Auditions

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Next auditions:

Nov/Dec 2018  – for our Totton Festival of Drama 2019 one-act plays


SUP holds open auditions. If cast and you are not already a member, society rules and insurance mean you must become a paid member immediately.


Please email the SUP Secretary for more information.


Our last auditions

July 2018 for the October one-act double-bill

‘The Real Inspector Hound’ by Sir Tom Stoppard – directed by David Green

‘A Jolly Sinister Jape’ by Elliot Strange – directed by Kevin Bowers


Download the one-act Audition Sheet by clicking below:

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People are generally auditioned in the order they arrive and submit a completed audition forms, with timings noted. If lots of people turn up, then you may have to wait.


THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND

by Sir Tom Stoppard

5m, 3f

Moon and Birdboot,  drama critics, arrive to watch the performance of a new detective play, a parody of the conventional stage thriller. However the private lives of the critics become inextricably mixed with those of the play’s characters until somebody is shot dead… and just who is the real Inspector Hound?

Characters

Critics

Moon – a second-string theatre critic, called to the production to review it in the absence of Higgs, another critic. Moon’s jealousy of Higgs’ superior reputation seems to make him question his own purpose…

Birdboot – a theatre critic and a womaniser, who catapults young actresses to stardom by delivering dazzling reviews in return, we assume, for sexual favours. While married to Myrtle, he is having an affair with the actress who plays a character in the play within the play.

Play-within-a-play characters

Mrs Drudge – The maid, or char, of Muldoon Manor.

Simon Gascoyne – New to the neighbourhood, Simon has had affairs with both Felicity and Cynthia. He takes an instant dislike to Magnus.

Felicity Cunningham – A beautiful, innocent, young friend of Cynthia’s who has had an affair with Simon and Birdboot. She is seemingly sweet and charming, but soon seeks ruthless revenge.

Cynthia Muldoon – Apparent widow of Lord Albert Muldoon who disappeared 10 years ago. She claims to be very upset about her husband’s disappearance. Sophisticated and beautiful. She has had an affair with Simon.

Major Magnus Muldoon – Lord Albert Muldoon’s crippled half-brother who just arrived from Canada. Has a desire for his late brother’s widow, Cynthia. Takes an instant dislike to Simon, as they are both in love with Cynthia.

Inspector Hound – Appears from outside the house in the middle of the play to investigate an alleged phone call.


A JOLLY SINISTER JAPE

by Elliot Strange

2m, 2f

Lord Stubbs, Biffy Trubshaw and his actress wife Ophelia are stranded by a collapsed bridge in a mysterious house in a thunderstorm. As romance blossoms, someone locks the front door, trapping them. Who else is in the house? A fast-moving, madcap comedy set in the 1920s.

Characters

Biffy Trubshaw – not very bright, a bit of a philistine, a decent enough chap… or is he?

Ophelia Le Bobo – the famous film star, and Biffy’s wife, although they are going through “a bit of a sticky patch”

Lord Stubbs – older brother to the Lord Stubbs: so not the novelist, broadcaster, explorer, politician, daring archaeologist and wizard raconteur

‘Fatty’ – an enigmatic character from Ophelia’s past, an old school friend…


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