Auditions for The 39 Steps taking place this week

By Esther Hayden

FOLLOWING ON from the success of its recent production of 'Dancing at Lughnasa', auditions for Wexford Drama Group's next production will take place at the Presentation Secondary School on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The group will produce the Patrick Barlow adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock's classic mad-cap farce 'The 39 Steps' during this year's opera festival and are looking for six talented actors for the roles.

The roles include: Richard Hannay, aged 20 to 45, an atypical English man who is a well spoken but slightly bumbling hero under pressure.

There are two clown roles who range in age from 18 to 55 and play about 70 parts each. Good accents ability and fitness would be required for either of these parts.

There are three female roles in the play. Annabella Schmitt is the dark-haired, pale-skinned German super spy and good physicality is required. She ranges in age from 25 to 45.

Margaret ranges in age from 18 to 35 while Pamela will range in age from 20 to 35. The play will be directed by group stalwart Paul Walsh and a limited number of scripts are available from him on 086 213 8062.

'We would ask all those auditioning to be at the Presentation School for 7 pm as the audition is being held in workshop form where the piece will be directed and group-worked. It will end at about 9:30 p.m.'

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