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Open Auditions: Bell, Book & Candle
6 December, 2016 @ 19:30 to 21:00
Audition dates: Tuesday 06 December @ 7:30pm & Sunday 11 December @ 7:00pm
Performance Dates: Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March 2017
written by John Van Druten | directed by Malcolm Jones
John Van Druten’s romantic comedy was a successful stage play in New York and London with Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer before later becoming a film with James Stewart and Kim Novak. It also provided some of the basic plot elements for the famous 1960s TV series, Bewitched.
Gillian Holroyd – smart and sassy witch – can be played as late 20s to early 40s
Anthony Henderson – a charming and successful publisher – can be played as late 20s to early 40s
Miss Holroyd – Gillian’s eccentric witch aunt – can be played late 50s to 70s
Nicholas Holroyd – Gillian’s cheeky younger warlock brother – playing age 20s to 30s
Sidney Redlitch – an slightly inebriated author of books about witchcraft – playing age 40s to 60s
Anthony Henderson has the right job. He is engaged to the right girl. Everything in his life is, in fact, right on schedule. Until the night he meets Gillian Holroyd, a smart and attractive witch and things go comically wrong. Gillian falls in love with him. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love with mortals. So Gillian has to choose between her supernatural powers and her witchy companions and a human love.
Despite the film being set in America the original play is set in London so English accents only are required. For further information or if you wish to see a copy of the script, please contact the director, Malcolm Jones.