2017

Programme

 

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Intimacy

 

ALL THIS INTIMACY is an edgy comedy about friendship and lust and how the two don’t mix

"All This Intimacy"

By Rajiv Joseph

 

Dir: Douglas Clarke QSM

 

Elmwood Players,

Aikmans Road

19-29 APRIL

 

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The situation: TY has three women pregnant simultaneously - his ex-girlfriend, JEN, his married next door neighbour, MAUREEN, and his 18 year old student, BECCA. 

 

ALL THIS INTIMACY  illuminates the trials, triumphs, failures of TY’s life and all hell breaks loose when the three women converge and confront ... and are there just the three……..?

 

 

Cast:


TY : Darren Sundborn
JEN : Briana VinZant

MAUREEN : Andi Arby
BECCA : Bex Manning
FRANNY : Katie Duthie
SETH : Thad Hadaway


 

Audition Notice

"The Thrill Of Love"

by Amanda Whittington

 

Dir: Garry Thomas

 

On Stage June 2017

 

Saturday 8 April, by appointment

 

Background
In July 1955, a blonde bombshell, Ruth Ellis, was the last woman was hanged in Britain. She was 28. As a working class night-club hostess in a club where there was more than drink on offer, Ruth Ellis had dreams about her future. She also had two children. Her passionate and tragic affair with an upper-class racing driver, David Blakely, ended in murder.

Ellis

1955 was also the year when Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister, when Stirling Moss won the Grand Prix, when Princess Margaret broke off her engagement to Captain Peter Townsend, and when the aircraft carrier, the Ark Royal was completed. In short, Great Britain was in transition, struggling to find a new identity and to reconcile the old with the new.


The class system however, was still very evident, and it was a time of rampant sexism. Domestic violence and sexual exploitation had, as Amanda Whittington herself says “barely been named”. There was little recognition of mental health issues. Although the play tells a story, it also explores society’s perception of women, and how this affects the justice meted out to them.

 

This play was originally performed at the New Vic in 2013. Amanda Whittington is the author of a number of plays, including Ladies Day, Tipping the Velvet, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Be My Baby and Amateur Girl. It requires strong ensemble playing. The film, Dance with a Stranger also tells the same story, but from a different perspective.

 

For further information and/or audition time, contact Gaz:


The Thrill of Love

 

 

Cast (Ages are an indication only)


Ruth Ellis (late 20’s )
Vicky Martin (her friend and model – mid - late 20’s)
Sylvia Shaw (nightclub manageress – mid 30 to mid 40’s)
Doris Judd (nightclub cleaner - older)
Inspector Jack Gale (40’s)

planetgazza@xtra.co.nz or phone/text 021 453138.  Please note, scripts not available until day of audition.


Want to find out more about Auditions?

Elmwood Players has an email list for notifying all interested actors about auditions. It is not limited to stage roles we sometimes get requests from film-makers, independent producers and tv/film students who all need actors for their projects.

 

Register on the Elmwood Audition list by emailing Garry:

prez@elmwood-players.org.nz