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

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, tea & coffee etc)

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

Productions weeks are:

Mon: Tech

Tuesday: Dress

Thur-Sat production

Sunday Matinee

Thur-Sat Production


Sunday 7th November 7-9 pm

Sunday 14th November  7-9 pm

See the general notes below regarding auditioning at East Lane Theatre Club, and please call the director if you have any queries or would like more information


The action of the play takes place in the living room of a house in Kent belonging to writer, Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth. One evening, with a view to gathering inspiration and material for his new book, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house, along with his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman. Despite initially thinking the seance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly summoned Charles’ late first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in the house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she sets about creating all kinds of mischief between the married couple, and in her wilful desire to have Charles to herself forever, she endeavours to achieve this by means of staging several accidents, one of which, a car accident, results unintentionally in Ruth’s death. Now driven to distraction by two jealous squabbling spirits, Charles once more enlists the help of Madam Arcati in a bid to exorcise both, but will she succeed?.…


Charles                  Articulate/ debonaire                                               35/50

Ruth                       His wife, sophisticated & witty                                30/35

Dr Bradman           Middle- age & Pleasant in manner                          40/50

Mrs Bradman         Fair and rather faded/ naive                                    40/50

Madam Arcati        Eccentric/ Exuberant                                               45/65

Elvira                      Ex-wife of Charles, Elegant & Mischievious           35/50

Edith                       The Maid, always in a hurry                                     25/60   

Flexible with ages

Prodution dates are

4th, 4th,6th (matinee)

10th, 11th, 12th March 2022

Rehearsals will start on Thursday 6th January

Directed by Janice Martin 07973877519 or email janicebvmartin@hotmail.com