AUDITIONS

Mad About Men

Written by Peter Blackmore

Directed by Craig O’Regan

SYNOPSIS:

Mad About Men is a delightful English Comedy written in the late 1930s.

Young Caroline ( a shy young lady engaged to be married to a tight-fisted accountant ) inherits her relatives seaside cottage by the coast.

Her plan is to sell the cottage off as soon as possible and be done with it!

However the plot soon turns into a madcap comedy of Errors after she discovers she has an identical twin who also presides underneath the cottage.

The Twin ( Miranda ) just happens to be a Mermaid who is obsessed with men.

All goes astray when the two swap identities with Caroline going for a break on her own and Miranda swapping with Caroline.

The men of the village are shocked at the change in “ Caroline “ after she seemingly turns in to a Crazy Men loving party animal!

CHARACTERS:

Jeff Saunders

Jeff is a handsome young man. He begins to show an interest in the lead female character " Caroline " .

A rather decent chap who always does the right thing by others.

Males, aged 25 to 30

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Barclay Sutton

Barclay is a typical English gentlemen who is rather attracted to Miranda, much to the annoyance of Barbara.

A nice chap!

Males, aged 40 to 60

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Ronald Baker

Ronald is Carolines fiancé and is not a good catch at all. He is tight with money and has the personality

of a Buttered Scone!

Males, aged 25 to 30

Accents: UK Scottish

 

P.C Biggs

Biggs is the town constable and is a helpful character. He takes a liking to Nurse Cary.

Males, aged 50 to 65

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Professor Fergus 

The Professor is an expert on Mermaids. He is an academic chap and a little dotty!

Males, aged 50 to 70

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Mrs Forster

Mrs Forster is the caretaker for the Cottage. She is a straight forward character who sees things in

" Black and White ". Rather conservative.

Females, aged 45 to 55

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Barbara Davenport

Barbara is looking for a romantic partnership with her perceived boyfriend but becomes rather jealous when competition arises. She can get a little nasty to achieve her goal.

Females, aged 30 to 35

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Caroline Tewella ( Miranda the Mermaid )

Caroline ( Miranda ) is the main character of the play. One actress plays both roles.

The two roles are complete opposites. Caroline is very shy and quiet. Miranda is certainly not shy and is rather keen on the opposite sex. The applicants must be able to sing one song " Falling in Love Again".

This role would require some deal of previous acting experience.

Females, aged 25 to 30

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Nurse Cary

Nurse Cary has known the character " Miranda " since birth and is called in to assist while Miranda

fills in for Caroline to have a holiday. No nonsense person.

Females, aged 45 to 70

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

Jane Peters

Jane Peters is an inquisitive woman who is just itching to find out who and what Miranda is.

She is a cheeky character.

Females, aged 30 to 35

Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Accents: UK English

 

PERFORMANCES:

Saturday, 9th & 16th November 2019 at 2pm & 7pm.

Staged at John Lees Centre,15 Evan Street, Penrith.

 

AUDITION DETAILS:

Saturday, 20th July 2019 from 10am to 4pm

at John Lees Centre, Level 1, 15 Evan Street, Penrith

(by appointment only).

 

For further information or to book an audition time,

please email Craig O’Regan at: oreganphoto@gmail.com

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