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Auditions (Calgary): Move Over, Mrs. Markham – Morpheus Theatre

Auditions (Calgary): Move Over, Mrs. Markham – Morpheus Theatre

By Ray Cooney and Johnathan Chapman
Directed by Jay Newman
Performances at the Pumphouse Theatre – October 3rd to 11th, 2014

When Philip Markham, loving husband and children’s book publisher, agrees to allow his business partner to borrow his fl¬at to romance his latest girlfriend – well, that’s when everything goes topsy turvy as only a classic bedroom farce can and Morpheus Theatre’s 20th season has officially begun. All Philip really wants to do is take his wife out for the evening and the conundrums ensue as a parade of lovers begins to arrive to what they believe is an empty apartment, perfectly suited for their planned revelries. Cancelled plans, couples not expecting anyone else to be home and the unexpected arrival of a popular children’s book author promise to delight, and don’t worry, once you have your ticket booked that seat is yours, no one else will ask to borrow it.

JOANNA MARKHAM – Age 30s / 40s. Large role. English accent.
Sophisticated and attractive. Married to Philip Markham.

LINDA LODGE – Age 30s / 40s. Large role. English accent.
Vivacious, but slightly scatter-brained. Married to Henry Lodge.

SYLVIE HAUSER – Age 20s. Medium role. Swiss accent.
A gorgeous Swiss maid. She appears in a short nightie at one stage.

MISS WILKINSON – Age 20s/30s. Medium role. English accent.
Very pretty, kooky, with large horn-rimmed glasses. Quick to strip down to her underwear, and then runs around wrapped only in a sheet.

OLIVE HARRIET SMYTHE – Age 50 +. Medium role. English accent.
A very successful author of children’s books. An eccentric, dog-loving, imposing, no-sex-please lady with a somewhat butterfly mind.

PHILIP MARKHAM – Age 30s / 40s. Large role. English accent.
A pleasant, studious man with a worried air which comes from years of being on the losing side of life. Married to Joanna.

HENRY LODGE – Age 30s / 40s. Large role. English accent.
Successful, rakish, full of masculine confidence, a man’s man as well as a ladies man.

ALASTAIR SPENLOW – Age 20s / 30s. Large role. English accent.
London’s latest fashionable interior designer. A virile male lurks beneath his arty, camp exterior. Removes his trousers and stands in his colorful underpants; may be shirtless.

WALTER PANGBOURNE – Age 40′s. Small role. English accent.
A stiff, slightly vacuous businessman. Wears a bowler hat.

Open auditions for all roles will take place:

•Monday June 16th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
•Tuesday June 17th (7:00 to 9:30pm) and
•Thursday June 19th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
•Callbacks will be Sunday June 22nd (1:00pm), if necessary

at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)

Rehearsals will take place over a 7-week period from August 11th through September 27th. August rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. September rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings and Sundays afternoons. We will try to accommodate summer vacations, but require that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal schedule. Cast members will be given the scripts in late June and will be expected to learn their lines prior to the start of rehearsals.

Audition Requirements:

•A prepared monologue to highlight your abilities (approximately 2 minutes long)
•A cold read may be requested
•Accents will be considered for this production, please be prepared to highlight your abilities
•Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

To Book an Audition Time please visit: or Call 403-246-2999 or email for more info.

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