Les Liaisons Dangereuses

By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Dave Stearns


AUDITION NOTICE
SATURDAY 25th May, SUNDAY 26th MAY (times to be confirmed)
Contingency and Call-backs: SATURDAY 1st JUNE, SUNDAY 2nd JUNE
REHEARSALS START: Sunday, 30th June
REHEARSAL DAYS: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
SEASON: 7th September to 21st September, 2019


PLOT: The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont are rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and C├ęcile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont
pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.

ROLES:

La Marquise de Merteuil - FEMALE - a respectable widow, aged about 35 (actor age 30-40) - main role

Mme de Volanges - FEMALE - a widow, Merteuil's acquaintance, aged about 30 (actor 30-50) - minor role

Cecile Volanges - FEMALE - slim and attractive, aged 15 (actor 17-22) - medium role

Le Vicomte de Valmont - MALE - strikingly elegant, aged 39 (actor 30-45) - main role

Azolan - MALE - Valmont's manservant, a dapper young man, aged 20 (actor 20-30) - medium role

Mme de Rosemonde - FEMALE - arthritic but lively and intelligent, aged 84 (actor 70-85) - cameo

La President de Tourvel - FEMALE - an attractive woman, aged 22 (actor 20-30) - main role

Emilie - FEMALE - a courtesan, aged 29 (actor 25-35) - minor role

Le Chevalier Danceny - MALE - eager and handsome, aged 20 (actor 20-30) - medium role

Servants - MALE - one actor plays several footmen, butlers, etc. (actor any age) - minor role (no lines)

Ages are indicative and all auditions will be considered


The play contains sexual references and adult themes, although no nudity. Period costumes (pre-revolutionary France) and setting.

Please pass details to anyone you think might be interested.For more information, to register interest, or reserve an audition time, please contact Dave Stearns, drsnz@hotmail.com, 0210 346992

Also wanted - Production Secretary, Costumers, Set Builders, Stage Manager,
and the other usual production roles.

 

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