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AUDITIONS

 

DAISY PULLS IT OFF

By Denise Deegan

Directed by Carole Davidson

 

SHOW RUN:  15 to 18 May (possible matinee on Sat 18) 2019

AUDITIONS: Monday 21 January 2019, 7.30pm in Biggar Corn Exchange Auditorium

FORMAT:                   Open – Turn up and have a go. We’ll run a few scene excerpts to try you all out in the various parts you want to try for (contact Carole for Audition pieces – see bottom of page).   If you’re not a Biggar Theatre Workshop member, don’t let that put you off. We love new people!

WHAT’S THE SHOW?

Daisy Meredith is the first scholarship student to attend the Grangewood School for Girls. The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of the administration. Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school from financial disaster in a jolly good adventure, all taking place in and around the environs of Grangewood School. Set in the 1920s/30s.

A comedy romp, played by adults.  There are opportunities for some of the female teaching staff to be played by men (as women of course).

Some roles are very small and in the script are doubled up. But if you only want a very small part, we’ll see who all turns up and see how best to cast it to give as many people a chance to be involved as possible. Even when not speaking there are times on stage for classroom etc.

Characters                                                                            

Daisy Meredith

Female student – Lead Role

Trixie Martin

Female student, Daisy’s new best friend and madcap and poet.

Sybil Burlington

Female student – Daisy’s nemesis

Monica Smithers

Female student, school toady and Sybil’s sidekick.

Clare Beaumont

Female student, Head Girl and Sports Captain

Alice Fitzpatrick

Female student, Deputy Sports Captain and best chum of Clare

Belinda Mathieson

Female student, Captain of the Upper Fourth, and excellent sportswoman.

Winnie Irving

Female student, small role, speaking on two or three pages.

Miss Gibson

Headmistress, female, could be played as male playing female

Mr Scoblowski

Male – enigmatic Russian music teacher

Miss Granville

Form mistress of the Upper Fourth. Could be played as male playing female

Mademoiselle

Female, small role, two pages

Dora Johnston

Female, small role, speaking on two pages

Mr Thompson

Male, small role, speaking on a few pages

Daisy’s Mother

Female, small role, one page.

Drunken Man

 

School Pianist

can pretend to play the piano to backing tracks, or could actually play it.

REHEARSALS:   Mondays and Thursdays from 7.30pm, Biggar Corn Exchange, from 28 January

CREW:                  If you want to be involved as Crew (tech and backstage), or cover bar and front of house on show week, get in touch.

Any questions - Carole on 01864 504278, or carole@jdcecology.co.uk

 

 


 

We are always on the lookout for new people, on stage or backstage.

Want a Challenge?

Want to Develop a New Skill?

Want a New Hobby?

Want to Rekindle Your AmDram Experience?

Want to Meet New People?

Want to Laugh Till Your Sides Hurt?

 

Come along and find out how much fun the world of Amateur Dramatics is!

Experienced or not, there's something for everyone, so why not come along and meet us.

You'll be amazed at what you've got in you!

 


 Anyone taking part in a BTW show in any capacity, must be a member of Biggar Theatre Workshop. If you are not already a member, membership forms can be obtained from: 

Carole Davidson at carole@jdcecology.co.uk, or 01864 504278

 


 

Biggar Theatre Workshop

at The Corn Exchange

For information about what's on in the Corn Exchange, click HERE

 


 

Photos from past Biggar Theatre Workshop shows can be viewed

by clicking on the show name below:

 

Snow White and the Biggar Dwarfs 2014

The Cripple of Inishmaan 2014

Calendar Girls 2013

Biggar Shorts 2013

Guys and Dolls

Treasure Island - The Panto

Ordinary People

Oscar Wilde's 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime'

Good Things

Aladdin

Sweeney Todd

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Me and My Girl

Miracle Worker


 

The Biggar Theatre Workshop was founded in 1971 and since then has become one of the main sources of arts facilities in the district, allowing the people of Biggar and the surrounding areas the opportunity to participate in live theatre as well as creating a performance and arts venue for local and travelling theatre groups.

The Workshop is housed in the Biggar Corn Exchange, a Grade B listed building dating back to 1860. The building is a major landmark in the town, built on the site of the old rat-infested Meal House. The new Corn Exchange failed to achieve success as a grain market, and became a popular dancing and entertainment venue. In 1935 the Corn Exchange was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council and the Biggar Theatre Workshop now leases the building from the local council at a nominal rent as its venue for its theatrical performances.

Now nearing completion of the first phase of an extensive re-furbishment project, Biggar Theatre Workshop at The Corn Exchange are actively looking to include the wider community and visiting groups  to make best use of the building as a more diverse community resource.

If you have any interest in joining us as a theatre group either on stage or behind the scenes, or even just finding out what we are all about as a potential venue for public or private events/functions please contact us by clicking on the link below

CLICK HERE

 




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