Tickets: Salisbury Tourist Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 1EJ Phone: 01722 342860
Production Dates: 16 – 21 October 2017
Audition Dates: Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 July at 7.30pm
An Ideal Husband tells the story of a successful politician whose whole world could collapse when he is threatened with exposure for a political misdemeanour in the early days of his career. The blackmailer is a scheming beautiful woman.
Wilde’s witty and sophisticated play covers the twenty four hours when everything seems in jeopardy and is as pertinent today as it was when it was written in 1895.
THE EARL OF CAVERSHAM
LORD ARTHUR GORING, his son
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN, Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs
VICOMTE DE NANJAC, French Attache
MR MONTFORD, secretary to Sir Robert MASON, butler to Sir Robert
PHIPPS, butler to Lord Goring
LADY GERTRUDE CHILTERN, Sir Robert’s wife
LADY MARKBY, a friend of the Chilterns’
THE COUNTESS OF BASILDON, a friend of the Chilterns’
MRS MARCHMONT, a friend of the Chilterns’
MISS MABEL CHILTERN, Sir Robert’s younger sister
MRS LAURA CHEVELEY, socialite and blackmailer
FOOTMEN / HOUSEMAIDS
EXTRAS, non-speaking socialites for the party at the start of Act One
I have not been specific about the ages of the characters as I would like to be flexible about this, depending on who comes to audition. I also have more details of the characters if wanted.
I have copies of the script if anyone would like to borrow a copy before the auditions. If you want to audition but can’t make the dates arranged, please get in touch with me and we can arrange an alternative time. I am well aware that many of you will have holiday commitments in August and September but I am happy to try and work round those.
As yet I have no back stage team, and would be very grateful for any offers of help behind the scenes
Look forward to hearing from you and seeing lots of you at the auditions.
Tel: 01722 556205
Text: 07486 360674
Image: See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons