25th to 29th September @ Woodley Theatre
Auditions: Wednesday 23rd May, 7.45pm
Info Evening: Tuesday 15th May, 7.45pm
The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5
Calling all WI members (and non WI members), and some men too!!!
Everyone is familiar with the heart warming story of the Yorkshire WI group who set out to raise money from a charity calendar, revealing a side of the WI never seen before(!) and became an overnight worldwide sensation. Originally a film with Julie Walters and Helen Mirren, the story was successfully translated into a stage production written by Tim Firth, and has been in the West End and touring across the country for the past few years.
Now it is our turn and we really want to put on a fabulous production for our audience at Woodley Theatre. There are a number of very good female parts and a number of supporting male parts. Most female parts need to look in their 40s and 50s (a couple slightly younger) - but I am open and flexible about casting. You all know what the calendar entailed, but I wish to reassure potential cast members that it will be done discreetly and in the best possible taste!
If you are interested in participating - and we hope that you are - we are having a fun evening prior to auditions for a bit of read through and to get to know each other. The audition panel will be baking so that you can judge us in true WI style, and we would love to see people's skills and crafts - so please feel free to bring along your own victoria sponge - or some home made jam or macrame (!) and we can make this a real WI evening. We might even get to sing Jerusalem!
Please feel free to circulate this notice to any friends who may be interested in participating. Let us make sure that the Woodley production is memorable!
If you wish to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below:
07900 243222 – Sally Goodsell (Director)
07765 645109 - Cara Broadhurst (Production Manager)