Auditions: Jeeves & Wooster

We are proud to present the hilarious Jeeves & Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’ by the Goodale Brothers in August 2019.

Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy

Auditions will be held on Monday 13 May from 7.30 pm at the Richmond School of Arts. Rehearsals will start the following Monday, 20 May, and will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 7.15 pm to 10 pm.

Performance Dates:

Saturday 10 August, 2 pm and 7.30 pm
Saturday 17 August, 2 pm and 7.30 pm
Saturday 24 August, 2 pm and 7.30 pm

Before the Auditions:

1. Download and read the Audition and Information Pack.

2. Complete the audition form (on the last page of the Audition and Information Pack) and bring it with you to the audition.

3. Read the Audition Passages to prepare for the character/s you are interested in auditioning for.

If you have any questions about the show or the audition process, please contact the director, Kylie Lowe, at mystique51@yahoo.com.

Synopsis:

When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker—reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by the ever-dependable Jeeves, can’t pull off the wedding of the season, he’ll be forced to abandon his cherished bachelor status and marry the ghastly girl himself!

Characters:

BERTIE WOOSTER (early 20s to mid 30s)

Wooster is known as one of the ‘idle rich’. He spends much of his time trying to help his family and friends, only to become embroiled in awkward situations that are seemingly inescapable…until Jeeves comes along. Bertie plays only one role in this play: himself. (Audition Passages Wooster)

JEEVES (mid 30s to late 40s)

Jeeves is Wooster’s efficient and loyal valet. He appears solemn and stony-faced, but has a dry sense of humour. When Wooster becomes entangled in tricky situations, Jeeves always appears to save the day. He has a calm and quiet way of manipulating situations (and Wooster). Jeeves plays four other roles (including two women): SIR WATKYN BASSETT, MADELINE BASSETT, GUSSIE FINK-NOTTLE and STIFFY BYNG. (Audition Passages Jeeves)

SEPPINGS (late 30s to early 50s)

Seppings is Aunt Dahlia’s butler and is anxious to please visitors. He plays five other roles (including one woman): AUNT DAHLIA, ANTIQUE-SHOP PROPRIETOR, RODERICK SPODE, BUTTERFIELD and CONSTABLE OATES. (Audition Passages Seppings)

Note: All actors must speak with an English accent and be adept at physical comedy. This play is British humour at its finest, so a great sense of humour and the ability to be silly are essential! The roles may involve crawling, climbing and moving set pieces, and strobe lighting may be used, so please take these factors into consideration when considering whether to audition.

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