On Tuesday 27th November and Tuesday 4th December we are holding auditions for our spring production, The Beaux’ Stratagem, a Restoration comedy directed by Sara Curtis. After squandering their fortunes on food, drink and gambling, Tom Aimwell and Jack Archer, two London ‘beaux’ (gentlemen), seek refuge and rich wives in the country. The Beaux’ Stratagem finds them down to their last few pounds in the village of Lichfield in Staffordshire. Here, their stratagem for seducing ladies of stature and wealth – and returning as quickly as possible to London, of course – runs a-foul of true love and a colourful collection of rogues, thieves, dunces and strong women who give as good as they get.
The play features some fabulous characters of all ages, with a cast of 8 men and 5 women. Rehearsals start mid to late February, with performances in late April/early May. The auditions are at the Jays Green Community Centre at 7.30pm.