Chester Little Theatre
Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton
OPEN AUDITIONS: Thursday 5 February 7.30 pm
A pre-reading of the play: Tuesday 3 February 7.45 pm
Chester Little Theatre is on the look-out for a smooth young man with an underlying sense of threat who looks good in leather. Their May production will be that black comedy Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton, a sensation when it was premiered in 1964. Described as “a real shocker”, the play is spiced with violence and deals with heterosexuality and homosexuality in equal measure, delivered with panache in language which is quirky, witty and elegant. Only the genius of Orton could bring it off!
But where to find a Mr Sloane? The play centres around a power struggle between brother and sister, Ed and Kath, for the attention of the sexy, leather-clad new lodger. Their father, Dadda, seems to remember him from somewhere – but where? Dadda’s returning memory seems to pose a threat to our Mr S. If you think you could fit the bill for any of these roles in this great comedy, do come to the Little Theatre. You will be very welcome!
Performance dates are from 9 to 16 May. The director is Delyse Rostron, who was recently awarded Best Director by the Cheshire Theatre Guild for her direction of another great comedy, California Suite (see photo). Delyse loves a provocative comedy that makes people sit up and take notice and can’t wait to get casting!
Chester Little Theatre is in Gloucester Street, Chester CH1 3HR. Learn more at http://www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk or go to email@example.com. Auditions are open to all: you do not need to be a member but will be expected to join if you are offered a role.