Bay Theatre Players Auditions - ‘Blithe Spirit’ and ‘A Murder is Announced’ - Dec 11th


If you would like to be part of next year’s program of shows, Directors, Kath Joyce and Jack Helmore will be holding auditions for ‘Blithe Spirit’ and ‘A Murder is Announced’ on Sunday, 11 December at the Playhouse Theatre in Gregory Street.

Audition forms are available at Bargain Box (4472 5984), or just rock up to the theatre from 11:00 am onwards.

If you are interested but can’t make that date, or would like to book a specific time on that day, please call Kath on 4472 2899 or Jack on 4471 8133.

‘Blithe Spirit’, which will be on stage in April, is a classic, comic play by Noël Coward, concerning the socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.

The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira.

After the séance, Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

Kath will be looking for a cast of seven, a man in his late thirties to early forties, two women of about that same age, an older couple in their fifties and someone to play the maid – who could be of almost any age!

"A Murder is Announced’, by Agatha Christie, adapted by Leslie Darbon, will be on stage in July.

The play begins when a strange notice appears in the morning paper of a perfectly ordinary small English village, Chipping Cleghorn: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29, at Little Paddocks, at 6.30pm. Friends accept this, the only intimation.”

As the clock strikes 6.30, the lights go out and a door swings open, revealing a man with a blinding torch…

The play features a cast of twelve. Seven of the roles are for women, including the redoubtable Jane Marple. Two are reasonably young, while five are of mature years. Of the five men’s roles, two are for older men and three for younger actors.

So, please come along and audition! And, if acting is not for you but you would still like to be involved, perhaps in a backstage role, come along and register your interest.

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