Production Dates 15th - 20th January
Director Judith Baker
Summary of play
"Whistleblower" is a whodunit with a twist - there is no
murder! It is a story of trust and mistrust, a story about when it
is right to be honest and when it is necessary to deceive.
It is 2014, and a UK company is finalising a
tender to win a defence contract from
a threatened African Republic.
company can't secure this contract, it may well go
bankrupt. The management team has decided that the
company has to win the business to secure its future, but
can only finalise the deal by making an illegal payment to the key
does the company ensure that it wins the business it needs to
survive, whilst hiding it's breach of the international business
code of ethics? And what other secrets are under wraps
at the company?
inside the company has blown the whistle to the Serious Fraud
Office. With the future of the company in the balance, the
beleaguered management team are asking themselves, who would have
done this, and why?
Reading: Monday 4th October at 7.30 pm
Auditions: Thursday 2nd November at 7:30
Character List to follow
Brontë by Polly Teale
Production Dates 12th - 17th
Director Jess Payne
Summary of play
In Brontë we witness the real and imagined world of the Brontë
sisters combine, as the three women are haunted by their own
characters and imagination on stage. Isolated on the Yorkshire
Moors, the play explores how the sisters use their loneliness,
oppression and anger to create some of the most passionate works in
literature, all as their brother Branwell turns to alcohol and
poverty. Brontë is a modern and revealing look into the lives of
three of the country's most treasured writers.
Reading: Monday 4thDecember at
Auditions: Thursday 7Th December and Sunday
the 10th December both at 7:30pm
(The play includes multi-rolling so, excluding the
sisters, the cast play more than one part. This will be cast after
the auditions. All together there would be around 7/8 cast members.
There is a lot of flexibility with age as the play goes forwards
and backwards over a span of 25 years. This is also true of the
characters whose ages differ as the sisters write different parts
of their novels.)
Charlotte Brontë: (aged in the play between 9 - 32)
Eldest daughter and author of "Jane Eyre"
Emily Brontë: (aged between 7 - 30) Middle sister and
author of "Wuthering Heights"
Anne Brontë: (aged between 5 - 29) Youngest sister and
author of "Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
Branwell Brontë: (aged 8- 30) Unsuccessful and bitter
brother and alcoholic.
Patrick Brontë: (aged 48- 75) Father of the sister and
Branwell. A Pastor.
Arthur Bell Nichols: (20/30s) Anne's husband and a
curate. Anne was the only one to marry.
Rochester: (40s) The passionate and brooding principal
character of Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"
Heathcliff: (20/30s) The dark and obsessive principal
character of Emily's "Wurthering Heights"
Arthur Huntington: (any age) Drunk and abusive husband,
character from Anne's "Tennant of Wildfell Hall
Cathy: (20s) Wilful and romantic principal character of
Emily's "Wuthering heights"
Bertha: (20s/30s) Rochester's crazy secret wife from
Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"
Mr Hedger: (any
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