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 Helena||A nun who was once one of Brodie’s girls|
|Mr Perry||A journalist from West Virginia|
|Jean Brodie||A progressive teacher ‘in her prime’|
|Sandy||One of Brodie’s ‘girls’, aging from around 11 to 18|
|Jenny||As for Sandy – she is ‘the pretty one’|
|Monica||Again as for Sandy|
|Mary McGregor||As for Sandy, but insecure and with a stammer|
|Miss Mackay||The Headmistress, brisk and no- nonsense|
|Gordon Lowther||The Music teacher|
|Teddy Lloyd||The Art teacher, married with five children!|
|McCready||The gardener – a ‘cameo’ role|
|Miss Cambell||Gym teacher – another cameo!|
|6 young girls||Further 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