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Audition Notice

Pride and Prejudice

adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

Audition

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

Sunday 19th March 2017, 3pm

Performances

Performance Dates:

  • Friday 14th July 2017, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 15th July 2017, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 15th July 2017, 7:30pm
  • Sunday 16th July 2017, 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 20th July 2017, 7:30pm
  • Friday 21st July 2017, 7:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017, 2:30pm
  • Saturday 22nd July 2017, 7:30pm

Little Oak Wood, Addison Way, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11 6QS

Director: Mary Groom

Assistant Director: Teresa Poland

Production Assistant: Ömer Warman

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man, in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Pride and Prejudice is the story of the five unmarried Bennet sisters and what happens when Mr Bingley, a single man of good fortune, moves into their neighbourhood, bringing with him his even richer but less agreeable friend. The proud Mr Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet soon clash and their spirited sparring and courtship become the focus of this witty drama of manners, money, marriage and love.

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

Parts List:
N.B. The ages given are playing ages. They are flexible and will depend on who else is cast. Please note we will not be considering anyone under the age of 16.
  • Mr BennetMale, 40s to 60s - the father of the five Bennet girls, sardonic and dry
  • Mrs BennetFemale, 40s to 60s - the mother of the Bennet girls, her life's purpose is to get her five daughters married
  • Jane BennetFemale, early 20s - the eldest Bennet, kind and good-hearted, always thinks the best of everyone
  • Elizabeth BennetFemale, early 20s - the second eldest, quick-witted and lively
  • Mary BennetFemale, late teens to early 20s - the middle sister, she is serious and strives (not always successfully) to be accomplished
  • Kitty BennetFemale, teens - the second youngest, she follows Lydia's lead in all things
  • Lydia BennetFemale, teens - the youngest, she enjoys dancing and pursuing officers
  • Mr BingleyMale, 20s to late 30s - a single man, newly arrived in the neighbourhood, friendly and generous
  • Caroline BingleyFemale, 20s to late 30s - Mr Bingley's sister, unmarried and judgemental
  • Mr DarcyMale, 20s to late 30s - Mr Bingley's friend, also a single man with a good fortune, proud and off-putting
  • Charlotte LucasFemale, late 20s to 30s - Elizabeth's friend
  • Mr CollinsMale, 20s to 40s - a clergyman, the male heir to the Bennet estate
  • Mr WickhamMale, 20s to late 30s - an officer, newly arrived in the neighbourhood
  • Mr DennyMale, 20s to late 30s - an officer
  • Mr GardinerMale, 40s to 60s - Mrs Bennet's brother and uncle to the Bennet girls
  • Mrs GardinerFemale, 30s to 60s - Mr Gardiner's wife
  • Lady Catherine de BourghFemale, 40s to 70s - Mr Darcy's aunt and Mr Collins's patroness
  • Mrs Reynolds / Lady LucasFemale, 40s to 60s - Mrs Reynolds is Mr Darcy's housekeeper / Lady Lucas is Charlotte's mother
  • EnsembleThere will be a small number of ensemble cast, both male and female


    Audition Pieces:

    Elizabeth and Jane
    Mr and Mrs Bennet
    Elizabeth and Lady Catherine
    Mr Darcy, Mr Bingley and Caroline
    Elizabeth and Mr Darcy
    Mr Collins and Elizabeth


    These are the pieces that we will be working from at the audition. You do not need to learn the lines or do any detailed work in advance. Please contact us at publicity@gardensuburbtheatre.org.uk if you want any more information about the audition or the production.

    Rehearsals will begin on 14 May, after Neighbourhood Watch has finished. They will be held on Sunday afternoons and two evenings in the week (to be decided). Rehearsals will be held at the Free Church Hall initially, moving to Little Oak Wood as soon as light and weather permits.

    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.

    Pride and Prejudice