There will be a casting read-through of Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious comedy Roleplay on Sunday, 3 September, at 7pm in the theatre bar.
We join Justin and Julie-Ann, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their parents who will be meeting each other for the first time over dinner – Justin’s posh, alcoholic mother from Surrey and Julie-Ann’s bigoted father and prim mother from ‘up north’. Their anxiety is made worse because they plan to use the occasion to announce their engagement. Nothing must go wrong for the hyper-tense, Julie-Ann.
Into their world drops lap-dancer, Paige-Petite, quite literally from the balcony above, soon followed by the dense, gun-toting ‘minder’, employed by her violent boyfriend to keep an eye on her.
Plenty of scope for comedy here then as there follows the ‘vintage Ayckbourn territory of a dinner party from hell’.
Director Ray Riches is looking for a couple in their twenties/early thirties, the three parents in their forties-fifties, and a minder of a similar age.
It can’t help but be a lot of fun!
If you can’t attend the rehearsal but would like to know more you can contact Ray on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01422 843907.