Jefferson Steele - script
A fading Hollywood star who is arrogant, insecure, brash, gauche, demanding, vulnerable and ultimately aware of his own absurdity.
Dorothy Nettle - script
Director of the Stratford Players and the moving force behind keeping the theatre alive. Her sweet and accommodating manner conceals her inner steel.
Jessica Steel - script
Jefferson’s teenage daughter, who has been neglected by her Hollywood star father and now wants to make him pay for it.
Nigel Dewbury - script
Solicitor and leading light of the Stratford Players. Pompous, stuck-up and self-regarding, he belives he is the star of the show, and should play all the leading roles. He also fancies his romantic chances with Dorothy.
Mary Plunkett - script
Owner of the Rectory bed and breakfast. Jolly, generous and an unashamedly adoring Jefferson Steel fan – although somewhat confused about which roles he played in his films, and how keen he is on her.
Denis Dobbins - script
Handyman and village Mr Fixit. Avuncular though slighly dull. Denis is star-struck by Jefferson and fancies heading up his intourage of one.
Lauren Bell - script
Thirty-something marketing executive former physiotherapist and the sponsor’s wife. Passionate about the arts and smarter than her husband allows her to be, she’s treated as a bimbo because of her looks.
Journalists – we hear them offstage
will be held in front of a small panel including the Director and will last approximately 15 minutes. You will be expected to be familiar with the text selected but not necessarily to have memorised it. A copy of your Acting CV would also be helpful.
You can book your audition time by contacting John Drinkwater at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you.
Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 21 November 2017. It is a requirement that you are available for the entire production week of Sunday 4 – Saturday 10 March 2018.