Auditions listed below for:

THE REVLON GIRL

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The Revlon Girl

by Neil Anthony Docking

Production Dates: Sat 27th Feb – Sat 6th March, Ron Barber Studio

Director: Liz Plumpton

Set eight months following the Aberfan Disaster of 196 (in which 144 people were killed; 116 of them children) The Revlon Girl is based on the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who met every week above a local hotel to talk, cry and even laugh without feeling guilty. At one of their meetings, the women looked at each other and admitted how much they’d let themselves go. So afraid that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arranged for a representative from Revlon to come and give them a talk on beauty tips.

I’m looking for 5 strong performers for this powerful, character-driven piece. Ages below are a guide only but Sian and Revlon need to appear younger than the other 3 characters. Sian, Marilyn, Rona and Jean all need to speak with a Welsh accent. We will get some expert help with perfecting these but I will need to hear your best shot in the audition if you’re going for one of these roles.

 

Characters

Sian – Playing age 25-30. Welsh. Instigator of the evening’s event and desperate for it to go well. Bright, hopeful and eager to help.

Revlon – Playing age 20-30. English. Smart, well-groomed, well-bred, trusting.

Marilyn – Playing age 30-45. Welsh. Introverted, tense, fearful of change. Though outwardly simple, she is very focused.

Rona – Playing age 30-45. Welsh. Fiery, foul-mouthed and indomitable. She finds strength in rage, rejects authority and is easily set alight.

Jean – Playing age 30-45. Welsh. Stately, conservative and sociable. The wife of a respected church minister, she regards herself as a pillar of the community.

 

Auditions

There will be two opportunities to audition in person at the theatre. Click Here for the audition pieces. Please prepare the speech for the character/s you would like to read for but you do not need to learn the words. At the audition, I will also ask you to read a dialogue scene.

Please complete an audition form via the link below and I will contact you with a timeslot on your chosen day. In order to reduce numbers and ensure social distancing, you will need to stick to your allocated timeslot.

https://forms.gle/adoMFZFihsn35aDN7

 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will start on Friday 18th December and will be on the following dates:

Fri 18th, Sun 20th Dec

Sun 3rd, Thurs 7th, Fri 8th, Sun 10th, Thurs 14th, Friday 15th, Sun 17th, Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Sun 24th, Thurs 28th, Fri 29th, Sun 31st Jan

Thurs 4th, Fri 5th, Sun 7th, Thurs 11th, Fri 12th, Sun 14th, Thurs 18th, Fri 19th, Sun 21st Feb

Sunday rehearsals will be 14.00 – 18.00. You will also need to be available throughout tech week, which starts on Monday 22nd Feb.

Rehearsals will be socially distanced and strict protocols will be in place, which all cast and crew are required to abide by. These include hand sanitising, face coverings and various restrictions on handling of props and costumes as well as a ban on mingling during rehearsals.

If you have any issues with the Google form, you are unable to attend either audition, or you have another question about the production, please contact me: liz_plumpton@hotmail.com

 

Liz Plumpton

Director