There will be an open audition of our amateur production of
Bouncers by John Godber on Tuesday 19 April at 7.30pm
Performance nights Tuesday 28 June - Saturday 2 July 2022
Director: William Portch
Audition note from the director:
'Bouncers' is a play by John Godber, set in a northern nightclub called Mr Cinders with the action focusing on the exploits of four doormen and the nightclub customers. It was originally performed at the Edinburgh festival in 1977, then in the '1990s remix' version in 1991 at Hull Truck.
The play traditionally calls for four male performers but I am happy to cast gender blind for the right performers. The play relies purely on the skill and versatility of its performers; their physicality, timing and ability to switch between a range of very different characters at pace, to change genre and direction from moment to moment. As a result, both an ability to hold the audience with facial expression and confidence in stage movement is required as well as a vocal performance range. As Godber says, "There is narrative, but it is slight, there are observations, but they are cartoon, there is social commentary but it is peppered with outrageous humour. When the whole thing works there is a pure state of theatrical engagement"
If you are unable to attend this audition evening but would like to be considered, please contact us, and the director will arrange a separate audition time.
This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Josef Weinberger.
This audition will be held at The Playhouse Theatre, 115 Clare Street, Northampton, NN1 3JA
If cast, actors are required to become members of the Playhouse Theatre for insurance purposes. This is available at a yearly rate of £20, or £5 for a single play.