Auditions

Auditions

St Jude’s Players Inc.

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AUDITION NOTICE
πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚THE GHOST TRAINπŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚πŸš‚
Director PATSY THOMASΒ 

Saturday October 19th
E: dth27480@bigpond.net.au M: 0498677761
Contact her for information or to make a time.
The audition piece and all pertinent information will be sent to you.

Season dates 30 April, 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 May 2020
Rehearsals will begin mid February.

Synopsis

The Ghost Train is a comedy/thriller dubbed as one of the world’s scariest plays. Set in England in the 1920’s, the plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station late one night.

A large number of characters as follows;-

  • RICHARD WINTHROP (Male) 28+
    Comes across as rather bad-tempered, unhappily married to Elsie.
  • ELSIE WINTHROP (Female) 25+
    A somewhat sulky girl married to Richard.
  • SAUL HODGKIN (Male) 50+
    The station-master and general gofer of the station staff. He does not want anyone to stay, and happily relates a Ghost Story.
  • CHARLES MURDOCK (Male) 25+
    A good-looking young man in his mid-twenties but has lost his job due to the 1920’s crash.
  • PEGGY MURDOCK (Female) 20+
    A pretty girl in her 20s, just married that day to Charles who will be leaving her in a week.
  • MISS BOURNE (Female) 50+
    An elderly lady, carrying a large parrot-cage with a concealed Parrot, can be played slightly dotty, and happily falls asleep in Act 2 for most of the play.
  • TEDDIE DEAKIN (Male) 25+
    A fashionable young man, complete with eyeglass and a long cigarette holder. He has caused the train to stop, and receives a lot of complaints.
  • JULIA PRICE (Female) 28+
    She is young to middle aged and is dressed in beautiful evening dress.
  • HERBERT PRICE (Male) 60+
    An elderly, clean-shaven man, in evening dress. Father of Julia, comes looking for her.
  • JOHN STERLING (Male) 30+
    A tall thin man, in evening dress. Introduces himself as a Doctor, a friend of Herbert.
  • JACKSON (Male) 25+
    A Police Constable, he arrives near the end of Act 3 and has only a few lines.
  • Two Officers – cameo roles – middle-aged men