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Auditions: One Man, Two Guvnors

May 13th, 2021

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the Main Stage production of One Man, Two Guvnors on Monday, September 27th, 2021 beginning at 7:00PM.
 

One Man, Two Guvnors
By Richard Bean
 
Auditions: Monday, September 27th, 7:00 p.m. by appointment.
Callbacks (by invite only): Wednesday, September 29th, 7:00 p.m.
Performance dates: January 7-9, 13-16, 20-22
Where: Auditions will be held in-person at the Players Club of Swarthmore (614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081).
 
Please pre-register: here
 
COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES: All PCS Volunteers will be required to be vaccinated in order to participate on-stage and off for the remainder of the 2021 season. If you are not
yet fully vaccinated, but will be by the start of rehearsals, you may submit your audition via video. PCS will continue to follow CDC recommendations.
 
The Players Club of Swarthmore and the One Man, Two Guvnors Production Team are committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition.
 
Due to the mature content of this show, auditions are open to ages 18+. Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production. Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director at michael.sokolowski7@gmail.com.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Prepare a comedic monologue no longer than 90 seconds. Monologues from One Man, Two Guvnors are permitted.
  • BRITISH ACCENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ROLES (Jamaican accent preferred for the role of Lloyd). If possible, please utilize a British accent (Jamaican if auditioning for Lloyd) in your audition.
  • Ability to play an instrument is a plus! Several characters have the opportunity to play instruments with the in-show band during scene changes. Be sure to list any musical talents in your audition sign-up form.

CONFLICTS: Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week (January 1-6) and/or show dates (see above).
 
CASTING BREAKDOWN: All roles are open. We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on gender binary, but invite transgender and non-binary performers to audition for the roles they most identify with. We are seeking 11 energetic, dynamic performers to fill the following –

Francis Henshall (Male 20s/30s):
A failed skiffle band musician, serving as muscle/minder to the wanted Stanley Stubbers, as well as to gangster Roscoe Crabbe. Motivated by food and women, Francis’ dilemma of serving both bosses- without each having knowledge of the other- is the central conflict of the play. High energy, witty personality. Improv skills necessary.
 
Stanley Stubbers (Male 20s/30s):
One of Francis’ “guvnors.” Elitist, posh, classy taste, crass behavior- a complete eccentric. Boyfriend of Rachel Crabbe. Lying low in Brighton after murdering Rachel’s brother Roscoe.
 
Rachel Crabbe (Female 20s/30s):
One of Francis’ “guvnors.” As the sister of the now-deceased gangster Roscoe Crabbe, and girlfriend of Stanley Stubbers, Rachel is lying low in Brighton- while posing as her brother Roscoe- in an attempt to find Stanley and flee the country. Domineering, cruel, and brutal while posing as her brother. Caring, patient, and sweet when dropping the facade.
 
Dolly: (Female 30s):
Charlie’s bookkeeper, feminist, and social progressive. Intrigued by Francis’ buffoonery. Confident, cool, and often in charge.
 
Charlie “the Duck” Clench: (Male 50s/60s):
The low-class, dimwitted, and exhausted father of Pauline. Indebted to Roscoe Crabbe, he has promised his daughter’s hand in marriage to Roscoe in exchange for monthly payments.
 
Pauline Clench: (Female 20s/30s):
Daughter of Charlie. Adamantly in love with actor Alan Dangle, and has zero desire to marry Roscoe. Overly-dramatic, intensely affectionate, and every bit as dim as her father.
 
Alan Dangle: (Male 20s/30s):
Over-the-top actor, madly in love with Pauline and desperate to have her hand in marriage. Zero subtlety. Incredibly melodramatic.
 
Harry Dangle: (Male 50s/60s):
Charlie’s morally questionable lawyer and Alan’s father. Thrilled at the prospect of his son marrying Pauline. A total know-it-all, desperate to appear upper class. Ukulele experience preferred, but not required.
 
Lloyd Boateng: (Male 50s):
Jamaican immigrant living in Brighton, and best friend of Charlie Clench from their time in Brixton prison. Owner and proprietor of the pub “The Cricketer’s Arms.” Close friend to Rachel Crabbe, whom he looks after like a daughter. Honest, kind, and a knowledgeable cook. Jamaican accent required. [Male; 50s]
 
Alfie: (Male 80s):
Elderly waiter at “The Cricketer’s Arms.” Often on the receiving end of physically unfortunate incidents in the pub. Must be good with physical comedy. *Can be played by a younger actor in makeup, or an older actor up for the more physically challenging aspects of the role.
 
Gareth: (Male any age):
Head waiter at “The Cricketer’s Arms.” Classically trained, proud of his profession.
 
In addition there will be 3-5 ensemble parts to be featured throughout the show.

 
* ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING: ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTAGIOUS NATURE OF THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 AND THE INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE THAT EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT; AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY AND ALL PROTOCOLS OF PCS DESIGNED TO MITIGATE THE RISKS OF INFECTION BY COVID-19; VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 AS A RESULT OF ATTENDING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE AUDITION PROCESS; AND RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY PCS (AND ITS GOVERNORS, MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS) FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO EXPOSURE TO OR INFECTION BY COVID-19 OR SIMILAR DISEASE WHICH MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE AUDITION PROCESS.
 

The Players Club of Swarthmore is an all-volunteer organization. All roles are unpaid and Non-Equity.

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