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Audition Notice


by Moira Buffini


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday October 25th 2012, 8pm
  • Friday October 26th 2012, 8pm
  • Saturday October 27th 2012, 8pm

The Bull, Barnet


Audition for all parts

Free Church Hall, Northway, London NW11 7AG

Sunday July 15th, time 7:30

Director: Owain Rose

Assistant Director: Georgia Price

Set in the Dark Ages Silence is a brilliantly funny tale of identity, sexual awakening and companionship.

Beautiful, French and feisty, the Princess Ymma is to be married to the King. Instead, she is given to the young Lord Silence and sent packing to Cumbria. But following their marriage they discover (to the surprise of both) that Lord Silence is actually a lady - forcing them to escape together to the North to hide. This intelligent comedy is up to its thighs in mud, Vikings, cross-dressing and an unforgettable encounter with some particularly potent mushrooms.

These are open auditions. Please read the auditions page if you have never auditioned with the GST before.

Please ensure you complete this Silence Audition Form.doc and return it to Owain or Georgia if you wish to audition.

Audition Pieces:

Scene 3 - Ethelred and Eadric

Scene 5 - Ethelred and Ymma

Scene 6 - Silence and Roger

Scene 16 - Roger and Agnes

  • Lord Silence Age 14-25 (or generally young looking!). The Viking Prince of Cumbria - Female.
  • Ymma Age: 20's. The fiery and beautiful Princess of Normandy - Female
  • Roger Age: 30-60. A bumbling Priest - Male.
  • Ethelred Age: 20-40. the snotty and pompous King - Male.
  • Eadric Age: 30-50 - The King's bodyguard - Male (must be strong and imposing!)
  • Agnes Age: 30-50. Ymma's loyal maid - Female.

Rehearsals will begin in late August and will be two nights a week 7.30/8 to 10.00/10.30 and Sundays from 3-6 until the final week. Weekdays to be negotiated with the cast.

Copies of script will be available for quick reading before the audition - contact Owain or Georgia