Audition: In Basildon - A Rehearsed Reading
Audition Dates: 26th & 29th June @ 7.30pm
Performance Date: 29th July @ 7.45pm
Performance Space: Main Stage
This is a rehearsed reading, so will not require you to be off book for the performance. Please make sure you check your availability for these rehearsals, as if you are unable to attend any this may affect casting decisions.
Sunday 16 July 6pm
Saturday 22 July 11am
Sunday 23 July 11am
Monday 24 July 7pm
Tuesday 25 July 7pm
Wednesday 26 July 7pm
Thursday 27 July 7pm
Saturday 29th July 2pm Technical, Dress rehearsal and performance.
“People always get the wrong idea about Essex, don’t they?”. Len’s on his deathbed and the family gather to say their farewells. His sisters still aren’t speaking after nearly 20 years. His nephew is trying for a baby, and a bigger house, while his best mate, Ken, remembers Basildon when it was still a village. Putney Theatre Company’s rehearsed reading series continues with this family drama exploring inheritance, family myth and East End fable.
Presented by special arrangement with David Eldridge.
Please note this is a rehearsed reading, actors will be performing with book in hand.
There are 10 characters (5F and 5M)
LEN 60 Dying from cancer.
DOREEN 55 his sister
MAUREEN 50 his sister
BARRY 37 Doreen's son. A debt-ridden plumber.
JACKIE 35 Barry's wife.
PAM 55 Next door neighbour.
KEN 75 Len’s friend. He describes himself as “authentic Basildon”
SHELLEY 25 Maureen's daughter. The first in the family go to University.
TOM 27 Shelley's partner. Also a teacher and budding playwright.
REV. DAVID WILLIAMS 50 The local vicar.
The characters with the exception of Shelley, Tom and Williams are ‘salt of the earth' types.
I hope to see many of you at the auditions or if you would like more information please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07960339496.