The Garden Suburb Theatre (GST) is a friendly and welcoming amateur theatre company.

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Audition Notice

Neighbourhood Watch

by Alan Ayckbourn


Performance Dates:

  • Thursday 11th May 2017, 7:30pm
  • Friday 12th May 2017, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 13th May 2017, 7:30pm

The Bull Theatre, 68 The High Street, London, EN5 5SJ


The Free Church Hall, Northway, London, NW11 7AG

Sunday 26th February 2017, 6:30pm

Director: Gabi Maddocks

Assistant Director: Sarah Overall

Bluebell Hill Development is a wonderful place to live, until an innocent mistake leads to the residents taking extreme measures to protect themselves.  
In this play, highly topical given recent political events, Ayckbourn suggests that the biggest threat to the neighbourhood is not the danger that lies outside it but the fear that spreads within it. With some blissful comic moments, love at first sight, affairs, medieval torture devices and gnomes, there really is something for everyone.  
Neighbourhood Watch is GST's entry in the Barnet and District Drama Festival.

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

Parts List:
  • Martin40s – unprepossessing but with inner fire
  • Hilda his sister, a little older – dotes on her brother, crafty
  • Rod60s – retired security guard with a chip on his shoulder
  • Dorothy60s – curtain twitcher
  • Gareth50s – redundant engineer who keeps busy in his garden shed
  • Amyhis wife, 30s – sleeps with everyone except her husband
  • Luther30s – angry Guardian reader
  • Magdahis wife, 20s – music teacher with a secret

    Audition Pieces:

    Martin and Hilda
    Dorothy and Rod
    Magda (and Hilda)
    Luther and Martin
    Martin and Amy
    Gareth (and others)
    Magda and Hilda

    These are the scenes that we will be working from at the audition. You may want to familiarise yourself with scenes involving characters that you are most interested in. You do not need to learn the lines or do any detailed work in advance.

    Please contact us at if you want any more information or a copy of the audition extracts for reading.

    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.

    Neighbourhood Watch