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Overview

Auditions are held throughout the year, and normally take place 2-3 months before the performances. We try to announce the dates of auditions 1-2 months in advance.

Non-members are welcome to audition. However, if cast, you must become a member of the group:  find out more.

If you have accessibility requirements, please let us know about these before the audition so we can ensure you are supported. Our theatre is wheelchair accessible: find out more.

    • 30/01/2022
    • 31/01/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Putney Arts Theatre

     Audition details

    Putney Theatre Company's staged reading  of Celebration by Harold Pinter is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

    Please find below the details of the auditions and backstage help required for Celebration. Please do get in touch with the director, Graham Kellas, with any questions you may have by emailing Graham at gkellas@virginmedia.com

    Auditions will take place at Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Rd, London SW15 6AW

    Audition dates

    • Sunday 30 January 2022, 6.00pm
    • Monday 31 January 2022, 7.45pm

    Production details

    This staged reading will take place on the main stage at Putney Arts Theatre.

    Performance dates

    • 25 & 26  February 2022 at 7.45pm

    Rehearsal period

    Rehearsals will take place throughout February.

    Note

    We are committed to improving diversity in our casting and, unless stated for artistic reasons, we aim to actively adopt an inclusive casting policy.

    This is an amateur production. You do not need to be a member of PTC to audition, but actors and crew will need to become members for £25 a year by direct debit, or £30 otherwise. A £10 show fee will also need to be paid by all actors in the production. We encourage you to become a member of PTC, even if not cast.

    Our company is run by volunteers and we expect all actors cast in a play to volunteer for Front of House duties at least once a year. Our shows could not go up without our Front of House volunteers.

    Synopsis

    Celebration is a short one-act play, written by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter in 2000, and is set in a posh restaurant. Over the course of the evening, three couples – one of whom is celebrating their anniversary – demonstrate that there’s a thin line between love and hate.

    The play is dripping in the comedy of menace, of which Pinter is a masterchef. The restaurant staff provide their own ingredients of hope, despair and longing which they mix with those of their clientele. The language is cordon bleu and the result is a delicious, funny, sinister theatrical feast.

    Audition preparation

    Read the play if you can. There's a TV version of it on YouTube, too. Otherwise, just come along.

    Characters 

    2 M / 2 F – middle-aged couples

    1 M / 1 F – younger couple

    1 M – restaurant owner, middle aged

    1 F – maîtresse d’, younger

    1 M (possibly F) – waiter, younger

      Backstage

      Opportunities available include:

      • Lighting and sound design/operator
        Please get in touch with gkellas@virginmedia.com or info@putneyartstheatre.co.uk if you are interested in getting involved.

      Member Events

      You can also attend one of our upcoming member events if you'd like to discuss becoming a member, but aren't interested in any productions we've got coming up. 

      Upcoming Member Events

      • No membership events currently scheduled


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