(hope this OK to share, it is our press release for the event)
Les Misérables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean
Brixham theatre company, The South Devon Players theatre company announce open auditions for their most ambitious show to date.
Les Misérables; The Memoirs of Jean Valjean is a new non-musical theatre show, based directly on Victor Hugo’s thrilling novel of redemption, love and revolution, set in 19th Century France. The South Devon Players are performing this show in September 2013 around Torbay, and have announced open auditions for the production. Whether you are ten or eighty, there are large and small roles available and the auditions are open to both members and new people as well.
People new to acting and performing are welcome.
All we ask is that if you are aged under 16 (there are three child roles), that you are accompanied by a parent or guardian, and that all performers are reliable; able to rehearse on Wednesday evenings, and available for the shows, between 4th – 8th September.
The auditions will take the form of script readings on Wednesday May 15th 2013, at 7pm, at Chestnut Heights Community Centre, Poplar Close, Brixham TQ5 0SA (UK). Rehearsals commencing the following Wednesday (same time/ venue).
As well as performers, we are also looking for front of house helpers, and set/ stage hands too, so if you do not feel like performing, there are plenty of other ways to get involved in the show.
- Please note that Act 2 of the show is likely to contain strobe or light flashes.
- This is a community group, no-one in the South Devon Players is paid, we do our shows simply for the love of bringing high quality theatre to community venues, and developing performes’s experience.
- Please do not apply if you are not willing and able to commit to weekly rehearsals and the show dates.
- Please be aware (this sounds very basic but we have had a couple of issues in the past year) that if cast, you will be expected to learn a script.
The South Devon Players theatre company are an award-winning, completely non-profit community/ amateur theatre company founded in 2005, based in Brixham and featured on BBC 1 national television in January 2013. We mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expand to wider historical events (as in the case of this production) as well. We are family friendly, lively and welcoming to all who wish to be involved in theatre at any level. In the past, members have gone on to perform in major feature films, and train at RADA. Our membership ranges from age 10 to 65, and from professional performers to complete beginners, all of whom work as part of a team to create new exciting shows which are then brought to our local community.
Les Misérables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean will be directed by one of the theatre company’s founders; Miss Laura J, who as well as being a professional performer and model in her own right, also holds a Masters degree in teaching performing arts, as well as degrees in film production, and photography – and has performed in another production of Les Misérables in the past, elsewhere. She is accompanied by Mrs Louise German, as assistant director. Louise is the other co-founder of the South Devon Players, who has decades of community and amateur theatre experience in her own right. Both are experienced directors, and looking forward to joining you to create the biggest show the South Devon Players have yet produced.
All audition, and show dates on our website at http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com , or at our social networks: Twitter (sdevonplayers) or our facebook accounts (southdevonplayers, or sdevonplayers)