Mandrake casting evening and workshop

BUCKLE up for an evening of laughter and intrigue with a first full read through of The Mandrake — which is due to be premiered at Penrith Playhouse next year.

Set to take place on Wednesday, 20th November, from 7pm, the read through evening will provide an opportunity for anybody interested in being part of the […]

By |November 16th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Abandonment read through and casting

Our first production of 2020 is Abandonment by Kate Atkinson and the read through is Thurs 7th Nov at 7pm in the upstairs rehearsal room; casting evening is Tue 19th Nov (originally Tues 12th), 7.30.

There are 12 characters in the play, played by 7 actors. 5 of the actors play both a modern day and […]

By |October 27th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Comfort and Joy Casting Evening

How to enjoy those darkening pre-Christmas evenings!

Actors with a sense of humour and fun needed for the Players’ December production Comfort and Joy, Mike Harding’s joyous celebration of all those little things that can go awry with a family Christmas.

Its an adaptable play, plenty of scope for ideas and collaboration. Co-Directors Ian and […]

By |September 15th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Ladies Down Under Read Through

“Ladies Down Under “by Amanda Whittington
An hilarious follow up to “Ladies Day” which Players audiences enjoyed so much when it was done before.
Read Through: Tuesday 25th June at 7pm.
Cast: 4 women, aged between 25 and 55.
2 men, each doing 4/5 small characters parts.
Auditions: Tuesday 2nd July, 7pm.
Rehearsals will start on 2nd September.
Performances: 16th – 19th October
Scripts available from Lizzie […]

By |May 19th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Our Country’s Good casting evening – Feb 25th

This summer Penrith Players is staging ‘Our Country’s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker, from June 6th-8th, a play considered to be a modern classic and widely taught in A Level theatre studies. The play is based on a true story about a group of British convicts and their Royal Marine guards staging the first ever play […]

By |January 27th, 2019|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting Evening – Quartet

January 15th, 7.30

‘QUARTET’ by Ronald Harwood, is a comedy about four opera singers who end up in a retirement home for musicians in leafy Kent. It succeeds in being witty, scabrous, and poignant all at the same time. It is a great opportunity for older actors as the characters are all over 70.

There are two […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting Evening – Tiny Beautiful Things

December 10th, 7.30

Tiny Beautiful Things is a relatively short (60 page) ensemble piece for four players, with all actors on stage all the time. Sugar is a writer and mother in her 40’s, a woman who’s had a hard, messy life, but whose suffering has given her a fierce honesty and compassion. She is joined […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting Evening, Sep 8th – Blackadder Goes Forth

Following on from the informal read through in August there will now be an official casting evening on Saturday 8th September, 7pm in the bar!

All are welcome, whether you’re wanting to perform in the play or just to unleash your inner Rowan Atkinson! We’ll be aiming to read through the three episodes we’ll be staging […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting Evening – The Importance of being Earnest

This classic play runs 17th-29th October and the casting evening is Wednesday 25th July, 7.30 at the Playhouse. If you want a part please come along, all welcome. Here are the notes from our Director John Davies:

This marvellous play needs no introduction. It is one of the purest gems in the crown of British theatre. […]

By |June 27th, 2018|Castings, News|0 Comments

Players Needed For All My Sons

Penrith Players are staging Arthur Miller’s play, All My Sons in late April and are looking for eight actors for a variety of roles.

Director Ian Baker says “It’s Miller’s first successful play, a drama of a family at a critical turning point, set in the 1940’s. There are some great acting opportunities, and for a […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Castings, News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments