OPEN AUDITIONS IN AUGUST
THE MUSIC LOVERS
a one-act farce by Reggie Oliver
adapted from Amour et Piano by Georges Feydeau
for a rehearsed reading performance with supper
in The Riddell Hall, Walton on the Hill
at 8pm on Saturday, 14 th September, 2019
Set in the salon of an elegant apartement in 1890s Paris, this lively and fast-moving play revolves around the idea of mistaken identity. Lucile is expecting the arrival of a new music teacher hired by her mother. What she doesn’t know is that Gabrielle, the maid of Mlle Dubarroy downstairs, has, with the bemused agreement of Lucile’s own maid, Baptiste, arranged for Edouard Lorillot (a prospective ‘suitor’ for Mlle), to be sent upstairs by the concierge while Mlle is out, so that he will go to Lucile’s home while Mlle is detained – quite literally! So, Edouard arrives, and conducts himself as he thinks a man-about-town would, with a lady of whom he has certain hopes. What ensues is a series of misunderstandings and unintentional double entendres, with Lucile and Edouard each believing the other to be someone else – a situation complicated even further by the return of Madame, Lucile’s scandalised mother . . .
Characters – these can be any age, though Madame should be made to look older
A first audition/read-through will be held at Chris’s home in Bookham on Monday, 26th August (bank holiday evening) at 7.30pm, with a second read-through/audition at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 28 th August, also at Chris’s house. Rehearsals will be held there at 7.30pm on Monday, 2nd September, Sunday, 8th September and Friday, 13 th September. This last rehearsal will be a semi-dress rehearsal. Then there will be a dress rehearsal from 2.30 to c. 5.30pm at The Riddell Hall in Walton on the Hill on Saturday, 14th September, with a basic set plus props, lights and sound effects. This will be followed by a break until supper at 7.00pm and curtain-up at 8.00pm.
Please contact Chris if you are interested in taking part:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01372 454 963
Would you like to get involved but do not want to be on stage?
We are always looking for people to help out both front of house and backstage.
- Lighting and Sound
- Set building and design
Fancy testing those grey cells with some line learning? Need an outlet for construction or organisational skills? Good at making tea and having a chinwag about the latest shows local and national?
Come and join the Gage players. Support the group in their bi-annual productions and enjoy the camaraderie of some talented thespians.
Call 01737 813 245 and speak to Gill Gibbins for membership details.