Role and Production details
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The Importance of Being Earnest
Auditions at South Hill Park
Considered to be one of the finest plays ever written, The Importance of Being Earnest is Oscar Wilde’s defining masterpiece.
First performed in 1895 at the height of his fame and popularity, the scandal that followed his arrest just weeks after it opened in Victorian London shuttered the original West End production. Yet it served only to add fuel to the legend of this play, a legend where truth and fiction blur.
South Hill Park is looking for community actors to take part in The Importance of Being Earnest which is being directed by Alastair Whatley.
Alastair is an incredibly talented and passionate director, and South Hill Park is delighted to welcome him back. Alastair began his directing career at South Hill Park, and directing many Shakespeare productions, including Henry V in 2007. Since then, Alastair has successfully developed his own professional theatre company, Original Theatre, which have produced exceptional work including Flare Path, Invincible, Three Men in a Boat, Journey’s End, Vincent in Brixton, and the West-End hit Birdsong. He most recently directed the award winning revival of Shadowlands.
Alastair will join our very successful and ever popular in-house design team Victoria Spearing, Anne Thomson and Alan Valentine.
This is a play taking place in the Wilde Theatre in May 2017. The performances run from Wednesday 17th May – Sunday 21st May.
Weekday evenings from 6.30pm-10pm from 24th April
Weekends from 10am-6pm from the 29th April
Monday 15th May 7pm-10pm – TECH
Tuesday 16th May 10am-6pm – TECH + 7pm-10pm DRESS
PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMMIT TO THESE TIMES/DAYS
We are asking candidates to video themselves reading a duologue from the play, lasting around 5 minutes. Please send these to Joe Malyan (Production Manager) at email@example.com
These videos will be forwarded on to Alastair (who is currently touring the UK with his own professional production of Invincible). Successful candidates will then be given an allocated time to perform a Skype audition with Alastair.
Any questions, please contact Joe.
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Lady BracknellRole Description
Her reputation goes well before her. The Indomitable Aunt. The original and best. A character who will outlive us all. She would no doubt have survived both world wars given the chance and still be living in her regal feathers taking afternoon tea at The Ritz (never the Savoy).Does not suffer fools or ill breeding. A snob seeping prejudice and rudeness out of every pore yet somehow we all suspect her heart breathes to a different beat.
Lady Bracknell defines Earnestness to her own fancy.
- Playing age:
- 45 to 80
- 13 March 2017
- Closing date:
- 15 April 2017