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Open theatre auditions - Brixham, Devon
Wednesday May 15th, 2013

Les Miserables; The Memoirs of Jean Valjean

with the South Devon Players theatre company from Brixham.

Full cast required for this full-length show, this is one of the straight-play adaptations rather than the musical, limited singing but not from the musical.

Auditionees for Little Cosette, Petit Gervais, and Gavroche the urchin, must be accompanied by parents/ legal guardians at auditions and at all rehearsals and shows.

The performances will take place in the first weekend of September 2013. Auditions at 7 for 7.30pm, at Chestnut Heights Community Centre, Brixham, rehearsals taking place from the following Wednesday at the same time (until around 9/ 9.30pm).

Auditions consist of a script reading for roles that you are interested in, and if you are not familiar with the story or background history, we are putting together a reference page you can look at - http://southdevonplayers.weebly.com/les-miserables.html on our main website.

As well as performers, we are also looking for front of house helpers, and set/ stage hands too, so if you do not feel like performing, there are plenty of other ways to get involved in the show.
Please note that Act 2 of the show is likely to contain strobe or light flashes.

The South Devon Players theatre company are an award-winning, completely non-profit community/ amateur theatre company founded in 2005, based in Brixham and featured on BBC 1 national television in January 2013. We mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expand to wider historical events (as in the case of this production) as well. We are family friendly, lively and welcoming to all who wish to be involved in theatre at any level. In the past, members have gone on to perform in major feature films, and train at RADA. Our membership ranges from age 10 to 65, and from professional performers to complete beginners, all of whom work as part of a team to create new exciting shows which are then brought to our local community.

Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean will be directed by one of the theatre company’s founders; Miss Laura J (
elven_ranger), who as well as being a professional performer and model in her own right, also holds a Masters degree in teaching performing arts, as well as degrees in film production, and photography – and has performed in another production of Les Miserables in the past, elsewhere. She is accompanied by Mrs Louise German, as assistant director. Louise is the other co-founder of the South Devon Players, who has decades of community and amateur theatre experience in her own right. Both are experienced directors, and looking forward to joining you to create the biggest show the South Devon Players have yet produced.

All our general audition information is on our main website here