Audition Reading – Monday 23rd April 7pm

Everyone is invited to take part in a reading of extracts from our next play Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington.

Plot Summary: Further adventure of the foursome from Ladies’ Day. Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda are celebrating with a trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go native and camp out under the stars at Uluru. Shelley soon discovers there’s more on offer than posh hotels and Pearl finds that she’s got a mountain of her own to climb.

If you would like to be considered for a part which consists of 4 females (ages 25 – 60) and a number of male parts which could be played by 2 or 3 actors. Please come along or contact the Little Theatre to register your interest.


Audition Reading – Tuesday 8th August 7.30pm

Everyone is invited to take part in reading of extracts from our next play Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett.

Plot Summary:
‘I’ve poured two hundred thousand cups of tea, made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’

As a clergy wife Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a classic English vicarage garden complete with a grass-banked stream and willow, the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit.

If you would like to be considered for a part which consists of 4 females (ages 30 – 60) and  1 male (age 60’s) please come along or contact the Little Theatre to register your interest.

Audition Readings for Next Season – Tuesday 16th August 7pm

Everyone is invited to take part in reading of extracts from a number of plays that are being considered for drama season 2016 – 17.

The following are the proposed dates of production and suggested plays as proposed by the Play Committee:-

  1. 17-22 October 2016:  Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett – 1 male (age 60 -80), 4 female – (2 middle age to elderly and 2 aged 20 -30)
  1. 16-21 January 2017:  Day of Reckoning by Pam Valentine – 1 male, 7 female
  1. 10-15 April 2017:  Out of Sight . . . Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael – 3 Male  middle aged to elderly, 1 Juvenile male 20 ish, 5 female young to elderly  or Pardon Me, Prime Minister  by Edward Taylor and John Graham 4 male, 5 female
  1. 19-24 June 2017: Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington – 4 male, 4 female

If you are interested in taking a part, directing, producing or helping behind the scenes with all or any of these proposed productions please come along to the theatre on 16th August.

Audition Readings for The Decorator Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm

Our final production for this season has been selected and is The Decorator. An open audition will be held on Thursday 31st March at 7.30pm.
The play requires 1 male and 2 females, and is a comedy written by Donald Churchill.
If you are interested or know some one who would be interested, please come along to The Little Theatre Cleadon.

Audition Readings for My Favourite Summer – Tuesday 26th January 2016 at 7.30 pm

Every once in a while a play comes along that reminds you of the glorious summers of your twenties. The long, hot days, that fantastic trip abroad with your mates, the moment when the girl you’ve fancied for years suddenly realises she feels the same way, and you live happily ever after.

This is not that play.

Instead join Dave as he spends a month working alongside a nutcase called Melvin in the summer job from hell whilst trying to save money to take the girl he loves away on holiday with him before she disappears out of his life forever.

Still, at least the weather’s nice for him!

The cast consists of the following

Dave:  Angst-ridden, thinnish, late 20s – early 30s:  a principal part

Melvin: Coarse, laddish, maybe sturdily built, mid 30s – early 40s:  a principal part

Dave’s Dad:  Hearty but hen-pecked, 50s: a small part

Bob: Arrogant and annoying: a sex pest:  late 40s:  a small part

Sarah:  The object of Dave’s desires: attractive and vivacious but flighty, manipulative:  mid to late 20s: dark hair:  a principal part

Dave’s Mum: lively and overly protective of Dave’s wellbeing:  mid-late 40s a small part

Angela:  Down-to-earth, lively sense of humour:  attractive, no nonsense personality: early-late 20s:  a small part

Julie:  Smartly dressed lass on a night out: 20s – 30s: a very small part

Debs: Melvin’s ex-wife, and his soul mate: a small part

We also need people to fill roles such as:

Prompt, Sound and Lighting, Producer, Props, Stage manager, Front of house, Setting up the theatre, Striking the set and seats, Set builders.

The “casting reading” is scheduled for Tuesday 26th January at 7.30 pm.

If you wish to take part in the play either on stage or off, please contact the Little Theatre Committee indicating what role you are interested in. Please do this as soon as you can.

Audition Readings For Snake in the Grass by Alan Ayckbourn – Monday 2nd November

The audition reading for “Snake in the Grass” will be held at the Little Theatre at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd NOVEMBER.

There are three adult female parts. Although there are no male parts all are welcome.

Production dates are 18th – 23rd January 2016, and the Director will be Lizi Goodall.

Anyone interested in being involved in this production should make every effort to attend the readings.

Audition Readings For We’ll Always Have Paris – Tuesday 2nd December

The audition reading for We’ll Always Have Paris will be on Tuesday, 2nd December in The Little Theatre from 7.00pm.

Anyone interested in being involved in this production should make every effort to attend the readings. Bill Dodds is directing.

There are four female parts:- Nancy, Anna, Raquel and Madame Boussiron plus one male part Charlot.

Audition Readings for Agatha Crusty – Tuesday 21st October

The audition reading for Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders will be on Tuesday, 21st October in The Little Theatre from 7.00pm.

It should be a good laugh, even if it’s not quite Checkov.  Production dates are 8th – 13th June, 2015, so there’s plenty of time to learn lines.

Parts are as follows:

Harry – the village hall caretaker, cynical, worldly-wise, down-to-earth

Agatha – crime novelist, unassuming, but very smart

Alice – Agatha’s sister-in-law, pleasant, unpretentious

Olivia – upper crust, landed gentry type, with less land than she’d like

Eleanor – chair of the hall committee, mother superior type

Twigg – Detective Inspector of extraordinary incompetence

Maisie – cleaner, pleasant, but not afraid to call a spade a spade

Toby – vicar, generally genial and a little naive, but can be forceful

PC Lockett – village bobby, cousin to Harry

Isabella – pub landlady, mumsy type, with definite pretensions

Oliver – Olivia’s brother, who, except for the hair, looks the same

Mandy – model, young, streetwise girl