Out of Focus auditions!
We’ve barely closed the curtain on our last show, Season’s Greetings (photos coming soon) but already we’re looking ahead to our April 2020 production, Out of Focus!
Written by Peter Gordon, author of Murdered to Death and Secondary Cause of Death, Out of Focus does not feature Inspector Pratt. Instead, it is a modern-day tale of the chaos that ensues when the well-meaning but hapless vicar’s wife allows the village hall to be quadruple-booked.
Helen has arrived at the Church Hall with her troupe of terrorising Brownies in tow. Kath and Bob arrive ready for their planned badminton game amidst their own marital quarrels about Bob’s secretary Linda, who also arrives ready to play, with ladies’ man Wayne not far behind. David and Sue show up for the big game even though Leonard insists he has booked the hall for an illustrated talk on steam locomotives and Evonne is certain she has arranged for the rehearsal of her very first pantomime. Confusion reigns until everyone finally unites for a common cause, the production of the pantomime. Over the coming weeks, alliances are formed and switched as they all battle against the odds and the opening night nears. Bob and Kath’s marital troubles continue, with Linda in the middle. Helen, in between staging walk-outs, is in pursuit of David, although he only has eyes for Sue. Wayne is out to impress anyone who will listen, while Leonard rapidly bores everybody into submission. Events finally culminate during Leonard’s talk at the final night party, when Evonne finds her confidence, Helen her come-uppance and everyone else receives their just desserts.
We are holding open auditions for Out of Focus on Tuesday 10 December: 7.30 – 9.30 pm, and Saturday 14 December 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, both at the Old Day School in Bluntisham. All are welcome to come along, no prior experience necessary. If acting is not your thing but you’d like to help out behind the scenes then we’d also like to hear from you!
To find out more about the production, including the characters and the rehearsal schedule, download the Out of Focus audition pack.