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The Yellow Box
Sunday 21st May, start 4.30pm in The Market Theatre.
11 people needed at ‘Bristles’ Headquarters.
Male or female (18+) with an ability to appear busy doing nothing.
To be performed by LADS on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September,
with rehearsals from Sunday 25th June on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
Not everyone is needed for every rehearsal during early weeks.
Please contact the Director, Paul Costello, for script and supporting material, or if you are interested but cannot come to the auditions –
- Miss Nanette Party (Nan) (40+)
Gaunt, enthusiastic lady who dresses peculiarly and has a deep booming voice.
She is a voice coach and speaks with an English accent but needs to do an American and French accent in a few lines.
- Brigadier Albert Rayne (50+)
Distinguished-looking, white haired and moustached, elderly gentleman, still with a military bearing, who though frequently short-tempered and dictatorial, has beautiful manners and is charmingly courteous in an old-fashioned way.
- Lily Thompson (the maid ‐ in her 20s)
Cheary, down to earth, with a slight Cockney accent. Her brusque manner does not conceal her great love for Bee.
And to a lesser degree for the others, whom she treats as children.
- Alice, Lady Miller (40+)
Pretty with the aid of coiffeur and beautician, elegantly though not expensively dressed.
- Dame Beatrice Appleby (Bee ‐ 50+)
Women in late middle age, of tremendous vitality and personality, is a little eccentric in manner and clothes,
and has moods that change in a second.
- Miss Elizabeth Hatfield (Hattie)
Small, very nervous, untidy, bird-like and of indeterminate age. She wears a flowered overall heavily smeared with paint marks.
- Pape (Detective Sergeant ‐ Act 3 only)
Pleasant-looking man, not very sure of himself. Plain clothes and trench coat.
- Kemp (Police Constable ‐ non-speaking role).
Dour-looking policeman in uniform.
When Dame Beatrice is given a mink shawl by her maid, the resident lodgers (a precision-minded brigadier, a vivid vocal coach, and a dithery china restorer) band together with Dame “Bee” and her friend, elegant Lady Alice, to return the filched fur. That successful mission is quite an invigorating experience, prompting the eclectic group to form a Robin Hood-like crime syndicate, which steals furs and gives the proceeds to charity.
But when Scotland Yard gets wind of those high-minded thefts, things get even more interesting.
Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm
and Sunday afternoons at 4pm, commencing on Wednesday 8th March.