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    Announcing auditions for The Lindley Players' production of Snake in the Grass - Alan Ayckbourn's black comedy/thriller.  
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    Announcing auditions for The Lindley Players' production of See How They Run - Philip King's classic farce.  

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All of our auditions are open to non-members. We hold read throughs for most of our plays which are also open to anyone who would like to find more out about the production. If you are successful in a part or simply want to help with the production in any way you will be required to join the Lindleys. In order to find out about them please join our mailing list or like our Facebook page! This page will be updated when audition information becomes available - please note we do not usually announce the auditions more than 6 months before the production dates!


“Snake in the Grass” by Alan Ayckbourn - 19th-22nd September

Read-through - Tuesday 5th June @ 7:30pm in the Playhouse bar

Auditions - Tuesday 12th June @ 7:30pm in the Playhouse bar

“Annabel Chester, a stressed businesswoman, enters the garden of her family home for the first time after running away aged twelve. She is met by Alice Moody, the nurse to Annabel's late father. After some short-lived pleasantries and some curt references to Annabel's ex-marriage, Alice states she was dismissed by her sister, Miriam, not for inefficiency as Annabel believes, but because she was trying to stop Miriam finishing her father off.”

“Snake in the Grass” is an excellent exploration of childhood trauma, strained sibling relationships, blackmail and the supernatural. It's considered as Part 2 in Ayckbourn's “Things that Go Bump” trilogy, (the previous being “Haunting Julia” and the following “Life and Beth”) but holds it's own perfectly as a stand alone play.

There are three female characters in the play, and the only reliance on age is that the sisters are of similar age (playing a six year age gap); the sisters will playing age between 40-60, with Alice being slightly younger (i.e 35-55). They are:

Annabel Chester - was a successful married business woman, now divorced and her business collapsed;

Miriam Chester - Annabel's younger sister, eternally house-bound to her late father's house

Alice Moody - nurse for Annabel and Miriam's father shortly before his death

The read through will take place in the bar on Tuesday 5th June, with the auditions the following week on Tuesday 12th June. Anybody interested in reading the script beforehand, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone, email, through Facebook or whenever you see me I suppose and I will be able to provide you with a copy.

By Telephone: 07516820808

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“See How They Run” by Philip King

Production Dates: Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th October

Scripts are available by contacting director
Peter Hunt (details below)

Auditions: Tuesday 19th June 7:30pm in the Playhouse bar.

“Don’t bicker, vicar”

There will be no set audition pieces. Please prepare two or three sections of about a page which illustrate the character or characters you are looking at.
I will provide a couch and chairs to use as required.

Have fun!

Character Descriptions:

Hopefully these random notes will help you. All ages quoted are PLAYING ages. Most of the parts are involved in a fair amount of physical comedy as well as the verbal.

Lionel... The vicar. Mid – late 30s.
Mild mannered, pleasant and brightly buoyant until hit on the head when he becomes like a raging bull. Loses his trousers.

Penelope...Lionel’s wife and former actress. Mid 20s – mid 30s
Vivacious, charming, stylish and free-spirited. Very quick.

Clive... Mid 20s -30s. Old actor friend of Penelope’s.
Now Lance-corporal in the army. Dashing and looking good in uniform. Devil-may-care attitude. Agile.

Ida..... Young . teens/20s
Cocky Cockney. Plain. Likeable village girl. Lot of physical comedy.

Miss Skillon....Mid 30s – early 40s.
Carries a lot of the physical comedy. Self righteous busy-body. Horrendously unstylish. Sour spinster. Large(ish). Gets very drunk.

The Man.......30s. Escaped prisoner in Luftwaffe uniform.
German accent. Tallish. Physical comedy.

Bishop of Lax.....50s. Bishop’s garb
Imposing dignified until he loses it. Only appears act 2 and 3.

Rev Arthur Humphrey ........40s-50s
Mild, sweet man. Befuddled. Physically comic. Great lines!
Act 3 only.

Sergeant Towers......40s-50s
Middlesex Regimental Sergeant. Cockney blusterer. Bit thick.
Act3 only.

Please contact director Peter Hunt on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 07840544121


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

N.B. the auditions are for ALL ages - the show is for children.

Read through - Sunday 8th July 2:30pm
Auditions - Sunday 15th July 1:30pm
Performances - Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th November (daytime)


Lost in the woods, Goldilocks finds a house to stay safe from the big bad wolf, eat and have a rest. But should you really go into other bears houses without asking? And what about poor baby bear’s broken bed, and what will he eat now she has eaten all his porridge?

This funny musical adventure puts that to test brilliantly written by childhood favourite Roald Dahl. Perfect fun for all ages and at under 50mins long, not too long for little ones to get fidgety. Come join the fun and feel free to dress up as your favourite woodland creature too!