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NOISES OFF AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Dates: January 5th, 6th & 7th, 2020

                  Registration Begins at 6:30 PM 

            Auditions Begin Promptly at 7:00 PM

                      Directed By: Bryan Childe

        Called the “funniest play ever written,” Noises Off presents the madcap misadventures of a touring troupe of English actors, their bitingly sarcastic and cantankerous director, and their overworked and overwhelmed stage management crew as they attempt to rehearse and perform a flop of a farce entitledNothing’s On. Noises Off is the farce to end all farces with play-within-a-play chaos, preposterous amounts of props, rip-roaring repartee, crazy characters, and slamming doors galore

Characters:

  • Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett:

    • Female, 50-69

    • English television star. Dotty is producing and performing in this show as an investment for her retirement fund. Forgetful, she often struggles to remember blocking, props, and lines. Currently engaged in an affair with her much younger castmate, Garry. In Nothing’s On, she plays Mrs. Clackett, the Brents’ Cockney housekeeper.

  • Lloyd Dallas:

    • Male, 40-59

    • English; the director of the play, Nothing’s On. Temperamental. Sarcastic. Jaded. But also suave, smooth, and charming when he chooses to be. He’s secretly involved in affairs with both Brooke and Poppy.

  • Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain:

    • Male, 30-39

    • English. Professional leading man with an unfortunate inability to finish a sentence unless it’s dialogue. Tries to keep the show going and remain positive but also prone to vicious jealousy. Currently engaged in an affair with his much older castmate, Dotty. In Nothing’s On, he plays Roger Tramplemain, an English real estate agent who is attempting to rent the Brents’ house to a Sheikh as well as use it as a place to secretly cavort with Vicki.

  • Brooke Ashton/Vicki:

    • Female, 18-29

    • English; young, idealistic; inexperienced. Very attractive, but not a great actress. Spacey. A bit ditzy. Forgetful, often losing things. Blind without her contacts. Secretly having an affair with Lloyd Dallas, the director. In Nothing’s On, Brooke plays Vicki a tax authority employee who is trying to seduce Roger.

  • Poppy Norton-Taylor:

    • Female, 18-29

    • English; the assistant stage manager; earnest. Hard-working, skittish, sensitive, and highly emotional. Invested in the production. Overworked to the point of exhaustion. Secretly having an affair with Lloyd Dallas, the director. Understudy to the female roles.

  • Frederick Fellowes/Philip Brent:

    • Male, 40-49

    • English, sweet, neurotic, bumbling, and oblivious. Well-intentioned, but lacks confidence and is rather dim-witted. Fears blood and violence and is prone to nosebleeds. His wife left him during the rehearsal process. In Nothing On’s, he plays Philip Brent, the man who owns the house that the play takes place in, but is living in Spain to avoid taxes.

  • Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent:

    • Female, 30-39

    • English; a talented, veteran actress; charming, reliable, positive. Acts as the company peacemaker, but is also the company gossip. In Nothing’s On, Belinda plays Flavia, Philip Brent’s well-to-do wife.

  • Tim Allgood:

    • Male, 30-39

    • English; the production’s stage and company manager. Exhausted, over-worked, sleep-deprived, frantic, and completely flustered. Understudies the male roles, fixes the set, and runs Lloyd’s errands on top of his usual duties.

  • Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar:

    • Male, 70-79

    • English, an aging, veteran actor. Forgetful, alcoholic, nearly deaf (or at least selectively deaf), and prone to napping on the job. In Nothing’s On, he plays the Burglar who breaks into the Brent household.

    • Below You will find the sides being used during the audience process. Please familarize yourself with the show as well as the characters you are auditioning for.