GMDF Member Societies’ Acting Auditions, Plays, Musicals and Pantomimes
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The Lady In The Van (Auditions)
By Alan Bennett
Directed by Sue Borg
Audition date: Mon 20 March at 7:30pm
Performance dates: Mon 04 – Sat 09 September (incl. Sat matinee)
When Alan Bennett allowed an elderly homeless lady to park her camper van on his driveway, he little imagined she’d stay there for 15 years. This bittersweet epitaph to the enigmatic and cantankerous Miss Shepherd is a wryly humorous account of the writer’s strained relationship with this prickly, eccentric, and obstreperous old woman.
Now a successful film, Bennett’s play was a huge hit when it premiered at the National Theatre in 1999. We are proud to present this heart-warming exploration of human kindness, liberal guilt, and a writer’s eternal fascination with the quirkier side of life.
- Miss Shepherd – F 60s/70s
- Alan Bennett #1 – M 40s
- Alan Bennett #2 - M 40s
- Alan’s Mam – F 60s
- Rufus (neighbour) – M 40s/50s
- Pauline (neighbour) – F 40s/50s
- Social Worker – F 20s/30s
- Underwood – M 60s - Acquaintance of Mrs Shepherd
- Mrs Bennett’s GP/ Leo – M 50s - Leo is Miss Shepherd’s brother
- Lout/Ambulance Driver – M 20s/30s -
- Mrs Shepherd’s GP – F 30s/40s
- Interviewer - F 20s/30s
- Priest – M 50s – Irish
- Extra parts of Workmen for the Council x 2 - M 20s/30s
- Extra parts of Undertakers x 2 – M/F 20s/30s
Guide Bridge Theatre auditions are open to all. Whilst you can simply turn up for the auditions it would be helpful if you register that you are planning to audition for a play, and indicate which part(s) you are interested in. By return, we can supply script samples for the play(s) you are interested in auditioning for.
Please note. All actors offered a part in a GBT production must become an Active Member or Junior Friend (linked to an Active Member or Friend of Guide Bridge Theatre) no later than first rehearsal date. For more information see our Membership page.