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Nocturnal

Written by Juan Mayorga

Directed by Hayley Tucker

Performances 11th - 16th February 2019

Play Reading Friday 16th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Audition Sunday 18th November 2018 at 7.30pm

There is no coincidence in this life. A chance meeting in a cafe is all it takes to change your world. When you're an illegal immigrant any changes in that world have bigger implications and the smallest request shows a darker side of control. No one is innocent.

Two men live in the same apartment block. One likes long walks, Greek myths and foreign languages. The other likes making lists, fixing bikes and blackmail.

One day they bump into each other in a local cafe. Only this is no coincidence: one of them has been planning this moment for a very, very, very long time.

When you're alone in a big city how far would you go to make a new friend?

A brilliant new satire about obsession, insomnia and ships that pass in the night.

Cast - There are just the four characters in the play: two men and two women. Aged 25 years and over.

Rehearsals start 26th November 2018.

Auditions are open to anyone, both members and non-members. However if you are cast in the production then you will need to become a member.

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Suddenly Last Summer

Written by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Brian Woolton

Performances 8th - 13th April 2019

Play Reading Friday 11th January 2018 at 7.30pm

Audition Sunday 13th January 2018 at 7.30pm

In the garden of her New Orleans mansion, the wealthy and reclusive Violet Venable still grieves over the sudden death of her beloved son Sebastian the previous summer. Only Mrs Venable's niece Catherine knows the truth of how Sebastian died, but she has been so traumatised by the event that her mind appears to be shattered and her version of the truth is too terrible to believe. Mrs Venable seeks the help of Dr. Cukrowicz, the leading specialist in a controversial new technique for removing harmful ideas from the mind - he proposes to literally cut the hideous story out of her brain. However, Dr. Cukrowicz first needs to be sure of Catherine's mental state and insists on questioning her in person. What she reveals about Sebastian's true nature and how he died threatens to destroy Mrs. Venable's fond memories of her son and expose a dark history that none of them wants to believe.

Tennessee Williams' gothic drama strips back the veneer to expose the grim reality beneath, and asks us a profound question - is "the truth" just a story that we choose to believe, even if that choice causes pain and suffering? Can we choose which "truth" to believe? Savagely poetic and brutally eloquent, Suddenly Last Summer is an intense and moving story from a writer at the height of his creative powers.

Roles listed in order of number of lines.

Ages are a guide only.

Mrs Venable (Female, over 50, Southern American accent)
A wealthy widow. Very sure of herself and her position, demanding and unforgiving. Physically frail but mentally strong.

Dr Cukrowicz (Male, thirties, good looking, any American accent)
A young doctor. Charming, intelligent, insightful, prone to self doubt.

Catherine (Female, twenties, pretty, Southern American accent)
Mrs Venable's niece. Suffering from severe shock and believed to be "mad" she is confined to an asylum. Passionate, fiercely independent, but broken.

Mrs Holly (Female, over 40, Southern American accent)
Catherine's mother. Devoted to Catherine, but desperate to please Mrs Venable.

George (Male, 25-35, Southern American Accent)
Catherine's brother, a bit of an oaf, not very bright but tries hard.

Sister Felicity (Female, any age, any American or Irish accent)
A nun and nurse taking care of Catherine. A bully, physically strong and morally absolute.

Miss Foxhill (Female, Over 30, Southern American accent)
Mrs. Venable's housekeeper. Downtrodden, sullen, but loyal. Physically strong.

Auditions are open to anyone, both members and non-members. However if you are cast in the production then you will need to become a member.

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