Walterdale Theatre Associates
The 39 Steps
Adapted by: Patrick Barlow
From the novel by: John Buchan
From the movie by: Alfred Hitchcock
Performance Dates: May 11-21, 2022
Zoom Audition Dates: Feb 13 & 14 – 7-9:00 p.m. Please see booking information below.
Recorded submissions: Will be received anytime between now and February 14th, 2022
Director: Kristen M. Finlay;
Assistant Director: Faith Tabladillo;
Stage Manager: TBA;
Set & Props: Taylor Howell;
Costumes: Nicole English/Geri Dittrich;
Lighting: Brad Melrose;
Sound: Anne Marie Szucs;
Master Builder: Richard Hatfield;
Production Manager: Andrew Selwood
This version of The 39 Steps is based on John Buchan’s ground-breaking novel, Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic movie and the exquisite idea of two Northern English writers Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble of doing the whole thing with just four actors. HANNAY played by one man throughout. PAMELA, ANNABELLA and MARGARET played by one woman. And all other parts (all other parts) played by two actors who are called, in this version, CLOWN 1 and CLOWN 2.
RICHARD HANNAY – About forty (we’re game for anyone who reads 30-45). Attractive (which is in the eye of the beholder). Pencil moustache. English accent.
ANNABELLA SCHMIDT/MARGARET/PAMELA – Attractive (again, in the eye of the beholder), 20-45 years, Can do German, English, & scottish accents. Physical comedy
CLOWN 1 – Any gender – Multiple roles, many accents (cockney, scottish, english), physical comedy, improvisational skills a must!
CLOWN 2 – Any gender – Multiple roles, many accents (cockney, scottish, english), physical comedy, improvisational skills a must!
Please Note: We may expand the Clowns to more actors OR potentially double-cast them.
Please note: Ages are as given in the script, and are based more on how old someone reads as opposed to actual physical age. There will be flexibility in casting as they are also relational based on how two individuals read as siblings and parent and child.
The auditions will comprise of the following:
* Please indicate which roles you are interested in auditioning for and a Sides Package will be provided. Due to the multiple roles played by actors, this might require more than one piece.
* CALL-BACKS (if required): TBA
Richard Hannay – walterdaletheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/RICHARD-HANNAY-Side.pdf
Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela – walterdaletheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ANNABELLA_MARGARET_PAMELA-Side.pdf
Clown 1 and 2 – walterdaletheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Clown-Sides_.pdf
Rehearsal Schedule – the first month of the rehearsal period (until at least March 22nd) will be online in Zoom meetings. When you book an audition you will be sent a link with a google form which will require you to indicate availability and potential conflicts. Please note: we are subject to any Covid restrictions and there is always the potential of postponement of performance dates.
Headshots and résumés are recommended, but not required.
Walterdale Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. Artists who are members of under-represented communities are greatly encouraged to audition.
Walterdale Theatre is currently taking part in the REP program and all volunteers who are cast must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Walterdale Theatre is a volunteer organization and cannot engage Equity performers.