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ABOUT THE REHEARSALS

£45 PRODUCTION SHOW FEE THAT INCLUDES REHEARSALS AND COSTUMES TO BE PAID WHEN ACCEPTING YOUR PLACE IN THE CAST. 

 

SHOW DATES - 26TH - 29TH JANUARY 2022

 

REHEARSAL NIGHTS - WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7.30PM - 9.30PM

THERE WILL ALSO BE UPTO THREE SUNDAY REHEARSALS INCLUDING BAND CALL IN WEEKS BEFORE THE SHOW

 

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REHEARSALS

A DETAILED SCHEDULE WILL BE DONE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A HOBBY AND THE NEED TO MISS SOME REHEARSALS IS INEVITABLE - WE JUST ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER THE COMMITMENT TO THE SHOW THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO MAKE AHEAD OF AUDITIONS.

 

THERE WILL BE SOME REHEARSALS OVER THE SUMMER DEPENDING ON WHAT ATTENDANCE LEVELS WE HAVE. 

ABOUT THE SHOW

The death of a much loved husband prompts a group of ordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute to do an extraordinary thing. Blasting away all preconceptions of what it is to be in a women's institute, they decide to do an artistic nude calendar to raise money for charity. Upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of them expect the emotional and personal ramifications, but gradually the making of the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower.

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon, a million copycat calendars, a record breaking movie, stage play and musical written by Tim Firth and Gary Barlow which coined the term "craughing"  - the act of crying and laughing at the same time.

With unforgettable songs, every performance continues to add to the millions already raised for charity and also prove that there is no such thing as an ordinary woman.

Note on nudity: As in the tradition of vaudevillian fan dancers, the art of the play’s nudity lies in what is withheld.  The choreography of this sequence is best described as ‘fabulous concealment”.

AUDITION MATERIAL

tO BE CONSIDERED FOR A ROLE ALL CAST WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN AUDITION. FULL INFORMATION ON THE ROLES AND THE MATERIAL CAN BE FOUND BELOW. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION;

audition date - Wednesday 25th may 2021 at the gywo studio

application deadline - Sunday 15th may

audition times - you will be allocated an audition time. these will be sent out on Monday 16th may.

ages of characters - these are there as a suggestion only however we are looking to cast as close as possible for this production.

number of auditions - you are welcome to audition for up to 3 roles

 

Auditions are open to ages 16

links to the script and practice backing tracks can be found at the bottom of this page

any queries please email ross@wigles.co.uk 

good luck!!

 

CHRIS

AGED around 40's - early 50's.

Played by Helen Mirren in the film.

You want Chris at your party. She will talk to people she doesn’t know, find things to say to fill silences and generate laughter. Without Chris in her life, Annie would be better behaved, her life less fun. The two of them are like naughty schoolgirls. Ideal car – who cares, as long as it’s a cabriolet. Ideal holiday – Algarve.

AUDITION SONG - Sunflower

AUDITION SCENE - 53 - 54 into song and 84 -85

ANNIE

AGED around 40's - early 50's.

Played by Julie Walters in the film.

Annie will join in the mischief but is at heart more conformist and less confrontational than Chris.  The mischievousness that Chris elicits saves Annie from being a saint.  However, she has enough edge to be interesting and enough salt not to be too sweet

AUDITION SONG - Scarborough 

AUDITION SCENE - pages 19 - 21

CORA

AGED around 30's

Cora is the joker of the pack, but never plays the fool.  Her wit is deadpan.  It raises laughter in others, but rarely in herself. Her relationship with her daughter is more akin to Chris and Annie. 

AUDITION SONG - Who Wants A Silent Night

AUDITION SCENE - 

JESSIE

AGED around 60+

A lover of life, Jessie doesn’t bother with cosmetics – her elixir is bravery. Her husband has been with her a long time and is rarely surprised by her actions.  Jessie bothers about grammar and  will correct shop keepers regarding their use of the apostrophe “s”

AUDITION SONG - What Age Expects of You

AUDITION SCENE - 

MARIE

AGED around 40's - 50'S

WI Leader. She has gradually built the current “Marie “over the years as defense mechanism. She moved to her “Oz,” Cheshire, and found Oz didn’t want her.  She came back scorched.  The WI is a trophy to her, which justifies her total existence.  There is a lingering part of Marie that would love to be on the calendar.

AUDITION SONG - Yorkshire

AUDITION SCENE - page 15 - 17

RUTH

AGED around 30'S - 40's

Ruth’s journey is from the false self-confidence of the emotionally abused to the genuine self confidence of the woman happy in her own skin.  Ruth is eager to please but not be a rag doll and despite being Marie’s right-hand woman she is desperate to be the cartilage in the spine of the WI and keep everyone happy.

AUDITION SONG - My Russian Friends And I

AUDITION SCENE - 

CELIA

AGED around 40's

A woman more at home in a department store than a church hall, she may be slightly younger than Chris, but she feels she’s drifted in from another world.  Which she has.  Celia has a streak of rebelliousness in her.  This sets her apart from the vapid materialism of her peer group.

AUDITION SONG - So I 've Had A Little Work Done

AUDITION SCENE - 

JENNY

AGED around 40's

Marie's daughter and the new girl at school. She is cool and confident but embarrassed by her mother and rebellious to her controlling ways..

AUDITION SONG - Protect Me Less

AUDITION SCENE - 

MISS WILSON (TEA)

AGED around 30 - 50'S

Member of the WI 

AUDITION SONG - Protect Me Less

AUDITION SCENE - 

MISS WILSON (COFFEE)

AGED around 30 - 50'S

Member of the WI

AUDITION SONG - Protect Me Less

AUDITION SCENE - 

BRENDA HULSE

AGED around 60's

A guest speaker at the WI meeting. Smaller acting role.

AUDITION SONG - Protect Me Less

AUDITION SCENE - 

LADY CRAVENSHIRE

AGED around 60's

Judge at the fair - could be doubled with Brenda Hulse. 

AUDITION SONG - Protect Me Less

AUDITION SCENE - 

Take a read....

LINK TO THE SCRIPT

Take a read of the script - it can be downloaded and printed for easy read! 

Sheet Music

Follow the dots...

LINK TO THE SCORE

coming soon 

Get practicing...

Link to all of the sheet music videos of the audition songs.

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