The Hampstead Players

The Hampstead Players 2021 Autumn Production

Our autumn production will be Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, a trivial comedy for serious people, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, directed by Matthew Williams, Sarah Day and Adrian Hughes.

There are a total of 9 named parts. The text gives several of them rather specific ages, but we are certainly willing to be very flexible with playing age.

- Jack Worthing, abandoned in a hand bag, male, 25-40
- Gwendolen Fairfax, has never seen a spade, female, 20-40
- Algernon Moncrieff, doesn't play accurately, male, 25-40
- Cecily Cardew, has distinct social possibilities in her profile, female, 18-30
- Lady Bracknell, rings in a Wagnerian manner, female, 45-70
- Miss Prism, wrote a three-volume novel, female, 45+
- Rev. Canon Chasuble, peculiarly susceptible to draughts, male, 45+
- Lane, views on marriage seem somewhat lax, male or female, any age
- Merriman, continually calling the dog-cart, male or female, any age

Performances will be on the 25th, 26th and 27th November with a matinee on the Saturday afternoon. Rehearsals will start in the middle of September and will usually be every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday evening - although no one will be called to every rehearsal.

Auditions will take place:
- Wednesday 1st September, 19:30
- Sunday 5th September, 19:30
Both auditions are in the Church - enter by the door up the steps on the South side (ring the bell if door locked).

If you cannot make either of these dates we shall be happy to try to audition you at an alternative time or over Zoom. If you have any questions please contact Matthew Williams