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Jack and the Beanstalk 2016 Auditions

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Dear Lords and Ladies of Pantoland,

Yes it’s that time again! (Oh no it isn’t etc.) As I invite you all to attend auditions for the January 2016 production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

READTHROUGH DATE Monday 21st September, 8pm, EVH

AUDITION DATE Sunday 27th September 1pm, EVH

(Please do let me know at the earliest possible date if you cannot attend and I will arrange another audition with you BEFORE this date).

This story takes you to the once lovely land of Eynsinham (see what I did there). Unfortunately, the land has been over run by the evil Giant Blunderbore who claims taxes and riches off the Eynsigham’s residents through his evil henchman Fleshcreep. Surely somebody is brave enough to stop this torment…? Cue Jack Trott, a brave, young, courageous boy who believes he can make a difference.

Of course, Jack is not alone….

Jack and the Beanstalk (J&B), has always been one of my favorite pantomime stories. It’s got so much potential for an exciting family story with lots of fun loving characters to be involved.

I’m very excited about this new project, as I embark on directing my very first pantomime. Quite frankly, if the gags aren’t funny, I’ve got nobody to blame but myself, as I also wrote the script!

I’ve already got an amazing production team working on this already and I now need those darling ‘luvvies’.

Any problems or questions please contact me on 07507837931 or lawrencewatling@msn.com

It will be fun, it will be cheesy and it will be one big spectacular adventure.

See you there,

Larry :)

Character Playing Details Description Spoken Audition Piece Singing Audition Piece
Jack Trott Male/Female 18-30 The hero of the story. Although Jack is technically labeled as, the ‘principal boy’, I do not see him as a ‘Prince Charming’ type character, who goes out to seek the girl. He is poor boy (though not common) who wants to bring freedom to those he loves so dear and will do whatever it takes to do so. He loves Tamara. Jack has a fight scene. Jack and FleshcreepJack, Billy and Tamara I’ll be there for you
Princess Tamara Female 16-28 The princess of the land who captures Jack’s heart. She, like Jack, is kind and determined to bring freedom to the land and its people. She is not scared of Fleshcreep and she is one of the only characters brave enough to stand up to him. She loves Jack. Jack, Billy and TamaraFleshcreep and Tamara Holding Out for a Hero
Dame Trott Male 30+ Jack and Billy’s mother, who provides much of the comedy for this pantomime. The Dame considers herself to be very sexy, much to the audience’s disbelief! Uses several pet names for her two sons. She is always on the hunt for a new man. Dame TrottDame and Billy I’ll be there for you
Silly Billy Male any age The comic of the story. Partnered with Dame Trott for the majority of his stage time. Billy is probably the character with the most interaction with the audience so a high level energy performance is required. Billy does have a very messy slapstick scene with Dame Trott, which the audience should hopefully find very comical. Dame and BillyJack, Billy and Tamara I’ll be there for you
Fleshcreep Male 30+ The giant’s representative on the land. Fleshcreep is mean and nasty towards everybody with the exception of his master (the Giant). He will go out of his way to make everybody’s life a misery, as that is what makes him happy. A very menacing performance is required. Fleshcreep has a fight scene. Fleshcreep and TamaraJack and Fleshcreep I’ll be there for you
Fairy Flora Female any age This character is kind and not scary
She is the very lovely vegetable fairy
She is very caring and wants to help Jack
To bring freedom and everyone’s happiness back
But one thing you may notice, which she does all the time
Oh yes, indeed, she is forever talking in fancy rhyme
Fairy Flora Let It Go
King Alan Cremer XXXXIIII Male 45+ Yes that’s King Alan Cremer the 44th. I didn’t need a lot of inspiration for this character’s name!
He is Tamara’s father and a very run down king indeed. He is the loveable character that tries to use his status to take charge of the situation, but he is really just as silly as the rest.
King, Dave and Chas I’ll be there for you
Dave and Chas Male or Female 25+ The king’s idiotic henchmen. These two characters are very fun loving, full of life and have many gags between them. These roles require a strong comic duo that can work well together and are able to bounce of one another. King, Dave and ChasDave and Chas I’ll be there for you
Giant Blunderbore Male 30+ The antagonist of the story, even though we actually don’t see the Giant until very late into the second half his booming, menacing voice is heard throughout. Must exaggerate gestures, as this character will be in a skin like costume. The giant has a fight scene. Giant I’ll be there for you
Daisy The Cow Male or Female any age Is what she is, a beautiful cow and the darling of the story. I need two (or potentially more) Daisy operators as it were. Even though the cow has no lines (apart from moo) I have no doubt that the audience will fall in love with her and she will steal the show. Must exaggerate gestures, as this character will be in a skin costume. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC AUDITION FOR THIS PART (if you are interested, please state on audition form)…you can show me your best ‘mooing’ impression if you please! n/a n/a
Chorus All genders, all ages Lots of fun cameo parts and lots of cheesy numbers to dance and sing to. There is also a chance to not only be human characters, but ghosts and ghouls too. Like any show like this, I need a fun loving and enthusiastic chorus. Must have the ability to smile and have lots of energy. Chorus I’ll be there for you







Jack and the Beanstalk 2016

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Directed and Written by Lawrence Watling

This story takes you to the once lovely land of Eynsinham (see what I did there). Unfortunately, the land has been over run by the evil Giant Blunderbore who claims taxes and riches off the Eynsigham’s residents through his evil henchman Fleshcreep. Surely somebody is brave enough to stop this torment…? Cue Jack Trott, a brave, young, courageous boy who believes he can make a difference.

Of course, Jack is not alone….

Jack and the Beanstalk (J&B), has always been one of my favorite pantomime stories. It’s got so much potential for an exciting family story with lots of fun loving characters to be involved.

Audition Pieces here

Friday 22nd & 29th January 7:45pm
Saturday 23rd & 30th January 2pm and 7:45pm
Sunday 24th January 12:30pm and 4pm

Tickets on sale soon…



Updates from Committee Meeting Aug 15

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The committee met on August the 4th and amongst the copious amounts of snacks and pizza, we also made some headway with the upcoming season.

October 15 Slot

The next show for October will be ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ directed by Julie Lovelock; a one woman show of which has recently had acclaim when Dawn French played the main character.

Outdoor Production Proposals

The slot for the outdoor production in summer 17 has now had a deadline set on it due to the planning required to do so. This has been set to the end of August and any directors wishing submit a proposal should send at least an outlined proposal by this date to be considered. Proposals should be sent to committee@riversideplayers.co.uk

Spring 16 Slot Proposals

We were overwhelmed by the amount of support from directors and budding directors to put on a show in the October slot and we have taken a couple forward to be considered for the Spring 16 slot. This of course is still open to the entire group to propose something and any proposals should be submitted by the end of September and sent to committee@riversideplayers.co.uk

Return to the Forbidden Planet, Summer 16

The date for auditions has been set to be in October, more on this coming very soon.

If any member of riverside players wishes to view the minutes to the Committee Meetings, they are available upon request by emailing committee@riversideplayers.co.uk

House of Dracula

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The youth group extravaganza coming at you on the 14th of November 2015 will be House of Dracula written by Martin Downing and directed by Naomi Wolfe and Amy Barclay.

This is an exciting production for the Youth Group, not only are the two groups coming back together to put on this show, but it also debuts Amy Barclay’s fantastic writing capabilities with complimentary scenes along with a more adventurous set.

Tickets can be booked directly through Naomi:

naomiwolfe2004@yahoo.co.uk

or

07427 607003

Stars in their eyes needs you!

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It’s back! Tonight Gavin, I’m going to be…

Stars in their eyes is coming back to Eynsford for one night only on the 5th of December. More information about the night will be coming soon but here’s how you can help.

We are looking for talented singers that look and sound like a famous singer, past or present? Could you dedicate some time to sounding and looking like a star for a memorable and entertaining one night only performance?

These evenings are always well supported by the local community and are amazing fun to be a part of. If you are interested in performing let me know as soon as possible. We are advertising this to the village, for acts, in the next couple of week, so get in quick before all the slots go!

If you are interested, email jasond@riversideplayers.co.uk with what act you want to be.

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