A BECKENHAM CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRODUCTION
OUR DAY OUT
Book by Willy Russell
Songs and Music by Bob Eaton, Chris Mellor & Willy Russell
Directed by Louise Garraway
Please only audition if you can attend all performances
Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th February at 2 pm
Thursday 27th February at 6.30 pm
Saturdays from 2 pm until 4 pm (5 pm in May)
Sundays from 10 am until 12 noon (1 pm in May)
Some Thursday rehearsals may be called for older members of the cast, from 6.30-8 pm
First rehearsal on Saturday 14th March.
Dress rehearsal on Sunday 24th May.
Tuesday 26th – Saturday 30th May at 7.30 pm.
Saturday 30th May at 3 pm.
When Mrs Kay’s ‘Progress Class’ are unleashed for a day’s coach trip, it is an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. But this is more than a romp – it points up the depressing present and empty future for these children who’ve already been written off, for whom a day out is as much as they can expect.
Mrs Kay* (main) – a kind, liberal teacher who loves her pupils.
Mr Briggs* (main) – strict disciplinarian. Cannot abide chaos and disorganisation.
Colin* (medium) – young teacher. Dating Susan. Easily embarrassed.
Susan* (medium) – young teacher. Dating Colin. Not easily intimidated.
Headmaster (minor) – stuffy and old-fashioned.
Les (minor) – partially sighted lollipop man.
Bus driver* (medium) – tough exterior with a heart of gold.
Cafe owner (minor) – greedy and dislikes kids.
Zookeeper (minor) – understandably grumpy.
Carol* (main) – young girl, dreamy and often in a world of her own.
Reilly (medium) – an older boy with a crush on Susan. Coolest kid on the bus.
Digga (minor) – Reilly’s sidekick.
Linda* (medium) – an older girl with a crush on Colin. Full of attitude.
Jackie* (minor) – Linda’s best mate.
Bored girls* (medium) – always bored.
Kids – full of energy and cheek – and loving their day out!
* sings solo. All cast sing chorus numbers.
Some parts may be doubled.
For further details, please contact Louise Garraway on 07515 776618.