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Wedding of the Year
INTRODUCTION BY DIRECTOR LEN REID
As a follow up to my debut direction of Pull the Other One” in 2017, NFP have allowed me to direct my second play in April 2020 which is called “Wedding of the Year” written by Norman Robbins.
As I am involved with the January 2020 Pantomime, I have provisionally put together my backstage team and am organising auditions for the play in November 2019. This will allow the selected cast to have a few weeks to familiarise themselves with the script and character so we can start the rehearsals in early January 2020.
Date Time Venue
Late November tba Ballard School, New Milton
Included with the audition pack will be the script page extracts we will be exploring during the auditions. We do not expect you to learn the dialogue but please familiarise yourself with the characters and the action of the scenes.
The play has a approximate running time of 120 minutes; containing two acts with two scenes in each act and a company of ten actors.
There will be a twenty minute, break between the two acts.
Widow, neatly dressed and Alison’s Mother
Friend of Ethel, elegantly dressed and a snob
Widower neighbour, casual dress and father of Melvyn
Smart and stepbrother of Ethel
Well-Built and dowdy, plain dresser with spectacles and long straight hair
Old spinster, dresses like a wax figure from the 1905 era. Ethel’s Aunt. Sister is Matilda
Old spinster, dresses like a wax figure from the 1905 era. Ethel’s Aunt. Sister is Honoria
Neighbour, untidy and a bit thick, likes inventing things and son of Walter
Fashion designer, dressed as a English equivalent of Yves St Laurent
Hard of hearing, old fashioned Grandmother of Alison