Audition criteria: Female - adult, or 16+ (acting experience required)

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Sleeping Beauty

Pen portraits of the characters


M
alaria






A wicked witch


classic

pantomime villain.

Scenes
: 9
.
Lines
:
72

(including
several
speeches
,
some
delivered with
aggression
-

and a significant
amount of interaction with the audience)
.


Songs
: one solo

(with backing singers)
.

Audition criteria:
F
emale
-

adult
,

or 16+
(acting
experience

required)


Merry & Mirth




Good witches. Merry is
a problem solver
-

helpful and overenthusiastic.
Mirth is several twigs short of a broomstick
;
ditzy

like Brittany
in

“Glee”
.

Scenes
:
8
.
Lines
:
Merry 27

(including a few speeches)
. Mirth: 30

(mostly single sentences)
.

Audition criteria:
F
emale

-

young person

or adult


King Candarel




Slightly pompous, occasionally bemused, sometimes angry. Not able to
speak

after Scene 1, owing
to a

spell
cast

on him by
the

wicked
witch
.
The actor playing this part will need to
communicate by bold
gestures and body language, which will be tested during the audition.

Scenes
: 5
.
Lines
:
35

(
mostly single sentences, some just single words
. All in Scene 1
)
.

Audition criteria:
Male

(preferably)

-

adult

or 16+


Queen
Truvia




A matter
-
of
-
fact practical person, who believes her daughter to be a genius, and is determined to protect
her from
the evil witch’s

spell, whatever it takes.


Scenes
:
5
.
Lines
:
49

(including a few
short
speeches).

Audition criteria:
Femal
e
-

adult

or 16+


Tess Tosterone





A strong,
slightly
bossy
,

female sergeant
-
major type. Is the king’s fitness instructor/personal
trainer/voice coach.

Wears a tracksuit with a whistle round her neck.

Scenes

6
.
Lines
:
46

(including a few speeches)
.

Audition criteria:
Femal
e
-

adult

or young person


Princess Rosebud




Nice, diplomatic, clever, constantly thinking up new ways to prevent herself being pricked by a spinning
wheel. Takes control without being bossy.

Scenes
:
8
.
Lines
:
43

(
mostly single sentences)
.
Songs
: one solo
; one duet
.

Audition criteria:
Femal
e
-

teenage
r


Lola Hasalot





A classic dame who owns a successful charity shop. Bold, larger than life, with a heart of gold. She
wields a mean frying pan at the moment it’s needed.

Scenes
: 7
.
Lines
:
79

(including
several comic

speeches
, and a significant amount of interaction with the
audience
)
.
Songs
: one solo (with backing sing
ers); one as a backing singer.

Audition criteria:
Male/female

-

adult

(acting e
xperience required
)
.


Gentle Geoffrey



A nice but timid bloke who works for Lola in
he
r

shop.
He fancies her but is too scared to do anything
about it, and she never really pays much attention to him


until the day he finally mans up.

Scenes
: 5
.
Lines
:
14

(
mostly single sentences)
.
Songs
:
one solo (with backing singers).

Audition criteria:
Male

-

adult or 16+


Private Park
&

Private Farm





Small part


Medium p
art



Large part




Please only audition for
parts
for which

you meet
the
audition c
riteria
.

A pair of henchmen who work for the king. Not very bright.
Lots of one
-
liners and visual humour.
When
they are sent to spy on
the

wicked witch she casts a spell to make them work for her, so when most of
the palace falls asleep wit
h

the princess, they do not. Consequently
they

are
comically

old when she
finally wakes (about 150).

Scenes
:
7
.
Lines
:

Pa
rk:

44
.
Farm
:

45
. (Both
mostly single sentences
)

Audition criteria:
Male/femal
e

-

young person

or

adult


Mrs Mop & Mrs Dyson




Two
cleaning

ladies who work at
the

palace
.
Something of a double act, t
hey moan a lot
, in an
entertaining way, and

provide a wry commentary on even
t
s

as they unfold.

Scenes
: 6
.
Lines
:
Mop:
26.

Dyson:

27 (
Both
mostly single sentences
)
.

Audition criteria:
Femal
e

-

adult or
young person


FooFoo





An incredibly smart and helpful poodle owned by Lola.
Has same hairstyle as Lola
-

when Lola’s style
changes, so does FooFoo’s.

So intelligent you’d almost
think

she was human. Seems to understand
what people say to her, helps in
the
charity shop and wees on
the

floor

very athletically

(don’t worry
-

it’s
artificial wee!)
.

Conveys her feelings by
movement
-

actor’s ability to do these will be test
ed

during
audition.

Scenes
:
7
.
Lines
:
0

Audition criteria:
Male
/
femal
e
-

a
dult

or young person


Prince Alexander of Alphanlich
(aka
Prince
Al)






Falls in love with
Princess

Rosebud and goes on a quest to save her. A quiet, considerate all
-
round
good
egg who

gets put through the emotional wringer
-

and a time machine
-

before
he finally triumphs
.


Scenes
:
9
.
Lines
:
75

(
mostly single sentences. A
couple

of longer speeches where real emotional
acting is neede
d
)
.
Songs
:
one solo (with backing singers);
two

duet
s.

Audition criteria:
Male/femal
e

-

young person

or adult


Prince Bertram of Baragovia

(aka

Prince

Bertie
)





Prince Al’s best
mate
. Handsome, fashionable, immaculate, OTT charming, vain, materialistic, but never
unpleasant

(he

just doesn’t know any better)
.

Scenes
:
8
.
Lines
: 5
2

(
mostly single sentences. A
couple

of
short speeches
)
.
Songs
: one duet.

Audition criteria:
Male/femal
e

-

young person

or adult


Dummy




A shop dummy brought to

life by wick
ed
witch to help her. Doesn’t speak, but can nod. Moves rather
like a robot

and s
tares blankly. Actor’s ability to do
these

will be
tested

during

audition
.

Scenes
: 6
.
Lines
:
0

Audition criteria:
Male/femal
e
-

young person

or adult


Mimblewimble






A great and powerful good wizard (
think

Dumbledore). He owns a time machine, plays w
izarding gol
f,
and practises cosmetic surgery in his spare time.

Needs to be authoritative, but (mostly) benign.

Scenes
:
5
.
Lines
: 5
9

(including a few speeches)
.
Songs
: one as a backing singer.

Audition criteria:
Male
-

adult (acting e
xper
ience required
)


There are several minor characters, each with a
small number of
lines to speak, who can be played by chorus
members.
These parts will be cast as rehearsals progress.

They include:



Head 1 of a 2
-
headed giant
-

9 lines



Head 2 of a 2
-
headed giant
-

7 lines



A talking bush
-

3 lines



1 or 2 lines: Richard III, Napoleon, Winston Churchill, Men in brown coats, Fridge delivery persons, court
jester, Uncle Fester, Person wearing a sowester, Peasant 1, Peasant 2, t
he wizard’s golfing companion.