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

Casting for Toad of Toad Hall

“Never work with children and animals”? Don’t believe them – its great fun! We are shortly recruiting actors for our December production (6th-9th) of A A Milne’s stage version of the Wind in the Willows. We need a Toad and his friends, a judge, a nurse, a policeman, rabbits, chief stoat, a gaoler, etc etc…. […]

By |September 1st, 2017|Castings, News|0 Comments

April 4th – Read through

In August Penrith Players are presenting Duet for One by Tom Kempinski, directed by Keith Spence. A read-through for anyone interested in playing the two roles, or helping with the production, is taking place on April 4th. The characters to play are Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist in her 30s, and Dr. Alfred Feldmann, a […]

By |February 19th, 2017|Castings, News, Play Reading Evenings|0 Comments

Casting evening for Communicating Doors

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

How can you describe this killer, thriller, comedy? Back to The Future meets Psycho, meets Allo Allo? Mix together a serial wife murderer, two wives from different times, a ‘tart with a heart’ dominatrix and an incompetent hotel security guard – stir in a connecting suite door that is a time […]

By |February 5th, 2017|Castings, News|0 Comments

Casting for The Graduate

In April we are presenting the stage adaptation of the classic 1960’s film which makes a fascinating piece of theatre, a bittersweet comedy with a bit of steaminess. Essentially a coming-of-age tale as the academically brilliant Ben is seduced by family friend Mrs Robinson and then complicates things further by falling for her daughter […]

By |January 28th, 2017|Castings, News|0 Comments