Audition Notice for Fawlty Towers: Part 2!
Following our wildy successful presentation of Fawlty Towers in 2016, The Peninsula Players will present three additional episodes of Fawlty Towers in May! We're holding Auditions soon, and we want you to get involved!
Thursday, January 26th - 7:00pm
Sunday, January 29th - 4:00pm
Thursday, February 2nd - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 5th - 4:00pm
Auditions will be held at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney in Room 2
This production is made from three episodes of Fawlty Towers: "Touch of Class", "Waldorf Salad", and "The Germans".
Touch of Class
As Basil tries to raise the tone of the hotel, the aristocratic Lord Melbury comes to stay at the hotel. Basil fawns over him at every opportunity, causing himself to neglect or annoy other guests, until Polly discovers Melbury is actually a confidence trickster. Meanwhile, Sybil orders Basil to hang a picture.
Basil is not altogether keen on a loud and demanding American guest who demands a higher class of service — and food — than Fawlty Towers is accustomed to providing. Basil soon learns that the American guest will not tolerate any shenanigans.
With Sybil in the hospital with an ingrowing toenail, a moose's head to hang up and some German guests arriving the next day, Basil has his work cut out for him. After an attempted fire drill goes wrong and Basil lands up in the hospital with concussion, he succeeds causing much offense to the German guests after finally escaping back to the hotel. This episode is the origin of the quote "Don't mention the war."
(Episode descriptions courtesy of Wikipedia)
These are the roles common to all three episodes:
Basil - Maniacal owner and manager of Fawlty Towers hotel.
Sybil - Basil's wife and manager of Fawlty Towers hotel.
Polly - Maid, waitress, and front desk staff.
Manuel - Spanish waiter and hotel staff.
Major - Long time resident of Fawlty Towers.
Miss Tibbs - Long time resident of Fawlty Towers.
Miss Gatsby - Long time resident of Fawlty Towers
In addition, there will be 6 male and 5 female roles that will consist of different characters in each episode. Some of the characters are:
Lord Melbury (Touch of Class) - Penniless, aristocratic shyster.
Mr. Hamilton (Waldorf Salad) - Loud American greens eater.
The Germans (The Germans) - The Germans!
Looking forward to seeing you at the auditions!
Contact Director Matt Watson at 250-656-5937 for more information
(All performances will be at the Charlie White Theatre only)
Thursday, May 4th - 7:30pm
Friday, May 5th - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6th - 2:00pm (Matinee)
Saturday, May 6th - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7th - 2:00pm (Matinee)
Sunday, May 7th - 7:30pm
Introduction to Community Theatre!
Get involved with The Peninsula Players!
You've attended the performances and thought, "I wonder if I could do that..." The answer is: Yes, you can!
The Peninsula Players are presenting a free Introduction to Community Theatre, both on stage and off. How does a Director create a show? What does the Producer do? Where do we get the furniture and costumes? How do actors keep from bumping into the furniture?
Location: The Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney
Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 10:00am to at 12:00pm
We'll take a tour of the Charlie White theatre and give you a backstage peek at our upcoming presentation of "Fawlty Towers"
Bring yourself and your curiosity, we'll bring the learning and the refreshments. See you there?