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Audition Dates/Times

 

 

 

SATURDAY 18 APRIL             2.00PM – 4.00PM

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY 19 APRIL                 2.00PM – 4.00PM

Please register your interest in auditioning to receive a script and an audition time.

Required Characters

PETER HUNTER (Assistant Bank Manager) - Large Part

Peter is the lead character around which the whole story hangs.

He needs to be energetic and have a good stamina as he is on stage for virtually the entire play

Ideally a younger man – 20s to early 30s

 

FRANCES HUNTER (Peter's new bride) - Large Part

Similarly energetic, and also a large part

The actress should be happy to appear in limited clothing on stage

Ideally a younger lady – 20s to early 30s

 

ELEANOR HUNTER (Peter's mother) - Large Part

She is elegant and a snobby character and clearly resents Frances for marrying her son

Lots of stage time having digs and pokes at Frances, and quietly stealing several scenes

Ideally mid 50s upwards, however can easily played by a younger lady through from 40s up

 

 

BRIAN RUNNICLES (Chief cashier at the bank) - Large Part

Nervous and geeky character

Slightly put-upon character, but a large amount of work to do on stage

Ideally 20s to mid-40s

 

LESLIE BROMHEAD  - Medium Part

Peter’s boss

Appears at first to be an ogre, but we see him mellow a lot

He has an eye for the ladies and takes no time to start chatting up Peter’s mother

Ideally – a man in his 40s upwards

 

SUPERINTENDENT PAUL - Medium Part

This character is the stock policeman character, but finds himself in several awkward situations

Can easily be injected with wit and enthusiasm

Ideal for an actor wanting a smaller part

Age is not important, but great character acting is

 

MR NEEDHAM (Bank inspector) - Medium Part

This character arrives in Act 2 only, and similarly to Mr Bromhead, he appears standoffish at first, but he later gets into all sorts of fun

Actor needs to be comfortable appearing semi naked on stage, and have the 2 ladies all over him at certain points

Age unimportant

 

 

SUSAN - Smaller Part

Susan is a prostitute

She can be played by any lady who wants to have fun and expand her part by acting up on stage and making the most of her time on stage (Act 2 only)

 

BARBARA - Non speaking role

Barbara is also a prostitute

Don’t be put off by her non-speaking role

She has a lot fun with Mr Needham, and though the part is small, she will steal the show for sure (Act 2 only)

She can be played by any lady who really wants to get stuck in to her role, and create lots of comedy with her body language and her actions on stage

 

DELIVERY MAN

Small part with limited lines

Can be played by any man or woman

Comes on a various points in the play

Perfect for anyone wanting to have a small involvement on stage, and help out more backstage

Hi De Hi Auditions

Audition Dates/Times

 

 

 

Saturday 11 July 9.30am - 10.30am

 

 

Sunday 12 July 2.00pm-6.00pm

 

 

 

Please register your interest in auditioning to receive a script and an audition time.

Required Characters

GLADYS PUGH

CHIEF YELLOWCOAT/SPORTS ORGANISER

WELSH

HAIR:     BLACK

FEMALE

Gladys was born in 1933 and she joined Maplins Holiday Camp in 1955 and rose through the ranks to become Sports Organiser and later Chief Yellow-coat. Upon Jeffrey Fairbrother's arrival at the camp, she fell passionately in love with him.

Her sharp tongue is always ready to chastise the pretty, younger girl Yellow-coats, especially when she is promoted to Chief Yellow-coat

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BETTY WHISTLER

YELLOWCOAT

ENGLISH

HAIR:     BLONDE

FEMALE

Betty was born in 1938 and worked at Maplins as a Yellow-coat during the 1958 and 1959 seasons. She also had a dislike for Gladys, whom she saw as bossy and overbearing.

 

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GARY BOLTON

YELLOWCOAT

ENGLISH

HAIR:     BLONDE

MALE

Gary is the third male Yellow-coat. He is often portrayed as a very vain man, obsessed with women and his appearance. He had a personal crisis during the 1960 season when he couldn't take part in the assault course race against the Marines because he was receiving treatment for hair loss.

 

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DAWN  

ENGLISH

FEMALE

Dawn was born in Watford. She often clashed with Gladys over her habit of pouting rather than smiling. She grew close to Clive Dempster during the 1960 season, albeit without Gladys' knowledge. Late on in the season she was admitted to hospital with Appendicitis, allowing Peggy to replace her as a Yellow coat.

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TRACEY BENTWOOD

YELLOWCOAT

HAIR: BROWN

 

FEMALE

 

An attractive brunette. She clashed with Gladys several times, most notably when she was temporarily made Chief Yellow coat and Sports Organiser by Joan Wainwright.

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PEGGY OLLERENSHAW

CHALET MAID

HAIR:     BLONDE

FEMALE

A humble chalet maid with a big personality, Peggy's one dream is to become a Yellow coat. She is constantly trying to have her talent recognised and suffers her fair share of knocks. However, her reliability and kindly nature endear her to the entertainment staff, and she is often called upon to help out.

JEFFREY FAIRBROTHER

ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER

ENGLISH

POSH ACCENT

MALE

Jeffrey is a professor of archaeology at Cambridge University when he decides he is going nowhere and wants to enter a proper working environment and meet real people.

Jeffrey is totally out of his depth, he is uncomfortable around people, uptight and awkward. He has to be played posh and strait-laced and is completely oblivious to Gladys’s charms.

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FRED QUILLY

RIDING INSTRUCTOR

ENGLISH ACCENT

MALE   

Fred is a former jockey who lives in hope of getting back his licence, which was taken from him following accusations of fixing races.

He is now the Riding Instructor and is in charge of the camp horses, which are far from the racing standard he was once used to.

 

MR PARTRIDGE

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER

MALE   

As children's entertainer Uncle Willie, Partridge's chief responsibility is to perform the regular Punch and Judy shows.

However, his profession belies his true self, as he has a passionate dislike of children of all ages. This - plus his own fall from wartime stardom - causes him great unhappiness and he is forever moaning about the state of the world, invariably turning to drink to drown his sorrows.

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YVONNE STUART-HARGREAVES

POSH ACCENT  

FEMALE

Supercilious ex-ballroom dancing champion, Yvonne is horrified at having been reduced to working in such a squalid place as Maplin's. She considers herself a cut above everyone else on the staff, not to mention the frightfully common campers, and is often reluctant to participate in staff duties. Moody, ungrateful and not nice at all

Her relationship with husband and dance partner Barry is tempestuous and the two often engage in vitriolic exchanges.

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BARRY STUART-HARGREAVES

POSH ACCENT                  

MALE

Yvonne's husband and dancing partner is clearly regarded by his wife as being beneath her. His original name was Bert Pratt, until Yvonne took him on and taught him grace and manners.

The pair bicker constantly, with Barry always ready to bring his wife down a peg or two with a pithy put-down. Eventually though, he has enough and deserts the partnership, leaving Yvonne devastated.

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TED BOVIS

CAMP HOST

HAIR:     BROWN

MALE

Ted was the camp host and was very popular with the campers. He ran every event which were often scams to cheat the campers out of money, which included fake birthdays, raffles, fund-raisers and rigged bingo. One of his most memorable schemes was selling tickets for male campers to view a pornographic film in the middle of the night.

Although highly regarded for his work, he is inclined to be greedy

 

 

SPIKE DIXON

COMIC

MALE                   

Spike is the new Camp Comic, who Ted has taken under his wing in order to teach him everything he knows about comedy.

Spike is eager to learn and is always willing to put on the most ridiculous costumes to get a laugh from the campers. However, his intrinsic honesty is at odds with Ted's dodgy dealings, and the two are often at loggerheads.

 

SYLVIA GARNSEY

YELLOWCOAT

LONDON/COCKNEY ACCENT

HAIR: BLONDE

FEMALE

Sylvia was born in 1934 and by 1959 she was the second-longest serving Yellow coat at the camp. She is very ambitious (want’s Gladys’s job if truth be told and would do anything get up the ladder.

 

Known for her long legs and attractive appearance. Sylvia was a qualified swimming instructor, and enjoyed flirting with both Jeffrey Fairbrother and Clive Dempster. She won the most popular girl Yellow coat competition during the 1959 season

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HILARY BOVIS

YORKSHIRE/NORTHERN ACCENT

FEMALE

A true tyrant of a woman (think Nora Batty), she is after ex-hubby Ted for the back payment of money and will stop at nothing to get it

 

POLICE SERGEANT MR PRITCHARD

MALE               

METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICER

 

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