AUDITION NOTICE – ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE
By Joe Orton
Audition date: 26th November 2023, 2:00 pm
Call-backs (if needed) will be on Monday 27-November at 7:30 pm.
Performance dates: 13th to 16th March 2024
Director: Tim Kendrick
Open Auditions (all are welcome to try out)
We will have a read-through in December and then rehearsals will formally start the first week of January.
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of its London debut, the Stables Theatre will be presenting a new production of Joe Orton’s classic dark comedy masterpiece ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE. A brother and sister both fall for a handsome young stranger (Sloane) who enters their lives. Will they succumb to his charms? Will they discover his murderous past? Can this play still be as sexy, subversive and provocative as it was 60 years ago? (We’re certainly going to try!)
Character Age = 41 (approximate actor age 35-59)
Loving, generous, caring, delusional nymphomaniac
Character Age = 20 (approximate actor age 18-30)
Sexy, sweet, charming, psychopathic murderer
Character Age = 37 (approximate actor age 30–50)
Respectable, upright, successful, manipulative narcissist
Character Age = 60s (approximate actor age 50s-70s)
Virtuous, honest, honorable, hypocritical bastard
Audition will consist of reading various random scenes from the play itself.
No need to study specific scenes, just be familiar with the play and the characters.
Copies of the play are available at the Box Office. Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you at the audition!