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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.

AUDITION NOTICE FOR Anything Goes (2022 Revision)

Show Dates: 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th April 2024

(2 shows each Saturday)

Ahoy there shipmates!

Not long now before we set sail on the SS America so here are some important details for your journey!


Previews at Park United Reformed Church, Palmer Park Ave, Reading RG6 1DN

Monday 27th November:  8pm - 10pm  

Wednesday 29th November: 8pm - 10pm 


Preview at Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, RG2 9DF

Thursday 7th December: 7.30pm to 10pm


Auditions at Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, RG2 9DF 

Thursday 14th December: 7.30pm to 10pm

Sunday 17th December: 5pm to 7pm.

Audition song list can be viewed here.


(3 female, 4 male)
Reno Sweeney (30-45)– a brassy evangelist turned nightclub singer
Hope Harcourt (18–30) – a well-known debutante
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (30-50) – a wealthy Englishman
Elisha Whitney (50+) – a google-eyed tycoon
Billy Crocker (21-35) – Whitney’s young assistant
Moonface Martin (30-60) -– a hapless gangster, Public Enemy No. 13
Erma (25-45) – a tough gangster’s moll



(5 female, 8 male)
Evangeline Harcourt (50-70) – Hope’s mother, a widow [non-singing]
Spit and Dippy (25-45) – two rascally New York City street toughs
Captain (40-70) – of the S.S. American
Purser (30-55) – aboard the S.S. American
Purity (18-35) – Showgirl Angel #1 with Reno’s act
Chastity (18-35) – Showgirl Angel #2 with Reno’s act
Charity (18-35) – Showgirl Angel #3 with Reno’s act
Virtue (18-35) – Showgirl Angel #4 with Reno’s act
Male Quartet of Sailors


All ages are a guide only so please feel free to audition.

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AUDITION NOTICE FOR Nightwatch - A play by Lucille Fletcher


6th to 9th March 2024. All performances at 7.45pm

Read Throughs: Sunday 12 November at 2pm and Wednesday 15th November at 8pm

Auditions: Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th November at 7:45pm


Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will commence on Tuesday 5th December at 7:45pm




Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment, Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees another body— this time a woman’s—but by now the police are sceptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanatorium for treatment.


From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.


Cast of Characters:


(all ages are irrelevant, but some cast should be of a similar age, e.g. Elaine, Blanche and John)


Although the play is set in Manhattan, not all accents need to be American. Elaine and John, for example, could be British Expatriates. For those characters marked with an asterisk, an accent would be preferred. If accents prove to be a problem, the play can be set in England, but a lot of references would have to be changed. Helga would still need to have a German lilt.


Elaine Wheeler – Protagonist, emotionally unstable, feels betrayed

Blanche Cooke – Elaine’s best friend, nurse, efficient, tailored

Helga* – Wheelers' German maid, suspicious \

Jessica Appleby* – Busybody neighbour, amateur sleuth

Dr Tracey Lake* – Noted psychologist, professional

John Wheeler – Elaine’s husband, stocks and bonds broker, he's all business

Lt. Walker* – Homicide detective, has no time for crazy women

Vanelli* – Italian Brooklyn patrolman, has an eye for art

Sam Hoke* – Owner of local deli, working class, murder is hurting his business


This is a cracking play and will have the audience guessing - right up to the final line


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