By Sue Townsend With music and lyrics by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley In celebration of Bruiser’s 20th Anniversary
Bruiser Theatre Company are looking for 2 Female Actors, and 3 Male Actors for our upcoming production of
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 Directed by Lisa May Musical Direction by Matthew Reeve
Excellent movement and multi-roling skills
Excellent singers with the ability to sing in harmony
Strong comedic skills
The ability to demonstrate an East Midlands (Leicester) accent, and general Northern English accents
An appreciation of Bruiser’s collaborative ethos and physical, ensemble approach
Character / Multi-Roling Breakdown (age recommendation is flexible):
Male 1 (approx. 20-30 years) - Adrian Mole is the main character and also serves as narrator. He is 13 ¾ years old.
Male 2 (approx. 40 years) - George Mole is Adrian's father and married to Adrian's mother Pauline / Barry Kent is a bully at Adrian's school who beats Adrian up in exchange for money / Matron in Bert’s old people’s home.
Male 3 (approx. 40 years) - Bert Baxter is Adrian's foul-mouthed and strongly opinionated old age pensioner friend, whom Adrian has to look after as part of a school club he is part of / Nigel Partridge is Adrian's “cool” best friend / Mr 'Creep' Lucas is the Moles' former neighbour with whom Pauline has an affair.
Female 1 (approx. 40 years) - Pauline Mole is Adrian's mother, who leaves her husband George to live with her neighbour Mr. Lucas in Sheffield / Queenie Baxter is Bert Baxter's partner, who later becomes his wife.
Female 2 (approx. 30 years) - May 'Grandma' Mole is George Mole's mother and Adrian's grandmother / Pandora Braithwaite is Adrian's girlfriend / Doreen 'Stick Insect' Slater is a woman with whom Adrian's father George has an affair / Mrs Lucas is the wife of Mr Lucas and lives next door.
Dates: Rehearsals: 21 August to 20 September Belfast Shows: 21 September to 6 October Irish Tour: 7 October to 15 October Financial: TBC Auditions Process: Please submit CV/ headshot for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org Auditions are by appointment only. If successful at Stage 1, Stage 2 will be a group recall session
Stage 1 If shortlisted, candidates will be required to prepare at Stage 1:
We will issue a short monologue from the script to be learnt for Stage 1.
Please prepare a short comedic modern monologue of your choice in a Leicester accent (no longer than 2 minutes duration).
Additional sides will be sent to you, which you may be asked to read with another actor at this stage.
Please prepare a verse and chorus of an 80s pop song with sheet music for piano accompaniment in the correct key.
Auditions will be held: London Stage 1– 12, 13 May Union Theatre Old Union Arches 229 Union Street London, SE1 0LR Please report to reception on arrival.
Belfast Stage 1 – 18, 19 May The MAC 10 Exchange Street Belfast BT1 2NJ Please report to reception on arrival.
You must be available for recalls, Stage 2: London – Union Theatre - 13 May, 1300 - 1800 Belfast – The MAC - 19 May, 1300 - 1800