Auditions: Sunday September 2 7.45pm
Monday September 3 7.45pm
All at the Chesil Theatre
Production dates Saturday November 16 - November 23
This classic, fast-moving and riotous farce by Neil Simon, is about the dinner party from hell. The American playwright and screenwriter is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world and Rumours is one of his funniest with quick firing wit and repartee from the start.
Four well-to-do couples gather at the home of rising politician, Charley, and his wife Vivian for a wedding anniversary celebration. But where are the host and hostess? Where are the servants who should be preparing the meal? Charley is found with a shotgun wound to his ear. No-one must know. So the excuses, deceptions, confusion and outright lies begin for they must stop the rumour that he has tried to commit suicide .
This version is adapted to take place in a British context, so American accents are not required.
Director, Flavia Bateson said: "There are challenging, but also enormously entertaining, parts for four men, four women and two roles which can be male or female with playing ages : 30s - 50s.
We always welcome newcomers at the reading and auditions."