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Thursday, February 2, 2012


The Westville Theatre Club is holding auditions for the sophisticated farce, Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward.

This is a period play set in the 1930’s and will be staged by WTC early in May. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings. The roles are as follows:

Charles Condomine: The Husband, a sophisticated charming man. He is an author and is rather cynical, and considers himself to be brittle and witty and a bit of a lady’s man.

Ruth Condomine: The Second Wife – Ruth is Charles’ second wife (his first wife died seven years earlier). She considers herself a very modern woman, with no false sentiments and puts on a brave face of being totally unemotional and practical.

Dr Bradman: A friend as well as the family doctor. A bluff no nonsense man, impatient, but kindly. Deferential to his wife.

Mrs Bradman: She takes her place as a Doctor’s Wife very seriously and manages her husband’s life in order to give him as little worry as possible. She is slightly silly with no imagination.

Edith: The household’s new Maid. She is untrained and does everything at the gallop. She projects a slightly dim and adenoidal character, devoid of any imagination whatsoever, stoical and servile.

Madame Arcati: The local medium. She is totally genuine in her beliefs, slightly scatty, full of gestures and feelings of the departed.

Elvira: The ghost of Charles’s first wife. She is a modern, cynical woman, slightly spiteful and full of mischief. She relies on getting her own way my using her feminine charms.

Auditions will be held on February 6 and 7 at 19h00 at the Westville Theatre Club, Attercliffe Road (next to Westville Swimming Pool) in Westville. Further information from Jill Sysum on 031 705 1054 or 083 782 1054.

Please note that while Westville Theatre Club invariably puts on good work, it is an amateur dramatics company, not a professional one, in the sense that performers do not get paid.