Audition Notice:

 

“One Man, Two Guvnors”

By Richard Bean

Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 5 PM

Monday, May 8, 2017 @ 7 PM

 Directed by Lee Rush 401-742-6673 and produced by David Jepson 401-348-0555

PERFORMANCE DATESAugust 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, Sept 1, 2 and 3, 2017  (19 performances)

CAST NEEDED: Eight Men and Four Women

5 Men – 25 to 35            3 Men – 50 -60 and        3 Women – 25 – 35            1 Woman – 40’s (very buxom!)

No appointments are necessary.  Please bring a head shot or current photo if you have not auditioned with us previously.  Readings will be from the script.

About the Show:

Brighton, England. 1963. Change is in the air, and Francis Henshall. Fired from a skiffle band is in search of work.  He finds himself employed by small-time gangster Roscoe Crabbe, in town to collect a fee from his fiancée’s gangster father. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, herself in love with Stanley Stubbers (her brother's killer) who, in turn, becomes our hero's other 'guvnor'. Fighting a mounting sense of confusion, Francis goes out of his way to serve both bosses. But with the distractions of a pneumatic bookkeeper and select members of the criminal fraternity (not to mention his own mammoth appetite) to contend with, how long can he keep them apart? The hit of the 2012 Broadway season. 

Detailed Character Descriptions

 

CHARLIE "The Duck" Clench: a retired gangster. 
Age range: Somewhere in his fifties- sixties. 
Physique: Can take care of himself in a fight. 
Character: faint menace behind shark-like grin.

PAULINE: Clench's daughter. 
Age range: twenties/ thirties. 
Physique: pretty, eyes wide with wonder. 
Character: dim-witted, “dumb blonde”, or stupid mafia daughter type.

ALAN DANGLE: a wannabe actor and Pauline's fiancé. 
Age range: twenties/ thirties. 
Physique: fancies himself a “star material type”. 
Character: an aspiring actor- dramatic gestures and accentuated dialogue.
The kind of guy who smiles and you expect his teeth to sparkle. But not a whole lot upstairs

HARRY DANGLE: Alan's father. 
Age range: Somewhere in his fifties /sixties. 
Physique: written as heavy set, but could be anything 
Character: Clench's crooked solicitor- dapper and faintly sleazy. Think used car salesman with an air of ambulance chaser.

STANLEY STUBBERS: an upper-class criminal and Rachel's lover. 
Age range: thirty something. 
Physique: athletically built type. Character: 
Roscoe's murderer. Strides about with confidence. Lounge lizard type.

RACHEL/ROSCOE CRABBE: One of the “Masters”
Age range: twenties/early thirties. 
Physique: pretending to be a man (her brother); athletic and androgenous
Character: energetic and confident. Gruff snarls pretending to be manly.

LLOYD BOATENG: Charlie’s friend- an ex-con turned pub owner. 
Age range: forties/ fifties. 
Physique: written as Jamaican with a shaved head, but looking for something “exotic”. 
Character: Cheery smile. He is also the pub’s chef.

DOLLY: Charlie's secretary. 
Age range: twenties-forties. 
Physique: voluptuous.
Character: flirtatious, bossy, shrewd.

GARETH (may also play other roles throughout): head waiter at The Cricketers’ Arms. 
Age range: younger than Alfie. 
Physique: “efficient and streamlined”. Maybe a bit prissy. (MUST EXCEL AT PHYSICAL COMEDY)
Character: oversees operations with a flick of the wrist and a lifted eyebrow.

ALFIE(may also play other roles throughout): waiter. 

Age range: able to look “ancient” physically
Physique: hard of hearing and nearly blind. (MUST BE EXTREMELY PROFICIENT AT PHYSICAL COMEDY) 
Character: “cadaverous” - shuffles along, back bowed and bewildered.

FEMALE HELPER (may also play other roles in Act 2)
Age Range: any age
Physique: Needs to fit on a serving cart
Character: needs to appear like an audience member.