*OPEN CALL AUDITION NOTICE *
Ottawa Little Theatre
Pardon Me, Prime Minister
Written by: Edward Taylor and John Graham
Directed by: Josh Kemp
Production Dates: July 12 -29, 2017
Wed to Sat nights – 7:30 pm curtain; Sun Matinees on July 16 and July 23 – 2:00 pm curtain
All actors must be available for all performances
DATE: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00pm
AUDITION LOCATION: Ottawa Little Theatre
400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa
(Please use Besserer Street entrance.)
The Prime Minister and Chancellor are preparing a severely puritanical Budget , taxing amusements such as bingo, gambling and night clubs out of existence. On the eventful afternoon before its presentation, however, shocks are in store for both of them as each in turn appears to be the father of the pretty Shirley, the result of a post party conference night many years ago. Many Coverups ( and uncoverings!) ensue.
The Rt Hon George Venables MP ( Male 45+): Prime Minister, outwardly stern strong and impressive. Inwardly, a vulnerable human being.
Rodney Campbell ( Male 25 – 35): The Prime Minister’s Parliamentary Private Secretary. Well spoken, good looking, elegant and smooth.
The Rt Hon Hector Crammond MP (Male 45+): Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sturdy, no nonsense Scotsman. A militant scots puritan whose harsh exterior conceals a heart of stone.
Miss Frobisher (Female 20 +): The Chancellor’s secretary. Encyclopedic knowledge of Parliament, efficient, potentially pretty. Has a secret crush on Rodney Campbell
Sybil Venables (Female 45+): The PM’s wife. Sweet, vague, gracious, jolly and keen supporter of all things bright and beautiful.
Shirley Springer (Female Early 20’s): Pole dancer and possible daughter of either the PM or Chancellor. Scatty but not dumb, cheerful, direct but with an oddly naïve manner.
Jane Rotherbrook (Female Early 20’s): Press Baron’s daughter. Cool and sophisticated
Dora Springer (Female 45 +): Shirley’s mother. Shrewd, bright, extrovert, over-dressed.
Please note: This is a fast paced farce and requires actors who are quick on their toes, and have the ability to memorize lines in a timely manner. Being off book early in the process will be the key to getting this show rocking.
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Venables and Campbell