We are seeking expressions of interest to audition for our next play, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
In particular, we are looking for younger women to play Gwendolyn and Cecily. Younger men who are interested in the roles of Jack or Algernon are also welcome to register.
The roles of John, Gwendolyn, Algernon and Cecily need to be close to one another in age, which will be a strong consideration in casting.
Date: Sunday 1 March, 1-5pm
The directors will be in touch to arrange your time slot.
How to Audition
- Download the Audition pack PDF (character descriptions & rehearsal dates)
- Fill out the Audition registration form.
- Email a headshot and acting CV to
John (Jack) Worthing Age: 29
In the city he goes by the name Ernest, a fun-loving bachelor, and in the country he is Jack, a land-owner and guardian of Cecily. He is about to take his place in society by proposing to Gwendolyn Fairfax.
Algernon Moncrieff Age: 21-25
A languid poser of the leisure class, bored by conventions and looking for excitement. Algernon, unlike Jack, is not serious and is generally out for his own gratification.
The Honorable Gwendolen Fairfax Age: 25 – 29
Lady Bracknell’s daughter, believes style to be more important than sincerity. Romantic, hardheaded and opinionated, much like her mother.
Cecily Cardew Age: 18.
Jack Worthing’s ward, grand-daughter of his adopted father, Sir Thomas Cardew. She is romantic and imaginative, and able to wrap men around her little finger before they know what happened.
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