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Jack and the Beanstalk - Audition

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Production Company:

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Loz Keal 

Director:   Josh Clarke

Reading:                 Sunday 1st September 2024, 6.00 pm - Foyer

Auditions:            Sunday 8th September 2024, 2.00 pm – Coward/Yardley Room

Performances:   Saturday 30th November – Sunday 8th December 2024 

                                    (10 performances, excluding Wednesday night) - Auditorium

There are giants in the sky! Out there! Up high! Their smell is so awful, it fills the air, causing much chaos and spreading despair. The Kingdom's worries grow with each passing day, as the giants above cause utter dismay. Times are tough for the family Trot - Jack, Simon and mum Dame Dot. They're in financial ruin and need money now, but will they need to sell their beloved cow?  Can Jack save the kingdom from giants so tall? With heart and heroism, can love conquer all? I'm running out of words that rhyme, to be quite honest I just don't have the time.

Join us for this classic re-telling (with a few twists) of Jack and the Beanstalk, a traditional family pantomime. Join Jack and his pals as they attempt to save the day, can they also find love along the way?  OH YES THEY -

Characters

Forest Fairy Feather-Fern - A forest sprite, acts as our narrator and speaks in rhyme. Helps set the scene.  Open to love.

Dame Dottie Trot - The classic panto Dame. Mother to Jack and Simon. Flirty, fruity and thriving. Lots of banter with the dads of the audience.

Jack Trot - Just one of our many heroes. Always puts others before himself, brave, charming and very likeable. In love with the Princess.

Silly Simon Trot - Jack's silly brother, the lovable fool. His heart's in the right place. Lots of audience interaction, physical comedy.

King Goodheart - The King of this, as yet, unnamed Kingdom. At the mercy of the giant. Not as sharp as his wife, The Queen.

Queen Goodheart - The Queen of the kingdom, loves her daughter, the Princess, dearly. A bit of a lovey. Along with the King, form a good comedy marital duo.

Princess Rosalind Goodheart - Our heroine, gutsy and independent although may not look it on the outside. In love with Jack.

Sarah the Princess' Maid - The Princess's maid, friend and confidant. Intelligent, pragmatic and streetwise. A bit cheeky.

Fletcher/Fleshcreep - The King and Queen's creepy accountant. Secretly one of the Giant's minions. Villain.

Grimshade - A curious creature. A forest dweller who's loyal, eager but very dopey and a bit dim. Easily influenced. Looking for love.

Lila Kaye as Daisy the Cow and the Magic Chicken - A professionally trained RSC actor who's down on their luck, scraping the barrel for bit parts. 

Blusterous Bill Blunderbore The Giant - The cause of all the Kingdom's problems, very very windy... Voice only, live each performance.

CHORUS - The chorus will give the energy and flow to all of the songs and scenes and we're looking for approximately 10 members, with roles including Townsfolk, Palace Courtiers, a Boyband, a Pie Man, a Bear and a Magic Harp that sings. An eclectic mix to say the least!
 

We really believe there's a bit of something for everyone in this show and no real 'lead roles' as each character, including chorus members, will have their times to shine. We'd love to have as many of you as possible at the reading and we welcome everyone of all abilities, from novice to pro and everything in between. The auditions will take the form of an acting audition, a singing audition and a simple choreography workshop. A dropbox of audition pieces, song lyrics and backing tracks will be available prior to the auditions. More audition information will be available at the read through.

If you can't make either the reading or audition dates but are very keen to be involved, on stage or off it, then please let us know and we'll try our best to accommodate and sort something out for you.

We can't wait to get started and I hope to see many of you at both the reading and the audition.
 

Josh Clarke

Director

 

TTC has a totally open audition policy and we enjoy meeting new people.  You don't have to be a TTC member to attend the reading and audition - and if you aren't available for the audition date, don't worry - you can still audition. If cast, will then be required to join as a Full Member.  

For more information artistic@teddingtontheatreclub.org.uk