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Play Readings and Auditions

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Social Readings, Workshops, and Auditions for the 2024 Season

My Fair Lady -- directed by Christine Heery with Musical Direction by Andrew Marples

Lerner and Lowe's 1956 masterpiece based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. The show is full of beloved songs including I Could Have Danced All Night, I'm Getting Married in the Morning, and On the Street Where You Live.

KEY DATES

Performance dates: April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at the Theatre at Chatsworth House

Music workshop dates: November 7 and 14 from 7pm - 9.30pm at OHVH - these are not compulsory. They are just a chance for you to get better acquainted with the music. We will be going over most of the audition music, which is available to download in the Members' Area.

Audition dates: November 19 from 12pm - 4pm and November 20 from 7.30pm - 10pm at OHVH. (Sunday the 19th is the main audition; Monday the 20th is for people who absolutely can't make the 19th and for recalls. Please keep both dates free)

Rehearsals: Start 8th Jan on Mondays (acting) and Tuesdays (music) with Sundays added from Feb 18th. Additional Sundays Jan 28 and Feb 4. No rehearsals March 31st or April 1st.

Dress at OHVH: April 7

Tech at Chatsworth: April 8

Dress at Chatsworth: April 10th

Refresher at OHVH: April 16

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN AND AUDITION MATERIAL

Now available in the Members' Area

Twelfth Night -- directed by Lindsay Jackson

Shakespeare's gender bending comedy of unrequited love, mistaken identity, and yellow tights. This enduring and endearing comedy will be performed outdoors at venues across Derbyshire.

KEY DATES

Performance dates: July 11, 12, 13, 14, (matinee), 18, 19, 20, 21 (matinee) at various outdoor venues

Social Reading: 31st October at 7.00pm Over Haddon Village Hall

Audition dates: January 5th (7pm) and 7th (2-6pm) Over Haddon Village Hall

Rehearsals: Beginning in May. Days and Times TBC

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN AND AUDITION MATERIAL

Now available in the Members' Area

Our Country's Good -- directed by Maggie Ford

This gritty comedy-drama is a 1988 play written by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Set in the first penal colony in Australia, it follows a group of marines and convicts as they attempt to stage a Restoration Comedy, The Recruiting Officer. The play shows the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the Georgian judicial system, and the idea that it is possible for "theatre to be a humanising force". Our Country's Good is covered in accolades, including the 1988 Laurence Olivier award for Play of the Year, a 1991 Tony Nomination for Best Play, and a 1991 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play

KEY DATES

Performance dates: October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at the Theatre at Chatsworth House

Social Reading: 27th October at 7.00pm Over Haddon Village Hall

Audition dates: TBC (late April/Early May)

Rehearsals: Beginning in July or August. Days and Times TBC

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN AND AUDITION MATERIAL

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