Auditions are being held for this show soon!
Auditions are open to non-members and members alike.
If you would like to come and audition, please turn up on one of the following dates:
- 27th September 2018, at Network Theatre
- 2nd October 2018, at Network Theatre
The auditions form two parts: a reading of the appropriate character monologue and a performance of a script extract. There is no need for anyone to learn anything but obviously the info is available for people who wish to prepare.
Eve Millington – 20s, private school educated, bright. Hasn’t seen much of the world outside her own cosy closeted existence.
Alexander Knott – Late 20s early 30s. Eve’s fiancée. Ex public school type – typical stiff Brit, although seems have a bit of substance. Professes to work for the Civil Service.
Colonel Thomas Millington – 50s/60s ex-army type. Widower. Was serving in India when wife died and returned to bring up Eve. Took a desk job during the war. Now pensioned off and not ‘that’ rich.
Ellie ‘Nell’ Laymarsh – 70s. Distant relative of the Millingtons, living in their house. Has ‘selective’ memory.
Anya Kowalska – 20-40s. Eastern European cook/housekeeper of the Millingtons. Hasn’t quite mastered English or English etiquette.
Georgina Sandford – Eve’s aunt, older sister of her mother. Married an American she met during the war; who is now a Senator at potential presidential candidate. Still very English but has the odd Americanism – pants instead of trousers etc. Studied Eastern European languages at Cambridge
Katie Lightfield – 20s school friend of Eve’s, but more worldly wise. Dancer with the renowned City of London Ballet company. Possibly gay but certainly more socially aware.
Marjorie Bolton – 40s/50s Little Setley’s gossip. A bit more common than the Millington’s possibly northern. Definitely treated as an outsider although friendly with Nell. Has a son – Jeremy who is away at University (actually a polytechnic!)
Inspector Moxham – 40s/50s was a Sergeant in the army during the war. Is dismissive of the ‘toffs’. Would have been from the Sweeny School of policing.
Constable Oliver – 30s (could be male or female) – Moxham’s sidekick. A bit more circumspect than Moxham.
The Professor – 50s/60s, could be male or female. Expert Criminologist and Psychologist. Called in by Scotland Yard on the most baffling cases. Whimsical, thoughtful yet secretive, and manipulative. He does have a name – although it’s never revealed and is described as silly.
The performances from the Death Before Marriage script are as follows – each segment is appropriate for the characters in capital letters.
For more information, see our Auditions page.
- Pages 8-9: NELL/GEORGINA/COL.MILLINGTON
- Pages 13 -14: KATIE/Eve
- Pages 24-25: PROFESSOR/INSPECTOR MOXHAM/CONSTABLE OLIVER
- Pages 26-27: ANYA/Professor/Moxham
- Pages 31-32: MARJORIE/Professor/Moxham
- Pages 49-51: ALEX/EVE