Casting Call: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4!

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: 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

Please contact Andrew or Nicholas in the Bruiser Office with any queries. You can reach us on or 028 9024 3731.

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