Auditions & Opportunities

Tip Top welcomes anyone to try out/audition for parts in any of our productions.

All our auditions are fair; in fact a committee member will normally attend as an independent observer. You don’t have to be a member to audition but you will be required to join if you are successfully cast in a part. Membership details will be available during the audition.

So what are you waiting for? Look at the list below and email the director of any show you are interested in.


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Charley's Aunt

Further auditions to be held on 13th February at 7pm. Forum Studio Theatre. Director: Gemma Richards. Charley’s Aunt: Jack Chesney and Charley Wykeham are two Oxford Undergraduates; hapless at life and hopeless in love! Jack loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Amy Spettigue; but the course of true love never did run smooth. In an attempt to impress, the boys invite the ladies to meet Charley's exotic and wealthy aunt Donna Lucia, who comes from Brazil, "where the nuts come from". But when Donna Lucia cancels her visit at the last minute, the boys turn in desperation to their flamboyant yet feckless friend Lord Fancourt Babberley; who with the aid of a rather fetching frock and wig, makes for a very convincing dowager aunt. All proceeds well, especially for Babbs who enjoys the affection and confidences of the young ladies, until the real Donna Lucia appears. A fundamentally farcical concoction of deception, mistaken identity and indecent proposals ensures that chaos and hilarity ensues for all concerned. Brandon Thomas’ classic farce is one of the great plays of the English Stage. Fresh from a West End revival, this is a wonderful slice of life in a bygone age, as fast and funny today as it was on its debut 125 years ago. CAST Stephen Spettigue – 50+ Uncle of Amy, guardian of Kitty, and the story's villain. Colonel Sir Francis Chesney – 50+ Father of Jack Chesney. Jack Chesney – 18-25 Oxford undergraduate, in love with Kitty. Charles Wykeham – 18-25 Oxford undergraduate, in love with Amy. Lord Fancourt Babberley – 25-30 Undergraduate pulled unwillingly into Jack and Charley's scheme. Brassett -30+ Jack Chesney's valet. Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez - 50+ Charley's aunt from Brazil. Amy Spettigue – 17+ Stephen Spettigue's young niece. Kitty Verdun – 17+ Stephen Spettigue's young ward. Ela Delahay - 17+ Orphaned young woman accompanying Donna Lucia (loved by Lord Fancourt). The ages of characters for this production are flexible; the above are for advisory purposes only. For further details please email Gemma Richards on gemmalrichards@gmail.com



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Ladies in Lavender

Thank you to everyone who attended initial auditions. We still have one or two roles to cast so please get in touch f any of the roles interest you: Phil Edwards: "I hear it said there are no good roles for ladies of a certain age – well look out because here are three in one play! The other three characters require charismatic actors to inhabit them too." JANET WIDDINGTON, the more worldly of the two sisters. Age anywhere between 50 – 60. USULA WIDDINGTON, naïve and the more innocent one. Age anywhere between 50 – 60. DORCAS. The housekeeper who knows no boundaries! A feisty woman of indeterminate age but similar to the sisters. Cornish as a cream tea! ANDREA MAROWSKI, Polish violinist with boyish good looks but actually somewhere between 25 35. Dr Mead, The local GP who helps look after Andrea. He has an old fashioned charm but the worm does turn. Between 45 – 60. Olga Danilof, A mysterious visitor who has to navigate the suspicions of the sisters and the advances of Dr Mead. Age between 25 – 35 needs to provide a convincing "east European" accent without being like a "b" movie spy!!! Contact philip.edwards50@ntlworld.com for more information or to register your interest.