Actors wanted for flamboyant farce

A sophisticated comedy is coming to the Chesil Theatre, Winchester this December – the inimitable Noel Coward’s PRESENT LAUGHTER.

Set in the 1930s, this is said to be Coward’s most autobiographical comedy; full of flamboyant Englishness and razor-sharp one-liners. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry Essendine, a matinée idol who has reached the “wrong side of 40” prepares for an overseas tour but finds himself having to placate various amorous women, his agent, producer, long-suffering secretary and estranged wife plus an eccentric would-be playwright before he leaves.

Director, Flavia Bateson says of the play “There are excellent roles for 5 male and 6 female actors aged in their 20- 60s and promises to be a fun play to be involved in. Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend the read-through and auditions.”

The read-through will take place at the Chesil Theatre on Friday 6 September at 7.45pm, with auditions on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 September at 7.45pm. Performances will be held 7 – 14 December. More details can be found at www.chesiltheatre.org.uk

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About Chesil Theatre

The Chesil Theatre is home to Winchester Dramatic Society, one of the best amateur theatre groups in Hampshire. It is located in a beautiful and atmospheric12th century church that has been turned into fabulous performing area. The Chesil stages sx productions a year - tragedies, comedies, well-loved classics and exciting new works. See more at www.chesiltheatre.org.
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