Readings & Auditions
All readings and auditions are open to both members and
non-members and take place at the Swan Theatre unless stated
otherwise. Please note that should a non-member be offered a part
he/she will be required to join the Swan and
all cast and crew are expected to assist with support
activities such as bar and Front-of-House for other
Whistleblower by Adrian Harding
Production Dates 15th - 20th January
Director Judith Baker
Summary of play
Whistleblower is a present day affair, set in
a corporate environment and with characters that many of us
will recognise - maybe even relate to - to some extent. This
is a tale where personal values are in conflict with the
possibility of serious financial gain, where
individuals find themselves questioning their trust in
one another - and in their own conscience.
Reading: Monday 30th October at 7.30 pm
Auditions: Thursday 2nd November at 7:30
Robinson, Managing Director, late 40s early 50s- son of
the company's founder, proud of his achievements, conducting an
affair with his FD, Hannah.
Rebecca Wilson, MD's Personal Assistant,
early 30s to mid 40s - solid, long-term employee - the go-to
person in the office
Hannah Wood, Finance Director, late 30s early
40s - in love with Graham and will do anything to please
Steve Barker, Business Development Manager, 40s
- ambitious, energetic, ruthless - in a relationship with Jane
Martin Edwards, Software Engineer, late
20s early 30s - IT specialist, possesses unique skills and
knowledge of the business and its workings - broke!
Tom Owen, Operations Director, In
his 60 - friend of Graham's father, loyal and proud - blunt in his
Jane Jones, Marketing and Commercial
Manager, late 20s to early 30s - pushy, ambitious, in
love with Steve and just as ruthless.
Director's contact details:
07969 591 133
Brontë by Polly Teale
Production Dates 12th - 17th
Director Jess Payne
Summary of play
In Brontë we witness the real and imagined world of the Brontë
sisters combine, as the three women are haunted by their own
characters and imagination on stage. Isolated on the Yorkshire
Moors, the play explores how the sisters use their loneliness,
oppression and anger to create some of the most passionate works in
literature, all as their brother Branwell turns to alcohol and
poverty. Brontë is a modern and revealing look into the lives of
three of the country's most treasured writers.
Reading: Monday 4thDecember at
Auditions: Thursday 7Th December and Sunday
the 10th December both at 7:30pm
(The play includes multi-rolling so, excluding the
sisters, the cast play more than one part. This will be cast after
the auditions. All together there would be around 7/8 cast members.
There is a lot of flexibility with age as the play goes forwards
and backwards over a span of 25 years. This is also true of the
characters whose ages differ as the sisters write different parts
of their novels.)
Charlotte Brontë: (aged in the play between 9 - 32)
Eldest daughter and author of "Jane Eyre"
Emily Brontë: (aged between 7 - 30) Middle sister and
author of "Wuthering Heights"
Anne Brontë: (aged between 5 - 29) Youngest sister and
author of "Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
Branwell Brontë: (aged 8- 30) Unsuccessful and bitter
brother and alcoholic.
Patrick Brontë: (aged 48- 75) Father of the sister and
Branwell. A Pastor.
Arthur Bell Nichols: (20/30s) Anne's husband and a
curate. Anne was the only one to marry.
Rochester: (40s) The passionate and brooding principal
character of Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"
Heathcliff: (20/30s) The dark and obsessive principal
character of Emily's "Wurthering Heights"
Arthur Huntington: (any age) Drunk and abusive husband,
character from Anne's "Tennant of Wildfell Hall
Cathy: (20s) Wilful and romantic principal character of
Emily's "Wuthering heights"
Bertha: (20s/30s) Rochester's crazy secret wife from
Charlotte's "Jane Eyre"
Mr Hedger: (any
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