Blue Stockings Audition Notice

Calling auditionees for our March 2020 play, Blue Stokings…

Emma Henwood, the director for our March 2020 play, Blue Stockings delivered her pitch at a clubnight this week, but if you missed it, don’t worry.

You can download the Blue Stockings Audition pack here

The show will be performed on Chapter’s main stage from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 March 2020.

Rehearsals will start on Thursday 12 December 2019 with a read-through.
Rehearsal days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sundays.
Additional rehearsal days may be called nearer production period.

The play has 9 female parts and 13 male parts, and the age range is relatively well balanced too. There are 9 “main” roles who are students of which 4 are women and 5 are men, giving a very good gender balance to the main parts. In the original production, and in the script, 13 actors were used with some of the male roles being doubled up.

The Girton Girls
Tess Moffat, a bright woman who is the central character
Celia Willbond, fragile and hard-working
Carolyn Addison, bohemian, well-traveled and well monied
Maeve Sullivan, working class girl

The Trinity Boys
Ralph Mayhew, Tess’ love interest
Lloyd, an angry, entitled young man
Holmes, Lloyd’s side-kick
Edwards, a bit of a clown and unlucky
Will Bennett, a student at King’s and Tess’ friend from home

(Both the Girton Girls and the Trinity boys will be aged from 18 – 21, and dependent on other cast members could be any age from their late teens to early 30s)

The Staff
Elizabeth Welsh, Mistress of Girton College (30 – 55)
Dr Maudsley, renowned psychiatrist (40 – 60)
Mr Banks, a lecturer at Girton and Trinity, a liberal (30 – 45) Miss Blake, a lecturer at Girton and former student (30 – 40)
Professor Collins, a lecturer at Trinity (35 – 65)
Professor Anderson, a lecturer at Trinity (35 – 65) Professor Radleigh, a board member at Trinity (45 – 70)
Minnie, the housemaid (18 – 30)
Mr Peck, gardener and maintenance man (30 – 70)
Miss Bott, a chaperone (30 – 60)

The others
Billy Sullivan, Maeve’s brother (approximately the same sort of age as she is)
Mrs Lindley, shopkeeper in the haberdashery (any age over 30)

Auditions will be held in groups and pairs, reading for individual scenes. You may be asked to try a number of different characters during your audition.

The auditions will be held at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff on:

Sunday 1 December (10am – 12pm)
Monday 2 December (7 – 10pm)
Thursday 5 December (7 – 10pm)

Any recalls will then be held on:
Sunday 8, Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 December.

You can download the Blue Stockings Audition pack here

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