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Audition - Men of the World **UPDATE*** ADDITIONAL DATE ***UPDATE*** MEN OF THE WORLD by John Godber New Audition Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West Rehearsals start: 10 December 2018 (break for Christmas...

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Open Audition MEN OF THE WORLD by John Godber Audition Date: Monday 22 October 2018 at 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West Rehearsals start: mid-December 2018 Play runs: 12-16 February 2019 Preparing for a mystery trip...

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Do you have what it takes to be a History Boy? Or know... Huddersfield Thespians is looking to cast the part of Akhtar in Alan Bennett’s fantastic play “The History Boys” which will be performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield this October! The...

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Latest Actor's Workshop This month's Actors Workshop takes place TOMORROW night (3 July) at 7.30pm. We will be looking at "Tons of Money" - an Aldwych farce updated for modern audiences, and our play for June 2019. So, if you...

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Casting Call The Casting Committee of Huddersfield Thespians is looking to cast two roles, one in each of its first two plays, to be on stage this autumn! The roles are for actors who can play someone of British...

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Audition for Tons of

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-02-2019


The Huddersfield Thespians are looking to cast the final play of their 99th Season – Tons of Money – which will be performed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield from 11-15 June 2019 and will be directed by Derek Smith.
Open Auditions will held from 7.15pm on Wednesday 20 February at our HQ at Oakes Mills West, Huddersfield HD3 4DD.

Updated by Alan Ayckbourn from an original Aldwych farce by Will Evans & Arthur Valentine Tons of Money tells the story of Aubrey, an unsuccessful inventor who inherits a fortune that would revert to his cousin should he die.

As Cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor has the brilliant idea of ‘dying’ so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and avoid paying his enormous debts. Complications and farce arise in the form of George’s wife, an imposter and even the dead George.

We are looking for:

Aubrey Allington – mid 30s/40s. A slightly eccentric, well-spoken, well-dressed gentleman

Louise Allington – Aubrey’s wife

Benita Mullett – Louise’s elderly aunt, slightly deaf and very brusque in manner

Sprules, the family butler, 40s – needs two accents, one for addressing the family and guests, the other (Cockney?) for when he’s off-duty

Simpson, the parlour maid, a little younger than Sprules – with whom she is infatuated

James Chesterman, the family solicitor, 50s

Giles, the gardener, 60s – a man of few words with a rural accent (West Country or Norfolk?)

Jean Everard – a schoolfriend of Louise

Henery – a dubious colleague of Sprules

George Maitland – Jean’s husband returned from Australia

If you are interested in auditioning please contact casting@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk advising which part(s) you are interested in.

Digital Copies of the script are available, and hard copies will be available on the night.

We look forward to hearing from you – and don’t forget that Men of the World is on at the LBT from next Tuesday to Saturday (12-16 Feb)

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you may feel will be interested.

Good luck!

Alistair Cheetham 

Secretary to Casting 

Huddersfield Thespians 
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February Actor’s Workshop

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-01-2019


The actors’ workshop scheduled for February 5th has been cancelled. Workshops will commence again on5th March, on the 5th. We will be looking at our centenary event which will consist of short excerpts from 10 of our previous productions, one from each of the decades the Thespians have been performing, starting in the 1920s and going up to 2010s. So come along to see what plays have been selected and take part in what will be a memorable event for the society.

Open Audition

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-11-2018



curated by Mark Gatiss

Syngenta Cellar 9-13 April 2019 

A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his wedding.  Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British history, as seen through the eyes of eight individuals. Poignant and personal, funny, tragic and riotous, Huddersfield Thespians present these eight monologues, which cover deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. 

We are seeking eight actors to perform these monologues, which will all be presented at each performance. As such there will be OPEN AUDITIONS from 7.30pm on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at Oakes Mills West. 

The monologues and actor requirements are: 

The Man on the Platform

Playing age: Male 20s-early 30s (WWI Officer type)

A young man returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dared not speak its name. 

The Perfect Gentleman

Playing age: Female mid 20s-early 30s (Female who dresses and pretends to be male)

Bobby is a swaggering man about town. But Bobby has a secret. Can it survive when it really matters? 

Safest Spot in Town

Playing age: Male late 20s-late 30s (West Indian immigrant)

As the Blitz hits London, Fredrick is grateful that he survived in a very unlikely place of refuge. 

Missing Alice

Playing age: Female 40s (1950s housewife)

Alice and her husband share a secret, but with the publication of the Wolfenden Report in 1957 it may not need to be a secret anymore. 

I Miss the War

Playing age: Male 50s (dapper gentleman)

The 1967 Sexual Offences Act will revolutionise everything, won’t it? Well, perhaps not as far as dapper gent Jackie is concerned. 

More Anger

Playing age: Male 20s-early 30s well-built lad type

Actors can easily feel typecast. But it’s 1987, and with AIDS hitting the headlines a promising new part looks like a game-changer for Phil. 

A Grand Day Out

Playing age: Male late teens

In 1994, as the government votes on lowering the age of male homosexual consent, 17-year-old Andrew comes to London for the first time – with unexpected results. 

Something Borrowed

Playing age: Male late 40s-early 60s (a well-groomed groom to be!)

Steve, a groom-to-be, anxiously prepares his wedding speech. But now the big day is here, what has been won and what has been lost? 

All these monologues form one play, which will be performed each night. 

The production will be directed by Gareth Dickinson. 

Anyone interested in auditioning for any of these parts should email Alistair Cheetham at casting@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk specifying which part(s) you are interested in. 

If you don’t have access to email, then please call him on 07872 616457. 

If you wish to preview a copy of any of the plays, please also contact Alistair 

These auditions are OPEN AUDITIONS, open to members and non-members alike. Please feel free to circulate this information. 



Audition – Men of the World

Posted by Thespians | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2018


MEN OF THE WORLD by John Godber
New Audition Date: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.30pm at Oakes Mills West
Rehearsals start: 10 December 2018 (break for Christmas from 21 December to 2 January) Play runs: 12-16 February 2019
Huddersfield Thespians are offering a second opportunity for actors to audition for a role in their February 2019 production of John Godber’s bitter-sweet comedy Men of the World.
The story is told through three coach drivers, Frank (a woman – “don’t ask!”),Larry and Stick, who play not only the drivers, but all their passengers!
Larry – male 40+ is looking to retire after this trip – the problem is he doesn’t have much else in his life.
Frank – female 35+ is down-to-earth and keeps the peace in the trio.

Stick – male 25+ hates everyone and everything!
The play is told through a collection of vignettes, with comedy, pathos and drama throughout.
The cast must regularly jump between drivers and passengers in a flurry of costume to maintain the necessary fast pace of the play. In addition, every characterisation must be clearly defined. It is a demanding play physically, as well as in levels of concentration.
All actors would be required at every rehearsal, so only a limited absence could be permitted during the rehearsal period, and none in the last week of rehearsals (week commencing 4 February)

ALL THREE WILL PLAY SEVERAL OF THE FOLLOWING ROLES (BOTH MALE & FEMALE): Sissy (aged 79); Doris (80); Jean (79); Wally (68); Len (70); Brian (67); Harry (72); Dot (72); Martin (middle aged); May (63); Mollie (60s); Connie (60s); Raymond (40s); Clive (40s) & Dolly (50s) as well as their driver character!
If you wish to audition please email casting@huddersfieldthespians.co.uk no later than 12noon on Tuesday 13 November, stating the part(s) you are interested in.
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