Glut! by Jan Bengree. Directed by Lisa Miller15/02/22
Reading: Tuesday 15th February
Auditions: Thursday 17th February
Performances: Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23 April 2022 at 7.30 pm
Glut! is set in the 1920's in the aftermath of WW1 and explores one of the lesser known fall-outs of the Great War: the dearth of eligible young men for all the eligible young ladies of the 20's - a glut of women and an absence of men. At first this might seem not quite tragic enough to merit interest, but the ‘glut’ resulted in a generation of women who were uniquely challenged in their pursuit of love, marriage, motherhood and meaning, in an age when traditionally, women didn’t have careers.
This play by Jan Bengree explores both the comedy and the tragedy of this situation. There is music, dance and even a smattering of mystery thrown into this artful dissection of family life a century ago.
Despite its name, the play will require men (those elusive beasts of the day). It will also require a crew (Wardrobe, Sound and Lights) to recreate the look, sound and feel of a middle class roaring 20’s.
The cast we are looking for is as follows:
AUNT KITTY PARKER: 60-70yrs. An outrageous and flamboyant woman – think Lady Ottoline Morrell.
RUBY PARKER: 20’s. Kitty’s niece. A middle class 1920’s modern woman, hiding a secret heartbreak.
POLLY CARSTAIRS: 20’s. Kitty’s other niece. A middle class 1920’s modern woman, determined to take the decade by storm.
PETER CARSTAIRS: 25-35 yrs. Polly’s self-centred husband, spars with Humphrey as both their egos meet.
PHILIP LEE: 20-30yrs. Ruby’s unobtainable Love.
HUMPHREY HUNTRISS: 60-70 yrs. Kitty’s “friend”. Another outspoken and at times lovably vulgar character.
ISOBEL BROWN: 25-35 yrs. Neighbour of Kitty. Rather drippy and unintentionally annoying until her world takes an intriguing new direction..
EDWARD FARRADAY: 60-70yrs. Editor of “The Clarion Call”. Enigmatic and charming.
MISS HETHERINGTON: 40-60 yrs. Headmistress. Blunt and forthright.
JANE POTTER AND HELENA JONES: Schoolgirls.
Please email the director to express interest or for more information: email@example.com