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Neighbourhood Watch

Written by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Greg Kasander

When a beloved garden gnome finds itself launched through Martin and Hilda's suburban window, members of the Bluebell Hill Neighborhood Watch vow to make their community "safe" by any means. Find out why "Good Fences DON'T Make Good Neighbors" in this dark comedy of neighborly wrangling, juicy gossip, absurd leaps of logic, and ever-escalating consequences.

**Masks are required indoors for everyone who visits the Barley Sheaf Players, regardless of vaccination status. Audience members must remain masked at all times when inside the theater.

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Auditions

  • Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM - Callbacks by invitation only

In order to enter the building, all those auditioning must show ID and proof of vaccination status. Masks will be required for everyone throughout the audition process, including times when the actors will be on stage. Staff members for all of our shows are fully vaccinated.

You only need to attend one of the above audition sessions in order to be considered. No appointments are necessary. You should plan to spend about 2 hours at the theater for auditions (perhaps a little more or less, depending on turnout).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. British accents are a requirement for this production. The ability to display regional/class accents appropriate to each character is encouraged.

If you have any questions about auditions, you may e-mail the director at NeighbourhoodWatchBSP@Outlook.com.

Cast Requirements:
Women: Four, 30s to 60s
Men: Four, 30s to 60s

Character Descriptions:

All characters are British and use accents appropriate to their generation/class.

Martin Massie: (40s- 50s) Mild-mannered, single pacifist Christian. The sibling who enacts insane safety strategies.
Hilda Massie: (Martin's sister, a little older) single, also Christian, the subtle "puller of strings".
Luther Bradley: (30s) Rigid (and fragile) masculine paragon of a prematurely-retired security officer
Magda Bradley: (His wife, 30s) Teacher. The most level-headed member of the group. Tends to get emotional.
Gareth Janner: (50s) Suburban "Everyman" with little ambition and no job at present.
Amy Janner: (His wife, 30s) A flirt. Married to Gareth and not feeling fulfilled. Having an affair...or 2.
Rod Trusser: (60s) Half of the "status quo", "Those were the days" couple.
Dorothy Doggett: (60s) Other half of the "status quo", "Those were the days" couple.

Rehearsals for Neighbourhood Watch will be on Sunday evening, Tuesday evening, and Thursday evening.

Tech rehearsals will be held daily until opening beginning April 15th with a day off on April 17 for the religious holiday. Please bring a list of any conflicts you may have to auditions.

Performances will be held on April 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8pm, May 1 at 2pm, and May 6,7 at 8pm.

The Barley Sheaf Players is a non-profit, inclusive community theater organization dedicated to the ongoing promotion and encouragement of dramatic arts in the region. Throughout the year BSP welcomes new members interested in all aspects of theater at all levels of experience.

Performances

Coming April 22nd

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Purchase tickets and select your seats online. Tickets are also available via our reservation line at 610-363-7075.

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