Audition: Bed 13

*Breaking news* PTC is going on tour ….to Barnes!

As the final shows of AD Tom Sainsbury’s final season go into production, we are delighted to announce we’ve managed to squeeze in one extra show. ‘Bed 13’, a new one act play written by Marcia Kelson with music by Geoff Hewitt (Get Santa band) will be performed in July as a PTC production at the OSO Barnes fringe theatre. The show will be directed by Marcia, musical director Emma Fleming, stage manager Caroline D’Arcy.

UPDATE: to request a copy of the script or to pre-book an audition slot (optional but may save you time waiting around at the audition) please send an email to Please allow 3 days for a reply

Audition dates:

Weds 3rd April at 7.30pm

and Thurs 4th April at 7pm (note earlier start time)


Rehearsal Dates

Script development: 1 or 2 rehearsals in late April

Rehearsals: May to July

Get-in and on-site tech rehearsal: Monday 15th July (afternoon, if possible and early evening)

Possible on-site dress rehearsal: Tues 16th July, daytime, subject to cast availability



Tues 16th July to Fri 19th July (usual evening performance times)


Play synopsis:

“The NHS has a funding crisis, A&E is full and ambulances are queueing up outside. This new play, brought to you by Putney Theatre Company, uses theatre and song to tell the sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heart-rending stories of the occupants of overflow ward’s Bed 13 and their clinicians. Long-listed for the Papatango prize, part comedy, part serious social commentary, this not to be missed play explores some of the challenges facing one of the UKs best loved institutions.”


Cast: 6 female, 2-3 male

We will be looking for an ensemble cast, with some actors playing more than one role. So actual age is less important than the ability to play characters of different ages. Women character ages range from 18 to 55 and men 30-70+. Some singing ability required and for some (but not all) roles the ability to sight read would be helpful