Audition Notice for New June Production


For reasons beyond our control the June production of Private Lives cannot proceed, so an alternative play is announced.

The new play is:

No Naughty Bits by Steve Thompson

Playing Dates 15 – 17 June 2017

In December 1975 Monty Phython’s final series was broadcast coast to coast in the USA – the first time on a network station but someone had cut out all the naughty bits.

The play, inspired by true events follows Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam on a reluctant trip to New York to persuade the network to reinstate the cuts. This ends up in federal court in a landmark case to discuss freedom of expression and artistic integrity. The play investigates the nature of comedy, the operation of censorship and the complex misunderstandings between UK and US relationships.

But is very very funny in doing this.


Monday 13 March 2017 8.00pm (Brunt Room)

Wednesday 15 March 2017 8.00pm (Main Hall)

The Characters, (gender, and playing ages)

Michael (Palin) – Male, 30’s

Terry (Gilliam) – Male, 30’s

Nancy – Female, 20’s plus (Phython’s US Agent)

Osterberg – Male or Female, 30’s plus (Phython’s US Lawyer)

Franklin – Female, 20’s plus (Network TV Exec)

Myers – Male or Female, 30’s plus (Network TV Exec)

Lasker – Male or Female, 40’s plus (Federal Judge – fab character part)

Fried – Male or Female, 30’s plus (TV Networks Lawyer)

NOTE: All characters apart from Michael Palin are American, so accents required, but don’t let that small detail put you off.

The cast will be announced by Friday 17 March 2017 and rehearsals will start on Monday 20 March 2017.

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday at 8.00pm and most but not all Sunday’s from mid-April. No rehearsals are called (at moment) for Easter weekend.

If you would like to audition but cannot make the dates then please let me know asap on 07547 373326

Many thanks

Cliff Francis