Auditions

The Ladykillers

 

The Ladykillers AUDITIONS

Sunday 21st May 2.30pm @ 16th Ave Theatre Tauranga

The Ladykillers – Sweet old Mrs. Wilberforce has new tenants, but they’re not the musicians they claim to be … they could even be train robbers. If Mrs. W should stumble into their secret, her life could be in danger. Alec Guiness and Peter Sellers delivered the danger in this classic 1950s comedy.

Rehearsals start June 19 – three times a week (probably on Tuesday nights, Thursday nights, and Sunday afternoon or evenings). The performance season is from August 30 to September 16.

Contact director Wayne Gould for more information  gouldwb@yahoo.com 

Major roles:
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce: A “sweet little old woman”. In her sixties or over. Honest, naive, gullible; a bit dithery; very impressionable.
Professor Marcus: Mature man (40s, 50s or over). The criminal mastermind. Charming, smooth, smarmy. “A sinister figure … takes off his hat with utmost respect and exaggeratedly smiles.”
Major Courtney: Mature man (30s thru 50s). A successful con man, but a surprisingly nervous one. Very diffident. More than a passing interest in women’s clothing.
Harry Robinson: Male, in his 20s, possibly 30s. “A cheerful-looking young spiv.” A bit of an obsessive-compulsive … pill-popper, constant tidier. A younger criminal than the others.
One-Round: Mature man (30s thru 50s). “A huge man … looks and sounds as if he’s severely, permanently punch-drunk.” The criminal ‘muscle’, but with a heart of gold.
Louis Harvey: Mature man (40s or 50s). Rumanian thug, the criminal enforcer. Irritable, neurotic, with potential to go off at any moment. Uncomfortable around old ladies.
Supporting roles:
Constable Macdonald: Mature man (30s thru 50s). A London beat copper. “Portly”, but not essential. Good-natured; kindly to Mrs. Wilberforce.
Mrs. Jane Tromleyton: Same age-group as Mrs. Wilberforce, but could be a bit younger. The leader of the social circle. Highly impressionable.
Also, special parts –
The Parrot: *Never seen* but is heard. Parrot interjects and squawks English words that must be understood by the audience – but the words must still sound “parrot-y”. The parrot is called General
Gordon, but the voice could be male or female.
Mrs. Wilberforce’s Guests: Three or four women from the same social circle (age not so critical). *No lines* except Oohs and Aaahs. Appear in two short scenes on either side of the interval.