AUDITIONS Tuesday February 5th, 7pm
The Queen’s Head (Back room), Landgate, Rye
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin Jr
With Special Permission from SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
Show dates: 17 – 18th May 2019 Rye Community Centre
The ladies mount yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth. They’ve been rehearsing Macbeth for months and they’re still not ready! This disorderly and dizzy production turns into a lively comedy making it difficult to spot Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. Everything conspires hilariously against the guild – all that can go wrong does go wrong. With badly timed sound effects, random cues, disastrous set and props, fluffed lines, excessive prompts, actors stepping in and out of character, inept crew and chaotic scene changes. …BUT a lack of talent can never stop this society and what they lack in flair and preparation, they more than make up for with enthusiasm – after all, the show must go on.
Parts for 3 men and 7 women. Ages are flexible but should be convincing.
Mrs Reece – chairman of the society, playing Lady Macbeth and Doctor
Gwyneth – the pianist (think Les Dawson)
George Peach – epicene sycophant
Felicity – nervous young housewife playing 2nd Witch, Seyton, 1st Murderer, Malcolm, Gentlewoman
Dawn – flighty older woman playing 1st Witch, Porter, 2nd Murderer, Duncan, Fleance
Kate – tall and refined on crutches playing 3rd Witch, Macduff, Messenger
Plummer – ineffectual producer
Thelma whose misplaced bravado sees her playing Macbeth… and Ross
Minnie playing Banquo and Lady Macduff’s son
Henry playing Lady Macbeth (don’t ask) and 8 Kings
If you can commit to our rehearsal schedule of four hours per week and learn lines by a specified date then we can guarantee a good-natured, fun show that will entertain friends, family and our devoted public. If you’d like to borrow a copy of the play in advance, or to discuss the production with the director, please PM us and we’ll get in touch.