OPEN AUDITIONS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES HORRIBLY, TERRIBLY WRONG (ADULT PRODUCTION)
WEDNESDAY 11 DEC 8PM
FRIDAY 13 DEC 8PM
SATURDAY 14 DEC 11AM
SUNDAY 15 DEC 8PM
Venue: Belconnen Theatre
ABOUT THE PLAY
'A Christmas Carol Goes Horribly, Terribly Wrong’ is a new, irreverent farce written and directed by Kirsty Budding. Stylistically inspired by plays like ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and ‘Noises Off’, but drawing on experiences and personalities in the Canberra theatre scene, this play is a send up of amateur theatre in all its technically flawed, under-rehearsed and poorly-reviewed glory! Get ready for the director’s notes, the stage manager’s meltdown, and everyone’s missed cues as these hilarious theatre personalities scrape together a very missable yet somehow unforgettable production of ‘A Christmas Carol’.
Now casting adults for a range of comedic roles. Excellent comedic timing, expression and tone required! Beginners and experienced actors welcome. A youth version will be performed in the same week by Budding Theatre drama students.
CASTING ACTORS 18+* FOR ROLES BELOW (AGES ARE PLAYING AGES)
DIRECTOR 1 disappointed in the cast. M/F, 30-60
DIRECTOR 2 as above, but even meaner. M/F, 30-60
STAGE MANAGER (MARY) – old lady with a cockney accent F, 60+
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (ASM) 1 - wants pizza; can’t see tape on floor M/F, 20s
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (ASM) 2 – “blue steel”: worried about safety issues M/F, 20s
JASON - TECHNICAL OPERATOR - talks over microphone; hasn’t made the playlist. M, 20s
STAGE MUM - lives vicariously through her son, Damien. F, 40-60
NARRATOR 1 – hates the actor playing Narrator 2, M/F 20+
NARRATOR 2 – forgets to stand in the spot, M/F 20+
SCROOGE - a grumpy old miser played by an actor who actually remembers lines, M, 60+
THREE CAROL SINGERS / “THE HEATHERS” – 3 divas who don’t follow the script and randomly insert their own song/dance ideas into the show, F, 20s
BOB CRATCHIT - Cratchit father, played by actor who misses his cues F, 35-55
MRS CRATCHIT - Cratchit mother, played by dramatic overactor F, 35-55
PETER CRATCHIT - eldest son, played by Damien who hates acting, 20s
BELINDA CRATCHIT - daughter, played by overactor, F, late teens
TINY TIM CRATCHIT - youngest son who is dying, M, small teen
FRED - Scrooge’s happy, Christmas-loving adult nephew. M, 20s
NANCY - Fred’s equally Christmas-loving wife. F, 20s
MARLEY’S GHOST - Scrooge’s dead business partner. M, 50+
YOUNG EBENEZER SCROOGE - brother to FANNY (played by his real-life girlfriend) M, 19
FANNY SCROOGE - sister to SCROOGE (played by her real life boyfriend) F, 18
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST - the first ghost, M/F, 20+
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT - the second ghost, M/F, 20+
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE - the third ghost, M/F, 20+
THEATRE JUDGE - M/F, 70+
*teens under 18 will be considered for the following roles: Tiny Tim, Belinda Cratchit
ACTORS MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR
TUESDAY 10 DEC 5.30PM-10PM TECH REHEARSAL + TECH DRESS RUN at Belconnen Theatre
REHEARSALS in Acton SUNDAYS starting 10AM-1PM: NOV 17 (whole cast read), NOV 24, DEC 1, DEC 8 (extended)
And THURSDAYS 6.30-9.00PM: NOV 28, DEC 5.
Rehearsals: will occur within times above, but usually split into scenes so you may not be required for whole period (depending on your role). Rehearsals: Playing Field Studio, Acton. Additional rehearsals will be negotiated as needed.
This is a one act play of approx. 60 minutes; individual workloads not arduous but at home study is req.
If you have a schedule conflict, participation may be possible depending on your role. Please note in your EOI form.
HOW TO AUDITION
Interested in joining the cast? Please complete the EOI below and the director will contact you to arrange an audition or read for a specific part; relevant script sections will be provided. AFTER completing this form and receiving material, please complete an audition booking at the bottom of this page.
The audition will be a relaxed group session in which performers read for different parts and practise working as an ensemble. It should be fun! Please bring your own copy of the audition material emailed to you.