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Auditions: Beautiful Thing


Sat 9 Jun 2018, 1:30pm

Where: Stables Theatre, Cnr Main Highway and Arthur St, Ellerslie, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: ETS

Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey.
Directed by Bruce Brown.

The Play
Beautiful Thing is an urban fairytale set on the landing walkway in front of three flats on a working class South East London council estate called Thamesmead, and tells the heart-warming story of two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives.

Jamie lives with his solo mum Sandra, while Ste lives with his drug dealing abusive brother and his alcoholic father next door. After Ste gets a beating from his brother one night, Sandra invites Ste to stay at their flat. Sleeping top to tail in the same bed, Jamie realizes that he is attracted to Ste. As Ste spends more and more time with Jamie, they find themselves drawn together…

A story about all the intense feelings of the first time you fall in love in an often humorous, tough and tender way. Contains coarse language, drug use, sexual and adult themes.

Contact details:
For more information and a copy of the script please contact Bruce Brown
Phone: 027 530 5813

Commence Tuesday 19 June 2018, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 7:30pm, Sundays from 12:30pm.

Thursday 23 August to Saturday 1 September 2018 - 10 performances including 2 matinees.

About the Director:
Bruce Brown is a graduate from UNITEC’s Performing Arts Bachelor programme. He’s been involved as both a writer and director with Short+Sweet Auckland and has directed several productions with Ellerslie Theatrical Society including Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, April Phillips’ Motel and Terry Johnson’s The Graduate.

In 2016 he premiered his first solo Basement Theatre show Hook-Up Boys to sell-out audiences. He’s also the creator and artistic director behind the successful Legacy Project, now in its fifth year. Most Friday nights he can be found hanging out with friends playing an assortment of board games (but mainly Killer Bunnies) and obsessively watching Steven Universe.

There is no need to learn audition pieces but do please get an e-copy of the play from Bruce Brown to read. This will be a workshop audition and it is important that auditionees have read the play. Please be at the theatre by 1:30pm.

Cast required:
- The ages are only suggestions and should only be treated as guidelines. If you are outside of this age range but feel you are perfect for the role, please come along to audition.

- All the characters in the play except Tony have broad south-east London accents.

Jamie - Male 18-25 - (should look 16). A plain-looking lad.
Leah - Female 18-25 - (should look 16). Jamie’s neighbour, attractive in a rough way.
Sandra - Female 35-40 - Jamie’s mother. Attractive and sexy, barmaid at a local pub.
Ste - Male 18-25 - (should look 16). Another neighbour, attractive and athletic.
Tony - Male 25-35 - Sandra’s younger boyfriend. Middle class trying to rough it up.

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