Audition Notice: Noises Off

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Brian Robert Harris
Produced by Beth Glasner

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; July 14th through July 16th, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
August 30th through September 21st, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening

Audition Requirements: 

All those auditioning are encouraged to provide an 8x10 photo and a resume of their onstage experience when registering for auditions.  These photos will become the property of the Conejo Players Theatre. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.  Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Due to the ensemble nature of this production and the extremely difficult physicality and timing issues we’ll be working with in rehearsal, we do not have a great deal of flexibility on conflicts. Please prepare to read from the script and please be prepared to try your hand at an English accent where necessary. No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions. There is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 
For More Information: 

Please contact the director, Brian Robert Harris at 818-746-5542 or brianrobertharris1979@yahoo.com.

Character Breakdown: 

LLOYD FELLOWES – director of the play, 40-55. Artistic, tyrannical, pretentious, cranky, not a “people person” but a bit of a ladies’ man. Thinks everyone is an idiot but him. He’s wrong. Involved with Brooke AND with Poppy.

DOTTY OTLEY – actress, plays housekeeper Mrs. Clackett, 50s. Basically sensible, but prone to flights of melodrama. Her retirement money is wrapped up in this production, so the stakes are high for her. Involved with Gary.

GARY LEJEUNE – actor, plays harried real estate broker Roger, 30s. Pompous and self-absorbed, but also so neurotic he literally can’t finish a sentence. Oversensitive and easily wounded. Has anger management difficulties. Involved with Dotty.

BROOKE ASHTON – actress, plays lingerie-clad tax inspector Vicki, 20s. Gorgeous, but out to lunch. Distracted, unfocused, basically well-meaning but oblivious. She is NOT dumb, but it’s easy to see why someone would think she was. Involved with Lloyd.

FREDERICK DALLAS – actor, plays the dashing and wealthy Philip, 30s. Goodhearted, naïve, deplores physical violence, handsome and knows it, would like to be a Method actor but doesn’t really get it. Currently in the middle of a nasty divorce.

BELINDA BLAIR – actress, plays the charming and wealthy Flavia, 30s. Bright, fun-loving, gossipy optimist, knows everyone’s business. Secret Machiavellian, cast mother and doggedly determined show savior. May harbor a little crush on Frederick.

SELSDON MOWBRAY – actor, plays the rather incompentent Burglar, 60-75. Slightly doddering, alcoholic, half-deaf (when he wants to be), charming old duffer of a stage veteran. In decline, but craftier than he seems.

POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR – stage manager, 30s. Mousy, shy, maybe a little plain. Constantly stressed and harried, along with Tim takes the brunt of Lloyd’s and the actors’ abuse. Tries very, very hard to be good at her job. Involved with Lloyd.

TIM ALLGOOD – stagehand, 18-25. Very young, raw, inexperienced, is absolutely and shamelessly taken advantage of by Lloyd. When not asleep on his feet, performs his duties with almost manic enthusiasm