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AUDITIONS - Lily, the Felon's Daughter by Tom Taggart
5 September 2019 at 7:00pm

What: Auditions for our 2019 end of year Melodrama Lily, the Felon's Daughter
When: Thursday 5th September at 7:00 pm.
Where: Maitland Repertory Theatre, 244 High Street, Maitland
Contact: Robert Comber or Colleen Kirkman by phone: 0417 657 959 or by email: colk1975@gmail.com  to book your audition or with further questions.

The Audition: Actors will be asked to take part in a round table cold read with other performers and may be asked to attend a call back session in the week following initial auditions.

Season Dates: Lily, the Felon's Daughter will run for 9 performances from 29 November to 15 December 2019.

About the Play: Lily, the Felon’s Daughter is a sad but silly story of romance, love, corruption and woe. A cast of ever dramatic characters romp through this classic melodrama with the audience expected to boo, cheer and hiss the Villain, the Hero and the Heroine.

Actors: We are seeking performers aged 14 and up to fill 6 female and 5 male roles. Matching actors with appropriately aged "partners" and "family" will be a deciding factor in casting.

The Characters:
All ages are indicative of playing age only, actors from 14 years old are encouraged to audition.

Lily Fairweather - Female, 14 to late 20s
A typical heroine of the gay ninety melodrama, romantic, graceful and sweet with a gentle cultured voice and willowy gestures.

Compton Fairweather  - Male, younger than Lily
Our hero, delicate, passionate, arrogant and self-destructive.

Betsy Fairweather  - Female, 40+ or thereabout
Compton’s mother, is a simple, kind soul with snowy white hair and gentle manner.

Craven Sinclair - Male, old enough to grow a moustache
The villain, Curses on the dastard! Tall, dark, with side burns and curly black moustache; a deep voice, beetling eyebrows.

Jonas - Male, middle aged
A middle aged business man, plump and pleasant.

Ophelia - Female, an old maid
A homely old maid of uncertain age, extravagant, suffragette.

Rob Steel - Male, ambiguous in age
He has just been released from prison, pasty white face, lank and cadaverous, coarse in speech and manner.

Lord Monty - Male, ambiguous in age
A typical English gentleman with a British accent so thick it becomes burlesque.

Marie - Female, ambiguous in age
A French maid

Mrs Kingsley - Female, middle aged
A middle age Puritan.

Mrs Bloodgood - Female, middle aged
A middle aged vulgar woman, the landlady.

Who Do I Contact?

AUDITIONS: Lily. the Felon's Daughter by Tom Taggart - Contact directors Robert Comber or Colleen Kirkman by phone: 0417657959 or by email: colk1975@gmail.com to book your audition or with further questions

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