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Auditions for Haunting of Hill House by F Andrew Leslie

Auditions for Haunting of Hill House by F Andrew Leslie

Reading, UK
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Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent for years.
Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr Montague. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house, and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable.
Period: Late 1950s to early 1960s
Auditionees are only required to attend one of the audition sessions, and do not need to prepare pieces. If anyone is unable to attend on these dates, but wishes to be considered, please contact the director.
All characters will require standard American accents except possibly Arthur Parker, who could be English.
The play is published by Dramatists Play Service Inc, and is available through Josef Weinberger.

Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates

Thursday 3rd October and Sunday 6th October both at 7.30pm
at Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Rd, Reading RG1 5HL
Production: 24th to 29th February 2020. Rehearsals from 13th October, with a break over the festive season.

Job payment

This job is unpaid - We are a community theatre and a registered charity. All roles, on-stage and off-stage, are unpaid.

The owner of this listing has agreed to abide by the UK National Minimum Wage Act. Find out more

Eleanor Vance

Has led a closeted existence for 11 years, looking after her terminally ill mother.

Female, aged 23 to 36

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

Dr John Montague

An anthropologist with a passion for parapsychology. He rents Hill House and invites several people with perceived psychic powers. Avuncular and sympathetic.

Male, aged 47 to 57

Applications closed 8 October 2019.


Young beautiful bohemian, confident, sophisticated and passionate about life.

Female, aged 23 to 36

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

Mrs Dudley

Housekeeper and cook at Hill House. She is dour and particular. Appears intermittently and provides comic relief.

Female, aged 57 to 75

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

Luke Sanderson

A rakish young man, with a annoyingly positive attitude always with a childish joke at the ready.

Male, aged 24 to 36

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

Mrs Montague

Dr Montague’s wife. A domineering busy-body, whose word is law and has contempt for her husband’s methodical approach, preferring a more melodramatic attitude to spiritualism

Female, aged 48 to 58

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

Arthur Parker

Brash imposing indelicate public-school PE teacher. Seems to be the polar opposite of Dr Montague. Has a sociopathic puppy-like devotion to Mrs Montague.

Male, aged 38 to 48

Applications closed 8 October 2019.

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Listing created: 17 September 2019
Applications closed: 8 October 2019
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