AUDITION NOTICE: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre.


Jean Brodie’s progressive approach to education comes to create friction with the more conventional school life at Marcia Blaine. Set in Edinburgh in the 1930’s the play follows the relationships between Brodie and her chosen set of girls as well as with some of her fellow staff members. In ‘her prime’ Brodie is magniicent but in the end ‘the establishment’ will prevail.

The action takes place over eight years or so from 1931 onwards. The novel by Muriel Spark has been adapted for the stage by Jay Presson Allen.


Sister HelenaA nun who was once one of Brodie’s girls
Mr PerryA journalist from West Virginia
Jean BrodieA progressive teacher ‘in her prime’
SandyOne of Brodie’s ‘girls’, aging from around 11 to 18
JennyAs for Sandy – she is ‘the pretty one’
MonicaAgain as for Sandy
Mary McGregorAs for Sandy, but insecure and with a stammer
Miss MackayThe Headmistress, brisk and no- nonsense
Gordon LowtherThe Music teacher
Teddy LloydThe Art teacher, married with five children!
McCreadyThe gardener – a ‘cameo’ role
Miss CambellGym teacher – another cameo!
6 young girlsFurther young pupils at the Marcia Blaine Academy

The set is composite and includes a classroom, the locker room, the ofice of the headmistress, a room in the National Gallery of Scotland, a studio, the convent garden and a lawn outside the school.


The readthrough will be in the Theatre Foyer on Tuesday 19th and auditions will be on Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th September at 8.00pm in the Green Room at the theatre.

Scripts are available now in the Theatre ofice. Any queries just give me a ring.

Performance dates are 14th to 23rd March 2024.

Nigel Lawson Dick
07785 506014