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Pump House Theatre

Local Board Road

Lower Watford High Street

Watford, Hertfordshire

WD17 2JP

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Readthrough and audition details for our June 2019 production are detailed below:



How the Other Half Loves

by Alan Ayckbourn

To be directed by Guy Peskin



Performance Dates:

Monday 10th  to Saturday 15th June 2019

Evenings only @ 7.45pm



READTHROUGH*:

Thursday 7th February at 7.45pm

Venue: Upper Rehearsal Room at the Pump House



AUDITIONS*:

Thursday 21st February at 7.45pm

Venue: Upper Rehearsal Room at the Pump House  



*Please note: Anyone is welcome to attend the readthrough and auditions, but if you are offered a part in the production you will need to become a member of the company. See our Join Us page for more information on becoming a member.



Overview of the play:


This hilarious comedy has 3 couples in it, with the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest couple, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.



Characters and descriptions:  


We are looking for 6 strong actors, who are able to embrace farce, and the challenge of performing within the complicated two-living-room interconnected set.


Frank Foster:

Age: 40s to 50s

Employs Bob and William.


Fiona Foster:

Age: 40s to 50s

She is Frank’s wife and is having an affair with Bob.

 

Bob Phillips:

Age: 30s to mid 40s

Works for Frank and is having an affair with Fiona.

 

Theresa Phillips:

Age: 30s to mid 40s

Bob’s wife.


William Featherstone:

Age: 20s to mid 30s

Works for Frank.

 

Mary Featherstone:

Age: 20s to mid 30s

William’s wife.



Production Team:


We also require back stage personnel for a variety of roles, so if you are interested in being involved on the production side, please contact the director (see below).

 


Further Information:


Please contact the director, Guy, either by email (guypeskin@yahoo.co.uk) or phone (07545 429289).


Otherwise, we hope to see you at either the readthrough or the auditions - or both!