Auditions @ SPT

We normally have informal read throughs followed by a formal audition with set audition pieces for our plays and musicals but for each show the precise format is at the discretion of the director.

 

Once details of the auditions for this seasons shows are available they will appear below. If you would are interested in auditioning for a particular show you can register your interest by completing the forms below, just complete a form for each of the shows you are interested in.

 

No Naughty Bits - A play by Steve Thompson

Planned show dates: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th March 2021

We believe that we can proceed with our planned play in March while still adhering to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines as the cast is small and there is no need for close contact between cast members. We are in the process of confirming with the license holders that we can proceed with limited live audiences and also stream for audiences to watch from home.

 

Synopsis:

Inspired by a true story, this gloriously funny play by Steve Thompson investigates the nature of comedy, the operation of censorship, and the complex misunderstandings implicit in the Anglo-American relationship.

In December 1975, Monty Python's Flying Circus was broadcast coast to coast in the US. It was the Pythons' first time on a major network... but somebody cut out all the naughty bits!

Undismayed, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam flew to New York to persuade the network to reinstate the cuts - and, somewhat by accident, found themselves at the center of a landmark court case concerning freedom of expression and the protection of artistic integrity...

 

Cast:

 

Written for a cast of 8, 2f & 6m. However apart from the pythons, the remaining characters could be played by either gender.

 

The Pythons:

 

Michael Palin – Male, ideally believable as Michael Palin at 32 years old

Terry Gilliam – Male, ideally believable as Terry Gilliam at 35 years old

Nancy – Female 20-30 years old – Nancy is part of Monty Python’s US PR team

 

The Network:

 

Myers – TV Executive – 30-60 years old, written as male but could be female

Franklin – Network intern – 20-30 years old, written as female, but could be male

 

The Law:

 

Osterberg – The Python’s lawyer – 30-50 years old - written as male but could be female

Fried – The Network’s Lawyer - only appears in Act 2 – but still a decent sized part – 30-50 years old - written as male but could be female

Lasker – The Judge - only appears in Act 2 – but still a decent sized part) – 40 - 60 years old - written as male but could be female

 

Readthroughs and Auditions: 

 

Readthrough 1 - Wednesday 11th November @ 8.00pm on Zoom

Readthrough 2 - Monday 16th November @ 8.00pm on Zoom

Audition details TBC

Please contact Matt Chishick on m.chishick@btinternet.com if you are interested.

All to take place under government guidelines and we will review further when more guidance has been published. Accordingly dates may change.

 

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