East Lane Theatre, Vale Farm, Watford Road, Sudbury, Middlesex, HA0 3HG         Registered Charity Number 1183134

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General Notes on Auditioning for East Lane Theatre Club

Auditions are open to anyone over 18 (or 16 by arrangement)

East Lane is an amateur club. No payments are made for performing.

If this is your first time at East Lane, please also bring with you details of your past experience, a photo with your Full name, address, phone number and email so we can contact you later.

Auditions are as friendly and informal as possible, you will be asked to read from the provided

audition pieces, either singly or in groups, as well as moving around our stage.

There is no need to learn the pieces provided, and we do not ask for any learnt pieces to be performed.

We do ask that if cast you can make all the rehearsal & performance dates, although it is sometimes possible to accommodate pre arranged holidays. Please bring with you dates you cannot make.

To perform in a production you must be a Full paid up Member, and pay the casting fee £20 on the first rehearsal (which covers your script, insurance, tea & coffee etc)

We usually rehearse for 9 weeks, Monday  &  Thursday from 19.30 to 22.00

Productions weeks are:

Fri: Technical rehearsal

Mon: Dress rehearsal

Wed-Fri evenings production

Sat Matinee and evening production

Sunday Matineeproduction

Period:  1980s

5 Characters:

Nigel Forbes and Max Goodman – the writers – mid-40s upwards

Ann Forbes – Nigel’s wife and similar age

Jill Prentice – secretary – 20s to 40s

Detective Inspector Raymond Berry – mid-30s upwards


As indicated, but there is scope for quite a bit of flexibility.

Reading: Sunday 1st September, 7pm

Audition 1:  Friday 6th September, 7.30pm

Audition 2: Sunday 15th September, 7pm

Rehearsals: Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30 pm

They commence on Monday 30th September.

6 Performances:

Wed. 4th, Thurs. 5th and Fri. 6th December at 7.45pm,

Sat. 7th December at 3.00pm and 7.45pm,

Sun. 8th December at 7.45pm (stage-clearing commencement follows)

I hope to see lots of you at the Reading and Auditions, detailed above.

They may not be for a while yet but do note them in your diaries now!

Finally, as always, volunteers please to fill all the usual off-stage roles.

Laurence Conway (Director)

laurenceconway@btinternet.com 020 8907 9931

Two once successful crime-writing playwrights are trying to finish a block-buster….but is it to pay off their mounting debts….or, instead, their plan for carrying out the perfect, actual  murder? Complications abound!



by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner