DATE: Wednesday 27 November
Rehearsals start Saturday 7 December. There will be a break from 19 December to 13 January. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 19:30 to 22:00, and Saturdays from 14:30 to 17:00
The combination of a mouse, an aspirant model, an incompetent electrician, an Italian film director who can’t speak English and a walk-in cupboard make for hilarious situations which will leave the audience gasping for breath.
Mistaken identities and cover-ups abound in this uproariously funny farce revolving around the frantic efforts of a young couple to keep their marriage secret so that she can take a much needed job.
‘Flat Spin’ is classic British farce at its best - good, old-fashioned, fun entertainment.
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JANE KENWAY (25-40)
Lead. Jane is given the opportunity to become a photographic model, but needs to break the news to her husband gently. The Advertising Agent does not employ married models, and this is where her trouble starts.
MICHAEL CARTER (20-80)
Support. Michael is a photographer and Jane’s upstairs neighbour. He pops in to borrow some milk while Jane is trying to catch a mouse, and this is where his trouble starts.
DAVID KENWAY (25-55)
Lead. Jane’s husband. David is an actor recently returned from a touring production which has been cut short. The bills are piling up, he is looking for more work, and this is where his trouble starts.
MR DRAKE (20-80)
Support. Advertising Agent. Elegant and charming. Even though he is eccentric, he is lovable and nice. His client has fled to Paris with her lover, and this is where his trouble starts.
VIRGINIA LORD (20-35)
Cameo. Very attractive young lady. An actress friend of David’s looking for a place to stay for a few days, and this is where her trouble starts.
MRS CHATHAM (20-80)
Cameo. Lovely character role. Comes to see Jane about some clothes Jane is selling. This is where she starts to make trouble.
WENDY WILSON (20-80)
Support. Lovely character role – hearty, arty type. Inept photographic assistant who calls herself the ‘lighting expert’. This is where she starts to make trouble. Can also be played by a man.
BRIGADIER SIR RICHARD KENWAY (45-80)
Support. David’s uncle. He brings Dino to meet David, on their way to the airport. This is where his trouble starts. Must be able to fake speaking Italian.
DINO GIOVANNI (25-80)
Support. Italian Film Director who cannot speak English. Richard asks him if they can pop in to see David on the way to the airport. He has no idea that there is any trouble at all. Must be able to speak Italian convincingly. Tuition will be provided if necessary.
POLICE SERGEANT (20-80)
Male or female. Cameo. Responds to Mrs Chatham’s report of a murder. This is where his/her trouble starts.
No accents are required except for Dino. If you cannot make the audition on Wednesday 27 November, please contact Wendy to make arrangements for an alternative date.
We also need a great crew for what promises to be a wonderful production. If you would like to join the team (Production Secretary, Rehearsal Prompt, Stage Manager, Props Manager, Lighting and Sound Design or Operator), please let Wendy know.
Please note that this is an amateur production and there is no remuneration