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THE BALLAD OF ROBYN HOOD 
AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions will take place at Beccles Public Hall and EVERYONE is welcome!  Anyone is welcome to audition for a named role. There will also be a chorus but there will be no chorus audition. 

All roles can be played by men or women 

For a full list of characters and audition requirements click here

Download the script and backing track (where required) for the character/s you wish to audition for. 

You MUST complete a Perfomance form (even if you wish to audition fo chorus only) and return it to secretary@wlog.org.uk to audition for us. To be returned by 10th November.

The first 6 characters listed here have links to script and to backing tracks for Auditions 

Maureen - 2 solos - not in chorus numbers

Our villain, a tenacious and determined woman with a passion for immortalising strong famous Single minded women in word and song. She is obsessed with the works of Andrew Laird Warbler and Tim Rhys and this inspires her to create her own musicals in which she writes, directs and stars. She doesn’t suffer fools gladly and can hold a grudge forever.

Sandra/Maid Marion

Widow of 7 years, Mother of Felicity, Sandra went to drama school but fell pregnant and her
dream of becoming an actress ended. She settled down in Farnsworth with her husband
where she worked as receptionist at his plumbing business. Since the death of her husband
she has had to develop her independence and resilience. She always puts other first and is a
loyal friend and caring mother.

Ryan /Will

A sensitive young man who doesn’t like to push himself forward. Ryan appeared in a few
‘FARTS’ shows as a child but hasn’t performed for years. He has retuned to the society to
help with tech, but also so he can be near to Felicity, who he has feelings for. So far he hasn’t
acted on this for fear of being knocked back.

Felicity/Robyn

Daughter of Sandra, An extremely capable and reliable young woman with a passion for
musical theatre. Her Mum Sandra wanted her to go away and study but Felicity decided not
to go so should could stay with her Mum.

Christine

We meet the young Christine, (Felicity’s Aunt,) in a flashback sequence during her gap year
in Bohemian Paris in the 1960’s. She is living with two fledgling writers of Musical theatre,
Andrew and Tim, and has fallen into the role of looking after them. Even though the world
around her is rather unconventional she always has her feet on the ground.

Hugo/Sheriff (also plays landlord)

A kind sensitive man who is a bit of a romantic. Public school educated, he looks after
himself and cares about how he looks. A Currently single, passionate about theatre, ex
professional actor who is now working behind a desk at the Rather Helpful Group but would
rather be treading the boards.

 

The Following Characters have SCRIPT ONLY for audition

Simone/Simon

In Chorus Numbers

Simone is Maureen’s biggest fan, she is a little infatuated and is in awe and of her hero. Sometimes a little naive and slow on the uptake, she is fully prepared to do anything to ingratiate herself with Maureen.

Graham

In Chorus Numbers

Graham is the backbone of the society and takes his role as Chair very seriously. He is never happier than when he is updating Health and Safety policies or filling in a risk assessment.

Barbara

In Chorus Numbers

MD/Costumes/Treasurer Barbara is also dedicated to the society and is currently its treasurer. She is in charge of costumes and is the MD for the show so will appear in all company numbers and sing/ conduct from behind a keyboard.

Eileen

In Chorus Numbers

An ex-professional actress who has been a performer with ‘FARTS’ for many years and has seen it all. A straight talking woman who tells it like it is. Eileen also fancies herself as a bit of a matchmaker and is always on the look out for signs of burgeoning love

Barry

In chorus numbers if required

The societies go-to tech guy and wearer of Brut aftershave. A comedy character who believes he is God’s gift to women (even though he still lives at home with his mum). He is always trying to offer advice, to anyone who will listen, on the art of wooing the ladies!

 

Ensemble Roles

The following parts will be chosen from the ensemble

PLEASE INDICATE INTEREST IN ANY OF THESE ROLES ON YOUR PERFORMANCE FORM 

SINGING ROLES 

Andrew

Tim

Gavin (Friar Tuck)

Mary 

Gwendolyn

Alan A Dale

Little John

Vicar

NON SINGING

Dennis Thatcher

Cast Member 1, 2, 3,4 

Gaston

Jogger

Barman

Camilla

Ladies, 1, 2,3 

Salsacise Instructor

Stage Manager

Sheriff's Man

King Richard

DENNIS THATCHER CAST MEMBER 1 GASTON ANDREW TIM JOGGER GAVIN (FRIAR TUCK) CAST MEMBERS 2, 3, 4 BARMAN CAMILLA LADIES 1-3 SALSA-CISE INSTRUCTOR MARY GWENDOLYN ALAN A DALE LITTLE JOHN STAGE MANAGER VICAR SHERIFF’S MAN KING RICHARD