Anyone who is interested in acting and has a good sense of
humour is encouraged to audition for the 20 roles in the next
Queenstown Gardens Promenade Theatre production by Remarkable
The theatre troupe will perform ''A Jolly Good Stroll in
the Gardens - an Afternoon of Classic British Comedy'' as
part of the annual community Summerdaze Festival on January
24, 25 and 26.
Award-winning director Tori Keating, of Kingston, said the
show would pay tribute to well-known British comedy and offer
audiences scenes from a selection of British television
programmes and films.
''It has been a challenging, but enjoyable, process whittling
down the final script, with so much potential - there have
been many late nights watching shows like Fawlty
Towers, The Young Ones and Blackadder,
among many others,'' Ms Keating said.
''British humour, I think, tends to be very grass-roots and
observational. American comedy looks at the whole picture and
packs it with punchlines and what happens to people in the
''Kiwi and Aussie comedy tends to be more similar to the UK
and that's because we tend to look at a slice of life. You
only have to look at the films we make - Boy, Two
Little Boys, The Dish and Muriel's
Ms Keating said about 15 scenes were planned for three to
five actors each and would last only a few minutes, ''so they
are a great way for anyone wanting to give theatre a try
without the same time commitment as a main stage
Remarkable Theatre will host auditions for anyone over the
age of 17 on the evening of November 29 and during the day on
November 30, at times and locations suitable for hopefuls.
For further information and audition packs and times, email
the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.