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* * * AUDITIONS * * *
Sat 3 & Sun 4 March, afternoons
Director Dimitri Gibara

Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions

Performance dates: 9 – 19 May

Please email us or phone 338 7660 to book an audition time & receive an audition pack. See character list below.

Cast of Characters

Geraldine Granger (Young to early middle age) Geraldine is the bouncy, bubbly, curvy female Vicar of Dibley. She has a keen sense of moral correctness and will stand up for injustice; she also has a deep love of the people of Dibley despite their many flaws! She has an even greater love of chocolate and ice-cream… especially when upset or angered.

David Horton(middle to late middle age) David is one of those people who enjoys being in charge and assumes he is: he might even be described as being a bit power-trippy. He’s a Cambridge educated, upper-class, multi-millionaire and although divorced, an upholder of stern traditional family values. He longs for tradition, law and order and the status quo.

Hugo Horton(mid-20s to mid-30s) Poor Hugo is the veritable puppet of his controlling father. He was brought up only by David for most of his childhood, and it quickly becomes apparent that that upbringing was devoid of emotion. He aims to avoid conflict, and always aims to please.

Alice Tinker(mid-20s to mid-30s) Alice is a few sandwiches (and cakes, and pork pies, and sausage rolls…) short of a picnic. She has a heart of gold but doesn’t understand many of the common issues of life, nor Geraldine’s jokes. A very naïve and innocent view of the world

Letitia Cropley(late middle age to older) Letitia is a very caring lady who longs to provide nourishing refreshment and sustenance to her close friends and neighbours, and ensures the church is full of attractive flower arrangements during Sunday worship. The problem is her creativity could be described as rather eccentric: her mourning flower arrangements included pineapple! Her palate is eclectic too, as she’s created countless dishes which require, shall we say, an adventurous taste?

Jim Trott(late middle age to older) Jim has a very unfortunate stutter, insofar as he precedes almost every statement with “No, no, no, no, no…”. Needless to say the other residents find this annoying, time-consuming and confusing when trying to gain a straight answer from him! This aside, Jim spends a lot of time generally dithering anyway and so rarely manages to achieve much.

Frank Pickle(middle to late middle age) Frank is very “English” and very “public school” in appearance: highly eccentric in both manner and dress, and outstandingly well-spoken. However, whilst he speaks exceptionally well linguistically, most of the Dibley inhabitants wish he would speak a little – no – a lot less, for he’s intensely verbose and pedantic, and has been known to bore people to sleep and even to suicide!

Owen Newitt(early middle age) Owen is the local farmer, who has anintriguinglyclose relationship with his animals.He regularly suffers with gastric health complaints and describes these in disgustingly graphic detail. He’s a bachelor with broad tastes… often eludingto, both desiring and possibly consumating relationships with animals, as well as women.Like many of the other male residents of the village, he lusts after Geraldine.

Woman (20s to early middle age)

Children (11 to young-looking early teens)

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