Have you ever wanted to be a vacuum cleaner salesman? No? What about a spy? Here is your chance!
The Stirling Players announce auditions for
OUR MAN IN HAVANA
by Clive Francis Directed by Dave Simms
Tuesday 27 February 2018
Season: September - 6 October 2018
Synopsis: Jim Wormold, an under-employed vacuum cleaner salesman living in 1950s Cuba, is struggling to pay for his teenage daughter's increasingly extravagant lifestyle. So when the British Secret Service asks him to become their 'Man in Havana' he can't afford to say no. There's just one problem: he doesn't know anything! To avoid suspicion he begins to recruit non-existent sub-agents, concocting a series of intricate fictions. But Wormold soon discovers that his stories are closer to the truth than he could have ever imagined ...
In Clive Francis' adaptation, Graham Greene's classic satirical novel becomes a wonderfully funny and fast-moving romp.
Cast: In the style of The 39 Steps, our hero is surrounded by narrators, characters, scenery and props created by the seven other actors.
1M 30s/40s There's a terrific lead part for Mr Wormold. He is the centre of the action. Lots of lines and business.
4M/2F The narrators and every other character. You must be able to play any age, any accent, any gender and have excellent comic timing. Everything from a Cuban servant to the head of MI6, from the Queen to a stripper (played by the guys)!
Audition: Please bring a very short piece which shows you can do an accent. You will also be presented with a couple of short pieces to show how you can transform yourself. This is about playing LOTS of different people very quickly. Versatility and physicality are the order of the day. This will be complicated but FUN.
Audition date: Tuesday 27 February 2018 (TBC)
Rehearsals: from July 2018 (TBC)
Contact Debbie Tester 0450 906 522 for a time