good singing voice is not necessary - in fact, it could be a disadvantage!

Reading, for anyone interested front- or backstage on Thursday 30th May, with auditions Thursday 6th June & Sunday p.m. 9th June.