Audition Notice - An Evening with Gary Lineker

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Production Details

Title An Evening with Gary Lineker
Written By Arthur Smith
Director Bob Bradick
Reading Monday 22nd October 2018 7.45pm
Auditions Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7.45pm and
Friday 9th November 2018 at 7.45pm
Venue The auditions will take place at Incognito Theatre.
Rehearsals Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:45pm; Sundays at a time to be agreed by cast and director.
Production Sunday 20th January 2018 – Saturday 26th January 2018. Sunday performance starts at 6:00pm, all weekday performances start at 8.00pm, Saturday performances start at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
Script Edition Warner Chappell edition. Actors successfully cast will be expected to purchase their own edition.
Synopsis July 4th, 1990. In Italy, England are playing Germany in the Semi final of the World Cup. In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday trying to rekindle a failing marriage. Monica dreams of an affair with Gary Lineker, the `Queen Mother of Football’, though in fact she’s been seeing Dan, a friend of Bill’s and a travel writer whose books are published by Bill’s firm. Circumstances change when Dan unexpectedly arrives at their hotel, ostensibly in Majorca to write an article. But as the game begins, the three, in the company of Bill’s colleague Ian and Birgitta, a local German tourist rep they’ve befriended, settle down to watch the game on TV. Through ninety minutes, extra time and the infamous penalty shoot out, the field of battle switches between the hotel and the Italian football pitch as Monica, Bill and the England team approach the inevitable.

Cast Details

All characaters have a playing age of around 30.

Character Description
MonicaMarried to Bill. Long suffering in her relationship with him. Dreams of having an affair with Gary Lineker but is actually having a liaison with Dan.
BillRespectable publisher. Married to Monica. Pays little attention to her. Obsessed with football. More interested in the World Cup than his marital crisis.
IanBit of a nerd. Bill’s friend and worked for his publishing company. Does not like football. A wind-up merchant who tells appalling jokes. Socially challenged and eccentric.
BirgittaGlamorous German holiday rep. Friend of Ian’s. Has a German accent and has a battle getting the hang of English colloquial terms.
DanAnother friend of Bill’s. A travel writer who is also football mad, in a liaison with Monica.
GaryFootballer! Appears at the end of the play. Only moves, does not say anything.

Audition Pieces

Here are the suggested audition scenes. All page references are from the Warner Chappell Edition.

Characters Pages
Monica1-7, 10-19, 32-40, 41-45, 49-52
Bill1-7, 10-19, 32-40, 41-45, 66-69
Ian10-17, 32-40, 41-45, 66-69
Birgitta14-17, 32-40, 41-45
Dan32-40, 41-45, 49-52, 66-69

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