AUDITION NOTICE-CHRISTMAS CAROL
Christmas Carol – A musical Play
Adapted by Ben Randall and based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Neil Sellman
Musical Arrangements by Richard Karn
15th July audition sessions will be at 9.30am to 12.00 noon
16th July audition sessions will be at 6pm onwards.
Playing dates & times:
12th/ 13th/ 15th/ 16th / 19th/ 20th/ 21st/ 22nd/ 23rd @ 7.30pm
14th/ 17th/ 23rd @ 3pm
The Future of Christmas is in his Past.
A traditional play with music for the whole family. Set in Dickensian London, we follow a mean hearted Ebenezer Scrooge as three mysterious ghosts show him the error of his ways. He is transported to a magical world filled with song, adventure and the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.
The script has been written and our production will be developed in conjunction with the cast.
We will be auditioning for a company of actors, singers and musicians. So if you have one, two or all three of these talents then please come and audition.
We would like you to select twelve lines from Dickens that you feel represent the character or type of character you wish to audition for.
We will also ask you to sing !
Actors auditioning for ensemble and non- solo singing roles will be asked to sing ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ – a chorus.
Actors auditioning for singing roles will be asked to sing ‘You’ve got to hide your Love away’ – Beatles – a verse and chorus – be prepared to be asked to ‘change it up a bit’!
We will be holding two audition sessions on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July. Saturday 15th will be for actors wanting to audition for solo singing roles. Sunday 16th will be for actors wanting to audition for ensemble singing roles. If you play an instrument please bring your instrument with you.
The auditions will be fun, you only need to attend one of the sessions and if you are able to let us know that you are attending that will be great.
A list of Characters –
EBENEZER SCROOGE – M – solo SEEMINGLY A MEAN SPIRITED AND HEARTLESS
JACOB MARLEY – M – Solo SCROOGE’S DEAD BUSINESS PARTNER
BOB CRATCHIT – M – Ensemble SCROOGES PUT UPON EMPLOYEE
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST – ensemble A SPECTRE
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT – Solo A JOYOUS SPECTRE
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO COME – ensemble A SILENT & TERRIFYING SPECTRE
FRED M – ensemble SCROOGE’S KIND NEPHEW
SPRITES/ URCHINS X 3 ensemble GUIDES FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD
FAN ( A TEENAGER) F – ensemble/solo – SCROOGE’S SISTER.
YOUNG SCROOGE M – ensemble/ solo
TEEN SCROOGE M – ensemble/ solo
BELLE F – solo YOUNG SCROOGE’S FIANCE
DICK M – solo SCROOGE’S BEST FRIEND
MR FEZZIWG M – ensemble A JOLLY MAN
MRS FEZZIWIG F – ensemble A JOLLY WOMAN
MRS CRATCHIT F -ensemble BOB’S KIND HEARTED PARTNER.
TINY TIM – ensemble THE CRATCHIT’S SICKLY SON
MARTHA F – ensemble THE CRATCHIT’S OUTSPOKEN DAUGHTER
PETER M – ensemble THE CRATCHIT’S SELF CONSCIOUS SON
BILL AND NANCY – ensemble THE CRATCHIT’S YOUNGEST
BUSINESS PERSON 1
BUSINESS PERSON 2
BUSINESS PERSON 3 – ensemble All CYNICAL ACQUAINTANCES OF SCROOGE
CHAR WOMAN F – ensemble OLD CHARACTERFUL GRIZZLED LADY
UNDERTAKER – ensemble CHEEKY LONDON CHANCER
JOE– ensemble HARDENED FENCER OF STOLEN GOODS
YOUNG WOMAN F ensemble
YOUNG MAN M ensemble/solo
Ensemble/ solo refers to singing if there is no gender assignment then the character will be played by the most suitable actor.