July 23, 2013

The North West Theatre Company will be staging the classic comedy play PYGMALION at The Roxy Theatre in Bingara in November. The second, and final round of auditions will be held this Saturday, July 27 at The Roxy between 10 am and 1 pm.

All parts are still open. The NWTC is especially keen to see some more men audition.

The parts include three wonderful characters, the sophisticated Professor Henry Higgins, his off-sider Colonel Pickering and the likeable rogue, Alfred Doolittle.

These three male parts are amongst the greatest ever written for the stage. “I would rate them along side Hamlet, Macbeth and Willy Loman from “Death of a Salesman”, as THE parts that male actors most want on their bucket list,” said PYGMALION Director, Rick Hutton. “If you have never acted before and would like to give it a try why not do it with a great character part,” he said.

The descriptions of these male roles and the characteristics of their players are:

  • Professor Henry Higgins – an articulate teacher of speech and phonetics. Age: 45 to 55 Player: M 35-60 Clear speaking voice. Quick in speech and in wit, although exasperated by Eliza.
  • Colonel Pickering – an amiable military type of gentleman. Age: 50 to 65. Player: M 45 -70    Clear but soft voice. His accent influenced by his time in the colonies
  • Mr Alfred Doolittle: – Eliza’s father and one of the “undeserving poor”. Age: 50 to 65. Player: M 45 – 70. Cheekily crafty, but sincere and with a strong Cockney accent.

..and for the younger male actor there is: 

  • Mr Freddy Eynsford-Hill: – A “young man of twenty”. Boyishly charming. Age: 20!!! Player: M 18 -30. Light voice with a nicely refined, slightly toffee accent.

If you can see yourself in one of these parts come along to the auditions, or if you know of a friend or relative who would enjoy having a go at it, please encourage them to audition, or just dob them in and let our ruthlessly efficient production team go to work on them.

Helpers for backstage, set building, costumes, make-up and publicity are also welcome. For more information contact the Director, Rick Hutton on 0428 255380.

Submitted by Rick Hutton – Publicity Officer.