CALL TO AUDITION:
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
BY RICHARD BEAN
I haven’t eaten since last night, I don’t get paid until next week, and I can’t stop thinking about CHIPS.
Francis Henshall is sooooo hungry. He’s also unemployed. He needs a job, pronto.
Stuck in the seedy and slightly disreputable English seaside town of Brighton, an opportunity arises to become ‘minder’ to an East-End gangster, Roscoe Crabbe, who’s travelled down from London to reclaim a debt from his fiancée’s dad.
At the same time, never letting an opportunity go begging, Francis is also running errands around town for a posh twit named Stanley Stubbers.
Two guvnors, two paydays, two meal tickets. All he needs to do is keep them from discovering each other. What could possibly go wrong?
Acclaimed playwright Richard Bean has relocated the action to the swinging 60s, channeled the classic humour of Ealing comedies and Carry On films, and added a toe-tapping skiffle soundtrack, to bring fresh life to Carlo Goldoni’s 18th century Italian farce, The Servant of Two Masters.
This hilarious romp is a glorious celebration of the best of British comedy, a unique laugh-out-loud mix of satire, slapstick, and sparkling one liners. After a few years of darkness, the future may finally be looking a little brighter.
“A riotous delight…Absolute bliss” The Telegraph, UK
CREATIVE TEAM & CREW
Director Angus Evans
Set Design Jess Zlotnick
Fight Choreography Diego Retamales
14 Mar to 15 Apr 2023
There will be an intensive one-day weekend rehearsal early December and then rehearsals will recommence mid to late January with a combination of weekend days, week evenings and possibly weekdays. Exact times and dates TBC, subject to cast availability.
Sat 26 Nov – 9am to 6pm
Sun 27 Nov – 9am to 6pm
Mon 28 Nov – 2pm to 10pm
All roles in the play are open to people of all ages and genders. We are interested in seeing artists with experience in physical performance, stand-up comedy, playing musical instruments and singing.
We very much encourage and welcome submissions from artists who identify as BIPOC, CaLD, Disabled, LGBTQI+ and/or Gender Diverse.
TO BOOK AN AUDITION
It is essential to read the script BEFORE applying. There is a perusal copy of the script available for viewing here.
Email your EOI to firstname.lastname@example.org with AUDITION in the subject line.
In your email, please:
- Include an up-to-date headshot and CV
- Indicate if you are currently a New Theatre member
- Indicate your preferred audition date/time.
- Indicate your rehearsal availability (days and/or evenings)
- A monologue of your choice (NOT from the play) performed in any variation of British accent, no more than 2 minutes in length.
- A physical piece featuring you and an object/prop of your choice, no more than 2 minutes in length.
New Theatre is a volunteer-based organisation and there is no payment for this production.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Angus is a co-founder of Dream Plane Productions and holds a Bachelor of Performance from AADA. With Dream Plane he directed a new adaptation of Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna for Flight Path Theatre and Plastic People: A Non-Degradable Love Story for the Sydney Fringe; and also produced the Australian Premieres of Labyrinth and Ditch by prominent British Playwright – Beth Steel. He has also directed various independent short films and has been the assistant director for Paul Gilchrist with subtlenuance. As an actor he has performed for the New Theatre multiple times with Animal Farm, The Grapes of Wrath and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Other Performance credits include: U.B.U: A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe (Tooth and Sinew/KXT), Labyrinth, Ditch (Dream Plane Productions), King John, The Comedy of Errors (Bard on the Beach), One Way Mirror (subtlenuance) and Catalyst (ABC)