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Audition Notice

Regina Monologues / In Camera (Huis Clos)

by Rebecca Russell & Jenny Wafer / Jean Paul Sartre

Two one-act plays


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday 20th October 2016, 7:30pm
  • Friday 21st October 2016, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd October 2016, 7:30pm
  • Sunday 23rd October 2016, 4pm

Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London N6 4BD


St Margaret's Church Hall, Victoria Avenue N3 1BD

Sunday 17th July 2016, 4pm (In Camera)

Sunday 17th July 2016, 5pm (Regina Monologues)

Director: Debbie Lane / Fred Griessen

The Regina Monologues: Six women all married to the same man called Henry - it just couldnít happen nowadays...

The Regina Monologues is a modern take on a certain 16th century English king whose wives tell their stories, separately and yet all together, in a room in which they have all once lived. Their reflections range from funny to heartbreaking but are always absorbing.

In Camera (Huis Clos): A windowless, over-heated room in hell.

The play revolves around three characters who torment each other. Sartre's hell has no blinking, no tears, no sleep and no exit. As he says, hell is other people.

PLEASE NOTE: We are auditioning these plays and Di and Viv and Rose on the same day to give you the opportunity to be considered for any of them. As the rehearsal periods overlap it will not be possible to be in more than one production.

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

Parts List:

The Regina Monologues
Ages are deliberately being left open, apart from Katie who does need to pass for a teenager.
  • CathyWas madly in love but rejected after years of commitment
  • AnnieThe good time girl who thought she would be different (she wasn't)
  • JaneSweetly naÔve and retains her illusions to the end
  • AnnaForceful and perceptive; not one to be taken advantage of
  • KatieThe confident adolescent who finds she's not as grown up as she thought
  • KatherineThe widow; confident and knows her own mind

In Camera (Huis Clos)
  • The ValetThe keeper of hell (40s/50s/60s)
  • GarcinThe pacifist journalist (20s to 40s)
  • InezA lesbian clerk with a cruel streak (20s to 40s)
  • EstelleThe sexy baby killer (20s to 40s)

Audition Pieces:

No audition pieces are published for this audition

Please contact us at or if you want any more information or a copy of the script for reading. 
There will be two In Camera rehearsals per week starting on Sunday 11th September. Regina Monologues rehearsals will start at the beginning of September and will be on one or two evenings a week and Sundays. Exact days and times will depend on cast availability. Rehearsals will be held at The Free Church Hall.

Please note that, though you do not have to join the GST to audition, all actors in a GST show are required to be members.